News Archive 2010



  • UMES professors to participate in STEM leadership training

    Washington, DC - (Dec. 16, 2010) - Two veteran science professors at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will join peers from 12 other historically black institutions in a special training program in 2011 designed specifically for female faculty...

    Sunday, December 19, 2010
    Proud parents cheer on grads

    UMES tassel-turners urged to 'aspire to transform the world'By  Deborah Gates • Daily Times Staff Writer • December 18, 2010PRINCESS ANNE -- Graduates at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday were a record number for a winter commencemen...

    Saturday, December 18, 2010
    'Hollywood on the Shore' Gala cast set

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 12, 2010) - Four Hollywood stars - LeVar Burton, Tyne Daly, David Alan Grier and Pam Grier - will join headliner Sharon Stone for "Hollywood on the Shore," the 2011 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gala.Tickets are on sa...

    Sunday, December 12, 2010
    Actress Sharon Stone to Headline UMES' 2011 Gala

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 10, 2010) - Sharon Stone, the award-winning actress and AIDS-awareness activist, will attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 12th annual scholarship gala in March. Stone starred in one of the most talked-about fil...

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Couple Gives Back to Their Alma Mater

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (December 6, 2010)Two retired educators who are University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduates are starting The Loretta and Daniel Savoy Fund for Human Ecology to help future students defray tuition bills.The $10,000 gift from the...

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    UMES Awards Degrees at 2010 Winter Commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 2, 2010) - Winter graduation exercises at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be Friday, Dec. 17, in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. The 14th annual ceremony begins at 10 a.m.  UMES anticipates awarding a re...

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Gospel Choir Unites Community with Worship Songs and Dance

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 23, 2010) - Lamar Clark, a junior studying rehabilitation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, relishes a chance to "spread the word of God through song" during the university's "Gospel Choir Revival" Dec. 7-11."The ...

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Seniors Show Off Artistic Talent at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE - (November 23, 2010)Senior art majors at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have spent the last four years honing their skills in graphic design, "funny book" art, mixed media, painting and photography.Now, these young artists wi...

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    UMES Gala Tickets on Sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(November 30, 2010)"Hollywood on the Shore," the theme for the 2011 Gala at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, promises to provide another star-studded soiree to be remembered.The event, dubbed as one of the "Best Parties on ...

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
    Alumna Creates Fund for Music Program

                Kathleen Talbert, Class of 1951, recently established the Clarice J. Michaels Fund with a $10,000 gift in memory of the former head of the Music Department Clarice J. Michaels and Dr. John Taylor Williams, president of Maryland State Coll...

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    UMES Hosts Construction Management Lecture

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 12, 2010)Louis Henry Gilford may not be a household name on the Eastern Shore, but some of the high-profile locations of some of his company's design/build projects should be very familiar.Gilford, founder and chief executive ...

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    Perdue Continues Support of Graduate Research

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 16, 2010) - Michline Brice and Robert Korir are the recipients of 2010 Perdue Food Science and Technology Scholarships.  The Perdue scholarship is a $5,000 merit award that goes to graduate students in the University of Mar...

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    TV Report on Religion Features UMES Students

    Ten UMES students sat for a multiple-choice test in October that they did not study for and received no grade. They took it with a TV camera rolling and discussed their reactions and results.As part of WBOC-TV's recurring news feature, "Heart and Sou...

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    'Town & Gown' Merge to Make Art Show a Reality

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 14. 2010) - Joey Gardner delivered on a promise last week that he made during his successful campaign earlier this year for a seat on the Princess Anne Town Council.In collaboration with businessman Jerry Bivens, Gardner was...

    Sunday, November 14, 2010
    UMES Secures $5M Marine Science Research Grant

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 22, 2010) - A team of marine science researchers at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will use a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to search for the causes of poor water quality in coastal bays alo...

    Sunday, November 14, 2010
    Verizon Foundation Supports Teacher Education with a $50,000 Grant to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(November 8, 2010) Future educators at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will benefit from valuable technology-based training and internships through a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to establish the Verizo...

