USG and MC awarded a $85,500 scholarship fund
The Universities at Shady Grove and Montgomery College have been awarded a $85,500 scholarship fund from the Harvey-Danner Family to support students in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program. The scholarships will be awarded to full-time students in the ACES program.More
In Memoriam: Charles Edward "Ted" Peck
Former Foundation Chair Ted Peck passed away on December 26. Peck was the CEO of the Ryland Group, a home building and mortgage company in Columbia MD; the founder of the Columbia Festival of the Arts; and a great contributor to the USM, among other roles. In addition to serving as Foundation Chair, Peck served as chair of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee and on the Board of Visitors at UMCES. In 1995, Peck was awarded an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from UMUC. Peck was a generous leader in the community and the USM and we remember him fondly.More
UMUC President Javier Miyares named one of "5 higher ed leaders to watch in 2017 (and beyond)"
"Miyares leads the only public, separately accredited, fully online university in the country. In recent years, the institution has managed to increase enrollment by 20% while spending 20% less on advertising, thanks to an advanced model of data analytics, which UMUC has been able to market to other institutions to help generate revenue." -EducationDiveMore
UMES President Juliette Bell Testifies on Capitol Hill
Juliette Bell urged a Congressional committee to fund scholarships for minorities who want to pursue careers in agriculture.More