2016 Recipients

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

On June 2-4, 2016, the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) took place at the University of Maryland, College Park. This annual leadership conference, with a 30-year history, was sponsored by UMB and the UMBrella Group.

UMB gave scholarships to three students to attend the conference, where they had the opportunity to attend workshops, meet trailblazing Women of Distinction awardees and keynote speakers, and network with other young university women.

2016 Winners

Sara Movahed
Carey School of Law
Class of 2016

"I had a wonderful time at the conference, met so many incredible people, and learned a lot. Thanks again for helping facilitate this great opportunity."

Lise Tonle Mafodong
School of Social Work
Class of 2016

"This conference gave me the opportunity to be around many like-minded women who are eager to make or have made tremendous change in their communities and in the world."

Read Lise Tonle Mafodong's full reflection

USM Women's Forum

UMB hosted the annual University System of Maryland (USM) Women's Forum "GPS Your Career: Coordinates for Sucess" on Oct. 21, 2016.

UMB gave scholarships to four UMB employees to attend.

2016 Winners
  • Michele Ondra, assistant director, Carey School of Law
  • Rachel McKelvey, academic coordinator, School of Nursing
    • "The speakers were motivating and informative, and I had an opportunity to meet and speak with women I normally would not have met. Because of the scholarship you gave me to attend, I was given an experience I wouldn’t have had otherwise. So thank you very much!"
  • Caelie Haines, public relations manager, School of Medicine
  • Dawn Roberts, associate director, School of Medicine

She‌lia Pierre-Louis
School of Nursing
Class of 2016