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UMGC Announces Speaker for Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 10

Retired U.S. Army Major General Barrye Price, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, to Speak at Event 

Bob Ludwig
By Bob Ludwig
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Barrye Price

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 9, 2023)--University of Maryland Global Campus President Gregory Fowler is honored to announce that Major General Barrye Price (U.S. Army, Ret.), PhD, will be the featured speaker for the university’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 10. Gen. Price currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. 

The ceremony recognizes our nation’s military veterans—including UMGC students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have worn the uniform of our country. Nicole DeRamus, PhD (Captain, U.S. Navy, Ret.), assistant vice president for veterans programs in UMGC’s Department of Stateside Military Operations, will serve as master of ceremonies. 

UMGC will also present the General John W. Vessey Student Veteran of the Year Award, an honor that recognizes a student veteran who has excelled in their military career while achieving their educational goals at UMGC.  This year's recipient is Marine Sergeant Dalton J. Berry, a native of Des Moines, IA, who grew up in Missouri. Sgt. Berry serves as a senior instructor with distinction for the Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Engineer (ISEC) Course at Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Air Force Base. His responsibilities include the ongoing enhancement of ISEC and the development of all course instructors, regardless of their seniority.

Sgt. Dalton Berry

The UMGC Veterans Day ceremony will take place on Friday, November 10, at 1 p.m. ET, in the General John W. Vessey Jr. Ballroom at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, Md). A reception will follow the event.  

A live webcast of the event will be available on  

To register to attend in person or via a live webcast, click here.

UMGC is the largest provider of post-secondary education to active-duty servicemembers and veterans in Maryland and the largest university serving the U.S. military at locations around the world. More than 56,000 active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans and dependents enrolled at UMGC in the 2023 academic year. 

About University of Maryland Global Campus 

 University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military servicemembers. Today, UMGC is the largest provider of postsecondary education in Maryland and continues its global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 175 classroom and service locations worldwide, and more than 135 degrees and certificates backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland. For more information, visit