Preaching What She Practices


University of Maryland University College (UMUC) alumna Mary Ann Hakes said she believes the gift of education is the answer to many of the world’s problems. That’s one of the reasons why she has so ardently supported the university since earning her Master of General Administration degree from UMUC in 1990.Continue Reading

Alumnus Gives Voice to America

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From a very early age, said Andre Mendes, he was certain about two things: He was fascinated with the United States and he wanted his life to have an impact.  So it’s no small irony that the lad who spent his formative years in his native Portugal consuming Reader’s Digest and Hollywood-driven TV would grow up to lead the information and technology efforts for the U.S. Government’s independent global media agency that shares international events and everything American with people around the world who lack access to free-flowing news and information.Continue Reading

Steven Schupak

When Steven Schupak talks about the state of public TV today, you can hear the excitement in his voice. “What other channel has membership? What other channel has people leaving money to them in their wills? Not very many,” he said. “That’s what public television is.”Continue Reading

Deneen Hernandez

When Deneen Hernandez discusses cyber security with her students, she stresses that the field doesn’t have to be jargon-filled or dull. The FBI forensic examiner and adjunct cyber security professor at UMUC points to the reported FBI investigation into allegations that the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into an internal Houston Astros network to steal players’ information.Continue Reading

Sabrina Fu

A scholar-practitioner by anyone’s standards, Sabrina Fu always looks for new ways to put her scientific knowledge and experience to work for the benefit of her students, as well as her community. In fact, this environmental management professor and Drazek Teaching Award winner views science as the gateway to solving many of the serious social and environmental challenges we face as a nation.Continue Reading