Achiever Magazine

Achiever is the magazine of University of Maryland University College. Read compelling feature stories and connect with students, faculty, alumni and friends who are making a difference in our world.

Spring 2017 Issue

Cover Story

  • From Strength to Strength: Building on 70 Years of Academic Innovation
    Three university leaders share their perspectives on the importance of harnessing the power of new technology and embracing innovation to weather a perfect storm in higher education and create a sustainable path forward for UMUC. By Gil Klein


  • The Lives of Leaders
    Since 1947, six chancellors or presidents have led UMUC or its predecessor, the College of Special and Continuation Studies. Each has helped shape the university in different ways. Here are their stories. By Gil Klein
  • Institutional Memories
    Thanks to two dedicated employees, the University Archives is helping to preserve the physical history of a truly innovative institution–and to make it accessible online. By Chip Cassano
  • Miss USA: Combat Ready and Armed with a UMUC Degree
    U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Deshauna Barber talks about growing up in a military family and the journey that led to her being crowned Miss USA 2016. By Gil Klein
  • Hidden Treasures
    The UMUC Arts Program oversees a large and growing collection of work by Maryland and international artists–and more patrons are taking notice. By Gil Klein


  • Cybersecurity Road Trip
  • UMUC Celebrates 25 Years in Russia
  • In Memoriam: Gen. John W. Vessey Jr.
  • UMUC Wins Contract to Continue Teaching in Middle East and Africa
  • Kalb Report Features Presidential Debate Moderators
  • UMUC Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar for Journalists
  • UMUC Provost Emeritus Retires
  • UMUC Honored by Military Times, NUTN Network
  • A Letter from Former President Barack Obama

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