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Patricio Enterprises Forms Education Alliance with UMUC

Two-year agreement will provide employees, spouses and dependents access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum

February 22, 2013

UMUC has signed an agreement with Patricio Enterprises to give its employees, their spouses and dependents access to UMUC's diverse curriculum. Read more...

URS Federal Services Inc. Establishes New Educational Alliance with UMUC

New agreement provides URS employees access to UMUC’s diverse programs

January 9, 2013

UMUC has signed an agreement with URS Federal Services to offer its employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degree programs at UMUC. Read more...

UMUC Forges Educational Alliance with AT&T

New agreement provides AT&T employees access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum

December 11, 2012

UMUC has signed an agreement with AT&T to offer its employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degree programs at UMUC. Read more...

UMUC Teams Take First and Second in Inaugural Digital Forensics Investigation Challenge

Event included teams from area high schools, community colleges and four-year institutions

December 5, 2012

A total of 28 teams from Maryland high schools, community colleges and universities participated in the inaugural competition. Read more...

UMUC Establishes Educational Alliance with Smithsonian

Two-year agreement provides Smithsonian employees access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum

November 28, 2012

New two-year agreement makes UMUC the first university to formalize an education alliance with the Smithsonian for its employees. Read more...

UMUC to Host Receptions and Employment Webinar in Support of our Nation’s Veterans

Receptions to feature networking opportunities, academic advising, tips for veterans seeking employment

November 8, 2012

Receptions to feature networking opportunities, academic advising, tips for veterans seeking employment Read more...

The Smithsonian Institution Forms Education Alliance with UMUC

Two-year agreement will provide employees, spouses and dependents access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum

November 6, 2012

UMUC has signed a 2-year agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to offer its employees, their spouses & dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue continuing education at UMUC. Read more...

UMUC Cybersecurity Team Wins Silver in Global CyberLympics

UMUC’s Cyber Padawans competed against eight teams at the world finals in Miami

November 2, 2012

UMUC competed against eight teams at CyberLympics world finals in Miami Read more...

UMUC Cybersecurity Team Wins Silver in Global CyberLympics

UMUC’s Cyber Padawans competed against eight teams at the world finals in Miami

November 2, 2012

UMUC’s Cyber Padawans competed against eight teams at the world finals in Miami, Florida. Read more...

Open System Sciences Establishes New Educational Alliance with UMUC

Alliance offers Open System Sciences’ employees and their families access to UMUC degree and certificate programs, discounts on out-of-state tuition

October 18, 2012

UMUC has signed an agreement with Open System Sciences, headquartered in Northern Virginia, to offer its employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue continuing education at UMUC. Read more...

Luxottica Optical, World’s Largest Eyewear Company, Establishes New Education Alliance with UMUC

Two-year alliance offers Luxottica employees and their family members access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum and discounts on out-of-state tuition

October 11, 2012

UMUC announced that it has signed an agreement with Luxottica Optical to offer postsecondary education opportunities to its employees and their spouses and dependents. Read more...

UMUC to Unveil New Location at Quantico During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Located at Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford, Va., this student service center will open for a facility preview on Sept. 26

September 13, 2012

UMUC will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday,
Sept. 26, in celebration of its new Quantico location. Read more...

NJVC Establishes New Educational Alliance with UMUC

Alliance offers NJVC employees and their families access to UMUC degree and certificate programs, discounts on out-of-state tuition

August 21, 2012

UMUC announced today that it has signed an agreement with NJVC to offer postsecondary education opportunities to the company’s more than 1,300 employees and their family members around the world. Read more...

UMUC Team Places in Top Three of National Cybersecurity Competition

UMUC Cyber Padawans place third out of 53 teams competing in The MITRE Corporation’s virtual Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition July 9–10

August 3, 2012

“We are pleased and proud of this outstanding performance by our undergraduate cybersecurity team, the UMUC Cyber Padawans,” said UMUC Acting President Javier Miyares. Read more...

