Bus Trip Showcases Vibrant ‘Steel City’ Arts Scene

“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.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Recognized for Vision and Innovation at Zenoss GalaxZ17 User Conference

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.Continue Reading

UMUC Receives Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 1, 2016)—University of Maryland University College today received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—UMUC will be featured, along with 82 other recipients, in the November 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.Continue Reading

Chumbow Advocates for Fellow Human Trafficking Survivors

When Evelyn Chumbow answered her phone one day last August, the voice on the other end of the line said, “This is the White House calling.” Obviously, a proverbial joke. “I [thought], ‘This is a lie.’ I said, ‘OK. How did you get my number?’” But when Chumbow Googled the caller’s name, she realized, “Oh wow. This is the White House.”Continue Reading

Florent Groberg’s Next Mission

This article appears as the cover story in the Spring 2016 edition of Achiever magazine.

As Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg recovered from the 32 surgeries it took to save his leg after he was wounded fending off a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, he came to two conclusions.Continue Reading