Alums in the News: Burneston, Hollander, Comfort, and Cangialosi

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!

Trixie and MonkeyIn a recent article from the Baltimore Post Examiner, Keri Burneston (Trixie Little) ’99, visual and performing arts, discusses “Us, Naked: Trixie and Monkey,” a new documentary about Burneston’s burlesque act filmed by Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander ’97 M.F.A., imaging and digital arts. Burneston shares how the idea for her documentary came around as well as how she found inspiration after teaching yoga and discovering unusual performance mediums. Hollander, who was Burneston’s professor at UMBC, began filming the documentary in 2004.

To read the full interview, click here.


Paul Comfort ’87, history, was recently named new head of the Maryland Transit Administration. Comfort resigned from his elected position as a county commissioner in Queen Anne’s County in order to dedicate his time to fulfilling the Administrator’s role at the MTA. He brings to his new position over 28 years of experience within transit operations with an emphasis on customer service, a skill that will be essential to improving the MTA.

Click here for more information.


Cangialosi
*Photo by Jaclyn Borowski

In April, Greg Cangialosi ’96, English,  unveiled a new advisory board and plans to transform Betamore into a regional tech hub. The new advisory board includes Tom Sadowski ’89, political science. Betamore wants to help local entrepreneurs stay in the area without having to go to New York, Boston, or Silicon Valley to succeed. Their aim is to bring together those in the Baltimore area who support and work with entrepreneurs and businesses to create a reputable environment where start-ups can get their ideas established.

Read the article here.

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