The following is submitted testimony by James H. Selbe, senior vice president for partnerships, marketing and enrollment management at University of Maryland University College, for the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Hearing on Voluntary Military Education Programs. The hearing was conducted at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 192, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program—recognizing volunteer caregivers of wounded soldiers—represents the only one of its kind in the nation
More than 150 people gathered at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center on Thursday, April 25, 2013, for a special ceremony honoring the first three beneficiaries of the new Pillars of Strength Scholarship Fund, a first-of-its kind scholarship program exclusively focused on the volunteer caregivers of injured soldiers. UMUC has joined the Yellow Ribbon Fund and The Blewitt Foundation in establishing the fund.
Soldier, leader, husband, and student – these are some of the other important titles balanced daily by Staff Sergeant Matthew Senna, the U.S. Army’s NCO of the Year for 2012. After competing with 24 of the Army’s most talented soldiers at the Best Warrior competition, he was named the winner and presented with the award in Washington, DC, on October 22.
UMUC joins with Yellow Ribbon Fund and The Blewitt Foundation to establish Pillars of Strength Scholarship Fund
Adelphi, Md.—University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has joined with the Yellow Ribbon Fund and The Blewitt Foundation to establish the Pillars of Strength Scholarship Fund to support volunteer caregivers of our nation’s injured service members.
Seven U.S. presidents commend UMUC’s service to our nation’s military
It was only fitting that Dwight Eisenhower was the first of seven U.S. presidents to officially acknowledge the University of Maryland’s work to provide college classes for the U.S. military around the world.