University of Maryland University College’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society, has expanded its ranks with the induction of 261 new members. The inductees comprise UMUC students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni who are now part of a community of scholars and professionals that is more than one million strong.
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.
Graduates Hail from All 50 States and 20 Countries
University of Maryland University College held its 2015 stateside commencement exercises on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. In all, nearly 11,000 graduates from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Guam, and 19 other countries earned degrees this year, with more than 3,200 of the 9,023 members of the stateside class of 2015 attending the three stateside ceremonies over the weekend.
Maggi Elgin, PhD, the University of Maryland University College Graduate School faculty member who had the honor of carrying the university mace, led the UMUC doctoral class of 2015 procession into the ballroom at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on Friday, May 15, with their hoods—part of the traditional academic regalia worn by doctoral candidates—carefully draped over their right arms.
Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society for the social sciences, recently named UMUC’s Maryland Theta chapter to its Roll of Distinction. It is the highest honor that the society grants.
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.
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.
A University of Maryland University College student finance team is one of six selected to compete in Seattle in a valuation competition co-sponsored by Seattle Pacific University (SPU) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR).
Center Expands Access to Higher Education through UMUC/CSM Alliance
New Scholarship to enable 15 recipients to pay rate of tuition in effect 15 years ago
Adelphi, Md. (May 1, 2014) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) today celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Waldorf Center, one of the oldest regional higher education centers in the state and a critical resource that extends higher education opportunities for students throughout Southern 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.