For Sandralee Jensen, the decision to apply for a Pillars of Strength Scholarship that would provide her free tuition to complete a master’s degree at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was not easy.
In a tribute to Memorial Day, members of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) alumni community traveled to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport at Baltimore on May 26 and welcomed home returning service members and their families.
Business lecturer and author Judith Umlas believes that the best way to leverage the most value from your professional and personal relationships is to be a “grateful leader” by acknowledging your co-workers, family members and friends for who they are, and not just for what they do.
Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter lauded UMUC student and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg (U.S. Army Ret.) as “representing the highest caliber of individuals who have helped defend our nation and all we stand for, for over 15 years in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
In a special presentation honoring African American Heritage Month, Dr. John Wolf, associate vice chancellor for diversity and academic leadership development for the University System of Maryland, reflected on 164 years of American history and asked his UMUC audience to consider the meaning of Black History Month—how it has changed and how it is different for every individual.
When one Air Force servicemember deplaned at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore on November 12, she was too exhausted to share her name with the 30 UMUC alumni, staff, family, and friends who had assembled to welcome 250 servicemembers returning from overseas.
In honor of Veterans Day, University of Maryland University College Europe held an event to recognize staff and faculty members who served in the military and now work at UMUC sites across Europe and the Middle East. More than 20 veterans from all branches of service, ranging in age from 30 to 55, participated. Members who once served as pilots, tankers, mechanics, and recruiters, both officer and enlisted, have since traded in their military skills to find success in the civilian workplace.
With the number of cyber security job openings in the tens of thousands nationwide, the importance of developing the necessary skills to fill open positions is both increasingly critical to our national security and essential for the world’s economic well-being.
Naval history, including the USS Wisconsin docked nearby, was on full display as UMUC alumni gathered for a fall mixer at the Nauticus maritime museum in Norfolk, Virginia. A heavy rainstorm may have dampened the turnout, but the hearty souls who attended the event enjoyed a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
He Urged Cybersecurity Grads to Pursue Defense Agency Jobs
In his keynote address at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) third Cyber Gala, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that cyber threats top the list of national security concerns and that cyber attacks will only intensify.