Students recognized at Honors Convocation 2011

  • Friday, April 8, 2011

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 7, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore today recognized almost 700 undergraduates for academic excellence during the 58th annual Honors Convocation - among them students named to the fall and spring 2010's dean's list and an outstanding student from each of the university's four schools and 18 departments.

    Seniors Luke Lee of St. Catherine, Jamaica, Agriculture and Natural Sciences; Jessica Abrantes of Scotch Plains, N.J., Arts and Professions; Stephanie Begin of Piscataway, N.J., Business and Technology; and Nicole Ouzts of District Heights, Md., Pharmacy and Health Professions, were recognized as the top students in their respective schools.

     

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    Luke Lee, Most Outstanding Studet, School of Agriculture and Natural Science

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    Jessica Abrantes, Most Outstanding Student, School of the Arts and Professions

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    Stephanie Begin, Most Outstanding Student, School of Business and Technology

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    Nicole Ouzts, Most Outstanding Student, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

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    Dr. Kelly Mack, keynote speaker, professor in the Department of Natural Sciences, senior program officer for the ADVANCE Program at the National Science Foundation, said it was 20 years ago that she had sat in the seats occupied by the honorees.  She addressed them saying, "If you've ever wondered whether this 'UMES thing' would work out for you, then you are in good company."

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    Mack continued, saying that receiving the letter from UMES to the Honors Program and its benefits were "an answered prayer for a mother who had sacrificed so much for so long."  She explained the doubt her high school educators had about her decision.  Could anything good come out of this small Historically Black College and University