EDITOR’S NOTE: We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Global Media Center are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.
When members of the Overseas Marylanders Association (OMA) get together for a reunion, as they did in Adelphi on June 21-22, the stories of adventure are in abundance.Continue Reading
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members in the U.S., Europe and Asia and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration Dec. 3 through 7.Continue Reading
Like many University of Maryland University College faculty and staff members, Kristin Byerly, director of veteran initiatives for UMUC Stateside Military Operations has deep military connections.Continue Reading
UMUC’s traveling faculty reflect on the triumphs—and trials—of being a portable professor.
Editor’s note: This article is featured in the Spring 2018 edition of Achiever, the magazine of University of Maryland University College.
For most faculty at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), preparing for class involves booting up a computer. For Gyongyi Plucer-Rosario, who teaches marine biology on Guam, it might include strapping on a face mask and flippers.
“The last field trip is the one everyone looks forward to,” said Plucer-Rosario.Continue Reading
Most University of Maryland University College (UMUC) graduates can speak to the multitude of ways in which life punctuates the pursuit of a college degree with stops and starts that render the journey a syncopated dance toward completion.Continue Reading
As it does each year, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recognized Earth Day (April 22) with a series of green events and initiatives across the university. Leading the charge stateside was Cora Lee Gilbert, UMUC’s director of sustainability and contract services who, during her 37-year tenure, has not only become a champion for green initiatives at the university but also across Maryland.Continue Reading
The financial realities of growing up in a large family in Japan left Kyoko Onna unable to pursue her dream of studying at a U.S. university. But that changed after she tapped a University of Maryland University College (UMUC) language program in an unlikely venue: the U.S. military base in Okinawa.Continue Reading
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has conferred the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, the university’s highest faculty teaching honor, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members, and bestowed the Teaching Recognition Award on 10 others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching during UMUC’s 1st Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration May 9 through 13.Continue Reading
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan—This year, University of Maryland University College Asia (UMUC Asia) will celebrate 60 years of providing quality education to U.S. military members, their families, and eligible civilians with special celebrations throughout the year.