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Forges Education Alliance with UMUC

New agreement will provide ACTFL members the opportunity to earn a specialized graduate certificate in Instructional Technology Integration

July 5, 2012

Beginning Fall 2012, ACTFL members will be able to earn an online graduate certificate in Instructional Technology Integration designed specifically for individuals teaching world languages on the K–12 level. Read more...

UMUC Expands Alliance Agreement with Gloucester County College

Enhanced agreement will offer Gloucester County College students reverse transfer option

June 19, 2012

UMUC has expanded its agreement with Gloucester County College (GCC) to include a unique reverse transfer option that will allow students who have not completed an associate degree to transfer credits back to GCC. Read more...

UMUC Celebrates 9,500 Graduates in Commencements Worldwide

Ceremonies in Tokyo, Japan; Okinawa; Seoul, Korea; Heidelberg, Germany; Adelphi, Maryland; Guam; and Kandahar and Bagram, Afghanistan

May 11, 2012

From Adelphi to Afghanistan, UMUC is celebrating the graduation of 9,500 students at its worldwide commencement ceremonies this month. Read more...

UMUC’s Barbara J. Mann Wins 2012 ACRL/IS  Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

Award is the highest possible honor in the field of library instruction, and will be presented at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in June

March 14, 2012

Barbara Mann, assistant director for public services and instruction in Information and Library Services, receives highest possible honor in the field of library instruction. Read more...

UMUC Digital Resources Librarian Receives 2012 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

Lenore England will receive the award at the American Library Association annual meeting in June

March 8, 2012

ALA recognizes Lenore England, UMUC digital resources librarian, for her contributions to innovation and excellence in the management of electronic resources. Read more...

UMUC Honors 280 Community College Scholarship Recipients

Dr. Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, presented the keynote at this year’s Community College Scholars dinner

November 18, 2011

Each year, UMUC awards transfer scholarships to exemplary graduates of alliance community colleges. For the 2011–12 school year, recipients were awarded scholarships worth up to $3,300 per year. Read more...

UMUC Welcomes Michael Freedman as Sr. Vice President, Communications, and Professor

Award-winning broadcast journalist, former network executive, professor, and administrator will lead the university’s brand-building, communication, and external relations initiatives.

November 17, 2011

UMUC is pleased to announce that Michael Freedman will join the university in January 2012 as senior vice president for communications and professor. Read more...

UMUC to Honor Fallen Soldiers as Part of National Remembrance Roll Call

Volunteers will read the names of more than 6,300 fallen soldiers—casualties of post 9/11 conflicts—this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the UMUC Academic Center at Largo.

November 3, 2011

On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, UMUC will join more than 175 colleges and universities across the nation in Remembrance Day National Roll Call. UMUC is one of only two Maryland schools to participate. Read more...

UMUC Congratulates Its Maryland Cyber Challenge Finalists

Two teams reached the final round of eight in the college division at the Maryland Cyber Challenge cybersecurity competition, held Oct. 21-22, 2011, in Baltimore, Md.

October 28, 2011

Congratulations to our two teams of finalists in the Maryland Cyber Challenge—the UMUC Cyber Dragons and the UMUC Cyber Padawans. Read more...

UMUC Celebrates Fundraising Success for Scholarships, Honors Donors

September 26 reception honored Philanthropists of the Year, granted naming rights to painting and sculpture galleries and study center in the Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard

September 29, 2011

UMUC celebrated the success of its fundraising campaign—"The Campaign for UMUC: Building a Legacy of Educational Opportunities"—with a September 26, 2011, ceremony and reception. Read more...

UMUC Announces Winners of First Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Opening reception Aug. 6 will showcase 56 of the more than 1,000 submissions received from artists throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

August 5, 2011

The UMUC Arts Program announced the winners of its first Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition (BMRE), which opened to the public August 1, 2011, and runs through October, 16, 2011. Read more...

