My Experience as an Undergrad Adult Learner During the Pandemic

This post is written by Sandra (She/Her/Ella pronouns). She is a student staff member and a social work intern completing her field placement at the Women’s Center. Content Note: This blog post will discuss my personal experience as an adult learner student before and during the current pandemic. The content and images shared may not… Continue reading My Experience as an Undergrad Adult Learner During the Pandemic

Celebrating our May 2020 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

A post curated by Women's Center director, Jess Myers. Last week, the Women's Center celebrated our Returning Women Student Scholars + Affiliates graduating this semester at our pinning ceremony. While distance learning in a pandemic has disrupted and cancelled many things over the past semester, we weren't going to let this tradition get cancelled! So,… Continue reading Celebrating our May 2020 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

Who You Came to Be Along the Way: Celebrating Our Returning Women Student Graduates

“As you journey through life, choose your destinations well, but do not hurry there. You will arrive soon enough. Wander the back roads and forgotten paths, keeping your destination in your heart like the fixed point of a compass. Seek out new voices, strange sights, and ideas foreign to your own. Such things are riches… Continue reading Who You Came to Be Along the Way: Celebrating Our Returning Women Student Graduates

I Claim Me

Harley Khaang is a UMBC returning women student and an intern at the Women's Center. She is currently a junior and an INDS student, focusing on earning her degree in Communications Strategy.       My first day of school was Groundhog Day. I hadn’t stepped foot on a campus in decades, but there I… Continue reading I Claim Me

(No Longer) Returning Women Students: The Final Chapter – Graduation!

On the eve of UMBC’s undergraduate commencement, we are thinking of all the graduating seniors out there who finally made it the finish line. Congrats! We’re especially proud of the graduating students we work with through the Returning Women Students Scholars + Affiliates Program and want to shout your success from the rooftops! Since the… Continue reading (No Longer) Returning Women Students: The Final Chapter – Graduation!

Honoring our graduating UMBC moms, parents, and returning students

With Mother's Day still in the air and with UMBC's 50th Commencement quickly approaching, the Women's Center is reflecting with immense pride on all of the UMBC mothers and parents who have passed through our doors, used our services, and who have walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Our moms and parents, whether they… Continue reading Honoring our graduating UMBC moms, parents, and returning students

Graduation: A Decade-Long Journey

A final reflection from Carrie Cleveland as a undergraduate and Women's Center staff member In the fall of 1996, I started my college journey at Douglass College at Rutgers University.  I spent a brief three semesters at Rutgers, mostly floundering around and hating my choice of major (pre-business).  In December of 1997, I left college… Continue reading Graduation: A Decade-Long Journey