See Photos from USM Goes Wild at the Maryland Zoo!

Thank you to all who came out to USM Goes Wild at the Maryland Zoo. Please visit our Flickr to see photos from the event.

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Aminta Breaux Named President of Bowie State University

Breaux has been appointed president of Bowie State University. She comes to the USM from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, where she served as vice president for advancement. Breaux will join Bowie as president on July 1, 2017.


Rommel Gift to Salisbury University to Benefit Center for Entrepreneurship

Dave and Patsy Rommel's $5.5 million gift to SU will benefit the new Center for Entrepreneurship in downtown Salisbury at the Plaza Gallery Building. The Center is to open by 2020 and will feature a shared co-working space for SU entrepreneurs, among other features.


Bowie State University Establishes James E. Proctor Endowed Fund

Bowie State University has established the James E. Proctor endowed fund and named the education building in the alum's honor. In 1990, Proctor was appointed to the House of Delegates. He became vice-chair of the appropriations committee and helped secure $200 million from the state for Bowie State during his career.


Chancellor Emeritus William E. "Brit" Kirwan Honored

Congratulations to Brit Kirwan, who will be inducted into the Baltimore Sun's 2017 Maryland Business and Civic Hall of Fame. Brit is among ten men and women who have made extraordinary contributions in business, government, philanthropy, and the arts.


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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Nationally Known Educator to Serve as Frostburg State University’s Interim College of Education Dean

Dr. Boyce C. Williams, a nationally renowned educator in the field of public and teacher education, has been named Frostburg State University’s interim dean of the College of Education.

Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Maryland Will Transform the Classroom Experience

Dedicated today, the first new academic building constructed on McKeldin Mall in more than 50 years will serve as a national model of collaborative learning.

Hundreds of Free Activities Planned for UMD’s 19th Annual Maryland Day

Explore UMD’s world of Fearless Ideas with more than 400 free, educational, family-friendly and interactive events.

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