UMUC Provost Testifies on Cybersecurity Before U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Provost Greg von Lehmen testifies at field hearing, entitled “The Role of Small Business in Strengthening Cybersecurity Efforts in the United States”

July 27, 2011

Before the U.S. Senate Committee, UMUC Provost gave testimony on the role played by small businesses in strengthening cybersecurity efforts in the United States. Read more...

UMUC Receives $500,000 Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York

Grant monies will be used to redesign and evaluate "gateway" courses based on  Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative

July 25, 2011

Through the “Gateways to Success” grant, UMUC will work in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon’s OLI research team and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) to redesign three courses. Read more...

UMUC Named AFCEA Educational Foundation’s Exclusive Academic Institution Preferred Provider for IA, Cybersecurity

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) members will have access to all UMUC coursework and may be eligible for tuition discounts on select programs

July 25, 2011

UMUC announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation to offer AFCEA members the opportunity to attend the university. Read more...

UMUC Launches One-Year MBA Program Online

Selective, accelerated program—starting this fall—offers the same core curriculum as the university’s award-winning online MBA program

July 22, 2011

UMUC announced the Fall 2011 launch of its One-Year MBA program, available completely online. Read more...

UMUC Exceeds $26 Million Fundraising Goal

University surpasses the goal set as part of the University System of Maryland’s seven-year fundraising initiative

July 19, 2011

The campaign reached its goal in March, and by the end of the fiscal year, had surpassed the goal by almost $500,000. Read more...

UMUC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

Collaborative agreement paves the way for cooperative development of academic programs and learning materials, joint research and scholarship, visits by academic personnel and scholars, development of dual degree and certificate programs, and more

June 24, 2011

UMUC today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Universitas Terbuka (UT), Indonesia, that will pave the way for the two universities to collaborate on mutually beneficial activities. Read more...

UMUC Partners with Valencia Community College to Offer Students Opportunity to Pursue Four-Year Degrees

New alliance agreement will offer Valencia students easy access to state-of-the-art, award-winning four-year academic online programs at UMUC beginning this summer

June 17, 2011

UMUC  has signed an alliance agreement with Valencia Community College, the third largest community college system in the state of Florida. Read more...

Seven UMUC Graduates March in Bagram, Afghanistan

A total of 35 students celebrated academic accomplishments and received diplomas from a variety of educational institutions at the second annual local recognition ceremony in Bagram

June 10, 2011

In scorching desert heat, 35 soldiers, airmen, and contract civilians walked across a dusty stage to receive their diplomas in Bagram, Afghanistan, over the Memorial Day weekend. Read more...

UMUC Bestows President’s Medal on Dr. and Mrs. Donald S. and Kim L. Orkand

Longtime supporters of the university have served in leadership roles, endowed scholarships and established the Orkand Endowed Chair in management and technology

May 20, 2011

Longtime supporters of the university have served in leadership roles, endowed scholarships and established the Orkand Endowed Chair in management and technology. Read more...

UMUC Honors Northrop Grumman Executive Catherine G. Kuenzel as 2011 Distinguished Alumnus

Kuenzel will be recognized during UMUC's stateside commencement ceremony on May 14, 2011, at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md.

May 11, 2011

Kuenzel was recognized during UMUC's stateside commencement ceremony on May 14, 2011. Read more...

UMUC Cements Its Position at Forefront of Distance Learning, Wins Five Awards from MDLA and USDLA

Awards honor UMUC faculty, Doctor of Management and Master of Business Administration programs for innovation and excellence in distance learning

May 4, 2011

UMUC is recognized as a top leader in developing and excelling in distance learning for higher education. Read more...

UMUC Welcomes Peter C. Young as CIO and Vice President, Information Technology

Young, formerly vice president and CIO of Rosetta Stone, in Arlington, Va., will explore ways that technology can be leveraged to drive and transform distance learning

May 2, 2011

UMUC has selected Peter C. Young to serve as CIO and vice president, Information Technology. Read more...

