Tag Archive: Education

Tribute to a “Brother Mentor” — LaMont Toliver, Director of UMBC’s Meyerhoff Program

Although death is a part of life, it’s still hard to believe that my friend,  LaMont Toliver is not with us on earth anymore. As the Director of  UMBC’s Meyerhoff Scholars program, and… Continue reading

Working with the Summer Dissertation House at UMBC this week

This week, I’ve been working with Dr. Wendy Carter (“Head Coach”) as a co-leader for UMBC‘s annual Summer Dissertation House. This event brings together advanced graduate students who have applied for a space… Continue reading

You’re not finished, e.g., Science : Basketball :: Lab : Gym

I have the wonderful opportunity to speak with students around the country, and this post is both written for and inspired by them. Sometimes I meet students who are experiencing their first summer… Continue reading

I’m part of a “Grad School Admissions & Retention” Revolution. I’m “on tour!”

This “Travel” season is unlike any other! I’ve been blessed to be invited to speak at a number of schools and conferences about graduate school admissions and retention, and this year, I’m a… Continue reading

Summer Project, Part 1: Updating Websites –New Facebook Page for PROMISE

The time has come to update both my personal websites and websites that I’ve developed for Grad Student activities. First up — Facebook. We’ve transitioned from a “group” to a “page.” Join us… Continue reading

Winter Retreat w/our grad students, postdocs, and alums

Each year, through PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, we take a group of 100 from UMBC, UM College Park, and UM Baltimore on a winter community building retreat. This year, we also had alums and… Continue reading

Tips for Applying to Graduate School

A few years ago, I took a 9 month course called “Master Life.” In that class, administered through my church, we were taught to frame our view of our life through the lens… Continue reading

California Dreaming – Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome

This post is a mirror from http://renettatull.blogspot.com/, posted Tuesday, Aug. 4. It is also mirrored on my Facebook notes.  Additional comments are posted there. ————————————— I am currently in California, attending meetings in… Continue reading