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Four from UMB Win USM Board of Regents Awards

July 30, 2020

Three University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) employees have been recognized with University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Staff Awards for 2020, and a professor from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) was honored with a USM Board of Regents Faculty Award earlier this year. 

Mishawn Smith, MPA, executive administrative assistant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, was honored for her commitment to diversity and passion for making UMB a better, safer, and more inclusive place for people to work. In her UMSON role, she supports associate dean for diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Ash, EdD, and founded the Booked for Lunch Book Club, where faculty, staff, and students can have honest discussions and review books, literature, and media on diversity, social justice, and professional development. The book club was named one of Insight Into Diversity magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Affinity Group Award winners and will be featured in its August 2020 issue.

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