Alums in the News: Bailey, Walker

Here at UMBC, we take pride in what our alums accomplish after graduation. Take a moment to see which Retrievers have been on the move and making news!

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Baltimore’s Fort McHenry recently celebrated the 200th- anniversary of the “Star Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key in September 1814. Jim Bailey ’03 and ’08 M.A., history, took part in the festivity by portraying Major George Armistead, the fort’s commanding officer. Dressed in uniform, Bailey played his role and told history’s story, patrolling around the fort with thousands of children watching. Read the full article.

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Brittany Walker ’12, sociology, was one of the first to train as a peer leader for Upward Bound at UMBC, a program which helps high school students with low-income families to prepare for college. Working as a mentor gives the mentor leadership skills and proves the younger students someone who can give them guidance. Walker now works there as a full-time academic advisor. Upward Bound is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. See the complete story.

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