Growing up in Nigeria, Kudiratu Usman, was a strong willed young woman with a passion for learning that was nurtured by her parents. She was also deaf, and in a country where deaf people often do not start school until the age of 15, Kudiratu started school when she was eight.
Leadership and Commitment to Public Service Keys to Selection
ADELPHI, Md. (April 23, 2013)—Nine graduate students at the University of Maryland University College have been selected to become Presidential Management Fellows for 2013, the U.S.government’s Office of Personnel Management announced.
Soldier, leader, husband, and student – these are some of the other important titles balanced daily by Staff Sergeant Matthew Senna, the U.S. Army’s NCO of the Year for 2012. After competing with 24 of the Army’s most talented soldiers at the Best Warrior competition, he was named the winner and presented with the award in Washington, DC, on October 22.
Seven U.S. presidents commend UMUC’s service to our nation’s military
It was only fitting that Dwight Eisenhower was the first of seven U.S. presidents to officially acknowledge the University of Maryland’s work to provide college classes for the U.S. military around the world.
UMUC alumna and Post-Newsweek Media Inc. CEO Karen Acton makes the case for community newspapers
Karen Acton launched her career with a UMUC degree in accounting, intent on getting a nice, stable numbers job. Along the way she happened upon journalism. Now, as the new CEO of Post-Newsweek Media Inc., she finds herself defending a business she loves that, these days, is anything but stable.
UMUC’s Cyber Padawans competed against eight teams at the world finals in Miami
Adelphi, Md. — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cybersecurity students, faculty and alumni from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—took home second-place honors at the Global CyberLympics in Miami on Oct. 29. The Cyber Padawans won the right to represent North America and compete in the world championship by defeating almost 80 teams in regional competition in September. A team from the Netherlands, called “HACK.ERS” and representing Europe, won the world title, with UMUC finishing ahead of teams from Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Nigeria and Sri Lanka.