UMUC Welcomes James H. Selbe as Vice President, Department of Military Operations

Selbe, a Veterans Advisory Committee on Education appointee, comes to the university from the American Council on Education, where he served as assistant vice president, Lifelong Learning

April 25, 2011

UMUC has selected James H. Selbe to serve as vice president, Department of Military Operations. Read more...

UMUC to Honor Two Cybersecurity Visionaries at Industry Gala

Lt. Gen. Kenneth A. Minihan and Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright to receive inaugural awards at "An Evening in Cyberspace" gala on April 2

March 30, 2011

UMUC announced it will honor two cybersecurity visionaries at its gala on April 2 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort. Event will help raise scholarship funds for students enrolled in UMUC's cybersecurity programs.

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UMUC and ManTech Partner to Support Scholarships for Cybersecurity Studies Through Spring Gala Event

"An Evening in Cyberspace: Supporting Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Leaders," event to be held April 2, 2011

March 23, 2011

UMUC announced ManTech International Corporation as the lead sponsor for its spring scholarship gala, "An Evening in Cyberspace: Supporting Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Leaders," April 2, 2011. Read more...

UMUC Receives 2011 Institution Award from the Council of College and Military Educators

Award recognizes organizations that have made significant contributions to voluntary off-duty military education programs

February 18, 2011

UMUC was honored with the 2011 Institution Award from the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) on Thursday, February 17. Read more...

UMUC Signs Agreement with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at NIH

New agreement will afford students who complete the foundation's certificate program the opportunity to transfer seamlessly to one of four graduate programs at UMUC

February 1, 2011

UMUC has signed an MOU with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) located at the Bethesda, MD campus of NIH. Read more...

UMUC Supports Local Community During the Holidays with Angel Tree Donations

January 12, 2011

Over the past 15 years, the university has helped nearly 7,000 children in Prince George’s County, Md. through the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree Program. Read more...

UMUC and Hagerstown Community College Renew Longstanding Dual-Admission Agreement

Alliance allows students to transfer seamlessly from an associate’s degree program to a bachelor’s degree program

January 12, 2011

UMUC announced today that it has renewed and enhanced a long-standing dual-admission agreement with Hagerstown Community College (HCC). Read more...

UMUC Adds Maricopa Community Colleges and Ozarks Technical Community College to Its Growing List of Alliance Partners

December 6, 2010

New alliance agreements offer students easy access to state-of-the-art, award-winning four-year academic programs online. Read more...

UMUC Receives $1.2 Million Grant from The Kresge Foundation to Measure and Improve Student Success

Grant will fund development of new predictive models and success interventions designed to help close the achievement gap for underserved adult students in Maryland

October 26, 2010

UMUC has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from The Kresge Foundation to develop predictive models and success interventions designed to help close the achievement gap for underserved adult students in Maryland. Read more...

Booz Allen Hamilton Partners with UMUC to Provide Cybersecurity Training to its Workforce

Partnership will afford Booz Allen Hamilton employees opportunity to earn graduate certificate in cybersecurity

October 10, 2010

UMUC announced today that it has formed a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to provide graduate-level cybersecurity training to its workforce. Read more...

UMUC Signs Collaborative Agreement with the University of South Africa

New agreement will develop cultural, scholarly and scientific ties that will benefit students at both institutions

September 30, 2010

UMUC announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of South Africa (UNISA)—the largest university on the African continent, with 330,000 students. Read more...

Association of the United States Army Selects UMUC as Sole Education Provider

New agreement will provide AUSA’s more than 100,000 members access to all 130 of UMUC’s academic programs

September 13, 2010

UMUC announced today that it has been selected by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to be the sole education provider to its members. Read more...

UMUC Enrolls Hundreds in First Online Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Industry leaders helped design bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that address the growing need for cybersecurity professionals worldwide

July 14, 2010

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that applications are pouring in for its new bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in cybersecurity, which launch this fall. Read more...

UMUC’s Center of Academic Operations in Largo Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The new building, which opened last year, exceeds the original goal of Silver Certification.

June 3, 2010

UMUC announced today that its new Center of Academic Operations in Largo has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Read more...

