Joellen Shendy

For Joellen Shendy, Unlikely Path Led to UMUC Registrar’s Office

As a student at Minnesota State University in the late 1980s, Joellen Shendy was passionate about a post-college career that would require active public engagement rather than paper pushing: criminal justice, public administration, forensic science, and law.Continue Reading

Using Data To Improve Student Success

University of Maryland University College, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College Share Data to Help Students

Community college transfer students make up 45 percent of all undergraduates in the United States. Now, new data analysis has identified factors that contribute to their success at four-year institutions. The data sharing and analytics were conducted by three Maryland institutions—University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Montgomery College (MC) and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC)—and funded by a grant from the Kresge Foundation.Continue Reading

Waldorf Center For Higher Education Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Center Expands Access to Higher Education through UMUC/CSM Alliance

New Scholarship to enable 15 recipients to pay rate of tuition in effect 15 years ago

Adelphi, Md. (May 1, 2014) – University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) today celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Waldorf Center, one of the oldest regional higher education centers in the state and a critical resource that extends higher education opportunities for students throughout Southern Maryland.Continue Reading

University Of Maryland University College Is Presenting And Exhibiting At ASTD 2014 Conference

Presentation of a case study to show how linking workforce development to organizational goals improved performance and effectiveness

Adelphi, Md.(April 30, 2014) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a leader in distance and online education, is conducting a presentation and panel discussion and exhibiting at the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) 2014 International Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C.Continue Reading

Noted Author Discusses Racial Equality in America

Racial equality in America is still a work in progress, author says at UMUC event

The fact that the United States has an African American head of state reflects significant progress in the nation’s efforts to achieve racial harmony, but Barack Obama’s presence in the White House should not be taken as a sign that America has overcome its painful legacy of discrimination and exploitation based on skin color, author Bruce Jacobs told a UMUC audience Feb. 18.Continue Reading

Prince George’s County High School Students Visit UMUC To Learn About Cyber Security

Fifty-five students in the IT Academy at Fairmont Heights H.S. in Prince George’s County, Maryland, visited UMUC on Friday, January 31. The students presented some of the work they are doing at the IT Academy but also enjoyed a day full of sessions and hands-on activities organized by UMUC faculty concerning various aspects of cyber security.Continue Reading