Dear UMGC Graduates,
Congratulations! Commencement represents an important academic milestone, and you deserve to celebrate.
Today, we are honored to celebrate with you. While we cannot join you in person, I speak for everyone at University of Maryland Global Campus when I say that we are here with you in spirit—deeply proud of your every achievement and standing behind you as you continue to pursue your dreams and aspirations.
When you succeed in your studies and in life, we succeed in our mission, and it is truly an honor to welcome you as UMGC alumni.
Many of you are also active-duty servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. military, or medical personnel and first responders on the front lines in the fight against our global pandemic. We salute you and the many others who live lives of service, and we thank you for choosing UMGC to continue your education.
As UMGC graduates, you are each better equipped to lead—in your family, your community, your place of work.
Be brave, and know that we share your vision of a world that is better and brighter, safer and more secure, more peaceful, and more just.
Embrace that vision and let it lead you. Together, we can help to build that world for ourselves, our loved ones, and for all.
Again, congratulations to you and to all who share in this special achievement, whether in person or in spirit.
Gregory W. Fowler, PhD
University of Maryland Global Campus