UMUC prides itself on offering second chances to adult learners wishing to earn a college education. But for Pablo Coffie, a second chance wasn’t going to cut it. He breezed by third, fourth, fifth, sixth . . . who knows how many chances.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur watched as the sedan carrying two generals and an admiral pulled up, and waited patiently to greet his superior officers―men he had referred to as “the three stooges.”
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.
It’s an understatement to say that Jon West-Bey, who joined UMUC in March as Arts Program Curator, is a renaissance man.
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.
When Evelyn Chumbow answered her phone one day last August, the voice on the other end of the line said, “This is the White House calling.” Obviously, a proverbial joke. “I [thought], ‘This is a lie.’ I said, ‘OK. How did you get my number?’” But when Chumbow Googled the caller’s name, she realized, “Oh wow. This is the White House.”
Ronald Dean’s townhouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a museum of his Air Force service during the Vietnam War.
“If you Google my name, orange goo pops up. Somehow, I’m associated with this forever,” said Emanuel Hignutt, who neither performs with the Blue Man Group, makes Play-Doh, nor works as The Joker’s stunt double.
One of the first winners of a Pillars of Strength Scholarship and her new husband are adjusting to a life with challenges they are determined to overcome.