UMUC President Awarded Global Impact Award at the 11th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards

Award recognizes women for technological developments that make an impact across international borders

May 27, 2010

UMUC today announced that UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge has been awarded the Global Impact Award from Women in Technology (WIT). Read more...

UMUC President Awarded Global Impact Award at the 11th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards

Award recognizes women for technological developments that make an impact across international borders

May 27, 2010

UMUC today announced that UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge has been awarded the Global Impact Award from Women in Technology (WIT). Read more...

UMUC's Automated Transfer Credit and Degree Audit System Wins Leadership Recognition Award from IMS Global

System links Hershey Systems' Singularity Suite and Oracle's PeopleSoft to dramatically expedite credit transfer evaluations, decreasing time from more than a month to less than two days.

May 24, 2010

UMUC today announced that it received a Leadership Recognition Award for its automated transfer credit and degree audit system (TCDAS) at the prestigious IMS Global Learning Consortium's 4th Annual Learning Impact Awards showcase. Read more...

UMUC Names Robert Hastings 2010 Distinguished Alumnus

Ocean City, Maryland, native honored at Commencement 2010 in Adelphi, Maryland

May 20, 2010

UMUC named Robert Hastings—senior vice president of communications for Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas—its 2010 distinguished alumnus. Read more...

UMUC Signs 40th Alliance Agreement, Expands Educational Partnerships Nationwide

New alliances include Camden County College, Gloucester County College, Lone Star College System and Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University

April 27, 2010

UMUC today announced articulation agreements with four more institutions: Camden County College (CCC) and Gloucester County College (GCC) in New Jersey, Lone Star College System (LSCS) in Texas, and Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University in Ohio. Read more...

UMUC Signs Alliance Agreement with Lone Star College System

New alliance offers Lone Star College students easy access to state-of-the-art, award-winning four-year academic programs online

April 22, 2010

UMUC today announced that it has signed an articulation agreement with Lone Star College System (LSCS) in Texas, the second-largest and fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Read more...

UMUC’s Center for Intellectual Property Welcomes Thought Leaders to 2010 Symposium on Sustaining Culture in Copyright

Three-day symposium will feature keynote speakers from Google, Inc., and American University

April 16, 2010

The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) at UMUC announced today that it will host a three-day symposium, June 22–24, 2010, entitled “Hybrid ©: Sustaining Culture in Copyright.” Read more...

UMUC Announces Dual Credit Program with National Connections Academy

Program will expand educational opportunities for eligible high school seniors enrolled in the academy

April 16, 2010

UMUC today announced the launch of a dual credit program with National Connections Academy (NaCA), an accredited private online school for students grades K–12 operated by Connections Academy, LLC. The program launches August of 2010. Read more...

Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard to Open at UMUC

New gallery, sculpture garden and learning center opens with an April 20 gala

March 30, 2010

niversity of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it will host a formal gala Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. to mark the official opening of the Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard. Read more...

UMUC Forms New Alliance with Northern Virginia Community College

New agreement marks UMUC’s 20th alliance with a community college outside of Maryland

March 12, 2010

UMUC has formed a new alliance with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Under this new agreement, NOVA graduates will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer their credits into one of UMUC bachelor’s degree programs. Read more...

UMUC Forms New Alliance with Northern Virginia Community College

New agreement marks UMUC’s 20th alliance with a community college outside of Maryland

March 12, 2010

UMUC has formed a new alliance with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Under this new agreement, NOVA graduates will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer their credits into one of UMUC bachelor’s degree programs. Read more...

UMUC to Launch Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs in Cybersecurity This Fall

Programs were created in direct response to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s call to establish a “National Center for Excellence for Cybersecurity” in Maryland

February 3, 2010

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it is launching bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in cybersecurity. Read more...

UMUC Partners with Capitol College to Expand Information Assurance Education

Partnership is a direct response to Recommendation 5 of Governor O’Malley’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Taskforce to increase the number of graduates in each field

January 13, 2010

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Capitol College to expand educational opportunities for Maryland students pursuing careers in cybersecurity. Read more...

