Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation

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USMH Executive Director Mark C. Halsey Recipient of J.O. Grantham Leadership Award

Halsey has been named the 2016 recipient of the J.O. Grantham Leadership Award in recognition of Halsey's service to the file of distance learning and technology and his leadership within the National University Technology Network.

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Save the Date: 3rd Annual Alumni Engagement Summit

Join us on June 7th to hear from leadership, explore current trends, and network with colleagues on ways to leverage the power within – our one million collective living alumni – to strengthen our programs and support our institutions.


Brian DeFilippis VP of University Advancement at Towson

Brian DeFilippis is Towson University's new vice president of University Advancement and executive vice president of the Towson University Foundation. Brian comes to TU from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he served as associate dean for development and its chief development officer.


Stories of Impact

Nichole Land and Oliver Meyers are graduates of USM institutions. In Stories of Impact, they reflect on the scholarships they received and the importance of gift-giving in higher education.

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Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at UMD Signs $64.8M Cooperative Agreement with NASA

NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the University of Maryland to continue collaborative research in the field of Earth system science.

University of Maryland’s Annual Giving Day Raises Over $2 Million

Funds will support student scholarships, academic programs, and campus initiatives.

FSU’s Recreation and Park Management Program Reaccredited

Frostburg State University’s Recreation and Parks Management Program has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreations, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT), which found the…

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