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    Reddick Receives CFRM Certification

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(November 1, 2010) Chenita Reddick, director of advancement services at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, recently received the Certified Fundraising Manager (CFRM) credential from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana Univ...

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    Shaping School Leaders

    For nearly a decade, school reform has been the buzz phrase ricocheting between the print media, the nightly news on television and all corners of the Internet.  It is a topic of discussion from grocery stores to soccer fields and beauty salons to ba...

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    UMES Hosts National Conference on Improving Students Achievement and Teaching Quality

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Nov. 5, 2010) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Department of Education is co-hosting a national conference Nov. 8 in partnership with the Educational Testing Service for colleagues who train primary and secondary tea...

    Friday, November 5, 2010
    UMES Students Celebrate Culture at Ethnic Festival

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (November 2, 2010) Representing more than 50 different countries, a contingent of international students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will join in the national observance of International Education Week, Nov. 15-20,...

    Thursday, November 4, 2010
    Fall Event Features Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(November 4, 2010) Music to the ears, the UMES Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform their annual fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.   Wind Ensemble arrangements and ...

    Thursday, November 4, 2010
    UMES Hosts National Testing Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 5, 2010) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Department of Education is hosting a national conference Nov. 8 for colleagues who train primary and secondary teachers and the people who hire them.Educators from Histor...

    Thursday, November 4, 2010
    Concert Choir Performs Annual Event

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 29, 2010)-As crisp and clear as the autumn sky, the voices of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir will ring through the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. at one of the f...

    Friday, October 29, 2010
    Tri-County College Fair(2)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 25, 2010)Activity on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus takes on a new fervor Tuesday, Nov. 9, when buses roll in from high schools in and out of the area delivering some 1,500 juniors and seniors to the ninth ...

    Monday, October 25, 2010
    Community Service Project Provides Holiday Meals

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 22, 2010)A University of Maryland Eastern Shore community service project looks to area businesses to help present some 300 needy families in Somerset County with a Thanksgiving dinner.Building on an effort that brought 100...

    Friday, October 22, 2010
    UMES Enrollment Eclipses 4,500

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 5, 2010) - Enrollment at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has topped 4,500 students for the first time in the institution's 124-year history.UMES' research office reports 3,967 undergraduates and 573 graduate student...

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    Pharmacists in high demand

    Pharmacists in high demandBy Wallace McKelvey• Staff Writer • October 17, 2010  BETHANY BEACH -- When Bill Harbester started as a stock boy at a drugstore, pharmacists had very little interaction with the customers. "A lot of people think all we do i...

    Sunday, October 17, 2010
    Thunderin' Hawks Pep Band debuts

      x PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 12, 2010) - The dream of loyal members of the UMES family has come to fruition with the creation of the Thunderin' Hawks Pep Band - a credit to a collaborative effort by alumni and campus partners.     "I want to see ...

    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Drama Society to Present God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 12, 2010) - More than 30 members of UMES' Drama Society, along with university faculty and staff, will present "God's Trombones:  Seven Negro Sermons in Verse and a Prayer" Nov. 4-6. The annual fall theater production begins...

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    UMES Awards Doctorates to Largest Physical Therapy Class

    UMES Awards Doctorates to Largest Physical Therapy ClassProfession recognized during National Physical Therapy Month in OctoberHeather Bennett saw up close how a physical therapist can make a difference in someone's life when Bennett's mother tore on...

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010
    UMES President Speaks at NAACP Banquet--Looks to Future

    By Deborah Gates • Staff Writer • The Daily TimesSALISBURY (Oct. 3, 2010) -- Organizers of the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Wicomico County have always invited a guest speaker with ties to education, but at Saturday's fifth annual milestone event, t...

    Monday, October 4, 2010
    Open House Welcomes High School Seniors

     UMES Open House Welcomes High School SeniorsPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 1, 2010)  - High school seniors are invited this Saturday to attend the first in a series of open house events at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. The tw...

