Inspiring the Class of 2016

Amid the fanfare of faculty, family and friends, nearly 3,600 of the 9,023 University of Maryland University College stateside graduates walked the stage and received their master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s diplomas in three separate ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, when UMUC held its 2016 stateside commencement exercises at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland.Continue Reading

NATO Diplomat Calls on Grads to Think Inclusively

In her keynote address to University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) Class of 2016, a class marked by multiple firsts, Ambassador Marriët Schuurman invoked the words of anthropologist Margaret Mead in challenging celebrants to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”Continue Reading

Academic Foreign Legion Reunites at Adelphi Gathering

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.Continue Reading

UMUC Europe Recognizes Veterans Among Staff and Faculty

Reception honoring veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, University of Maryland University College Europe held an event to recognize staff and faculty members who served in the military and now work at UMUC sites across Europe and the Middle East. More than 20 veterans from all branches of service, ranging in age from 30 to 55, participated. Members who once served as pilots, tankers, mechanics, and recruiters, both officer and enlisted, have since traded in their military skills to find success in the civilian workplace.Continue Reading

Deneen Hernandez

When Deneen Hernandez discusses cyber security with her students, she stresses that the field doesn’t have to be jargon-filled or dull. The FBI forensic examiner and adjunct cyber security professor at UMUC points to the reported FBI investigation into allegations that the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into an internal Houston Astros network to steal players’ information.Continue Reading

WOW! UMUC Wins National Award for Eliminating Textbooks in All Undergraduate Courses

Move to Open Educational Resources Ensures Up-to-Date Material, Saves UMUC Students Millions of Dollars Per Year

University of Maryland University College was recognized by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, known as WCET, with a WCET Outstanding Work Award, or WOW Award. The award was given for UMUC’s large-scale effort to eliminate publisher textbooks and use Open Educational Resources, or OERs, in all undergraduate courses. The move is saving UMUC’s more-than-64,000 undergraduate students millions of dollars each year.Continue Reading