Achiever Magazine

Achiever is the magazine of University of Maryland University College. Read compelling feature stories and connect with students, faculty, alumni and friends who are making a difference in our world. View the interactive version below or download as a PDF.

Spring 2015 Issue

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  • The University of the Future
    Making the case for a university that is portable, flexible, and adaptable to the needs of individual students. By UMUC President Javier Miyares


  • The Class of UMUC: History Makers and Leaders In Their Fields
    Eighteen UMUC graduates who have made history or risen to the top of their respective professions. By Menachem Wecker
  • Pillars of Strength
    Caregivers of injured military personnel receive full scholarships to UMUC. By Menachem Wecker
  • Tales of the Academic Foreign Legion
    Veterans of UMUC’s overseas operations look back on teaching careers that were measured in miles. By Gil Klein


  • UMUC's Championship Season
  • Hoyer, Cardin Visit UMUC
  • Kalb: Scalia and Ginsburg, Woodward and Bernstein
  • Augustine: Applying Breakthrough Ideas in Higher Education

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Past Issues

Spring 2014

2014 Spring Achiever

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How We Learn
Three thought leaders discuss the changing face of higher education. By Gil Klein.


Spring 2013

2013 Spring Achiever

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Cybersecurity Secrets
Industry experts discuss the challenges of hacking, tracking and attacking in a virtual world. By Gil Klein


Fall 2012

Achiever Fall 2012

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Hails from the Chiefs
Seven U.S. presidents commend UMUC's service to our nation's military. By Gil Klein


Spring 2012

Achiever - Spring 2012

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Warrior University
Almost 40 years ago, Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker's commanding officers supported his dreams of earning a college degree. Through Warrior University, he has done the same for thousands of others. By Chip Cassano

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