UMUC Orkand Chair’s Book to Receive 2019 UPCEA Frandson Award for Literature

Peter Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College Orkand Chair and professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, has been named recipient of the 2019 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, sponsored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), for his book “Free Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education.”

The award, given to the author and publisher of “an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature,” will be conferred at the UPCEA annual meeting in Seattle, March 27-29, according to the association’s announcement.  In all, UPCEA honored 10 individuals and six programs with awards in 2019.Continue Reading

UMUC Student’s Essay on Physician-Assisted Suicide Earns Top Honors

Ladonna Ford, a senior at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), is the winner of the 2018 Mary E. Brown Undergraduate Student Paper Award. The award is sponsored by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and given for “an outstanding undergraduate paper dealing with a topic related to dying, death, loss and bereavement.”Continue Reading

Show Opening Feb. 17 Features Top Works by Promising Student Artists

University of Maryland University College Arts Program opens its 2019 exhibition season with the Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition, the premier visual arts competition for students across the state. The show, featuring works in all mediums, provides students the opportunity to enhance their classroom learning while celebrating their artistic achievement.Continue Reading

UMUC Honors Faculty Worldwide for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members in the U.S., Europe and Asia and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration Dec. 3 through 7.Continue Reading

“OverThere” Honored Twice at TIVA “Peer Awards”

Public Television Documentary Chronicling UMUC’s 70 Year History of Service to U.S. Military Overseas Wins Gold Award for Scriptwriting and Bronze for Nonfiction Documentary

In one of the more poignant moments of the public television documentary “Over There: The Adventures of Maryland’s Traveling Faculty,” Professor Bruce Janoff choked back tears describing a time in 1973 in Vietnam when one of his students did not show up for class. It turned out the soldier had been killed during a mission the day before.Continue Reading

Veterans Day Ceremony Honors Retired Army General and Marine Corps Sergeant

On the centennial of the end of World War I, the event that established Armistice Day (and ultimately Veterans Day), University of Maryland University College (UMUC) acknowledged the sacrifice of the veterans and active-duty service personnel and their families who make up half of its student body.Continue Reading

Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program Wins National Award

When her husband was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Infantry with post-traumatic stress disorder, Terri Jo Yarnell was propelled from her role as a young stay-at-home mom into that of a caregiver and breadwinner. She knew she needed a college degree to land a job that offered long-term security for her husband and three children, but she couldn’t afford to go back to school.Continue Reading

Executive Women’s Forum Names UMUC Professor a Finalist for Women of Influence Award

Loyce Pailen, director of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Center for Security Studies has been named by the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy (EWF) as a finalist for the 2018 Women of Influence Awards presented by Alta Associates. Award recipients will be announced Oct. 24 during the 16th Annual EWF National Conference at Scottsdale, Arizona.Continue Reading

UMUC Alumna Nominated as Cybersecurity Rising Star by Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu

Tomiko Evans, a University of Maryland University College (UMUC) alumna who graduated in May with a master’s in cybersecurity technology, was honored as a cybersecurity Rising Star nominee by the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) at the organization’s 5th Annual Cyberjutsu Awards. The event, held at the Tower Club at Tysons Corner, Virginia, August 17, celebrated women who are leading change in the cyber field.Continue Reading