Overcoming ‘Dark Times’ to Earn a Degree

Like many students at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), Nneka Nzegwu completed her studies while working at a full-time job and taking care of a child. When she talks about the obstacles she faced while earning her degree, however, she is referring to something far more complicated.Continue Reading

A Degree, a Law and a Book: One Graduate’s Roster of Achievements

When Gale Seaton takes part in virtual commencement at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), she will acquire a long-sought bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Even more, she will re-celebrate her successful quest to change a Maryland murder-for-hire law.Continue Reading

Record $16 Million Gift Doubles UMGC Endowment, Seeds Student Emergency Fund at Critical Time

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) recently received the largest single contribution to its endowment in its history and has put it to immediate use in support of the institution’s emergency relief fund for students suffering financial difficulties during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Continue Reading

Stressful Times: Staying Connected While Apart

In this final installment of the University of Maryland Global Campus series “Stressful Times,” UMGC psychology program faculty members explore tips for staying connected with those you’re separated from while continuing to practice social distancing.

The practice of social distancing to reduce the spread of viral infection can cause stress for individuals everywhere as they continue to navigate the uncharted landscape created by the novel coronavirus. But in a March 20 World Health Organization press briefing, epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove suggested a key to reducing such stress is remembering that the purpose of social distancing is physical—and not emotional—separation.Continue Reading