Three UMUC Graduate Programs Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center

UMUC joins a select list of higher education institutions worldwide to receive this accreditation

December 14, 2009

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that three of its programs in the Graduate School of Management and Technology have been accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Read more...

UMUC National Leadership Institute Partners with Eckerd College's Center for Conflict Dynamics

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October 28, 2009

UMUC’s National Leadership Institute (NLI)  has partnered with the Center for Conflict Dynamics (CCD) at Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, Fl. Read more...

UMUC’s National Leadership Institute Celebrates 30-Year Partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership

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October 20, 2009

The National Leadership Institute  (NLI) at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) this month celebrates its 30th year as a network associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Read more...

UMUC Congratulates Winners of the Second Military Challenge at the Nation’s Triathlon

Ken Corigliano and Stephanie Brown took first place during UMUC’s Second Annual Military Challenge

October 1, 2009

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) congratulates the male and female winners—Ken Corigliano and Stephanie Brown, respectively—of this year’s UMUC’s Military Challenge race held Sunday, September 13, in Washington, D.C. Read more...

K12 Inc. and UMUC Announce Dual Credit Program for K12 Students

Distance Education Leaders in K-12 and Higher Ed Partner to Expand Opportunities for Students

August 26, 2009

K12 Inc. the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and K-12 online school programs, and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced a partnership to offer dual credit to eligible students. Read more...

UMUC Welcomes New Orkand Chair of Management and Technology

Jay Liebowitz, DSc, joins UMUC as Orkand Chair of Management and Technology in UMUC’s Graduate School of Management and Technology

August 18, 2009

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) today announced the addition of Dr. Jay Liebowitz, as the Orkand Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School of Management and Technology. Read more...

UMUC Joins Community College of the Air Force General Education Mobile (GEM) Program

New program promises greater continuity, faster educational progress for U.S. Air Force personnel pursuing an associate's degree

July 17, 2009

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it is one of a select few universities nationwide invited to participate in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program. Read more...

UMUC Partners with Montgomery College to Create the Dr. Evelyn Bata Scholarship Program for Student Success

Generous gift will fund scholarships and support from resource advisors for select Montgomery College students who wish to pursue a UMUC bachelor’s degree

July 16, 2009

UMUC today announced the creation of an academic pilot program with Montgomery College, made possible by a gift from Dr. Evelyn Bata, a member of the Board of Visitors and UMUC faculty. Read more...

UMUC Joins Yellow Ribbon Program, Earmarks $1.8 Million

Program will defray costs for military students who enroll in programs whose costs exceed the allowances of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which goes into effect August 1, 2009

July 10, 2009

UMUC today announced that it has earmarked $1.8 million to fund participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Read more...

UMUC Wins Three Awards from IMS Global Learning Consortium

Awards honor effective use of technology to achieve education goals, testify to UMUC’s position as a pioneer and leader in distance education

June 23, 2009

UMUC announced today that it received three awards from the IMS Global Learning Consortium at the IMS Learning Impact 2009 and Summit on Global Learning Industry Challenges conference in Barcelona, Spain. Read more...

UMUC Students May Qualify for $6,000 Grants Through MyCAA

New program supports military spouses who seek education or credentials in portable career fields

June 12, 2009

UMUC announced today that it is a full participant in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Defense. Read more...

UMUC Receives ACE/Wal-Mart Grant

$100,000 ACE/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Institutional Award grant will assist veterans transitioning into UMUC

May 5, 2009

UMUC today announced that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant as part of the American Council for Education (ACE)/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Institutional Award. Read more...

UMUC Welcomes New Chair of Education Department

Higher education veteran Virginia Pilato, PhD, joins UMUC as chair of education department and director of teacher education in the Graduate School of Management and Technology

April 24, 2009

UMUC today announced the addition of Virginia Pilato, PhD, as chair of the education department and director of teacher education in the Graduate School of Management and Technology. Read more...