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    UMES Yearbook Collection Goes Digital(3)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 30, 2010 )  The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of "The Hawk" yearbooks - from the first volume in 1959 through 2009. The conversion was made possible through t...

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    UMES Offers Gourmet Dining Series

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 30, 2010) - Chef Ralston Whittingham and his advanced culinary arts students in the Commercial Food Production course at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are placing food orders and making final preparations for the...

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    HAWKS Have Large Turn-out for Relay for Life

    SALISBURY, MD - (September 29, 2010) In a continual effort to support the community, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletic Department participated in the annual Wicomico County Relay for Life at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium this past weekend....

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    Former UMES Professor Talks About the World's Water Woes

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 30, 2010) Dr. Jack Wennersten returned to his professional roots this week when he challenged University of Maryland Eastern Shore students, who attended his guest lectures, to think of water as an irreplaceable resource.We...

    Thursday, September 30, 2010
    Saxophonist Brian Perez performs concert

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(September 27, 2010)Brian Perez, lecturer of woodwinds at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will perform a saxophone recital on Sunday, Oct., 3, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at the univers...

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    UMES Jazz Ensemble prepares for Fall Concert

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(September 28, 2010)Refueled by a spring trip to the Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival in Jamaica, the University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble prepares for their traditional opener to the fall semester-the Jazz Ensemble Concert.Th...

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    South African Lecturer Shares Art Knowledge with UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE (Sept. 21, 2010) - South African artist Dr. Nombeko Mpako will host a discussion on "Contemporary African Arts and Crafts" on Wed., Sept. 22, in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m.Mpako is currently a senior lec...

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    UMES Awards 23 Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees During Convocation

    PRINCESS ANNE - (Sept. 14, 2010) - Twenty-three University of Maryland Eastern Shore students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees recently during a graduation ceremony held in conjunction with the annual Founders' Week convocation.The c...

    Friday, September 17, 2010
    UMES Researchers Worth Their Weight In Gold

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD (September 13, 2010) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore researchers are experiencing a stellar year, having been awarded nearly 10 percent of the Capacity Building Grants awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture an...

    Monday, September 13, 2010
    UMES UME Gears Up For 2010 Small Farm Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(September 13, 2010)- Back by popular demand, this year's Small Farm Conference offers the most in depth, industry specific information available for the gardening enthusiasts as well as the most experienced farmers.  The two day e...

    Monday, September 13, 2010
    UMES Celebrates Founders' Week

      The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has seen some changes over the 124-year span of its history.  The institution has grown from the one building, one faculty member and nine students of the original academy to today's university, part of the ...

    Thursday, September 9, 2010
    Delmarva Philanthropist Helps UMES Freshmen Pay for Textbooks

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 8, 2010) - Five University of Maryland Eastern Shore freshmen are starting their college careers with help from a prominent funeral director on Delmarva.Bennie Smith, who owns 12 funeral homes from Chestertown, MD to Exmore...

    Thursday, September 9, 2010
    To Sir, With Love Author to Receive Honorary Degree from UMES

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 2, 2010) - E.R. Braithwaite - physicist, social worker, U.N. ambassador - will receive an honorary degree Tuesday, Sept. 14, during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's annual Founders' Week convocation.Educator Lore...

    Friday, September 3, 2010
    UMES Faculty Show Artistic Talent in Fall Exhibit

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(August 25, 2010)-The Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host its annual fall exhibition, "Fresh! New Work by Fine-Arts Faculty," from September 2 through October 15."The diverse artwork in this year's ...

    Friday, September 3, 2010
    Hurricane Earl Final Update

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, 1:30 p.m.)-Little to no effect has been felt in the immediate UMES campus area from Hurricane Earl as it makes its way up the coast. Winds will begin to subside around 1:30 p.m., rain accumulation will be les...

    Thursday, September 2, 2010
    UMES Students Showcase Drawing, Storytelling Skills

    By Earl Holland, The Daily Times   PRINCESS ANNE (Aug. 27, 2010) -- Rob Bennett has been interested in drawing comic books since he was a teenager.  Bennett would doodle on any type of paper he could get his hands on, including a brown paper lunch ba...

