Friday, May 16, 2014
The ceremony will take place between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, in the level 400 Ballroom. Use the Pratt Street entrance. Students should arrive no later than 9:15 am to line up with their class. Students should line up in the west foyer near Howard Street. Our procession will start promptly so it is important for students to be in line and in their appropriate order (according to the program). Our ceremony will begin at 10:00am promptly, with a lunch reception immediately following the ceremony. Afterward, at 1:15pm, students will process to the UMB school wide convocation ceremony at the First Mariner Arena at 2:00pm.
Governor Martin O'Malley
Martin O’Malley is serving the people of Maryland in his second term as Governor. Since 2007, his Administration has been delivering results for Maryland families by choosing to do the things that work to create jobs, expand opportunity, and make Maryland a safer, healthier place.
A former Governing Magazine “Public Official of the Year,” Governor O’Malley was re-elected in 2010. His 2013 legislative successes were described in a Baltimore Sun editorial as “without many parallels in recent Maryland history.”Governor O’Malley received his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his law degree from the University of Maryland. In 1986, while in law school, he was named by then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski as state field director for her successful primary and general election campaigns for the U.S. Senate. From 1987 to 1988 he served as a legislative fellow for Senator Mikulski, where he focused on obtaining federal funding for projects in Maryland. In 1988, O’Malley was appointed assistant state’s attorney for the city of Baltimore. He served on the Baltimore City Council from 1991 to 1999, during which time he was chairman of the Legislative Investigations and Taxation and Finance Committees.
Governor O’Malley served two terms as Chair of the Democratic Governors Association. He currently serves as the organization’s Finance Chair. In addition, he serves as Co-Chair for the National Governors Association Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. He was appointed to the nation’s first-ever Council of Governors by President Obama in 2010 and was named co-chair of the council in 2013.
Martin and his wife, Katie, a District Court judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons, William and Jack. They are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
There are a number of affordable garages located throughout downtown Baltimore. Some suggestions are listed below:
Baltimore Arena Garage
201 W. Baltimore St. (Entrance on Howard St.)
401 W. Pratt St. (Entrance on Paca St.)
Early Bird Special: $12/day, in by 9am out by 6pm
UM Pratt St. Garage
646 W. Pratt St.
The Convention Center is Wheelchair accessible and handicapped seating will be available. If you need any other accommodations please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
Tickets will be available soon. Students will have 12 tickets each. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. Please let Dawn Roberts know if you need extra tickets or check with your classmates. Please note that tickets are not necessary for the afternoon campus ceremony.
We have blocked a number rooms at hotels very close to all commencement activities. UMB has taken the hassle out of negotiating room rates. Reserve rooms early to get the best rates possible. Rates will expire, so book your room early! See the UMB Commencement 2014 website for further details.
Regalia and Other Accessories
The deadline for ordering regalia is April 11, 2014. Regalia and other accessories can be ordered online at www.umb.bncollege.com. Click on 'It's Time-Order your Cap and Gown for Graduation' in the lower left hand link.
Grad Images will provide photography services for the School of Medicine's graduation. Every graduate will receive emailed proofs and printed proofs by mail with no obligation to buy. the packages start at $5.
Graduation Questionnaire (GQ)
Graduating students will be asked to complete a graduation questionnaire.
We are accepting student volunteers to assist with handing out programs, lining up students and greeting guests. if you are a current School of Medicine student and would like to volunteer, please email Dawn Roberts. You will be expected to dress in your white coats and you will be served breakfast and lunch.
School of Medicine Faculty
Faculty will be able to go to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development website to sign up to attend the School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony, order regalia, and get detailed information on your arrival time and where you should report.
The SOM and affiliated groups and organizations will host a number of events including the Student Awards Ceremony and the Gold Humanism Luncheon.