UMUC Wins Awards for Outstanding Faculty Service, Program Development, More

September 21, 2012

Faculty and students of UMUC’s Graduate School have been recognized with six awards from the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing and online learning in the higher education community. 

At the regional level, the UPCEA awards honor and acknowledge outstanding education professionals for service and leadership and recognize originators of creative programs, activities and service.  

“My full appreciation and gratitude go to our awardees for their extraordinary contributions on behalf of UMUC, The Graduate School and its students,” said Robert Goodwin, acting vice provost and dean. “Please join me in congratulating them on receiving these highly competitive and well-deserved honors.”  

The following winners will be recognized at a ceremony at Stockton College in New Jersey next month:  

  • Michael Dayton, MS, Biotechnology, 2012
    Outstanding Continuing Education Student
  • Claudine SchWeber, PhD
    Outstanding Faculty Service
  • Les Pang, PhD; and Stella Porto, DSc
    Applied Research
    Best Practices in Cloud Computing for Collaboration in Online Education
  • Theo Stone, PhD
    Applied Research–Dissemination of Applied Research
    Engaging Graduate Students to Publish Action Research in Educational Technology
  • Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, EdD
    Partnership [Institutional]
    Collaboration with a Dutch University to Create a Global Community of Practice
  • Alan Carswell, PhD; Clay Wilson, PhD; and Patrick Fitzgibbons, PhD
    Program Development [Credit]
    MS in Cybersecurity and MS in Cybersecurity Policy  

Overall, UMUC took home six of only 11 regional awards granted by UPCEA this year.  

Founded in 1915, UPCEA serves more than 350 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. The Mid-Atlantic Region boasts 81 institutional members. Learn more about the UPCEA.