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May 15: A retirement open house for Tim Ford

Come celebrate Tim's wonderful contributions to UMBC!

May 3, 2019 11:48 AM
Dear Members of the CNMS community, 

George C. “Tim” Ford, Jr., the manager of Research Graphics in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, retired at the end of April. The UMBC community is cordially invited to a Retirement Open House to be held in his honor on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge, The Commons 3rd Floor. 

Tim first started working at UMBC in 1973 as a member of the grounds crew while on summer break from his studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He started his career at UMBC a few years later when Marty Schwartz, then chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, hired him to produce photos and illustrations for the biological sciences, psychology, and chemistry and biochemistry departments.

During his more than 40 years at UMBC, Tim has used his expertise in photography and the combination of text, color, and illustrations to assist thousands of students and faculty in preparing for invited talks, poster presentations, publications and external funding proposals. His extraordinary talent and service were acknowledged in 2017 when his position transitioned to a CNMS appointment. His exemplary service to UMBC has included terms as president and vice president of the Professional Staff Senate, voting representative on the Council of University System Staff (CUSS), and member of the University Steering Committee. Retirement will offer Tim more time to spend with his family and on his hobbies of boat building and sailboat racing.

The May 15 Open House is hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences and CNMS. All of Tim’s many friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend. 

Dean William R. LaCourse
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