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.
In her keynote address to University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) Class of 2016, a class marked by multiple firsts, Ambassador Marriët Schuurman invoked the words of anthropologist Margaret Mead in challenging celebrants to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”
The day was full of triumphant smiles and jubilant cheers as years of hard work and dedication were celebrated by more than 200 University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) graduates at the Gartenschau Event Hall in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on April 30.
In honor of Veterans Day, University of Maryland University College Europe held an event to recognize staff and faculty members who served in the military and now work at UMUC sites across Europe and the Middle East. More than 20 veterans from all branches of service, ranging in age from 30 to 55, participated. Members who once served as pilots, tankers, mechanics, and recruiters, both officer and enlisted, have since traded in their military skills to find success in the civilian workplace.
An event held at the University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) National Testing Center (NTC) this summer made it possible for a group of enterprising servicemembers to hasten their path to a college degree while saving a significant amount on tuition costs.
As Lauren Bentley walked across the stage on Saturday, May 4, at UMUC Europe’s commencement ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany, each step brought full-circle the inspiring legacy of her great-grandfather—the very first UMUC Europe graduate.