Remembering Louis Carter: A Master at Forging Relationships

Louis Carter was a terrific conversationalist, an unofficial life coach, a solid singer who showed his range during a solo at his daughter’s wedding and a daily morale-booster for University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) staff in Largo. He accomplished all this while also performing his official duties as a security coordinator at the university.Continue Reading

UMGC Alumna Takes Leadership Role in NYC Pandemic Response

While powering through 17 hours of labor leading up to the birth of her daughter, Syra Madad was also on her cell phone, sending email messages, monitoring incoming public health reports, and keeping in touch with the leadership team at her workplace.

That is what happens when you are managing COVID-19 strategy at the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic.Continue Reading

Teaching in a Pandemic: Mentor Circles Connect Educators

Dwayne Burbridge always knew what he would do when he retired from the military: teach high school chemistry and physics. To put himself on the path to that goal, he enrolled in the graduate program in teaching at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

Burbridge, now ready to leave the U.S. Navy after serving 31 years, is only one requirement away from completing his Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. But that last task—a semester in a teaching internship—has been complicated by COVID-19.Continue Reading

UMGC Sets the ‘PACE’ for Lockdown Living and Learning

Around the world, since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are merging their home and work environments while scrambling to keep focused, to establish schedules and routines, to be productive and to keep distractions at bay.

It is a landscape that many University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) students already know how to navigate, thanks to a required undergraduate course introduced in the fall 2019 semester.Continue Reading

Student Wins Essay Contest with Close-to-home Topic

The judges who awarded Briana Benson the top prize in a social science essay contest at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) praised her beautiful writing, strong argument and solid references to research.

What the panel of UMGC professors didn’t realize was just how personal the subject matter was to Benson, who is slated to complete a bachelor’s degree in social science in spring 2021.Continue Reading

Overcoming ‘Dark Times’ to Earn a Degree

Like many students at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), Nneka Nzegwu completed her studies while working at a full-time job and taking care of a child. When she talks about the obstacles she faced while earning her degree, however, she is referring to something far more complicated.Continue Reading

A Degree, a Law and a Book: One Graduate’s Roster of Achievements

When Gale Seaton takes part in virtual commencement at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), she will acquire a long-sought bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Even more, she will re-celebrate her successful quest to change a Maryland murder-for-hire law.Continue Reading

She Took a Chance on a Pioneering Degree—and Never Looked Back

Twenty years ago, Dawn Edmiston’s professional trajectory was on the rise. She had a solid job at IBM, which she had joined after working at PwC and a stint trotting around the globe with the Discovery Channel. But Edmiston found herself looking for something new. She wanted to be an educator.

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UMGC Opens Servicemember Education Centers

In U.S. cities with strong military populations, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is dropping anchor. It is doing so through stand-alone education centers offering classes and in-person advisory services focused on veterans, servicemembers and their families.

The strategy stretches UMGC’s servicemember opportunities beyond classrooms in overseas military facilities. Continue Reading