UMES sponsors Tri-County College Fair

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014

    UMES sponsors Tri-County College Fair

    College fair 2012PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 2, 2014)-High school juniors and seniors can connect with some 100 colleges at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Tri-County College Fair.   The event, in its 13th year, is free and takes place Thurs., Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

    Students can get information on a wide range of post high school options to consider, Tyrone Young, UMES' director of admissions and recruitment, said.  Adding to the traditional mix of public and private four-year colleges are technical and community colleges, specialty schools and branches of the military services.

    "The university is proud to provide this valuable service to the community each year," Young said.  "It provides area students with a way to meet with representatives from across the country in one location here on Delmarva-a one-stop shop for higher education."  Prospective college students, he said, can learn about admissions requirements and procedures, areas of academic study, scholarships and other opportunities.     

    UMES faculty from the various academic departments also will be on hand to recruit students for the Fall 2015 semester and beyond. Campus tours and display booths will highlight what the university has to offer, Young said.

     Admission is free.  Registration is recommended by calling 410-651-8403.  


    Gail Stephens, assistant director, Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580,