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Freeman Hrabowski III through the years

Freeman Hrabowski is pictured at age 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Freeman A. Hrabowski III is set to retire after 30 years as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
(Kevin Richardson)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman Hrabowski is pictured at age 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Freeman Hrabowski is pictured at age 13 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Handout photo)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman and Jackie Hrabowski, circa 1971
Freeman and Jackie Hrabowski, circa 1971 (Photo courtesy of the Hrabowskis, Patuxent Publishing)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman A. Hrabowski III on top of the adminstration building on campus.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III on top of the adminstration building on campus. (Karl Merton Ferron, BALTIMORE SUN)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman A. Hrabowski III grew up in Birmingham, Ala., attending segregated schools until college.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III grew up in Birmingham, Ala., attending segregated schools until college. (Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Jackie and Freeman Hrabowski met at Hampton University and later married. She often takes on a mentoring role for UMBC students as well.
Jackie and Freeman Hrabowski met at Hampton University and later married. She often takes on a mentoring role for UMBC students as well. (Sam Friedman, Patuxent Publishing)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
First lady Michelle Obama hugs Presidential Medal of Excellence recipient Freeman A. Hrabowski III during the commencement ceremony for Bowie State University.
First lady Michelle Obama hugs Presidential Medal of Excellence recipient Freeman A. Hrabowski III during the commencement ceremony for Bowie State University. (Ann Heisenfelt, Capital Gazette)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, University of Maryland Baltimore County president, points out class Valedictorian Katelyn Seale's twin sister in the group of graduates during the school's commencement ceremony at Royal Farms Arena.
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, University of Maryland Baltimore County president, points out class Valedictorian Katelyn Seale's twin sister in the group of graduates during the school's commencement ceremony at Royal Farms Arena. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC, on the roof of the Administration Building at UMBC.
Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC, on the roof of the Administration Building at UMBC. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski walks on campus with students Marypat Bonner and Brett Steckman.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski walks on campus with students Marypat Bonner and Brett Steckman. (Karl Merton Ferron, BALTIMORE SUN)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
University of Maryland Baltimore County president Freeman Hrabowski watches Lakeland Elementary/Middle School sixth grader Yadi Estrada do programming on a tablet during an Hour of Code lesson at the college.
University of Maryland Baltimore County president Freeman Hrabowski watches Lakeland Elementary/Middle School sixth grader Yadi Estrada do programming on a tablet during an Hour of Code lesson at the college. (Jon Bleiweis / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
UMBC's 50th anniversary
President Freeman Hrabowski delivers the State of the University Address, titled, "UMBC at 50: Reflections and Aspirations." UMBC wrapped up four days of events for its 50th anniversary with a Founders Day Celebration at the Retriever Activities Center.
President Freeman Hrabowski delivers the State of the University Address, titled, "UMBC at 50: Reflections and Aspirations." UMBC wrapped up four days of events for its 50th anniversary with a Founders Day Celebration at the Retriever Activities Center. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski greets incoming freshman honor students Luke Byrne, center, and Joseph Hunter, right, both from Ellicott City, during orientation.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski greets incoming freshman honor students Luke Byrne, center, and Joseph Hunter, right, both from Ellicott City, during orientation. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, 60, with a statue of a mentor, Walter Sondheim, on campus in front of a building named in his honor.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, 60, with a statue of a mentor, Walter Sondheim, on campus in front of a building named in his honor. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Hundreds of admirers piled into the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel for "A Celebration of Leadership + Innovation." The black-tie bash feted Freeman A. Hrabowski III's 20th anniversary as president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Freeman talks with Collin Wojciechwski, left, and Senator Ben Cardin.
Hundreds of admirers piled into the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel for "A Celebration of Leadership + Innovation." The black-tie bash feted Freeman A. Hrabowski III's 20th anniversary as president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Freeman talks with Collin Wojciechwski, left, and Senator Ben Cardin. (Karen Jackson, for The Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III listens to student demands after they marched on the administration building. The students were protesting about a lawsuit that claims the university and Baltimore County covered up complaints of sexual assault.
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III listens to student demands after they marched on the administration building. The students were protesting about a lawsuit that claims the university and Baltimore County covered up complaints of sexual assault. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski challenges Howard parents to lay educational foundation at home.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski challenges Howard parents to lay educational foundation at home. (Christopher T. Assaf / Baltimore Sun File)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III responds to student demands after they marched on the administration building. The students were protesting about a lawsuit that claims the university and Baltimore County covered up complaints of sexual assault.
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III responds to student demands after they marched on the administration building. The students were protesting about a lawsuit that claims the university and Baltimore County covered up complaints of sexual assault. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III speaks to students during a "Meyerhoff Family" meeting.
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III speaks to students during a "Meyerhoff Family" meeting. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman Hrabowski (at podium) launched "Educating Maryland Kids" to protect the Maryland Dream Act.
Freeman Hrabowski (at podium) launched "Educating Maryland Kids" to protect the Maryland Dream Act. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III, right, meets with senior biology student Nour Saad in the president's office.
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III, right, meets with senior biology student Nour Saad in the president's office. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, 60, left, greets incoming freshman honor students Luke Byrne, center, and Joseph Hunter, right, both from Ellicott City, during orientation.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, 60, left, greets incoming freshman honor students Luke Byrne, center, and Joseph Hunter, right, both from Ellicott City, during orientation. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III., right, meets with Vivin Viswanathan of Silver Spring, a junior computer information system major he mentors.
