Legislature salutes UMES on its 125th anniversary

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Annapolis Day 2012 - OttoAnnapolis day 2012 - Mathias

    Left to right: Stephen Mableton, Birmingham, Ala.; Del. Charles Otto, Nanika Shockley, New Castle, Del.; and Justin Bailey, Salisbury, Md.

    Left from right: Alexander Washington, Byron Smith, Baltimore; state Sen. Jim Mathias and Clifford Glover, Silver Spring, Md.   (photos by Ashley Collier)

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - (Feb. 7, 2012) - The legislature's Eastern Shore delegation had a surprise waiting for University of Maryland Eastern Shore students who visited Maryland's statehouse today.

    Both chambers of the General Assembly adopted resolutions saluting UMES' contribution to education over the past 125 years and presented them to the students. Del. Charles Otto (R-Somerset) and Sen. Jim Mathias (D-Worcester) were chief sponsors on behalf of the Shore delegation.

    The university organizes an annual trip to Annapolis each year to provide elected student leaders with an up-close look on how the legislature functions and interacts with state agencies.

    The student delegation was scheduled to meet and have lunch with lower Eastern Shore lawmakers.

    The co-curricular event is organized by the university's Division of Student Life and Enrollment Management.