With a personal endorsement from NBA legend Magic Johnson, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was named Educator of the Year by the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., during its annual Global Education Gala on June 9.
University of Maryland University College conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on seven of its most outstanding faculty members and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s annual Academic Achievement Celebration on May 14.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has been selected by the Open Education Consortium (OEC) to receive the organization’s prestigious President’s Award. The award is given by OEC’s Board of Directors to an individual or institution that shows exceptional leadership and commitment to open-source education.
University of Maryland University College enters its 2015 commencement season on the heels of receiving two national awards for educational excellence from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The honors—for Excellence in Advancing Student Success and for Outstanding Continuing Education Student—were conferred on March 31 at the UPCEA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will be honored by the World Affairs Council as “Educator of the Year” at the organization’s Global Education Gala on March 5, 2015. UMUC President Javier Miyares will receive the award on behalf of the university and will be a keynote speaker at the event.
Growing up in Nigeria, Kudiratu Usman, was a strong willed young woman with a passion for learning that was nurtured by her parents. She was also deaf, and in a country where deaf people often do not start school until the age of 15, Kudiratu started school when she was eight.