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III., right, meets with Vivin Viswanathan of Silver Spring, a junior computer information system major he mentors. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
(Left to Right) Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, UMBC English Department Chair, Jessica Berman, UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, and Maryland House Speaker Pro Tem, Adrienne Jones, are among the officials on hand for a ribbon cutting/groundbreaking at UMBC's new Performing Arts and Humanities Building.
(Left to Right) Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, UMBC English Department Chair, Jessica Berman, UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, and Maryland House Speaker Pro Tem, Adrienne Jones, are among the officials on hand for a ribbon cutting/groundbreaking at UMBC's new Performing Arts and Humanities Building. (Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
President of UMBC, Freeman A. Hrabowski, III addresses the crowd during UMBC's 40th birthday celebration event.
President of UMBC, Freeman A. Hrabowski, III addresses the crowd during UMBC's 40th birthday celebration event. (Sun photo by Monica Lapossay)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, and University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan share a light moment after press conference to discuss a tuition freeze for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, and University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan share a light moment after press conference to discuss a tuition freeze for the 2008-2009 academic year. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III speaks during Roland Park County School's commencement at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD.
UMBC President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III speaks during Roland Park County School's commencement at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in the Oval Office, July 26, 2012. Standing behind the President, from left, are: Patricia Coulter, CEO National Urban League of Philadelphia; Rep. Danny Davis, D- Ill.; Reverend Al Sharpton; Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland Baltimore College; Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Benjamin Jealous, President of the NAACP; Ingrid Saunders- Jones, Chair of the National Council of Negro Women; Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.; Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools; and Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund.
President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in the Oval Office, July 26, 2012. Standing behind the President, from left, are: Patricia Coulter, CEO National Urban League of Philadelphia; Rep. Danny Davis, D- Ill.; Reverend Al Sharpton; Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland Baltimore College; Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Benjamin Jealous, President of the NAACP; Ingrid Saunders- Jones, Chair of the National Council of Negro Women; Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.; Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools; and Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund. (Pete Souza/White House)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, III speaks to the Meyerhoff scholars during the Meyerhoff Scholars Retreat and Welcome Back Family Meeting/Picnic.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, III speaks to the Meyerhoff scholars during the Meyerhoff Scholars Retreat and Welcome Back Family Meeting/Picnic. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Meyerhoff Scholars Jason Hughes and Ann Cirincione pose with UMBC president Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and Meyerhoff Scholars foundation funder Robert E. Meyerhoff.
Meyerhoff Scholars Jason Hughes and Ann Cirincione pose with UMBC president Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and Meyerhoff Scholars foundation funder Robert E. Meyerhoff. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC president Freeman A. Hrabowski III, pictured in his office, talks about the Meyerhoff Scholars program.
UMBC president Freeman A. Hrabowski III, pictured in his office, talks about the Meyerhoff Scholars program. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC president Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, right, listens to one of the speakers. At far left is Robert E. Meyerhoff. The Meyerhoff Scholars Graduation Dinner is held at the Grand Lodge of Maryland and hosted by Robert E. Meyerhoff and Pres. & Mrs. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III.
UMBC president Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, right, listens to one of the speakers. At far left is Robert E. Meyerhoff. The Meyerhoff Scholars Graduation Dinner is held at the Grand Lodge of Maryland and hosted by Robert E. Meyerhoff and Pres. & Mrs. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski poses for a photo with the school's men's basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., for the NCAA tournament.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski poses for a photo with the school's men's basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., for the NCAA tournament. (UMBC/HANDOUT)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, with his wife Jackie, approves of the Retrievers' performance during their historic upset of No. 1 seed Virginia on Friday night.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, with his wife Jackie, approves of the Retrievers' performance during their historic upset of No. 1 seed Virginia on Friday night. (UMBC / HANDOUT)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is the President of UMBC talks with students, Tyler Moore (L) and Zoee Leckron.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is the President of UMBC talks with students, Tyler Moore (L) and Zoee Leckron. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC, recalls his first encounter with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while participating in the Children's Crusade of 1963.
Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC, recalls his first encounter with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while participating in the Children's Crusade of 1963. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC, speaks about his first encounter with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while participating in the Children's Crusade of 1963.
Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC, speaks about his first encounter with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while participating in the Children's Crusade of 1963. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, was emotional as he shared a story about his role in the Civil Rights Movement as a child in Birmingham, Alabama.
President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, was emotional as he shared a story about his role in the Civil Rights Movement as a child in Birmingham, Alabama. (Nicole Munchel / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC, receives a Moderna mRNA Covid-19 vaccine as a participant in a clinical trial at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC, receives a Moderna mRNA Covid-19 vaccine as a participant in a clinical trial at University of Maryland School of Medicine. (Matthew Paul D'Agostino/Matthew Paul D'Agostino)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
In his 30th year as president of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski on the roof overlooking the thriving and expanding campus.
In his 30th year as president of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski on the roof overlooking the thriving and expanding campus. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
In his 30th year as president of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski (suit) poses with students including (from left) Anthony Kline, James Bieri, Sonia Jarrel and C. Lai for a photo being taken by Dinah Winnick, director of communications and content strategy at the thriving and expanding campus.
In his 30th year as president of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski (suit) poses with students including (from left) Anthony Kline, James Bieri, Sonia Jarrel and C. Lai for a photo being taken by Dinah Winnick, director of communications and content strategy at the thriving and expanding campus. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III through the years
In his 30th year as president of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski talks with students (from left) Anthony Kline, Sonia Jarrel, James Harris and C. Lai at the thriving and expanding campus.
In his 30th year as president of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski talks with students (from left) Anthony Kline, Sonia Jarrel, James Harris and C. Lai at the thriving and expanding campus. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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