Alumni News

Pillars of Strength Scholarship recipient Danielle Kelly '15 completed her degree while helping her husband adjust to life on the home front. Click here to read more.

UMUC alumnus Derk Mattocks '09 shares how to inspire others to lead by maximizing organizational results. Click here to read more.


President Obama awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to UMUC graduate student Florent Goberg at White House ceremony. Click here to read more. 


The Impact of Giving
Each year, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) receives thousands of gifts donated by generous alumni and friends. Read more on how you can help impact the future generation of UMUC students and alumni.

Pillars of Strength Scholarship Recipient's Inspiring Story

Job Openings are Growing in Cyber Security
Our security and economic stability depend on the nation's ability to fill cyber security positions. Learn more about industry trends and how UMUC is helping to meet workforce needs.

Pillars of Strength Scholarship Winner Getting Life Back to a New Normal
Pillar of Strength Scholarship recipient and now UMUC alumna Danielle Kelly '15 completed her degree while helping her husband adjust to life back on the home front.

Leadership and Influence Tidbits
Leadership is as much about mindset as it is about skill sets and the ability to combine the two with successful outcomes.  Learn from UMUC alumnus Derk Mattocks '09 how to lead to inspire others to maximize organizational results.

The Importance of Building Your LinkedIn Brand
Having a strong online brand will ensure you are connecting with the right individuals to maximize, expand, and enhance your career connections. However, in order to build a strong online personal brand, you first must understand the social media sites and tools available to help you leverage your opportunities. UMUC alumna Arfa Syed '10 discusses the importance of using LinkedIn as a valuable tool for growing your professional network and social media presence.

UMUC Students and Alumni Take Part in National Cyber League Games
UMUC cyber security students and alumni competed in the National Cyber League Games. Learn how their skills were tested!

UMUC Reduces Undergraduate Tuition for Dependents of Active-Duty Service Members as well as Spouse and Dependents of Military Reservists and National Guard
University of Maryland University College has reduced undergraduate tuition to $250 per credit for dependents of active-duty military service members, as well as the spouse and dependents of reservists and National Guard members.

Trio of Alumni Association Events Focus on the Military
The UMUC Alumni Association hosted a series of events focused on honoring military service members and their families. 

Lawrence Gross Jr. '95
Congratulations to Lawrence Gross Jr. '95 who was appointed to Chief Information Officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). As CIO, Gross advises FDIC senior leaders on a range of strategic issues.

UMUC Student Receives Highest Military Honor
President Obama awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to UMUC graduate student Florent Groberg on November 12 for his bravery in tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, saving several lives while suffering a severe leg wound.

UMUC Alumni Are Teaching For America
Four UMUC graduates were selected into the Teach for America program in an effort to expand educational opportunities for at-risk students.


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