Just a year before UMUC’s 70th anniversary, members of the Overseas Marylanders―the academic foreign legion that traveled the world from the 1960s to the 1990s to bring education to American service personnel―gathered at Adelphi, Md., for two days in April to reminisce, provide support for each other, and hear how UMUC is faring today.
Despite the influence ratings and rankings have on prospective students’ choices, they do a poor job of reflecting the true capacity for a student to succeed at a given college or university.
Lt. Col. Dona Hildebrand (USAF, Ret.), of Monument, Colorado, announced a $500,000 gift to the university in March 2016. The gift was made on behalf of her late husband, Col. Floyd G. Hildebrand, who graduated from UMUC in 1958. The gift will provide general program support within UMUC’s Global Military Operations unit.
When Michael Scott Brown teaches the capstone software engineering course at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), he starts a special discussion thread asking students to recommend organizations that they want to work with on projects.
As part of an effort to promote major state initiatives concerning veterans’ education and employment, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recently cohosted a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation “Hiring Our Heroes” roundtable discussion with the Maryland State Department of Veterans Affairs.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) held its annual Spring Career Fair on March 10, drawing more than 50 employers and 800 job-seeking UMUC students and alumni to a ballroom at the College Park Marriott. For those who could not attend in person, a virtual fair attracted another 24 employers and more than 500 job seekers online.
When the Quebec-based biotechnology company B-Temia needed advice about developing and marketing a new product to enhance the mobility of active-duty military personnel in the field and persons with disabilities at home, it turned to students in UMUC’s Professional Science Master’s program in biotechnology.
Vint Cerf, widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” told a recent gathering of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council in Annapolis that the war for cyber security is being lost and the government must enforce greater security measures and create liability for bad computer software.
It’s Not Child’s Play for Those Honing Skills
Over the past several months, a group of UMUC cyber security students have had some extracurricular fun and games with their studies courtesy of the National Cyber League, known as the NCL. But it wasn’t all child’s play.
University of Maryland University College was the cover story of The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, November 3. The feature tells the story of UMUC’s beginnings as a trailblazer in educating adult students—many were returning veterans from World War II—in Maryland and with the military overseas.