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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Maryland Schools to Offer New Degree Programs to Support Proving Ground

  • July 19, 2011
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A combination of two- and four-year Maryland colleges will offer seven new degree programs to support missions coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and the Maryland Higher Education Commission announced last week.

The commission selected the universities and programs through a collaborative process involving the Army, private sector, higher education community and state government intended to address the growing needs of northeast Maryland’s workforce.

“Governor O’Malley and I are committed to fully supporting Aberdeen Proving Ground’s unique missions, which are critical to our nation’s security and to Maryland’s economy,” Brown, chair of the Governor’s BRAC Subcabinet, said in a written statement.

The programs will help support over 8,800 direct jobs and thousands of indirect positions coming to northeast Maryland due to BRAC. Army officials will work with the recommended schools to implement the programs.

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