UMGC’s Freedman Elected President of National Press Club

Michael Freedman, veteran broadcast journalist, executive and educator, and currently a Journalist in Residence at University of Maryland Global Campus, has been elected president of the National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Freedman will be inaugurated on January 18 and begin serving a one-year term in the position. In two years leading up to the election, Freedman served as the Club’s treasurer and vice president.

In his acceptance speech last Friday evening, Freedman said: “At the National Press Club we protect press freedom, we protect reporters around the world, and today, we must also protect the reputation of journalism.” He also recognized the challenges that journalism faces in the digital age: “Today we live in a digital world…one in which we have more information at our fingertips than perhaps even [legendary journalist] Ed Murrow could have imagined. At the same time, readers, listeners and viewers on all platforms are asking: ‘Who do you trust?’ The National Press Club is an indispensable platform to educate, inspire, empower and protect. I ask tonight that we join together over the next year to use it to those ends.”

Read the full National Press Club announcement HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMGC and Amazon Team Up for a Better Educated IT Workforce

As a leader in career-relevant education, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has frequently formed alliances with government agencies and corporations to advance its public mission to produce graduates with the necessary skills to meet today’s ever-changing workplace requirements.

Now, the university is breaking new ground in partnership with technology and e-commerce leader Amazon. Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: “We the People…”

NPR’s Nina Totenberg, NBC News’ Pete Williams and CBS News Legal Analyst Jonathan Turley to Discuss Political Division and the U.S. Constitution at National Press Club, Dec. 4

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 12, 2019)—Is America headed for—or perhaps already in—a constitutional crisis fueled by highly partisan politics? Is this endangering our democracy? If so, where do we go from here?

The first forum in the 26th season of The Kalb Report (and the 100th program in the series) will tackle these questions as well as examine who we are as a country today, how we are influencing the world and whether the current administration is an anomaly or represents a dramatic shift in our ideology.Continue Reading

UMGC Among Top Universities Serving Veterans in Military Times Annual ‘Best for Vets’ Ranking

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 4, 2019) University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) once again earned a place among the top universities in service to military veterans, according to the Military Times “Best for Vets” ranking of online and non-traditional schools for 2020. UMGC was ranked No. 3 overall and the highest ranked public university for the sixth consecutive year.Continue Reading

UMGC to Bestow President’s Medal on Vice Admiral Ross A. Myers, US Navy, and Major General Linda Singh, US Army (Retired) at Veterans Day Ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11

 

Master Sgt. Marie L. Villegas, US Air Force (Retired) to Receive Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. Student Veteran of the Year Award

EVENT TO BE LIVE STREAMED AT CONNECTINGVETS.COM

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The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation’s Cyber Center for Education and Innovation, University of Maryland Global Campus and NSA’s National Cryptologic School to Increase Cybersecurity Education for all Ages

Fort Meade, Md. (Oct. 1, 2019)—The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation’s Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) and University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) are pleased to announce the signing of a trilateral Agreement. This agreement was signed with the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School at a ceremony at Ft. Meade, Maryland.Continue Reading