Service Member Soars in Part Two of Feature Series

Air Force Staff Sgt. Alicia Hunt takes center stage in part two of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com three-part series showcasing the sacrifice and achievement of University of Maryland University College student service members, veterans and their families—as well as a special feature on the Forever GI Bill. The stories are part of UMUC’s partnership with ConnectingVets.com and its slate of “Veterans Community Showcase” programming.Continue Reading

Summit to Explore the Promise and Challenges of Replacing Textbooks with Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

Dec. 8 Event Will Bring Together Higher Education Leaders in Maryland to Discuss Digital Rights, Curating Material, Access and Quality Issues

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 28, 2017)—As advocacy and evangelization of Open Educational Resources (OER) turn to adoption and scaling up, a pivotal summit will be held on Dec. 8 to provide educational leaders throughout the state of Maryland an opportunity to discuss lessons learned and how OER is addressing the issues of quality, access and affordability in higher education.Continue Reading

UMUC Student Earns Education Award for “Grit” in Achieving Her Dual Master’s

Kathleen Gervase homeschools her 10-year-old daughter, cares for her disabled wife who has required repeated cancer surgeries, acts as a medical advocate for elderly and sick neighbors, volunteers with the Girl Scouts, and runs a small, environmentally friendly landscaping business.

So, what does Gervase, 42, do with her free time?Continue Reading

UMUC Ballroom Named for “Great Citizen-Soldier” Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr.

During a Veterans Day ceremony commemorating his life and service, University of Maryland University College dedicated the Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr. Ballroom at its College Park Marriot Hotel and Conference Center in Adelphi, Maryland, heralding him as the university’s most illustrious alumnus, a remarkable military leader, and a tireless education advocate.Continue Reading

Feature Series Showcases Sacrifice, Achievement of Student Servicemembers, Veterans, Their Families

University of Maryland University College Pillars of Strength Scholarship winner Vanessa Corey-Engelhardt is profiled in the first of a series of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com stories that feature selfless acts of service and achievement by UMUC student servicemembers and veterans, as well as a special feature on the Forever GI Bill. The stories appear during November 2017 as part of UMUC’s partnership with ConnectingVets.com and its “Veterans Community Showcase” programing in celebration of Veterans Day.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College to Honor Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., at Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10

University to Name Conference Center Ballroom after the late Gen. Vessey, a “Soldier’s Soldier” who Rose from Enlisted Man to the Nation’s Highest Ranking Military Officer

CBS Radio to Provide Anchored Coverage of Ceremony Beginning at 10:03 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at ConnectingVets.comContinue Reading