Graduation Ceremony Shapes Up Before Sailor Ships Out

During his speedy rise in the U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Mercado, 26, has collected an impressive number of awards and accolades. He also earned two degrees from University of Maryland University College (UMUC). But one thing has eluded this Navy master-at-arms. He has never been able to walk at a commencement with his family present.

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September 6 Signing Ceremony to Launch Prince George’s 3D Scholars Program Enabling High School Students to Earn Bachelor’s Degree for $10,000 or Less

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A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony will finalize commitments made between PGCPS, PGCC and UMUC at the start of the new school year for the inaugural class of 18 Prince George’s 3D Scholars. The three institutions created this pilot scholarship program to provide a pathway for high-achieving high school students to earn dual enrollment credits toward an associate’s degree at PGCC, before transferring to UMUC to earn a bachelor’s degree for a total cost of $10,000 or less.Continue Reading

For Benjamin Schumacher, Serving in Afghanistan Meant Serving People

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.Continue Reading

University System of Maryland and edX to Launch MicroMasters® Programs, Which May Accelerate Path to Advanced Degrees and Save Students Thousands of Dollars

Non-Degree Programs in Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Instructional Design and Technology, and Software Testing and Verification, will be offered by national online education leader University of Maryland University CollegeContinue Reading