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About Extended Studies


Extended Studies partners with University of Maryland (UMD) academic units to provide administrative services for credit and non-credit initiatives that target a diverse range of students at the pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. Programs include Summer, Winter, and Undergraduate Programs, and Professional and Continuing Education.

Summer and Winter Sessions serve current and incoming UMD students, visiting students from other two- and four-year institutions, professionals, and lifelong learners. Both sessions offer courses that meet in person or online, providing students with flexibility and convenience to make progress towards graduation. Summer Session includes Terp Young Scholars, a three-week pre-college experience that targets academically talented high school students.

Undergraduate Programs include Freshmen Connection, Undergraduate Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove, and Undergraduate Programs at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland. Freshmen Connection serves spring-admitted freshmen who start earning UMD credits in the fall semester and get on track to graduate in four years. With Undergraduate Programs at Shady Grove and Southern Maryland, students in their final two years earn a UMD undergraduate degree in a convenient learning environment.

Professional and Continuing Education includes Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Continuing Education, and Executive Education Programs, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Graduate Programs are crafted with expertise, innovation, and convenience to advance professional career goals. Post-Baccalaureate Programs prepare students for graduate or professional school training. Continuing Education Programs offer non-credit learning opportunities through UMD’s Open Learning Catalog. Executive Education Programs serve managers, business leaders, and executives with customized training programs. UMD MOOCs utilize UMD’s expertise to offer online programs that expand knowledge and career opportunities.

Staff Directory

Programs and Marketing/Communications Contact
Terrie Hruzd, Director
Bill Aarhus, Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives for Continuing Education
Anne Baum, Associate Director, Summer, Winter, and Undergraduate Programs
Ashley Deaver, Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Antoinette Dorzon, Program Assistant, Pre-College Programs
Gennifer Godley, Manager, Summer and Winter Programs
Maggie Haverfield, Coordinator, Web Communication
Howard Ly, Coordinator, Pre-College Programs
Jonathan Molnar, Coordinator, Freshmen Connection
Matthew Nessan, Associate Director, Professional and Continuing Education
Erin Olsen, Manager, Professional Studies
Jamie Stednitz, Manager, Undergraduate Programs
Sibylle Stosch, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications
Rachelle Wakefield, Program Assistant, Freshmen Connection
Sandra Waldrop, Coordinator, Continuing Education
Julie Weber, Sr. Coordinator, Marketing and Strategic Communications
Vacant, Coordinator, Professional Studies N/A
Vacant, Coordinator, Digital Communications N/A
Vacant, Program Assistant, Marketing and Communications N/A
Finance and Operations Contact
Andrew Leighton, Director
Gerard Boulin, Business Manager, Finance
Kelsey Brown, Coordinator, Student and Program Services
Verenice Ciciliano, Assistant Director, Finance and Administration
Terry-ann Clarke-Nolan, Business Manager, Finance
John DeOrnellas, Assistant Director, Finance and Operations
Michelle Harris, Program Administrative Specialist, Student and Program Services
Lyndsy Horn, Manager, Data, Scheduling, and System Support
Jonathan Johnson, Business Manager, Finance
Levar Kemp, Program Administrative Specialist, Student and Program Services
Janet LoBiondo, Manager, Student and Program Services
Alexa Marcos, Business Manager, Finance
Erika Monroe, Data Coordinator, Data, Scheduling, and System Support
Adam Mutuku, Financial Analyst
Hilary Sazama, Associate Director, Admin Operations, Data Security, and Analytics
Alka Soni, Assistant Director, Human Resources
Vacant, Business Manager, Finance N/A
Vacant, Scheduling Coordinator, Data, Scheduling, and System Support N/A
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