Mister and Miss UMES Announced
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Mr. and Miss UMES are students who exemplify the best spirit of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Mr. UMES is Terry Lee Savant Tyler, of Bowie, MD. Miss UMES is Ashley Shamieka Johnson, of Baltimore County, MD. Both students have made the University proud in their academic work and in their community service.
Tyler, the son of Wanda and Terry Tyler, was born on September 5, 1985. He graduated with honors from Bowie High School and received the state of Maryland Scholastic Award for being in the top 5th percentile of his graduating class. Tyler entered the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as one of the elite Honors students and has consistently met the scholastic requirements of the University’s Honors program. A senior majoring in accounting with a minor in business administration, Tyler has been listed for three consecutive years in Who’s Who Among American College and Universities and has for two consecutive years been a National Dean’s List recipient.
Beyond his academic achievement, Tyler has involved himself in numerous activities and organizations: the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and Sigma Beta Delta, the Business, Management and Accounting Department’s honor society. He has worked in several offices and departments on campus, such as the post office, career services, dining services, the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) and the financial aid office. When he graduates in December 2007, he plans to pursue graduate school and one day become an entrepreneur of his own Fortune 500 company.
Miss UMES, Ashley Shamieka Johnson, was born on August 6, 1985, in Louisville, KY. Her parents are Carla and Darrold Johnson, and she is the younger sister to 23-year-old Darrold Johnson, Jr.
Johnson, a senior majoring in English non-teaching, has been extremely active with organizations on campus. She has been involved in several student organizations, including the HAWK Messenger newspaper, the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, the NAACP, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Johnson said she finds it rewarding to not only be a member of the HAWK family, but to be involved and stand for something on campus.
Johnson has also been involved in several community service projects such as participating in an after school tutoring program, visiting elementary schools, volunteering with the Seagull Century bicycling team for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and fundraising for the Salvation Army. As for future plans, Johnson intends to attend graduate school and pursue a career in broadcasting as a news reporter.
Johnson draws her inspiration from the knowledge that she is truly blessed and does not take anything for granted. She is confident that she can make a difference in the world, and believes that one should live each day like it is his or her last day, for tomorrow is not promised.
Maureen McNeill, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410- 651-7580, email@example.com.