UMUC Celebrates First Onsite Course Offerings at Ft. Detrick at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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By Kerry O'Neill ( |   May 12, 2008

ADELPHI, Md. (May 12, 2008) UMUC announced today that it is honored to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony—hosted by the Army Education Center and The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick—celebrating the start of the university’s first on-site course offerings at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. UMUC will offer students ten on-site courses, including Introduction to Criminalistics, Organizational Communication, and Business Ethics. The courses will be available to base personnel, NCI employees, and students at Frederick-area schools.

The ceremony, sponsored by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, begins at 10 a.m., but guests are asked to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to allow time for necessary security checks. Civilians will be granted access to the base on the day of the event by presenting a valid photo ID. UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge; Colonel Mary R. Deutsch, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison; Colonel Jonathan Jaffin, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command; Dr. Criag W. Reynolds, Associate Director, NCI at Frederick; Mayor William J. Holtzinger, City of Frederick; and President and CEO Richard Adams, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce will all be in attendance. Major Kate Suarez will serve as master of ceremonies.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Arrival time: 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony: 10 a.m.


Fort Detrick
1520 Freedman Drive
Frederick, Maryland 21702

Please enter through the Veterans Gate on West Seventh Street