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Fitness & Wellness

Please join us in welcoming Alea Burke as the new Assistant Director, Fitness/Wellness within the office of Recreation.  Alea brings over six years of experience and comes to us from the Catonsville YMCA, where she was the Director of Health and Well-Being.  Alea will lead all Fitness and Wellness programs within Recreation across the campus.  Alea holds a bachelor of science in elementary education from Indiana University, Ft. Wayne and a masters in sports medicine from Armstrong Atlantic University.


We are very excited to have Alea join our team on Monday August 12th.  Please drop by the Recreation office and welcome Alea to our Retriever community.  She can also be reached at


“Thanks so much for choosing me to be the newest member of your team at UMBC! I am very excited to bring my education, experience and love of all things fitness and wellness to a collegiate setting. I am looking forward to sharing my passion and collaborating with many different departments to strengthen the UMBC community. I am very eager to get started and meet everyone. Go Retrievers!” – Alea Burke


“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”

-Henry Ford