Supporting the Needs of Veteran Students, Staff

New Veterans’ Lounge to Open Fall 2014

Furniture is arriving at the southern Maryland–based Waldorf Center for Higher Education, a space in which University of Maryland University College jointly offers degree programs with the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The couches, workstation desks, cushioned chairs, and whiteboard will be part of a new veterans’ lounge slated to open this fall in the center, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence by University System of Maryland Board of Regents

Graduate School Cybersecurity Department Professor Patrick W. Fitzgibbons has received a coveted 2014 University System of Maryland (USM) Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The tribute is the highest honor conferred by the Board of Regents in recognition of outstanding faculty achievement.Continue Reading

UMUC Contributing To Stem Goals In Maryland

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley holds live video chat with UMUC students and faculty to discuss goals to increase STEM graduates

In a live video chat with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, University of Maryland University College students, faculty and administrators focused attention on the governor’s goal of increasing the number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) graduates from the state’s colleges and universities.Continue Reading

Representative Steny Hoyer Visits UMUC

Maryland representative supports the need for higher education

Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer visited UMUC recently, touring the Academic Center at Largo and meeting with students and staff, including President Javier Miyares and Provost Marie Cini. During his Jan. 24 visit, Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, learned about UMUC’s innovative approach to providing workforce-relevant higher education programs to adult students.Continue Reading

Prince George’s County High School Students Visit UMUC To Learn About Cyber Security

Fifty-five students in the IT Academy at Fairmont Heights H.S. in Prince George’s County, Maryland, visited UMUC on Friday, January 31. The students presented some of the work they are doing at the IT Academy but also enjoyed a day full of sessions and hands-on activities organized by UMUC faculty concerning various aspects of cyber security.Continue Reading