Growing up in Nigeria, Kudiratu Usman, was a strong willed young woman with a passion for learning that was nurtured by her parents. She was also deaf, and in a country where deaf people often do not start school until the age of 15, Kudiratu started school when she was eight.
As Lauren Bentley walked across the stage on Saturday, May 4, at UMUC Europe’s commencement ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany, each step brought full-circle the inspiring legacy of her great-grandfather—the very first UMUC Europe graduate.
“On this day, you don’t need role models. Today, YOU are the role models,” proclaimed University of Maryland University College Provost Marie Cini to the 3,200 graduates who attended UMUC’s morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park on Saturday, May 11.
Seventeen outstanding faculty members at the University of Maryland University College were honored for their contributions to scholarship and teaching at UMUC’s annual Academic Achievement Celebration on May 9.
Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program—recognizing volunteer caregivers of wounded soldiers—represents the only one of its kind in the nation
More than 150 people gathered at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center on Thursday, April 25, 2013, for a special ceremony honoring the first three beneficiaries of the new Pillars of Strength Scholarship Fund, a first-of-its kind scholarship program exclusively focused on the volunteer caregivers of injured soldiers. UMUC has joined the Yellow Ribbon Fund and The Blewitt Foundation in establishing the fund.
Former Defense Secretary tells UMUC Cybersecurity Scholarship Gala Attendees U.S. Must be Prepared to Strike as Events Warrant
Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen says America must rely on much more than defense mechanisms to protect the United States in cyber space. It must be prepared to go on the offensive against hackers and attackers who threaten the nation’s vital infrastructure.
Cyber crime is becoming more sophisticated and disruptive. The nation is facing a shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals to protect and secure critical infrastructure and information systems, the director of National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate told more than 500 UMUC cybersecurity students, alumni and professionals from military, government and industry.
UMUC hosts new exhibit: Diaspora Dialogue: Art of Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Alexander “Skunder” Boghossian and Victor Ekpuk
Spanning a variety of media, including ceramics, paper, prayer boards and printmaking, the exhibit, Diaspora Dialogue: Art of Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Alexander “Skunder” Boghossian and Vitor Ekpuk, is a mixing bowl of cultures, perspectives and beliefs between Africa and America.
UMUC welcomed a giant of 21st-century modernism to the university with an opening reception and discussion Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in the Arts Program Gallery. Modernism: James Hilleary and Color showcases 30 works spanning 50 years, and runs through Feb. 3, 2013.