Regents to Present Staff Awards at Sept. 8 Meeting

ADELPHI, Md. (September 5, 2006) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will present the 2006 Regents' Staff Awards, honoring staff members who have made exceptional contributions to their institutions and greater communities. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am Friday, September 8, in the Albin O. Kuhn Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).


Following are the awards and the names of the honorees.

  • Exceptional Contribution to the Institution: Cynthia I. Zimmerman, executive administrative assistant, Office of Student Affairs, Towson University; Richard L. Tysor, assistant director of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute's Center of Marine Biotechnology


  • Extraordinary Public Service to the University or to the Greater Community: Marian C. Birkhead, administrative assistant in the Department of Business, Management and Accounting, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES); Gains B. Hawkins, vice president for institutional advancement, UMES


  • Outstanding Service to Students in an Academic or Residential Environment: Emma Sellers, program management specialist, Department of Political Science, UMBC; Marylane McGlinchey, advising services coordinator for the Henson School of Science and Technology, Salisbury University


Also at the meeting, the board will consider a proposal to renovate space at Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland, College Park, for use as offices and labs for the College of Information Studies. In addition, USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan will deliver his periodic report to the board.


Agendas and background information will be available at the meeting. Sign language interpreters and/or other appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.2756 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements. For directions to the meeting site at UMBC, visit:


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Contact: Anne Moultrie
Phone: 301.445.2722