From English Major to Environmental Steward: UMUC Alumnus Makes Clean Water His Mission

Berkeley County, West Virginia, is the fastest growing county in the state as new industry is attracted to the I-81 corridor and Northern Virginia’s exploding population spills into the Mountain State’s eastern panhandle.

As a result, an upsurge of houses, roads, parking lots, industrial parks and the like is creating new stormwater pollution problems in a state where water flows downhill quickly.Continue Reading

More than 7000 Global Graduates Are Celebrated as UMUC’s Greatest Achievement

University of Maryland University College celebrated its 2018 Summer-Fall Class of global graduates—more than 7000 strong—about 1400 of whom walked the stage to receive associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at two separate Winter Commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, Dec. 15.  In all, this class of graduates represented 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 20 countries and territories.Continue Reading

Veterans Day Ceremony Honors Retired Army General and Marine Corps Sergeant

On the centennial of the end of World War I, the event that established Armistice Day (and ultimately Veterans Day), University of Maryland University College (UMUC) acknowledged the sacrifice of the veterans and active-duty service personnel and their families who make up half of its student body.Continue Reading

UMUC and Entercom Inspire Philadelphia Business Leaders to Hire More Veterans

With the job market booming and U.S. military veterans returning home looking to succeed as civilians, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) introduced itself Oct. 17 as a new member of The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to the city’s regional business community—and as a premier education provider for companies seeking to hire vets.Continue Reading

UMUC is Top Public University in Military Times’ Best for Vets 2019 Ranking of Online and Non-Traditional Schools

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 24, 2018) University of Maryland University College (UMUC) continues its run atop the Military Times’ Best for Vets survey, ranking as the top public university and second overall among online and non-traditional schools for military personnel and veterans.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Launches Campaign Highlighting Historic Mission and “Hustle” of its Students

Adelphi, Md. (August 14, 2018)—University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has launched a new advertising campaign—“Made for You”—that highlights the institution’s historic mission: to bring quality, affordable education to adult and military students outside of the traditional college campus as it has for more than 70 years. The campaign celebrates the hard work and “hustle” that students display as they juggle family, jobs, and even military service while they pursue their educational goals.Continue Reading

On the Road: Portable Professors Reflect on Their Nomadic Path

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