U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Schumacher understands Afghanistan better than most Americans. He was selected and trained to be an expert on all things Afghan—the language, customs, culture, government, and military—in his advisory role with the Afghanistan–Pakistan Hands Program under the Joint Staff.
Mother’s Day weekend marked a new beginning for 9,023 University of Maryland University College Class of 2017 stateside graduates—about 3,000 of whom made their way across the stage to receive associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees at three separate UMUC commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday May 13 and 14 at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland.
On the count of three, they shifted the tassel on their caps from right to left and embarked on the next leg of life’s journey accompanied by the joyous cheers and applause of family and friends.
University of Maryland University College honored 27 Doctor of Management candidates and conferred their degrees during the 2017 doctoral commencement ceremony at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on Thursday evening May 11. It was the overture to a Mother’s Day weekend of ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, honoring the university’s associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates.
Medal of Honor Recipient Capt. Florent Groberg (U.S. Army, Ret.), Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine to Deliver Keynote Addresses
The story of Navy veteran Maggie Gifaldi’s quest to complete a college degree calls to mind the lyrics once penned by Beatle John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” The death of a loved one, relocation, giving birth to four children—these and other events intervened.
For someone like Zachary Ducker who grew up learning and studying about cryptographic methods, meeting and talking with pioneers in the field of digital cryptography was more than a privilege and honor, he said. It was an overpowering experience.
“To be able to meet individuals such as Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Whit Diffie whose ideas formed the cryptographic methods I studied … to meet and talk with them in person was very profound.”
UMUC has joined the University System of Maryland (USM) in its sponsorship of EduLab@Light City, one of six Labs@LightCity innovation conferences that will bring together local and national innovators and thought leaders across six key industries during Light City 2017. EduLab@Light City will take place on Wednesday, April 5, at the IMET Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St., in Baltimore.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was honored today by the Maryland legislature with resolutions recognizing the institution’s 70th anniversary. President Javier Miyares attended ceremonies in both chambers to accept the proclamations on behalf of the university.
University of Maryland University College is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017, including its proud history of service to the U.S. military, which began when it was established in 1947 specifically to serve the educational needs of veterans returning from World War II.
Ashley Esposito is a typical University of Maryland University College student who did an unusual thing.
As a member of UMUC’s Student Advisory Committee, she was asked to speak at the Nov. 15 White House Symposium on Higher Education Innovation that Reduces Costs and Strengthens Quality to explain why she believes UMUC’s online programs are revolutionary.