Author Archives: USG

From Building His Skills to Building the Region’s Most Innovative Spaces

When most people think of a construction site, they think of the hard hats, bright yellow vests, and tall scaffolding. But, there is another equally important behind-the-scenes part of construction – the project managers who play a critical role in … Continue reading

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From Raising Her Children to Becoming a Child Therapist

“Before USG, I was a single mother raising two beautiful kids. Now, thanks to UMBC at USG, I am also the social worker that I had always wanted to be.” Continue reading

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From Discovering His Passion for Science, to Working Towards Discoveries in Cancer

By the time Armen Ghazarian started taking courses at Montgomery College (MC), he was certain that he wanted to be a doctor. So, when it came time for him to decide where to transfer after his two years at MC, … Continue reading

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The Power of 9 by Dr. Stewart Edelstein

Recently, I had the opportunity to reconnect with Armen Ghazarian, a 2008 graduate of The University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), and a current epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute. Before Armen found USG, … Continue reading

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The Great Responsibility of Leading a Diverse Community

Anyone who lives or works in Montgomery County can attest to the rich diversity of our population. On all scales—from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, economic status and sexual preferences , I have long been proud of our county’s commitment … Continue reading

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Suite News: Tips to overcome the “Holiday Blues”

The “holiday blues” … a bit of an oxymoron, no, given our emphasis on “holiday cheer?”  Yet many people will tell you that it’s all too real. My name is Dr. Jonathan Kandell, and I’m a psychologist and Director of … Continue reading

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Suite News: This Holiday Season, Be Grateful for Your Grind

Regardless of what seasonal traditions you and yours choose to celebrate as a holiday, a theme of thankfulness arises this time of year. We are thankful for our friends and family, our communities, the support and resources that empower us … Continue reading

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