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August 2008 Press Release



For immediate release: August 4, 2008 Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
Communications: (410) 260-4511


Awards help recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty

Annapolis, MD (August 4, 2008) – The Maryland Higher Education Commission today announced 10 winners of the 2008 Henry C. Welcome Fellowship Grant. The Welcome Fellowship program is an incentive grant program designed to help institutions attract and maintain a diverse faculty.

Awards are made to new, tenure-track or tenured, full-time minority faculty members nominated by their college president. The grants provide each fellow with $20,000 over a three-year period for research and education expenses.

This year’s new fellows will be faculty at six Maryland universities:
• Salisbury University Dr. Kelli Randall, Assistant Professor, English; Dr. James King, Assistant Professor, English; Dr. Peggy Proudfoot-McGuire, Assistant Professor, Social Work;
• Towson University – Dr. Niya F. Werts, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services;
• University of Baltimore – Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes, Associate Professor, Public Policy, School of Public Affairs;
• University of Maryland, Baltimore – Dr. Nalini Negi, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work; Dr. Lynette Bradley-Baker, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy;
• University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Dr. Claudia L. Galindo, Assistant Professor, Language, Literacy and Culture; and
• University of Maryland, College Park – Dr. Kwaku T. Dayie, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Dr. Stephen Quaye, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Personnel Services.

The fellowship honors the late Dr. Henry C. Welcome, a prominent Baltimore physician who served on the State Board of Higher Education, the predecessor of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Dr. Welcome was also active in politics and the civil rights movement with his wife, the late Sen. Verda F. Welcome, the first black woman in the United States to be elected a state senator.

“This is a very distinguished honor bestowed on these outstanding educators,” Higher Education Secretary James E. Lyons, Sr., said. “Dr. Welcome was an extraordinary person and I’m sure the recipients of this award and their presidents are pleased to have his name associated with this recognition. I join Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown in congratulating Doctors Randall, Proudfoot, Werts, Julnes, Negi, Galindo, Dayie and Quaye for this achievement.”

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as an advocate for more than 325,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.




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