Business lecturer and author Judith Umlas believes that the best way to leverage the most value from your professional and personal relationships is to be a “grateful leader” by acknowledging your co-workers, family members and friends for who they are, and not just for what they do.
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.
University of Maryland University College was the cover story of The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, November 3. The feature tells the story of UMUC’s beginnings as a trailblazer in educating adult students—many were returning veterans from World War II—in Maryland and with the military overseas.
Volunteers Spend the Day at Parkdale H.S., Build Deck at Habitat for Humanity Home
As UMUC volunteers gave the weight room at Parkdale High School a fresh new coat of green and gold paint, Panthers head football coach Chuck Pope could see the physical transformation, but he was more excited about a psychological transformation for his players.
Mentoring Program Teaches the Value of Networking
On Tuesday, August 4, 18-year-old Breana Ross, representing the 14 student interns who worked at UMUC for five weeks as part of the Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program, stood up in front of approximately 100 people attending a roundtable convened by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.
Staff and Faculty to Paint Stadium Bleachers and Weight Room at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) staff and faculty will spend the day painting stadium bleachers and the weight room at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County as part of Maryland Unites: A Day of Service, the initiative announced by Governor Larry Hogan in July for state employees to offer their time and talents through community service.
UMUC Creative Entries Shine in a Field of 6,000
University of Maryland University College’s Office of Institutional Advancement has won three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards for outreach and social-marketing campaigns designed to connect with alumni and encourage their engagement with UMUC.
For Joellen Shendy, Unlikely Path Led to UMUC Registrar’s Office
As a student at Minnesota State University in the late 1980s, Joellen Shendy was passionate about a post-college career that would require active public engagement rather than paper pushing: criminal justice, public administration, forensic science, and law.
In a stirring musical opening to her one-woman show, Kate Campbell Stevenson belted out this inspirational line: “Your life is a story; it is scripted by you.”
Vice Provost Kara Van Dam Brings Holistic Approach to Faculty-Student Experiences
Dr. Kara Van Dam’s LinkedIn profile notes she is fluent in both French and Spanish, but it’s her inclusion of “English, Middle (1100-1500),” the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare, that really sets her apart.