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The Hotel at the University of Maryland Launches Three Packages for Those Looking For a Safe and Relaxing Getaway
Packages designed to help guests relax, recharge and continue to stay safe

By PRESS OFFICER
The Hotel at the University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (July 22, 2020)—Don’t cancel all of your 2020 plans just yet! The Hotel at the University of Maryland, a luxury hotel and conference center adjacent to the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), has reopened with a comprehensive cleaning and sanitization program known as Ever Strong and is offering special packages so guests can relax and recharge while staying safe.

“We want to give our guests an opportunity to get out of their house and travel while knowing that our attention to detail will be their peace of mind,” said Linda Westgate, general manager of The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

Guests can choose from the following three packages, each with unique benefits.

 

The “Monumental DC” package

With plenty of open-air monuments and memorials, Washington, D.C. provides the perfect opportunity to take in some fresh air and tour some of the nation’s most historic sites. In addition to providing guests with luxury accommodations in close proximity to D.C., this package includes:

• Complimentary room upgrade

• $25 voucher to Bagels N’ Grinds

• Two $8 Smart Trip metro cards

• Complimentary parking for one vehicle

 

The “Get Away from Home” package

Whether guests need a change of scenery, want to explore some of the best trails that Maryland has to offer, or are looking for a quiet place to work or binge watch your favorite shows, The Hotel is offering guests the opportunity for a brief escape. With lenient check-in and check-out times, guests can step away from their everyday routine with comfort and peace of mind. This package includes:

• 15 percent off best available rate

• Early check-in & late check-out times

• Free parking

 

The “First Responders Recharge” package

To show gratitude for those working on the frontlines of the pandemic, The Hotel is offering the “First Responders Recharge” package, which gives first responders the opportunity to relax and recharge after putting in long hours and immense dedication to helping the community during the pandemic. This package includes:

• A special rate 20 percent off best available rate

• Complimentary parking

• $15 coupon for breakfast at Bagels N’ Grinds

Interested guests will need proof of first responder status to qualify.

To book any of these packages, call 301-277-7777 or visit https://www.thehotelumd.com/special-offers/.

With the comprehensive cleaning and sanitization program Ever Strong, The Hotel at the University of Maryland is taking care of all the details so that you don’t have to. For more information about hotel services and health and safety protocols, please visit https://www.thehotelumd.com/nowopen/.

 

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Geralyn R. Lawrence Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2020 Best of the Best Top 10 in Maryland for Family Law Attorney

By PRESS OFFICER
Best of the Best Attorney

The Best of the Best Attorneys has acknowledged the outstanding performance of Maryland’s Family Law Attorney Geralyn R. Lawrence as 2020 Best of the Best Top 10 Family Law Attorney which practiced law at a higher standard.

The Best of the Best Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes listings of the Top 10 Family Law attorneys in each state every year. Attorneys who are chosen to the “Top 10” list must approve by Best of the Best Attorneys careful selection process and independent evaluation. Selections are also based on either nominated by peers, clients, and/or our research team. Best of the Best Attorneys are passionate about the law and matching the absolute best attorneys with new clients. Our organization provides the very best and up to date Best of the Best Attorney legal database to be used as a resource for clients hiring decisions.

Top 10 Best of the Best Attorney Award is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice and with exceptional relationship to his or her clients. Best of the Best Attorneys listed those eligible selected attorneys who show dedication, hard work, and excellence in the field of Family Law that provide a high standard of service and support to their clients. Lawyers who display the best law practice and services which exceed the client’s expectation will receive this distinction award.

We congratulate Geralyn R. Lawrence on this achievement and we are honored to have her as 2020 Best of the Best Attorneys Member.

You can contact Geralyn R. Lawrence  at www.dcmdlawyer.com.

