University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has conferred the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, the university’s highest faculty teaching honor, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members, and bestowed the Teaching Recognition Award on 10 others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching during UMUC’s 1st Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration May 9 through 13.
Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber, who earned her master’s in management information systems at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), prevailed over 51 other contestants to win the crown at the Miss USA 2016 pageant held at Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 5.
When Jacqueline Barber received her Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) on May 14, she said she checked off her “next bucket-list thing to do.” Graduating with her daughter, Tiffinie Jennings, who received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration on the same day during the same UMUC commencement ceremony―well, that was a bonus beyond imagining.
To be a good writer, it helps to be a good painter, one of the most acclaimed writers of history and biography told host Marvin Kalb on the May 12 edition of “The Kalb Report” at the National Press Club.
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.
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.”
The day was full of triumphant smiles and jubilant cheers as years of hard work and dedication were celebrated by more than 200 University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) graduates at the Gartenschau Event Hall in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on April 30.
By Dermaine Wardrick
The best part of my job as an academic advisor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is helping students achieve one of their major life goals―earning a college degree.
“If you Google my name, orange goo pops up. Somehow, I’m associated with this forever,” said Emanuel Hignutt, who neither performs with the Blue Man Group, makes Play-Doh, nor works as The Joker’s stunt double.
Donald Trump is posing a major conundrum for the news media that is trying to figure out how to cover him, PBS NewsHour Co-Anchor Judy Woodruff told host Marvin Kalb on the April 20 edition of The Kalb Report.