UMUC Wins $180 Million Contract to Teach U.S. Troops in Asia

Multimillion-dollar Department of Defense contract calls for UMUC to teach undergraduate troops stationed in the U.S. Pacific Command for up to six more years

April 9, 2009

UMUC has won an education contract—valued at $180 million by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)—to deliver undergraduate programs on-site to U.S. troops stationed in countries in the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). Read more...

Anonymous $6 Million Gift Will Help Students Weather Economic Woes

Unnamed benefactor directs that monies go to fund scholarships for worthy students

April 2, 2009

UMUC announced today that it has received an anonymous $6 million donation, with $1 million allotted to unrestricted funds and $5 million earmarked for scholarships. Read more...

UMUC Responds to Teacher Shortages, Launches Online MAT

Cost of the eight-week online preparation course for the Praxis/MAT exam can be applied to the cost of graduate tuition.

March 27, 2009

UMUC today announced the launch of its new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)  degree program for secondary education, with concentrations in computer science, earth/space science, mathematics and English. Read more...

UMUC Wins Three MDLA Awards, Cements Reputation as the Leader in Distance Learning

UMUC recognized for distance administrator, program and course of the year.

March 10, 2009

The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) at UMUC announced today that it will host a three-day symposium, June 22–24, 2010, entitled “Hybrid ©: Sustaining Culture in Copyright.” Read more...

UMUC Signs Collaborative Agreement with Bulgarian University

Select faculty members are bound for Bulgaria to teach courses in finance, accounting, business writing and more.

January 27, 2009

UMUC has announced an innovative, collaborative agreement with the Higher School of Insurance and Finance (VUZF), in Bulgaria. VUZF is the Bulgaria's first private institution of higher education. Read more...

UMUC to Honor Over 200 New Community College Scholarship Recipients

$1 million earmarked for community college graduates in 2008–2009 academic year alone

November 6, 2008

UMUC and President Susan C. Aldridge will honor 204 new recipients of UMUC’s Community College Transfer Scholarship at a special dinner Friday, November 14, 2008, in the UMUC Inn and Conference Center Ballroom in Adelphi, Maryland. Read more...

UMUC’s New Orkand Scholarship to Aid Military Families

$200,000 fund will buy textbooks for servicemembers and help pay tuition for family members.

November 5, 2008

UMUC has announced the new Orkand Family Military Scholarship Fund. The $200,000 fund will provide financial assistance to UMUC’s military students and their spouses. Read more...

UMUC Alumni Association Honors the Late Michael Lief Bjerknes

Alumni Association will name Bjerknes 2008 IMAN Chapter Outstanding Alumnus at the 9th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, November 1, 2008.

October 28, 2008

UMUC has formed a new alliance with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Under this new agreement, NOVA graduates will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer their credits into one of UMUC bachelor’s degree programs. Read more...

UMUC to Host Copyright and Section 108 Workshop Online, Nov. 10-20

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October 21, 2008

UMUC’s Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) will host a new workshop: “The Section 108 Study.” Read more...

Wor-Wic Community College and UMUC Sign Alliance Agreement

UMUC now has alliance partnerships with every community college in Maryland.

October 17, 2008

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) today announced an alliance partnership that offers Wor-Wic Community College (WWCC) graduates access to bachelor’s degrees. Read more...

UMUC Unveils Artistic and Educational Exploration of the Underground Railroad

UMUC will host an art exhibit, scholarly symposium and virtual tour that will feature more than 50 works by renowned artist Joseph Holston.

October 16, 2008

UMUC announced a premier exhibition by renowned Maryland artist Joseph Holston, showcasing more than 50 original paintings, drawings and etchings that compose his visual narrative Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad. Read more...

UMUC Celebrates 60 Years of Providing Higher Education Across the U.S. and Abroad

Milestone celebrates transition from a single department focused on continuing studies to the second-largest degree-granting university in Maryland

October 16, 2008

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) today announced the celebration of its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center Ballroom in Adelphi, Md. Read more...