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Magazine Lists UMES Among HBCU Elite

    Annual U.S. News & World Report Best College ratingsPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 17, 2010) - Peers continue to rank the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the upper tier of historically black institutions, according to the latest U.S News &...

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Tickets On Sale Now To UMES Night Out at the Shorebirds

     Event will be held in conjunction with College Colors Day.PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-August 11, 2010-The Delmarva Shorebirds will play host the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) on September 3, when the campus celebrates College Colors Day at Arth...

    Friday, August 13, 2010
    UMES Welcomes Frst Pharm.D. Students

    New program is part of expansion of allied health trainingPRINCESS ANNE, MD - August 12, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore launched its newest doctoral studies program in August with the arrival of the inaugural class of pharmacy students...

    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    UMES Program Aims to Produce Leaders for Area’s Schools

    Education Leadership Doctoral Program accepting applications for fall semesterPRINCESS ANNE, MD-August 10, 2010-Area school administrators-as well as those across the state and nation- can now look to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to provi...

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    Camp Inspires Students to Reach for the Stars

     Thirty-five middle school students design, build and launch model rocketsPRINCESS ANNE, MD -July 27, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosted its annual "Reach for the Stars" Summer Science Camp in cooperation with NASA and Mid-Atlantic ...

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    UMES Welcomes First Pharm.D. Students

    New program is part of expansion of allied health trainingPRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore launched its newest doctoral studies program in August with the arrival of the inaugural class of pharmacy students.Earning a spot ...

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    UMES Names New Public Relations Director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Bill Robinson has joined the staff of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as director of public relations.Robinson is a product of Wicomico County public schools and a 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park....

    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Dr. C. Dennis Ignasias – 1939-2010

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 19, 2010) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus community is in mourning for C. Dennis Ignasias, a long-time administrator who died this past weekend. He was 70.Ignasias was UMES' associate vice president of academ...

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    National Science Foundation Grants $699,998 to UMES for New PSM Degree

                                                                                                                                  PRINCESS ANNE, MD-July 14, 2010-The first of its kind in the nation, a Professional Science Master's Degree in quantitative ...

    Friday, July 16, 2010
    Eastern Shore Educational Icons Honored by Sojourner-Douglass

    Eastern Shore Educational Icons Honored by Sojourner-DouglassPRINCESS ANNE, MD-July 14, 2010-Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore awarded Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and William T. Middleton III, ...

    Friday, July 16, 2010
    Choice Hotels Funds UMES Summer Internships for Hospitality Students

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- June 30, 2010-Two students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will learn valuable skills related to their fields of study, Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM), during summer internships funded by Choice Hotels Internatio...

    Thursday, July 8, 2010
    UMES Chef Instructor Wins National Healthy Cheese Recipe Contest

    Susan Callahan will take a three-day tour of Wisconsin cheese making this summerPRINCESS ANNE, MD, July 12, 2010 - An abundance of pumpkins in Susan Callahan's kitchen at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at Shady Grove inspired the chef instr...

    Thursday, July 8, 2010
    New and Beginning Farmer Interest Meetings

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Do you have a desire to farm, but don't know where to start?  Regardless of your age, gender, race, education or nationality, Farm Management Specialist Erroll Mattox wants to talk to you during one of two interest meetings slated...

    Thursday, June 24, 2010
    USM Board of Regents Approves Two New Academic Programs for UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-June 18, 2010-The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents approved two new academic programs for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore today during a meeting at the Richard A. Henson Center at UMES.The board voted on...

    Friday, June 18, 2010
    UMES Chosen for Eisenhower HBCU Fellowship

    Five students received awards ranging from $1,500 to $7,500 PRINCESS ANNE, MD - June 9, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a grant totaling $20,500 from this year's Dwight David Eisenhower HBCU Fellowship.  Five students w...

