Expanded Benefits Showcased in Part Three of Series

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Keith Hauk, associate vice president of Veterans Initiatives and Military Support for University of Maryland University College Stateside Military Operations, shares information about the Forever GI Bill in the final installment of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com three-part series, which showcases the sacrifice and achievement of UMUC’s military students and the information veterans need to pursue their higher-education goals.Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates More Than 7,000 at Its First-Ever Winter Commencement

December 16 marked a day of new beginnings for both the University of Maryland University College itself and the 7212 members of its Summer-Fall Class of 2017 graduates—about 1200 of whom walked the stage during the university’s first-ever winter commencement to receive associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at two separate ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. In all, this class of graduates represented 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries and territories.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

Feature Series Showcases Sacrifice, Achievement of Student Servicemembers, Veterans, Their Families

University of Maryland University College Pillars of Strength Scholarship winner Vanessa Corey-Engelhardt is profiled in the first of a series of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com stories that feature selfless acts of service and achievement by UMUC student servicemembers and veterans, as well as a special feature on the Forever GI Bill. The stories appear during November 2017 as part of UMUC’s partnership with ConnectingVets.com and its “Veterans Community Showcase” programing in celebration of Veterans Day.Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Rack Up Accomplishments, Take Second Place in Recent Halloween-themed Hacking Competition

Notable achievements across a variety of cybersecurity hacking challenges highlight the UMUC Cyber Padawans’ busy fall competition schedule

 

ADELPHI, Md. (Oct. 25) – The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Padawans hacking competition team captured 2nd place, along with a $300 cash prize, at the “Catch the Ghost” Halloween-themed capture the flag (CTF) competition, held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.Continue Reading

2017 Pillars of Strength Scholarships Awarded to Caregivers of Wounded Veterans at Ceremony Hosted by MGM National Harbor

At the time Junior Novas was shot in the shoulder in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province—after suffering a major concussion when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device in Iraq’s Anbar Province—he didn’t even know the woman who would become the mainstay of his life as his wife and caregiver.Continue Reading