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Jenness E. Hall, Ph.D., ORSCC, Executive Director
Degrees:
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Indiana University in Bloomington.
M.A. from Bowling Green State University in Student Personnel.
B.A. in English and History from Berry College, Rome, Georgia.
Background: Jenness Hall is an Executive & Leadership Coach. Her business, Ateri LLC, provides leadership coaching and strategic counsel to individuals and organizations focused on maximizing their potential.

 

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Inte’a DeShields, Communications Manager
Program: Ph. D. Language Literacy and Culture
Hometown: Baltimore “Charm City”, Maryland
Previous Degree: M.A. from Howard University in Intercultural Communication & Rhetoric
B.A. from Morgan State University in Speech Communication & Rhetoric
Why UMBC?: UMBC’s reputation for student support was a major influence on my decision to enroll.
Words I Live by: “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor, is the mind of the oppressed.” -Steve Bantu Binko
“Free your mind and the rest will follow.” -En Vogue

 

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Kelly Daughtridge, Travel & Grants Coordinator
Program: Historical Studies MA
Hometown: Huntingtown, MD
Previous Degree(s): BA in History and Psychology, UMBC
Why UMBC?: I made so many great connections during my undergrad that I knew the graduate program was an ideal fit. 
Words I Live by: “Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say” William Shakespeare 

 

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Stephanie Ward, Community Liaison
Program: M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Hometown: Easton, Maryland
Previous Degrees: B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies, UMBC
Why UMBC?:  I had the most amazing undergraduate experience and could not wait to come back!
Words I Live by: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not. -Dr. Seuss

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DeBorah KadiriDeborah Kadiri, Writing Advisor
Program: M.A. in Texts, Technologies, and Literature
Hometown: Beltsville, MD
Previous Degrees: B.A. in English Literature
Why UMBC: I met Dr. Hrabowski and didn’t want to go to any one else’s school after that.
Words I Live By: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky