UMUC President Miyares Nominated for “Outstanding Educator of the Year” by Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares has been nominated as a finalist for the “Outstanding Educator of the Year” award by the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC).

The MDHCC will hold its prestigious Business Excellence Awards at the fifth annual Business Award Holiday Gala on Jan. 18 at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore.Continue Reading

“60 Minutes” and UMUC Helped Milton Hall Launch His Company

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For Milton Hall, the long, hard journey from growing up in Baltimore’s inner city to owning a successful business in Washington, D.C. started with watching “60 Minutes” on CBS every Sunday and culminated with earning an MBA from University of Maryland University College(UMUC).Continue Reading

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

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 and Dr. Mansur Hasib Honored by International Information Security Leaders Organization

(ISC)², the international membership association for information security leaders, recently announced the winners of its seventh annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (Americas ISLA®), which celebrate the accomplishments of private and public sector industry leaders throughout the Americas who are inspiring change within the information security workforce.Continue Reading

UMUC Grad Earns Military Times Award

Justin Sullivan’s  resume is impressive. During combat tours in Afghanistan, the Navy information systems technician first class was credited with saving two lives. He has received a number of awards for community engagement, including the President’s Volunteer Service Award—twice. He is in line for a promotion to chief petty officer and is weighing the option of becoming a limited duty officer, a commissioned officer designation for Navy members who are considered very highly skilled.

Now Sullivan, who holds a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College (UMUC), has added another prestigious honor to his resume. The Military Times named him Service Member of the Year. The coveted award is given annually to a member of each branch of the military.Continue Reading