    Friday, June 18, 2010
    Naleppa Named to UMES Board of Visitors

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-June 10, 2010-Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Naleppa, president and CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury, Md., was recently named to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Board of Visit...

    Friday, June 11, 2010
    UMES Proclaims June 15 as African American Golfers Hall of Fame Day

                                                                           PRINCESS ANNE, MD-University of Maryland Eastern Shore's President Thelma B. Thompson has proclaimed June 15, 2010 as African American Golfers Hall of Fame Day at the university.T...

    Friday, June 11, 2010
    Civil Rights Leader and Radio Host Rev. Al Sharpton to Speak at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - May 23, 2010-One of America's most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Al Sharpton will serve as the keynote speaker at the 14th annual National Association of Student Affairs Professionals conference, which is being held at the U...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    UMES Wins MEAC’s Highest Graduate Rate Award

    Hawks best all other MEAC schools since 1999.VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.-May 28, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was recognized during a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) reception at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel on Wednesda...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    UMES Inducted into the African American Golfers Hall of Fame

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-June 8, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was recently inducted into the African American Golfers Hall of Fame (AAGHOF) at ceremonies held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.  It joined such legendary professional golfers...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    Winners of the 2010 High School Art Contest

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - May 28, 2010-Three Lower Shore students earned $100 in art supplies by showing-off their skills using colorful pastels, pencils and a camera in this year's High School Art Contest at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore."We ha...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    Small Farmer Bus Tour Slated for Late June

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - May 28, 2010-Summer days promise an opportunity for small farmers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware to join the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Small Farm Outreach Initiative as it embarks upon an education...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    UMES Honors High School Artists

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD, May 26, 2010 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will award prizes as part of a competition for high school students enrolled in art classes in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.  The awards announcement takes place ...

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    UMES’ Capital Campaign Receives $30,000 Donation from Walgreens

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's capital campaign recently received a $30,000 donation from Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain with 7,507 locations.The gift comes as the university prepares for the inaugural ...

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    UMES Hosts Free, Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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    Monday, May 24, 2010
    Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic Returns to Shore

                                                                                        NFL greats join local golfers June 16 to raise funds for student scholarshipsPRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 13, 2010-The legendary Art Shell, pro football Hall of Famer and Un...

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    Henson Scholars and Leaders Express Gratitude

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- May 17, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Henson Scholars and Henson Leaders expressed their gratitude for the continued support of Richard A. Henson through the Henson Foundation during a recent Scholarship Luncheon he...

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    Hazel Scholars Pay Tribute to Benefactor

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 17, 2010-The Hazel Scholars Luncheon gave students, faculty and administrators the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Richard F. Hazel, who donated a $3 million gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore nearly six ye...

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    UMES Awards Honorary Degrees at Spring Commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 10, 2010-Two African-American celebrities and two champions of progress in Africa will receive honorary degrees at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 123rd annual spring commencement on Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the ...

    Monday, May 10, 2010
    Gospel Choir to Perform Spring Concert

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- May 5, 2010-The UMES Gospel Choir, under the direction of English faculty member Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, will perform its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 8, at 5 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.The ev...

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    UMES Presents Spring Chamber Ensemble Recital

                                                                                                    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- May 4, 2010-Under the direction of woodwinds instructor Brian Perez, the UMES Saxophone Quartet performed at this year's 33rd annual Sa...

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    Area High School Musicians and Choristers to Join in UMES Concert

       PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Area musicians from Parkside, James M. Bennett, Washington, Crisfield, Snow Hill, Delmar, Holly Grove, Seaford, Laurel and Colonel Richardson high schools will join the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble and the U...

    Friday, April 23, 2010
    UMES Researcher Receives Local Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -Dr. Jeanine Harter-Dennis is the 2010 recipient of the coveted Delmarva Poultry Industry's (DPI) Medal of Achievement for her nearly 30 years of teaching and research at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).  An animal n...

    Friday, April 23, 2010
    Genealogy Workshop Offers Tips to Tracing Ancestry

                 PRINCESS ANNE, MD-An African-American genealogy workshop will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the Frederick Douglass Library on Saturday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. Kimberly Conway Dumpson, J.D., director of alumni af...

