UMUC Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Welcomes New Members

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.Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates Class of 2015 in Stateside Ceremonies

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.Continue Reading

UMUC’s Newly Minted Doctors of Management

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.Continue Reading

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

Waldorf Center For Higher Education Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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.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