Category Archives: Guest Post

Read and Re-Gift! Guest Post: Juanita Benavides-Alcala, Towson University student

I told everyone that it was going to be impossible to forget about me! My name is Juanita Benavides-Alcala and I am a former student blogger for Around the Grove, but now I am back to tell everyone about our … Continue reading

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Calling All Education Professionals: Come Spend “An Evening with USG”

An Evening with USG is a brand new event designed specifically for education professionals – ranging from middle school principals to community college counselors, from after-school high school program coaches to our partner university recruiters. It is a chance for these unsung heroes to network with one another and with USG staff and partner university program representatives. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Priscille Diwa, UMD Communication student

I am where I am today as a result of my parent’s actions. My family and I were born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We lived a wonderful, and comfortable life until civil unrest occurred between my country and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women in STEMM

The Student and Academic Services at the Universities at Shady Grove will host its very first Celebrating Women in STEMM event on Tuesday, October 9th from 3-6pm. The event is a mini-symposium focusing on education and career pathways for women … Continue reading

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USG Hosts its First Ally Week!

What is Ally Week? In 2005, the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) hosted the first LGBT Ally Week, which is when “LGBTQ K-12 students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversation on what they need from their allies in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Rommel Pazmino, UMD Criminology & Criminal Justice student

This summer I decided to study abroad in Italy to better understand the vulnerabilities associated with being a refugee in Italy. As a Criminology and Criminal Justice major, I have a passion to help and assist people who are in need of help. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Davina Whyte, Summer R.I.S.E. Intern at USG

Hello, my name is Davina Whyte. I am a rising senior at Northwood High School. This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the Summer R.I.S.E. program. Summer R.I.S.E. (Real Interesting Summer Experience) is a unique opportunity for Montgomery … Continue reading

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