UMUC Celebrates First Onsite Course Offerings at Ft. Detrick at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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By Kerry O'Neill (koneill@mghus.com) |   May 12, 2008

ADELPHI, Md. (May 12, 2008) UMUC announced today that it is honored to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony—hosted by the Army Education Center and The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick—celebrating the start of the university’s first on-site course offerings at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. UMUC will offer students ten on-site courses, including Introduction to Criminalistics, Organizational Communication, and Business Ethics. The courses will be available to base personnel, NCI employees, and students at Frederick-area schools.

The ceremony, sponsored by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, begins at 10 a.m., but guests are asked to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to allow time for necessary security checks. Civilians will be granted access to the base on the day of the event by presenting a valid photo ID. UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge; Colonel Mary R. Deutsch, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison; Colonel Jonathan Jaffin, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command; Dr. Criag W. Reynolds, Associate Director, NCI at Frederick; Mayor William J. Holtzinger, City of Frederick; and President and CEO Richard Adams, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce will all be in attendance. Major Kate Suarez will serve as master of ceremonies.

WHEN:            

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Arrival time: 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony: 10 a.m.

WHERE:         

Fort Detrick
1520 Freedman Drive
Frederick, Maryland 21702

Please enter through the Veterans Gate on West Seventh Street