Two local students recently earned degrees from University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

Samuel Gene Gravely of Ocean View earned a bachelor’s degree in digital media and web technology. Kristen Michelle Oakey of Selbyville earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The university held a virtual stateside commencement on May 15 for more than 5,500 graduates of the Class of 2021. Worldwide, more than 13,000 students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 32 countries and territories, earned UMGC degrees during the 2020-2021 academic year. UMGC also conducts graduation ceremonies in Europe and Asia for military servicemembers and their families serving overseas.

University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University of Maryland University College) has award-winning online programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics and information technology. With an enrollment of some 90,000 students, UMGC offers open access with a global footprint and a specific mission: to meet the learning needs of students whose responsibilities may include jobs, family and military service. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, including doctoral programs.