Alumni News

UMUC Alumni demonstrate how they are “Making Their Mark” through both their personal and professional achievements. Click here to read more.

Andre Mendes '08 and '12 is leading the information and technology efforts for the U.S. Government’s independent global media agency around the world. Click here to read his story.


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Alumni News

In Case You Missed It: Government Week 2016 Recap
University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) Office of Career Services recently hosted Government Week 2016, which offered UMUC students and alumni a wide range of online and on-site events dedicated to assisting them with their government job search. 


UMUC Receives Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
University of Maryland University College received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Click to read more.


How One UMUC Alum Got the Experience She Needed to Launch Her New Career
UMUC alumna Kenithia Alston, ‘15 realized in order for her to successfully change careers, getting experience in her target career field was essential. Learn how she gained valuable experience to help her land not just a job, but a career.


Mix and Match Career Mentoring Event
Want to learn more about UMUC’s Career Mentor Program? Interested in networking with alumni and current UMUC students? Then don’t miss your chance to attend the Mix & Match Career Mentoring Event – a networking opportunity dedicated to connecting industry experts with future experts!


White House Addresses Cyber Workforce Needs
UMUC Professor Jeff Tjiputra shared his views on how to expand the STEM pipeline and promote cybersecurity as a vocation through competitions to the White House's Office of Science and Technology. 


When to Do What: An Action Plan for Military Transition Success
Transitioning out of the military can be both scary and exciting, and is often overwhelming. Learn how to manage the career-related aspects of transitioning into simple action steps so that you know what to do and when to do it.


Alumnus Gives Voice to America
Learn how Andre Mendes '08 and '12 is leading the information and technology efforts for the U.S. Government’s independent global media agency that shares American news and events with people around the world who lack access to free-flowing news and information.


How planned giving donor Ernest Porter Stays Close to UMUC's Mission
UMUC alumni Ernie Porter '86 during his 37 year career with the FBI, never forgot the importance of his graduate degree. Therefore, when it came time to plan his estate, UMUC was on top of his list as an opportunity to contribute something substantial and meaningful to mark the years he spent as a UMUC student. . 


Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. (U.S. Army, Ret.) '63 Passing
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. (U.S. Army, Ret.)—a 1963 graduate of UMUC, the first chair of the University's Board of Visitors, and the 10th chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff—passed away last month at his home in North Oaks, Minnesota. He was 94.


Communication Careers within the Federal Government - NASA
To provide an additional insight into jobs in the federal government, UMUC alumna Michelle Jones ’06 recently answered questions about career trends within communications at NASA.