ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 7, 2017) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will continue educating U.S. military troops in the Middle East and Africa after being awarded a new 54-month contract by the U.S. Department of Defense.
University of Maryland University College is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017, including its proud history of service to the U.S. military, which began when it was established in 1947 specifically to serve the educational needs of veterans returning from World War II.
ADELPHI, Md., Dec. 16, 2016 – Military Times recently announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings and UMUC is listed in the top ten (#7) for the third consecutive year. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.
Hildebrand Gift of $500,000 Will Support Military Students and UMUC’s Global Military Operations
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. (’63), known as a soldier’s soldier and who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Reagan administration during a 46-year military career, passed away at his home in North Oaks, Minnisota, on August 18. Gen. Vessey was featured in the spring 2015 issue of University of Maryland University College’s Achiever magazine as a “History Maker,” arguably UMUC’s most accomplished alumnus. In a letter to the UMUC community (see below), President Javier Miyares honored Gen. Vessey’s inspirational life as an enlisted man who misrepresented his age in order to fight in World War II and rose to become the military’s highest ranking military officer.
UMUC student and Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.
This article appears as the cover story in the Spring 2016 edition of Achiever magazine.
As Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg recovered from the 32 surgeries it took to save his leg after he was wounded fending off a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, he came to two conclusions.
“Long, but a worthwhile journey.” That’s how Jennifer Levine, who attended the combined commencement ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on May 26, described her path to earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
For Sandralee Jensen, the decision to apply for a Pillars of Strength Scholarship that would provide her free tuition to complete a master’s degree at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was not easy.