    Friday, April 16, 2010
    Evans Builders contributes to UMES Construction Management Program

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Wayne K. Evans, president of Evans Builders Inc. of Salisbury, has made a $2,500 gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and its Construction Management Technology (CMT) Program.  The donation will provide scholarships for...

    Monday, April 12, 2010
    UMES To Compete at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will join 47 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a battle of academic prowess at the 21st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, the nation's larges...

    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    Henson Honors Program Inaugural Speakers Forum

    PRINCESS ANNE - March 30, 2010-The Richard A. Henson Honors Program Inaugural Speakers Forum will host on talk on "National Security and Civil Liberties" at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday, April 6, from 11 a .m. to noon in Hazel ...

    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    Fine Art Student Show Opens at Mosely Gallery

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - April 6, 2010-Students, who are currently enrolled in studio art courses at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will have their work on display in the Mosely Gallery during the university's annual Fine Art Student Show this...

    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    PRMC Announces Gift to UMES Physician Assistant Department

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Peninsula Regional Medical Center announced a gift of $100,000 today to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) to help fund a faculty position in the Physician Assistant (PA) Department.  Over the next two years, Peninsu...

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Washington Receives Richard Bernstein Achievement Award

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Nicholas Washington, was awarded the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence during the 57th annual Honors Convocation ceremony today in the Ella Fitzgerald Center ...

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Ajayi Receives Daniel J. Pinkett Award in Mathematics

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Adonis Ajayi, a mathematics major graduating with an overall 3.59 grade point average, is the recipient of this year's Daniel J. Pinkett Award in Mathematics.Presented by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Pin...

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    UMES Dinner Theater Tickets On Sale(2)

     Tickets are now on sale for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Dinner Theater production of "Motown and Much Mo." The musical will be performed nightly from Thursday, April 15, to Saturday, April, 17, at the Richard Henson Center ballroom.Ca...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    Actress Tichina Arnold Visits UMES for Women's History Month Event

     Known for her role on the critically acclaimed comedy series "Everybody Hates Chris," Tichina Arnold recently served as the keynote speaker during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Women's History Month Celebration.The event, presented by t...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    UMES Choir Performs Spring Concert

     As inspiring and rejuvenating as the arrival of spring, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Sheila McDonald Harleston presents its annual spring concert on Sunday, April 11, at 4 p.m. with a guest perfor...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    UMES Alumna Creates $1,000 Award

     In honor of her late parents, Apsara Hettiarachchi donated $1,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that will be awarded to a high-achieving student in the Department of Natural Sciences during the university's Honors Convocation on April ...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    UMES Students Learn Business Strategies in Capstone Simulation Contest

    During the Capstone Simulation Contest, students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore become the managers of competing companies."They have to make decisions in research and development, production, marketing, finance and, total quality manage...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    Seafood Education Seminar

       The ninth annual Eastern Shore Seafood Education Seminar for restaurant chefs, managers, wait staff, new employees and retailers will be held at the Holiday Inn on 17th Street in Ocean City from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. Limited to the...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    Business Developer Dedicates Sign to UMES and Princess Anne

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A local business developer, in an act of good will, is not only investing in a retail and hotel development project, but in the communities surrounding it.Alex Karavasilis, president of First American Development Corporation, glean...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    Did You Let Your Pasture Down Last Year?

