Expanded Benefits Showcased in Part Three of Series

Keith Hauk, associate vice president of Veterans Initiatives and Military Support for University of Maryland University College Stateside Military Operations, shares information about the Forever GI Bill in the final installment of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com three-part series, which showcases the sacrifice and achievement of UMUC’s military students and the information veterans need to pursue their higher-education goals.Continue Reading

UMUC’s Medal of Honor Winner Talks About His Next Mission

The book signing started as just two vets swapping stories about their grueling days at Army Ranger school.

But before it was over, Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg, a UMUC graduate, and Keith Hauk, the university’s associate vice president of Veterans Initiatives for Stateside Military Operations, dug deeply into the psyche of the wounded veteran and the mission of healing.Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates More Than 7,000 at Its First-Ever Winter Commencement

December 16 marked a day of new beginnings for both the University of Maryland University College itself and the 7212 members of its Summer-Fall Class of 2017 graduates—about 1200 of whom walked the stage during the university’s first-ever winter commencement to receive associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at two separate ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. In all, this class of graduates represented 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries and territories.Continue Reading

Service Member Soars in Part Two of Feature Series

Air Force Staff Sgt. Alicia Hunt takes center stage in part two of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com three-part series showcasing the sacrifice and achievement of University of Maryland University College student service members, veterans and their families—as well as a special feature on the Forever GI Bill. The stories are part of UMUC’s partnership with ConnectingVets.com and its slate of “Veterans Community Showcase” programming.Continue Reading

UMUC Ballroom Named for “Great Citizen-Soldier” Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr.

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.Continue Reading

Feature Series Showcases Sacrifice, Achievement of Student Servicemembers, Veterans, Their Families

University of Maryland University College Pillars of Strength Scholarship winner Vanessa Corey-Engelhardt is profiled in the first of a series of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com stories that feature selfless acts of service and achievement by UMUC student servicemembers and veterans, as well as a special feature on the Forever GI Bill. The stories appear during November 2017 as part of UMUC’s partnership with ConnectingVets.com and its “Veterans Community Showcase” programing in celebration of Veterans Day.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College to Honor Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., at Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10

University to Name Conference Center Ballroom after the late Gen. Vessey, a “Soldier’s Soldier” who Rose from Enlisted Man to the Nation’s Highest Ranking Military Officer

CBS Radio to Provide Anchored Coverage of Ceremony Beginning at 10:03 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at ConnectingVets.comContinue Reading

UMUC and the VA Forge New Relationship to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce

University of Maryland University College and the Veterans Administration solidified their long history of cooperation on July 10, when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop coordinated initiatives and perform student outreach activities that will promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce.Continue Reading