UMGC's 2020 Virtual Winter Commencement

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Dear UMGC Graduates,

Congratulations on reaching this important milestone on the path of lifelong learning!

Though we cannot celebrate with you in person, we are with you in spirit. I speak for everyone at University of Maryland Global Campus when I say that it has been our honor to help you in the pursuit of your goals and your dreams.

Today, you represent our greatest achievement, and we are proud to recognize and celebrate your success.

I am also honored to offer a special salute to our active-duty servicemembers and veterans of the U.S. military who are graduating, along with the many medical personnel and first responders on the front lines of our current public health crisis. Your service to our country has earned you the respect and admiration of a grateful nation, and we are so pleased that you selected UMGC as your university of choice.

We are deeply proud of all of you—proud of your achievements, proud of your growth and learning, and proud to welcome you to the ranks of UMGC alumni.

Together, we are more than a match for the challenges before us, united by the common goal of making the world a better, brighter place for ourselves, our loved ones, and for all.

Again, congratulations to you and to all who share this special achievement with you in person and in spirit.


Lawrence E. Leak, PhD

Lawrence E. Leak, PhD
Interim President
University of Maryland Global Campus