UMGC’s Freedman Elected President of National Press Club

Michael Freedman, veteran broadcast journalist, executive and educator, and currently a Journalist in Residence at University of Maryland Global Campus, has been elected president of the National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Freedman will be inaugurated on January 18 and begin serving a one-year term in the position. In two years leading up to the election, Freedman served as the Club’s treasurer and vice president.

In his acceptance speech last Friday evening, Freedman said: “At the National Press Club we protect press freedom, we protect reporters around the world, and today, we must also protect the reputation of journalism.” He also recognized the challenges that journalism faces in the digital age: “Today we live in a digital world…one in which we have more information at our fingertips than perhaps even [legendary journalist] Ed Murrow could have imagined. At the same time, readers, listeners and viewers on all platforms are asking: ‘Who do you trust?’ The National Press Club is an indispensable platform to educate, inspire, empower and protect. I ask tonight that we join together over the next year to use it to those ends.”

Read the full National Press Club announcement HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMGC Among Top Universities Serving Veterans in Military Times Annual ‘Best for Vets’ Ranking

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 4, 2019) University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) once again earned a place among the top universities in service to military veterans, according to the Military Times “Best for Vets” ranking of online and non-traditional schools for 2020. UMGC was ranked No. 3 overall and the highest ranked public university for the sixth consecutive year.Continue Reading

UMGC to Bestow President’s Medal on Vice Admiral Ross A. Myers, US Navy, and Major General Linda Singh, US Army (Retired) at Veterans Day Ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11

 

Master Sgt. Marie L. Villegas, US Air Force (Retired) to Receive Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. Student Veteran of the Year Award

EVENT TO BE LIVE STREAMED AT CONNECTINGVETS.COM

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UMUC’s Medal of Honor Winner Talks About His Next Mission

The book signing started as just two vets swapping stories about their grueling days at Army Ranger school.

But before it was over, Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg, a UMUC graduate, and Keith Hauk, the university’s associate vice president of Veterans Initiatives for Stateside Military Operations, dug deeply into the psyche of the wounded veteran and the mission of healing.Continue Reading