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Eremita Named to List of Top Veteran Business Leaders in Maryland

The Daily Record recognizes 23 honorees in the inaugural Veterans in Business and Law Awards

Bob Ludwig
By Bob Ludwig

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 9, 2023)—The Daily Record newspaper, whose readership includes business, legal and political leaders throughout Maryland, has named Nicholas Eremita, chief of staff and senior vice president for strategy at University of Maryland Global Campus, to its inaugural list of Veterans in Business and Law honorees.

According to the newspaper, the new award honors military veterans who are making a significant impact on Maryland business and legal fields, as well as continuing to give back to their communities. 

Eremita, a resident of Crofton, Md., has been with UMGC since March 2021 and oversees internal communications, analytics, human resources, transformation, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for the university. He is a U.S. Army veteran—serving as a paratrooper, logistician, and planner for over five years, with multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan along with deployments to Qatar, Bahrain, and Uzbekistan—and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

In addition to his five years on active-duty, Eremita has held senior level positions in higher education and in civilian military roles, including 10 years at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he served as chief of the Global Force Management Improvement team, deputy director of the ISAF Commander’s Initiatives Group, and chief of Joint and Army Concepts.

“The 2023 Veterans in Business & Law honorees are extraordinary leaders,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media/The Daily Record, in announcing the list. “These military veterans are innovators, combining what they learned in the military and applying that knowledge to their professions and to the community. We at The Daily Record thank them for all they have done and will continue to do to make our community a better place to live and to work.”

The 2023 Veterans in Business and Law recipients will be recognized at an online awards celebration on Nov. 10 at and will also be profiled in the Nov. 13 print edition of The Daily Record and online edition.

University of Maryland Global Campus is a world leader in innovative educational models, with award-winning online programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, and information technology that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical, global workplace.

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.

A pioneer in distance education since 1947, UMGC today is harnessing the power of learning science and technology to deliver high quality, low cost, accessible higher education.

In 1949, UMGC became the first institution to send faculty overseas to teach active-duty military personnel at installations in Europe. The university expanded overseas operations to Asia in 1956 and to the Middle East in 2005. UMGC faculty have taught in the war zones of Vietnam, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

UMGC now offers classes to military service personnel and their families at more than 175 classroom and service locations in more than 20 countries and territories around the world. Today, more than half of the university’s students are active-duty military personnel and their families, members of the National Guard and veterans.