The recipients are honored for their commitment to UMB’s core values of accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, knowledge, and leadership.
To celebrate and promote the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) core values, the University gives out Presidential Core Values Awards, which are designed to recognize students, faculty, and staff who embody the seven values at the heart of UMB’s mission: accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, knowledge, and leadership.
UMB’s core values guide its academic programs, operating philosophy, and commitment to its constituents while supporting the University’s mission to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large.
This year, UMB is recognizing four individuals and three teams with the Core Values Awards, which were inaugurated in 2020. The winners and those who received honorable mention are listed below. Stories about the winners will appear on The Elm in the coming weeks.
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Office of Communications and Public Affairs, UMB
Honorable mention: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine
Read about the winner
Violeta Rus, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Honorable mention: Mary Therese Phelan, Communications and Public Affairs, UMB
Joint Vaccination Site Team
UMB, University of Maryland Medical Center, Faculty Physicians, Inc.
Honorable mention: TaShara Bailey, PhD, CURE Scholars Program, UMB; Council for the Arts & Culture members, UMB
“A Brief History of Oppression and Resistance” Course Team
School of Social Work
Honorable mention: Eseosa Fernandes, MD, MPH, School of Medicine; Diane Marie St. George, PhD, School of Medicine
Intercultural Leadership and Engagement
Student Affairs, UMB
Honorable mention: Erik Nielsen, Communications and Public Affairs, UMB; Michele Ondra, MBA, MS, Francis King Carey School of Law; Bill Crockett, MS, RCRSP, Student Affairs, UMB
Abree Johnson, MS, MBA
Director, Pharmaceutical Research Computing
School of Pharmacy
Honorable mention: Steve Deck, DM, MBA, Environmental Health and Safety, UMB; David Ingle, MBA, School of Medicine
Read about the winner
Graduate School and Francis King Carey School of Law
Honorable mention: Robyn Palmeiro, LCSW-C, School of Medicine; Thomas Leone, UMB Police Department
Read more about UMB’s core vaules at umaryland.edu/president/core-values/.