UB Names Five City Employees as Winners of Full Scholarships Through City Fellows Program
September 2, 2016
Contact: Public Affairs
Five employees from the City of Baltimore will receive full scholarships to attend the University of Baltimore through the University's City Fellows program. The effort, developed by UB with the support of Baltimore's Office of the Mayor, offers master's-level courses in business administration and public administration, as well as undergraduate-level courses in business and information systems and technology management. Recipients do not have to be city residents, but they must be academically qualified and employed by Baltimore's city government.
"Scholarships always matter to our students, but we see the City Fellows program as extra special for two reasons: It helps the recipients in their careers as public servants; and it's a fine example of what UB does to support the city that we call home," said UB President Kurt L. Schmoke. "We're proud to have these students in our midst, and we know that they will benefit greatly from their experience at UB."
City Fellows is designed to help city employees make a commitment to higher education—a commitment that will enable these students to further their careers in city government and ultimately strengthen the city in which they work.
The five participants in the 2016 University of Baltimore City Fellows program are:
- Arthur Cate III, deputy chief of Information Technology and Communications, seeking an MBA;
- Rana DellaRocco, deputy director for the Forensic Services Division, seeking a master’s degree in public administration;
- Sheneka Frasier-Kyer, division chief II and operations officer III, seeking an MBA;
- Herbert Naylor, water systems manager, seeking a business degree;
- Shawn Riddel, fire lieutenant for Advanced Life Support, seeking a degree in information systems and technology management.
All City Fellows have been employed on a permanent, full-time basis by the city for no less than two years and currently hold a position that relates to one of the three fields of study offered. The recipients must also maintain full-time employment in Baltimore government during their time at UB and commit to two years of employment in city government upon completion of the program.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.