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Howard University Takes Top-Ranked MBA Program Online

By MISHA CORNELIUS
Howard University School of Business

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2020)—The Howard University School of Business is now accepting applications for its Online MBA program that boasts the quality of its globally recognized full-time program at a pace that suits the dynamic lifestyle of today’s working professional. Making the choice to earn a business degree from Howard University gives students access to a top-ranked business education featuring award-winning staff, diverse classrooms and immersive experiences. Graduates of the Howard University School of Business have gone on to become successful business leaders, founders, C-suite executives and non-profit leaders who bring with them a commitment to diversity, innovation and corporate responsibility.

“We are very proud to be able to offer our flagship MBA Program online for the professional working adult,” said Verna Supel, director of MBA Graduate Programs. “What sets us apart is our commitment to ensure that our graduates are prepared to be global business leaders and social servants locally and worldwide. Through the dedication of our faculty, staff, corporate partners and esteemed alumni, we are confident that our commitment to academic excellence and professional development will successfully transition to the Online MBA program offerings.”

Howard’s School of Business is AACSB accredited and has consistently been ranked among the best business schools. Considered one of the top 50 business schools in America because of its MBA offerings, the School of Business ushered in its first cohort of online MBA students in the summer of 2020. The part-time program takes just three years to complete, with an option to finish sooner by taking classes at an accelerated pace. The Online MBA at Howard is geared toward the early career professional, which makes it ideal for students seeking to pair the flexibility of online courses with the reputation of Howard’s business programs.

“What we have found is that today’s students want to get a graduate education, but they don’t want to disrupt their lifestyle or family situation,” said Associate Provost of Academic Innovation Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D.. “This is the program for that student. As times have certainly changed in the past several months, this program is helpful for students who may have a variety of challenges and simply can’t come to Washington.”

Students pursuing an Online MBA at Howard have the ease of access that distance learning would suggest with a program that doesn’t cut corners in terms of content and learning outcomes. The Online MBA is taught by Howard’s esteemed School of Business faculty who are accomplished business professionals, scholars and academicians. Howard School of Business faculty understand the unique challenges people of color face when pursuing careers in business and they don’t shy away from having the conversations necessary to ensure students of color are prepared to succeed.

“At Howard, what we constantly exhibit is that we truly appreciate what is needed to succeed in life as a person of color. We are mindful of what it takes to support students of color while they are in the MBA program and in their careers after the MBA,” said Russell Price, Ph.D., associate professor of finance and international business. “We offer that gentle, and sometimes not so gentle, nudge to make sure our students can do the best they can and that’s really what sets us apart.”

With the help of Noodle Partners who teamed up with the School of Business to launch the Online MBA and revamp the school’s online Executive MBA program, School of Business faculty have transformed the curriculum they teach in the classroom into virtual learning modules that include a variety of pre-recorded videos, storyboards, and case studies, as well as weekly live classrooms.

“The material offered in the online program mirrors what we provide MBA students who are on campus,” said Price. “Working with the learning designers from Noodle Partners helps us make the content engaging, but also creates a level of consistency across all of the courses, which is a significant benefit. This means that when people look at a course site, it will have a similar look in each class, even though content will be a little different.”

Making the MBA program accessible online is only the beginning of a larger undertaking by Howard to expand accessibility of its programs with virtual offerings. According to Harvey, the Online MBA is one of the first programs to be offered online, consistent with the goal of Howard Forward, the University’s five-year strategic plan.

“This program really embraces the Howard Forward mantra of expanding reach for education while addressing what students are demanding today,” said Harvey. “The online MBA and our online Executive MBA program are our inaugural programs, but ultimately, we are working to offer programs to a more expanded community of students and professionals who can experience a Howard University education without having to come to campus.”

 

Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Howard University School of Business has been offering management and business education since 1870. Coveted accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International has been consistently awarded to the Howard School of Business. In fact, it became the first in Washington, D.C. to achieve that world-recognized distinction. While today’s students benefit from the tradition of excellence that has long set Howard University apart, they also profit from the school’s continuous efforts to update its programs to prepare students to meet the complex challenges of the global marketplace.

 

 

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