According to this story by Daniel de Vise in the Washington Post today, UMBC has been recognized as the number one “Up-and-Coming” schools in the country by US News and World Report.
“UMBC has a strong record of diversity, highly competitive science and engineering programs and a research operation whose funding has more than doubled since the mid-1990s.”
This recognition will come as no surprise to many locals who have followed the exploits of the schools leader, Freeman Hrabowski. Coincidentally, Freeman will be the guest speaker at the September 25th breakfast meeting of Leadership Howard County.
It goes without saying that this old dog holds a special place in his heart for the schools mascot too.