Building on 70 Years of Academic Innovation

In 1949, the University of Maryland University College seized on a “big idea.” At the request of the U.S. Department of Defense, UMUC became the first institution to send faculty members overseas to teach college courses to active-duty servicemembers.

It was a bold and spirited maneuver for a fledgling university established just two years earlier in 1947 to serve a new breed of learner—adults outside the traditional campus setting who greatly differed from the students typically filling America’s college classrooms at the time. Continue Reading

Florent Groberg’s Next Mission

This article appears as the cover story in the Spring 2016 edition of Achiever magazine.

As Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg recovered from the 32 surgeries it took to save his leg after he was wounded fending off a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, he came to two conclusions.Continue Reading