Congratulations to these UMBC alums whose accomplishments have been recognized both inside and outside of UMBC. Take a moment to see what they have been up to!
Recently, Corey Fleischer ’05, ’08 M.S., mechanical engineering, was featured in the Baltimore Sun. The paper noted that Fleischer, co-founder of the Baltimore Foundery, partnered with Gene Shirokobrod, doctor of physical therapy, to create the ARC, a product to relieve back and neck pain and retrain muscle.
The two developed a prototype of the ARC, a half-circle made of plastic that sits between the user and a chair or can sit underneath someone’s neck while they are lying down, using a blend of the latest hot entrepreneurial strategies — 3-D printing, crowdfunding, and the makerspace.
Dr. Elliot Lasson ’87, psychology, was recently profiled by the Baltimore’s CBS affiliate. In the interview, they discuss Lasson’s work as the executive director of Joblink – a non-profit organization tasked with the exciting feat of employing Baltimoreans. They also discuss his involvement at UMBC as a psychology professor and his work as a member of Governor O’Malley’s Workforce Investment Board.
Michael Kettelberger ’10, political science, recently joined WBOC16/FOX21 in Salisbury, MD, as a news producer. According to the article, Kettelberger has spent a lot of time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and is looking forward to calling it home.
Micheal graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in May of 2014. While at Maryland, he was a member of Capital News Service as a reporter, anchor, and producer. Micheal also spent a semester studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
While at Maryland, Micheal was a founding member of the National Press Photographers Association chapter at the University of Maryland, and at UMBC he served as President of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.