In May, two UMUC students stood in the undergraduate robing room at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland, preparing to walk the stage and receive their degrees.
At first glance, the drawing, which displays the boldness and energy typical of children-artists, appears to depict two enormous fish ensnared by a fishing line set against a brilliant blue ocean. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the two “fish” are in fact bright red and black fish-shaped kites, soaring in the air above a Japanese landscape.
Vice Provost Kara Van Dam Brings Holistic Approach to Faculty-Student Experiences
Dr. Kara Van Dam’s LinkedIn profile notes she is fluent in both French and Spanish, but it’s her inclusion of “English, Middle (1100-1500),” the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare, that really sets her apart.
Professor’s Travel Book a Fixture on Amazon.com Best-Seller List
For the first 10 years of his professional career, Robert Walker operated tours and arranged meetings and conventions for General Electric’s housewares and audio business division. The tax attorney and professor, who started traveling in high school, has visited 125 countries. But, he is quick to point out, he still has 75 countries left to see.
Mark Gerencser thinks big.
Teacher and UMUC alumna Amalia Lopez is part of a revolution in education, and not by chance. She went looking for a place where new ground was being broken, and she found it at Lindsay High School in Tulare County, California. Armed with her bachelor’s degree in English from UMUC, Amalia knew she was well prepared for the challenge.
Sergeant First Class Liza Shackelton and Chief Warrant Officer Jim Shackelton are the epitome of the term ‘power couple’. Liza serves as Assistant Inspector General for the U.S. Army European Regional Medical Command and Jim is a Special Agent in the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
UMUC students are well known for juggling a lot of obligations and opportunities, but Rebecca Johnson Stone seems to be taking it to new heights.
Fran Volel-Stech ’89 will never forget her experience at UMUC. Inspired by her fond memories as a student while serving in the U.S. Army, she generously donates her time and resources to support the university in helping current students reach their educational goals.
Javier Miyares was named president of University of Maryland University College in October 2012, after serving as interim president for seven months. His leadership style is collaborative, emphasizing academic excellence, transparency and open communication.