USM Langenberg Legacy Program Welcomes Second Cohort of Student Fellows

Baltimore, Md. (April 26, 2023) – The University System of Maryland (USM) this month welcomes the second cohort of the annual Langenberg Legacy Program. With the support of faculty or staff sponsors, student fellows across USM institutions will begin year-long, micro-level civic engagement projects that speak to macro-level issues.

Project topics have a broad range. All are action-oriented, campus-level initiatives. They include promoting educational equity in early childhood, developing civic engagement and social leadership, and assisting ex-offenders to reenter society.

Through workshops, symposiums, and campus-wide exhibitions, Fellows are showing up for civic engagement in fresh and novel ways.

The Langenberg Legacy Program evolved out of the Langenberg Lecture and Award program, which was originally established through a solicitation for an endowed USM Foundation fund in honor of former USM Chancellor Donald N. Langenberg upon his retirement in 2002. The Langenberg Legacy reimagines the Langenberg Lecture within the context of USM’s Civic Education and Civic Engagement priority.

Over the course of the fellowship, students will gather with fellows from other USM institutions to grow connections, share best practices, and build a community of civic leaders. Students and sponsors will additionally receive stipends in recognition of their leadership and creative pursuit of civic engagement and education.

“We were thrilled to see the successful projects from last year’s inaugural class of Langenberg Legacy Fellows and look forward to another year of exciting, ambitious, and important community engagement projects,” said Nancy Shapiro, USM’s associate vice chancellor for education and outreach. “We see these Legacy projects as a way of ‘paying it forward’ as USM students across the state bring their knowledge, energy, and passion to bear on building community and solving problems.”

At the end of the Langenberg Legacy Fellowship, the USM will publish students’ final project reports in an annual publication and on the USM website. (Graduate assistant Karen Feagin in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs can provide details on the Fellowship and can be reached at

2023-2024 Langenberg Fellows
  • Meghna ChandrasekaranUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Caroline CreedenTowson University
  • Jakeya JohnsonBowie State University
  • Victoria LessigSalisbury University
  • Jaden MikoulinskiiUniversity of Maryland, College Park
  • Loren NelsonUniversity of Baltimore
  • Jamie RobertsFrostburg State University
  • Jared SessionUniversity of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • Alexis VetackUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine
  • Jawaad WilliamsCoppin State University

2022-2023 Langenberg Fellows
  • Donald De AlwisUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine
  • Jo-Nai’ DuncanCoppin State University
  • Vivian EbisikeUniversity of Maryland, College Park
  • Britney GuilloryBowie State University
  • Musa JafriUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Erica KingUniversity of Baltimore
  • Dylan LaconichSalisbury University
  • Ben MalmgrenUniversity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Danielle McNerneyTowson University
  • Rachael MichalskiFrostburg State University

The USM comprises 12 institutions: Bowie State University; Coppin State University; Frostburg State University; Salisbury University; Towson University; the University of Baltimore; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore; and the University of Maryland Global Campus. The USM also includes three regional centers—the Universities at Shady Grove, the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, and the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland—at which USM universities offer upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses.

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