“Long, but a worthwhile journey.” That’s how Jennifer Levine, who attended the combined commencement ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on May 26, described her path to earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has conferred the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, the university’s highest faculty teaching honor, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members, and bestowed the Teaching Recognition Award on 10 others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching during UMUC’s 1st Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration May 9 through 13.
When Jacqueline Barber received her Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) on May 14, she said she checked off her “next bucket-list thing to do.” Graduating with her daughter, Tiffinie Jennings, who received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration on the same day during the same UMUC commencement ceremony―well, that was a bonus beyond imagining.
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.
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.”
Gilbert Sprous knew one thing from his long career as a sergeant in the U.S. Army: “If you are not training or in combat, you are cleaning stuff. You learn to clean very fast and to a very high specification.”
By Dermaine Wardrick
The best part of my job as an academic advisor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is helping students achieve one of their major life goals―earning a college degree.
Gen. Lloyd “Milo” Miles (U.S. Army, Ret.), senior vice president for global military operations at University of Maryland University College, addresses graduates at UMUC’s commencement in Tokyo, Japan, on April 9, 2016.
Kaiserslautern, Germany (April 19, 2016)—Years of dedication and hard work will be celebrated this April as 200 servicemembers, family members, and civilians walk across the stage at the largest military-affiliated commencement ceremony outside of the United States.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, and Medal of Honor Recipient Capt. Florent Groberg (U.S. Army, Ret.) to Deliver Keynote Addresses