UMGC has a rich history of helping sailors attain educational goals

University of Maryland Global Campus has been helping members of the United States Navy attain their educational goals for decades. Photo credit File photo

University of Maryland Global Campus has a long and successful history of providing higher learning educational services to the United States Navy to ensure its personnel achieves their higher educational goals.

The Navy celebrated its 246th birthday on October 13 amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. UMGC Military Education Coordinators in San Diego, Calif., have kept the lines of communication open with local regional advisors and staff for Navy College since the program shifted to a virtual format in the early days of the pandemic.

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UMGC’s Military Education Coordinators have a strong understanding of the tuition assistance process, which allows them to help the student enroll while also referring them to Navy support staff when needed.

Their knowledge of Navy enlisted job ratings allows them to help maximize a sailor's Joint Services Transcript credits so they can achieve their educational goals in a timely manner. Sometimes career goals are not a reflection of the sailor’s Naval experience, so UMGC’s Military Education Coordinators can also help guide them toward degrees and certificates that will assist them with their future careers.

The ESS from the Naval Special Warfare School recently reached out to compliment UMGC Military Education Coordinator, Katy Sabala, on her work with its service members. She mentioned how patient and prompt she is, as well as motivating and encouraging to students who are pursuing their degree with UMGC. Students who have had dealings with her have referred her to other students looking to start their education, too.