During a Veterans Day ceremony commemorating his life and service, University of Maryland University College dedicated the Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr. Ballroom at its College Park Marriot Hotel and Conference Center in Adelphi, Maryland, heralding him as the university’s most illustrious alumnus, a remarkable military leader, and a tireless education advocate.
University of Maryland University College Alumni Association has dished up a tasty way for its community members to connect, network—and support the university’s scholarship fund to help student recipients realize their higher-education dreams.
The image is at once comically absurd and sobering. Three young men sit on plastic patio chairs at a table in a rowboat, drinking through straws from fruit-colored cups. A mango tree grows out of one side of the boat as a packaged loaf of Sunbeam bread floats by. In the distance, other Sunbeam loaves bob on the water’s surface, and two figures also appear semi-submerged. One of them holds a rope tied to the boat, suggesting it won’t go very far.
In 1949, the University of Maryland University College seized on a “big idea.” At the request of the U.S. Department of Defense, UMUC became the first institution to send faculty members overseas to teach college courses to active-duty servicemembers.
It was a bold and spirited maneuver for a fledgling university established just two years earlier in 1947 to serve a new breed of learner—adults outside the traditional campus setting who greatly differed from the students typically filling America’s college classrooms at the time.
University of Maryland University College Office of Institutional Advancement received four 2017 Hermes Creative Awards administered and judged by the Association of Marketing Communication Professionals—earning top honors among major international brands and Fortune 500 companies.
UMUC prides itself on offering second chances to adult learners wishing to earn a college education. But for Pablo Coffie, a second chance wasn’t going to cut it. He breezed by third, fourth, fifth, sixth . . . who knows how many chances.
“Andy was more interested in becoming a celebrity than the next Picasso,” explained Quaishawn Whitlock, an artist, and guide at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. He was leading half of the roughly 45 participants in the mid-June UMUC annual Arts Program trip and he explained that Pittsburgh-native Warhol (Andrew Warhola) grew up in an immigrant family, which had come from present-day Slovakia. The family was working class, but Warhol would go on to epitomize the American dream, Whitlock explained.
Adelphi, Md. (April 25, 2017) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has received a Z Award for Vision and Innovation at the Zenoss annual user conference, GalaxZ17, held in Austin, Texas, on April 12. Awarded to exemplary customers, partners and teams, the Z Awards are designed to recognize best-in-class IT practices and serve as a model to others in the industry.
The judges for the 38th Annual Telly Awards have selected two of UMUC’s entries to receive Bronze Telly awards in the PSAs and Commercials for Colleges and Universities category.
Debate Moderators Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Chris Wallace of Fox News Join Commission on Presidential Debates Co-Chairs Frank Fahrenkopf and Mike McCurry For Post-Election Review with Journalist Marvin Kalb, Dec. 5