Academic Foreign Legion Reunites at Adelphi Gathering

Just a year before UMUC’s 70th anniversary, members of the Overseas Marylanders―the academic foreign legion that traveled the world from the 1960s to the 1990s to bring education to American service personnel―gathered at Adelphi, Md., for two days in April to reminisce, provide support for each other, and hear how UMUC is faring today.Continue Reading

UMUC Europe Recognizes Veterans Among Staff and Faculty

Reception honoring veterans

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.Continue Reading

UMUC on the Cover of The Washington Post Magazine

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.Continue Reading

At UMUC, Youth@Work Interns Gain Rich Work Experience

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.Continue Reading

UMUC to Take Part in Maryland Unites: A Day of Service, Tuesday, August 11

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.Continue Reading

Joellen Shendy

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.Continue Reading