Inspiring the Class of 2016

Amid the fanfare of faculty, family and friends, nearly 3,600 of the 9,023 University of Maryland University College stateside graduates walked the stage and received their master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s diplomas in three separate ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, when UMUC held its 2016 stateside commencement exercises at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland.Continue Reading

NATO Diplomat Calls on Grads to Think Inclusively

In her keynote address to University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) Class of 2016, a class marked by multiple firsts, Ambassador Marriët Schuurman invoked the words of anthropologist Margaret Mead in challenging celebrants to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”Continue Reading

Launch or Advance Your Government Career

Events Help Students Find and Prepare for Jobs

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Career Services is collaborating with the Partnership for Public Service, the UMUC VeteransSuccess Club, and select agencies from the federal government in a week-long series of events that will connect students, alumni, and the public to career opportunities with a future—including the potential for leadership development.Continue Reading

Dan Stouffer

From History Student to Published Author

It appears that brand-new UMUC alumnus Dan Stouffer (BA, History) already lives by the creed that Jermaine Montgomery (BS, Criminal Justice), a 2015 stateside student commencement speaker, encouraged fellow graduates to embrace: “Make every professional move undeniably bold—strive for nothing but excellence and accept no substitutes.”Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates Class of 2015 in Stateside Ceremonies

Graduates Hail from All 50 States and 20 Countries

University of Maryland University College held its 2015 stateside commencement exercises on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. In all, nearly 11,000 graduates from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Guam, and 19 other countries earned degrees this year, with more than 3,200 of the 9,023 members of the stateside class of 2015 attending the three stateside ceremonies over the weekend.Continue Reading

UMUC Faculty Receive Top Honors for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland University College conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on seven of its most outstanding faculty members and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s annual Academic Achievement Celebration on May 14.Continue Reading