Blakely R. Pomietto looked back over the influences of her life and made a decision: She would donate $50,000 to the Pillars of Strength Scholarship fund with the hope that it would be matched to double the amount.
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.
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
EDITOR’S NOTE: We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Global Media Center are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.
As she spoke on behalf of the seven Class of 2019 Pillars of Strength Scholarship recipients, Sonia Yulfo could barely hold back her tears when describing how she took care of her father who had returned from Afghanistan wounded both physically and mentally.
Known as University of Maryland University College for Nearly 50 Years, New Name for America’s Largest Online Public University Reflects Its Global Reach and Historic Mission
MGM National Harbor to host June 27 ceremony and reception to honor 2019 Pillars of Strength Scholarship recipients
Adelphi, Md. (June 21, 2019)–The Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program has selected seven caregivers of severely injured service members to receive full scholarships to attend University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Kerri Evans, one of 51 students who received their University of Maryland University College diplomas at a joint recognition ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk, has big plans. After earning her associate degree in general studies, she is motivated to complete her bachelor’s degree in health care administration and perhaps become an officer.
Editor’s note: This profile is part of a UMUC series in celebration of National Military Appreciation Month.
At 95, Jack Milton of Arlington, Virginia, has lived two complete careers studded with adventure and financial success. But even 50 years after he finally completed his bachelor’s degree as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Milton looks back on his association with University of Maryland University College as essential to his life.
Highlights from UMUC 2019 Commencement Ceremonies Showcase Appreciation for Military Service, Sacrifice, Achievement
Beginning each April, a rolling series of University of Maryland University College commencement ceremonies take place on or near military installations in Asia, Europe and the U.S. to accommodate UMUC’s family of service members graduating worldwide.
When retired U.S. Army combat veteran Shamir Taylor, his wife, Nyema, and his father, retired Army Master Sgt. Raymond Richardson, all graduated together during the University of Maryland University College morning commencement ceremony May 18, the trio became one of the latest in a long line of “family-groups” to earn UMUC degrees and graduate at the same time.
The Taylors and Richardson were among approximately 3,000 of the 13,242 Class of 2019 graduates worldwide who attended one of three separate UMUC stateside commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, on May 18 and 19.