News Archive 2006



  • UMES Winter Commencement, Some 250 To Graduate

    UMES Winter Commencement, Some 250 To GraduatePRINCESS ANNE, MD - As they prepare to begin their professional lives, some 250 graduates receiving their degrees from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on December 15 will hear words of wisdom fro...

    Wednesday, December 6, 2006
    UMES Small Farm Conference Draws Beginners, Experimenters

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Farmers from the Eastern and Western shores of Maryland and beyond were in attendance to learn new tools for their trade at the third annual Small Farm Conference at the University of Eastern Shore (UMES) earlier this month.More ...

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    Walter Woods Named UMES Assistant Alumni Director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - An alumnus of UMES has been named to the position of Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs. Walter Woods graduated from the University in 1991. "Once a Hawk always a Hawk," said Woods.Woods has enjoyed a varied career in government...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    HRM Chairman Featured in New Textbook

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Ernest P. Boger, chairman of the Department of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has written a 17-page chapter entitled "International Tourism" for the 12th edition of "Hospitality...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    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 stude...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Names Sylvia Wells to Major Gifts Position

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Just as UMES kicks off the public phase of its Campaign for Academic Excellence, a new professional has joined the Advancement team. Sylvia Y. Wells has been named major gifts officer.A career in sales and marketing has inspired i...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Streeter Named Program Director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Judith Streeter, president of human resource consulting and services firm J. Rose Associates, Inc., has been named program director of hotel and restaurant management for UMES at their off-campus location at the Universities at Sh...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Callahan Joins UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Susan Callahan joins the UMES Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  With 25 years of experience in food service, education and training, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the position of food and beverage management in...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Abent Earns Ground Instructor Certificate

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - John Abent, a Worcester County educator and pastor at the Ocean City Christian School, has completed a ground school training course aimed at certifying educators with an interest in introducing aviation subjects into their classr...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Dumpson Earns Fundraising Certificate

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Kimberly Dumpson, Esquire, director of alumni affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, recently earned a certificate in fund raising management from The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana Univ...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Seabrook Joins Criminal Justice Faculty

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The newest member of the Criminal Justice faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore brings a wealth of practical experience and scholarly research to the classroom.As a visiting lecturer, Renita L. Seabrook will teach se...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Musicians Invited to Join All-Star Big Band

     Mercury MorrisPRINCESS ANNE, MD - A prestigious national All-star Band has selected two University of Maryland Eastern Shore students to join their ranks, one of them in a lead position. For the fifth consecutive year, UMES was included when the Int...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Seafood Seminar is Planned for Delmarva Restaurant Chefs and Managers

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Delmarva area restaurant managers, owners, chefs, cooks and wait staff will have the opportunity to participate in an educational seminar aimed at boosting profits and safety at regional restaurants and seafood-related businesses....

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Gates Scholar

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - If you look at her just by the numbers, Akira Ali is extraordinary. Of the millions of Americans who apply to colleges and universities, only 1,000 each year become Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). In fact, of the 42 students from...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Tops USM Enrollment Growth Charts

            PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's fall enrollment increase of 6.7 percent is tops among the traditional four-year universities in the University System of Maryland (USM) in fall 2006. Total enrollment at UMES is 4...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    NOAA Funds UMES Research

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Scientists at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, with the help of a newly awarded $12.5 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program (EPP) grant, continue a six-year quest t...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    IBM Reps Scout UMES

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Representatives from IBM recently visited the campus looking for qualified candidates for positions in accounting, computer science and sales. "University of Maryland Eastern Shore students were well prepared, with strong grade p...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Burks Wins UMES Bernstein Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Tyesha Burks of Millville received the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award during spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).Burks graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Singleton Gifts UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - An alumnus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Allen J. Singleton, Class of 1959, recently made a five-year $50,000 pledge to the University's Campaign for Academic Excellence....

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Queen Contributes to UMES Scholarships

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - In a recent show of Hawk Pride, J. Ricardo Queen, Class of 1972, pledged $25,000 for faculty development and support in all academic departments at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The endowment is established, in tribut...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    UMES-Verizon Saturday Academy Completes Fourth Year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The UMES-Verizon Saturday Academy recently completed its fourth year of programming at the revitalized Help Our Children Foundation in Crisfield.  A vision of President Thelma B. Thompson, the Academy emerged out of the University...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Students Create Robots, Place First and Seventh

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Innovative students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore used LEGO materials for prototyping and as components for two robot designs that placed first and seventh at the American Society of Engineering Education's national ...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Students Designing, Testing New Satellite Technology

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - They're creating what they hope will be the 21st Century's "better mousetrap," and they're building it here on the Lower Shore: low-cost, responsive access to space.With guidance from regional and local engineers and computer expe...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Honda All-star Team Succeeds in National Challenge

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Hard work paid off for a rookie team that entered competition as one of 64 challengers and made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Fighting Hawks that competed at the Honda Campus All-Sta...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    UMES, MD Hawk Corp., and AviHome Partner to Build Poultry Houses of the Future

    Standing left to right are: The Honorable Wayne T. Gilchrest; President Thelma B. Thompson, Ph.D.; President and CEO Rafael Correa Sr., MA-TECH and Avi-Tech; State Director Marlene Elliott, USDA Rural Development; Secretary Lewis Riley, Maryland Depa...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    UMES Officials Announce Public Phase of Seven-Year Fundraising Campaign

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Endowed student scholarships are the priority of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's "Campaign for Academic Excellence," a seven-year fundraising effort with a goal of $14 million.  To date $4.5 million has been raised in t...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    WESM Ag Show, One of a Kind in Maryland

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - With a new half-hour daily program, WESM 91.3 offers the only agriculture radio show in Maryland.  "On the Farm Radio-Eastern Shore" originates at the station's studio on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore."I o...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Tobacco Control Resource Center Soliciting Grant Proposals(1)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Tobacco Control Resource Center is soliciting mini-grant proposals from faith-based and community organizations, in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, interested in preventing and/o...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Art Exhibit Will Showcase the Artists' Co-op

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - With a mission that blends academics and art, the Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore manages a year-round program of exhibits, with artists using a variety of media, from across the world and within the reg...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    USDA Stations Liaison Officer With UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -  Dr. Ahmad Jilani, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has been named liaison officer at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  There, he is charged with recruiting students to the UMES Departments of Agriculture a...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006