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.
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.
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.
Alumni, guests, faculty and staff attended in-person events in the U.S., Germany and Japan, joined online, or watched the live-stream program including a keynote address by alumna and U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Deshauna Barber ’15 via Facebook Live.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking for all six recipients of this year’s Pillars of Strength Program scholarships, Justina Knoefler said the award was a godsend for her and her family, and she wants “to be one of those women that you can use as an example of success, honor, strength and integrity.”
“The Kalb Report” has won the Gold World Medal in the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards as the “Best Talk/Interview Special.” The honor marks the third time in six years that an edition of “The Kalb Report” has been awarded the gold medal.
MGM National Harbor to host June 28 ceremony and reception to honor 2018 Pillars of Strength Scholarship recipients
Adelphi, Md. (April 18, 2019) – The Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program has selected six caregivers of severely injured servicemembers to receive full scholarships to attend University of Maryland University College (UMUC).