For UMUC President Javier Miyares and the four panelists at the university’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration―all Cuban exiles who had fled their homeland alone as children in the early 1960s―Operation Pedro Pan was a personally searing and life changing event.
ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 28, 2016)–A team of graduate and undergraduate students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has advanced to the final round of the 2016 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC), a competition created in 2015 by Lockheed Martin and Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) to fill the ever-growing need for cyber analysts.
ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 1, 2016)—University of Maryland University College today received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—UMUC will be featured, along with 82 other recipients, in the November 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. (’63), known as a soldier’s soldier and who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Reagan administration during a 46-year military career, passed away at his home in North Oaks, Minnisota, on August 18. Gen. Vessey was featured in the spring 2015 issue of University of Maryland University College’s Achiever magazine as a “History Maker,” arguably UMUC’s most accomplished alumnus. In a letter to the UMUC community (see below), President Javier Miyares honored Gen. Vessey’s inspirational life as an enlisted man who misrepresented his age in order to fight in World War II and rose to become the military’s highest ranking military officer.
Kelisa Wing ’08, Bachelor of Arts in English, is the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year―a program that recognizes and honors exemplary teachers grades Pre-K through 12.
UMUC student and Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.
More than 400 University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Alumni gathered in-person and online at Adelphi, Maryland, in June for the 26th Alumni Reception and Awards, to demonstrate the many ways alumni worldwide make their mark through their personal and professional achievements. Six outstanding alumni volunteers among them were honored for their exceptional service to UMUC.
On July 28, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy brought technology leaders, government officials, educators and the organizers of cybersecurity competitions to Washington to discuss how such competitions can help address workforce shortages in the rapidly growing cybersecurity field.
Agreement Will Leverage University of Maryland University College’s Online Innovation and edX Platform To Improve Learning Outcomes; Bowie State, Coppin State and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Become First HBCUs to Join edX
ADELPHI, Md. (July 21, 2016) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has renewed UMUC’s registration with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a financial planning course of study.