When he started studying nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, Treston Sanders figured he would be joining an occupation that was the family business for a great many of his relatives. Every woman on his mother’s side—including his maternal great-great-grandmother—was or had been a nurse. “It made sense,” he said.
Until it did not.Continue Reading
Miyares cited for recognizing power of big data, leveraging analytics, and unwavering focus on accessibility and affordability
Javier Miyares, who fled Castro’s Cuba as a child and found his American dream in Maryland higher education, has announced his retirement after a 45-year career that has culminated in his transformative eight-year tenure as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Continue Reading
Dwayne Burbridge always knew what he would do when he retired from the military: teach high school chemistry and physics. To put himself on the path to that goal, he enrolled in the graduate program in teaching at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).
Burbridge, now ready to leave the U.S. Navy after serving 31 years, is only one requirement away from completing his Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. But that last task—a semester in a teaching internship—has been complicated by COVID-19.Continue Reading
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) recently conferred its highest faculty teaching honor—the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award—on seven of its most outstanding faculty members in Asia, Europe and the U.S., and recognized eight others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching.Continue Reading
In many homes, a kitchen table is a place where families gather to eat, celebrate and sometimes work out solutions to problems.
“A kitchen table is a strong symbol of comfort and a place where you don’t have to be anyone but yourself,” said Edwin Sapp, a 25-year UMGC adjunct professor and past winner of the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award. That is why, during his spring business Decision-Making course, he created a virtual kitchen table—a safe place where students could share their concerns and support one another during the global pandemic.Continue Reading
Around the world, since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are merging their home and work environments while scrambling to keep focused, to establish schedules and routines, to be productive and to keep distractions at bay.
It is a landscape that many University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) students already know how to navigate, thanks to a required undergraduate course introduced in the fall 2019 semester.Continue Reading
In the first-ever virtual “Kalb Report” on July 27, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns told moderator Marvin Kalb that the United States in 2020 is in the midst of one of the four great crises in this nation’s history.
The triple threat of the coronavirus—a pestilence in Burns’ words—the ensuing economic collapse and the racial reckoning of the Black Lives Matter movement, all overseen by ineffectual and counterproductive leadership at the top, has put the nation in a calamitous situation that ranks with the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II, he said.Continue Reading
Adelphi, Md. (July 20, 2020)—The Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program has selected a record nine volunteer caregivers of severely injured service members to receive full scholarships to attend University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). It is the greatest number of scholarships ever awarded by the program in a single year—and brings to 38 the total number of caregivers who have received Pillars of Strength scholarships since the program’s inception in 2013.Continue Reading
Alliance Expands Affordability of College Education for Goodwin House Employees
Adelphi, Md. And Alexandria, Va. (July 20, 2020)— University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) announced today a new education alliance that expands the affordability of college degrees for nearly 1,000 senior living and health care employees in Northern Virginia. The alliance brings together UMGC’s pioneering online degree programs and commitment to low cost, accessible higher education and GHI’s commitment to expanding support for staff that want to grow their skills and credentials. Through its two Life Plan Communities, Goodwin House at Home “age in place” program and health services that support older adults across Northern Virginia, GHI serves 2,000 older adults annually.Continue Reading
The judges who awarded Briana Benson the top prize in a social science essay contest at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) praised her beautiful writing, strong argument and solid references to research.
What the panel of UMGC professors didn’t realize was just how personal the subject matter was to Benson, who is slated to complete a bachelor’s degree in social science in spring 2021.Continue Reading