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD -  Pasture establishment, renovation and management is the focus of the University of Maryland Extension workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 10, in the Food Science & Technology Building on the campus of the University of Ma...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    Charitable Gift Creates Political Internship Program for UMES Students

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD---Thanks to a charitable gift by a Salisbury-based law firm, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has successfully begun a political internship program in Annapolis this spring.Two UMES seniors, Quanika R. Lewis and Jasmine M. ...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    UMES to Host Health and Wellness Festival

     PRINCESS ANNE - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host its 12th annual Health and Wellness Festival on Wednesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Services Center.  The event will feature health exhibits, s...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    UMES Dinner Theater Tickets on Sale

                                                                            PRINCESS ANNE - Tickets are now on sale for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Dinner Theater production of "Motown and Much Mo." The musical will be performed nightly fr...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    UMES Hosts Lecture for National Women’s History Month

     PRINCESS ANNE - African-American women were allowed to enter the military for the first time during World War II. While training in Fort Des Moines, Iowa, the first contingent slept in segregated barracks, ate at separate dining tables and used segr...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson to Appear with UMES Jazz Ensemble

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Ralph Peterson, a well-known jazz drummer and bandleader, appears with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts."The annual Jazz En...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    Black History Symposium

                                                                           PRINCESS ANNE, MD-"Sports and the Struggle for Peace, Justice and Prosperity" is the theme of the ninth annual Black History  Symposium at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    Surgery Keeps Clemons from Gala

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Clarence Clemons, renowned saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and a former student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be unable to attend the UMES Gala, "A Night of Stars," on March 6, due to rece...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    Gallery Exhibit Honors Ernest Satchell

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-An exhibit, "Ernest Satchell Retrospective," opens at the Mosely Gallery of Art on Thursday, March 4, showcasing art created from 1971-2010, during the 39 years he spent as a professor of art at UMES.  Satchell is due to retire from...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    UMES Doctor of Pharmacy Program Receives Accreditation Status

                                                                            PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The new Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is approved to admit its first class for the fall 2010 as a result of being recen...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    Foster Named to Board of Visitors

    Charles W. Foster, president of C. Foster Consultant Services in Hercules, Calif., was recently named to the University of Maryland Board of Visitors by President Thelma B. Thompson.       "Mr. Foster brings a wealth of business acumen from his many ...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    Board of Visitors Members Receive Emeriti Status

     Four members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Board of Visitors have been honored with emeriti status in recognition of their many years of dedicated service to the institution.Virginia Layfield, C. Payne Lucas, Rev. Charlotte Nichols and...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    Mosely Gallery Celebrates Black History Month

    By Dr. Anke VanWagenberg, Mosely Gallery director and an instructor of art history at UMES"Points of Juxtaposition:  A Gathering of Eight African-American Artists," an exhibit featuring the works of area artists Tony Burton, Seldon Dix, Alex Gamble, ...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    UMES Gala Sells Out

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Phenomenal response to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's announcement of a star-studded, annual gala resulted in an early sell-out of tickets.  Some 450 fast-acting ticket holders will dine in the midst of Lou Gosset Jr.,...

    Friday, January 15, 2010
    UMES Names Classroom in Honor of First Shore Federal’s Contributions

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-First Shore Federal Savings and Loan of Salisbury recently made a $5,000 gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in support of student scholarships.  The gift, coupled with an earlier charitable donation, boosts First Shore...

    Thursday, January 14, 2010
    UMES Partners With You Can Afford College, Answers the Financial Aid Questions Every Student Needs to Know

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Need help paying for college?  Lost in a flurry of financial aid forms? Don t fret:  help is on the way from Maryland Public Television (MPT) with the highly anticipated and updated annual program You Can Afford College, airing Sa...

    Friday, January 8, 2010
    UMES Prepares for Gala, The Magnificent Seven

            PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The stage is set for "A Night of Stars" on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus.  Patty Duke and Dionne Warwick have joined Lou Gosset Jr., Clarence Clemons, B.B. King, Herschel Walker and Lee Elder for the star...

    Thursday, January 7, 2010
    Perdue Associate Receives Ph.D. from UMES

    By Dr. Jennifer Keane-DawesWhen Perdue's Quality Improvement Manager Shaun McKenzie who had been searching for a Ph.D. program in Food Science discovered that there was one being offered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, he was in disbelie...

    Thursday, January 7, 2010
    Bank of America Presents Check to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Bank of America recently made a $5,000 gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Foundation in support of student scholarships.  The donation brings Bank of America's cumulative charitable contributions to UMES to $25,000 dur...

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010