Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter lauded UMUC student and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg (U.S. Army Ret.) as “representing the highest caliber of individuals who have helped defend our nation and all we stand for, for over 15 years in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
In a special presentation honoring African American Heritage Month, Dr. John Wolf, associate vice chancellor for diversity and academic leadership development for the University System of Maryland, reflected on 164 years of American history and asked his UMUC audience to consider the meaning of Black History Month—how it has changed and how it is different for every individual.
When one Air Force servicemember deplaned at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore on November 12, she was too exhausted to share her name with the 30 UMUC alumni, staff, family, and friends who had assembled to welcome 250 servicemembers returning from overseas.
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.
With the number of cyber security job openings in the tens of thousands nationwide, the importance of developing the necessary skills to fill open positions is both increasingly critical to our national security and essential for the world’s economic well-being.
Naval history, including the USS Wisconsin docked nearby, was on full display as UMUC alumni gathered for a fall mixer at the Nauticus maritime museum in Norfolk, Virginia. A heavy rainstorm may have dampened the turnout, but the hearty souls who attended the event enjoyed a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
He Urged Cybersecurity Grads to Pursue Defense Agency Jobs
In his keynote address at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) third Cyber Gala, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that cyber threats top the list of national security concerns and that cyber attacks will only intensify.
Panel Discussion to Feature Experts from UMUC, Schneider Electric, and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
WHO: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will hold a panel discussion and networking event for servicemembers interested in cyber security careers and/or education programs.
An event held at the University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) National Testing Center (NTC) this summer made it possible for a group of enterprising servicemembers to hasten their path to a college degree while saving a significant amount on tuition costs.
Events Help Students Find and Prepare for Jobs
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Career Services is collaborating with the Partnership for Public Service, the UMUC VeteransSuccess Club, and select agencies from the federal government in a week-long series of events that will connect students, alumni, and the public to career opportunities with a future—including the potential for leadership development.