Paying It Forward: Three Volunteer Caregivers Receive Full Scholarships To Attend UMUC

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.Continue Reading

Strong Defense Not Enough To Secure U.S. Cyber Space, Says Cohen

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.Continue Reading

NSA Official Tells UMUC Students About Growing Cybersecurity Threats

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.Continue Reading

Diaspora Dialogue Exhibit

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.Continue Reading