UMUC Opens Entrepreneur Development Center

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October 16, 2008

UMUC announced today that it will open its new Entrepreneur Development Center (EDC) this fall at UMUC’s Dorsey Station campus in Elkridge, Maryland. Read more...

New DoD Contract Positions UMUC to Be One of the First U.S. Universities On the Ground Serving Troops in Iraq

Education contract calls for UMUC to provide undergraduate liberal arts instruction and some graduate programs on the ground to troops stationed in the U.S. Central Command

October 16, 2008

UMUC announced today the award of an education contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to deliver undergraduate liberal arts coursework and several graduate-level programs to U.S. troops stationed in countries in the U.S. Central Command. Read more...

UMUC Expands Its Educational Opportunities to Maryland's Eastern Shore

UMUC to host open house at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center.

October 1, 2008

UMUC will host an open house at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center Tuesday, October 7, 2–7 p.m. The open house will allow students on the Eastern Shore to learn about the degree programs and scholarship opportunities offered through UMUC. Read more...

Winners Named in UMUC Military Challenge, a Race Within the National Triathlon

UMUC congratulates Kyle Hooker for finishing first in the Military Challenge race in Washington, D.C.

September 23, 2008

UMUC is pleased to congratulate Kyle Hooker for winning the university’s Military Challenge competition in Washington, D.C. on September 14, 2008.  More than 500 servicemembers competed with each other in the first-ever Military Challenge. Read more...

UMUC President Showcases New Automated Transfer System at the U.S. Department of Education’s National Summit in Chicago

Singularity Suite allows UMUC to fully digitize student transfer credits and transcripts, providing instant access to information for its 90,000 students.

August 23, 2008

UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge was invited to present the university’s new automated transfer credit system, "Singularity Suite," at the U.S. Department of Education’s national summit in Chicago last month. Read more...

UMUC Awarded FIPSE Grant from U.S. Department of Education to Develop a Mentoring Program for Students

UMUC is one of only six universities chosen to receive the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant

August 18, 2008

UMUC has formed a new alliance with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Under this new agreement, NOVA graduates will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer their credits into one of UMUC bachelor’s degree programs. Read more...

UMUC to Retrofit Acquired Largo Property into LEED-Certified “Green” Center of Academic Operations

University will begin the transition process to the new building in Spring 2009

August 7, 2008

UMUC announced today that it has purchased the former Hechinger headquarters—most recently occupied by Raytheon Co.—at 1616 McCormick Ave. in Largo, Maryland. Read more...

UMUC Named Fourth Largest Provider of Higher Education to Veterans and Servicemembers who Access the GI Bill

Chronicle of Higher Education article lists private and public universities and colleges, as well as community colleges that serve veterans and servicemembers

August 1, 2008

UMUC today announced that it has been named the fourth largest provider of higher education to servicemembers and veterans who use their federal education benefits. Read more...

UMUC President Appointed to National Commission to Address the Role of Public Universities in a Global Economy

Dr. Susan C. Aldridge was one of 12 university presidents appointed to the Commission on Presidential Leadership and Global Competitiveness

July 18, 2008

UMUC today announced that its president, Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, was appointed to a national commission established by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to address the role of public universities in a global economy. Read more...

UMUC and UMBC Join Forces to Provide Certificate in E-Learning and Instructional System Design

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July 15, 2008

UMUC today announced a new joint graduate-level certificate in E-Learning and Instructional System Design in cooperation with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Read more...

UMUC Student Staff Sergeant James Garlitz Named NCO of the Year

Staff Sergeant James Michael Garlitz is pursuing a UMUC bachelor’s degree in business while serving in Kuwait

July 7, 2008

UMUC is proud to congratulate Staff Sergeant James Michael Garlitz, a business student in UMUC’s School of Undergraduate Studies, for winning the U.S. Army Central Command’s (ARCENT) 2008 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition. Read more...