News Archive 2016



  • A United Nations flag plaza on wheels

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Dec. 18, 2016) - Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noël, Mere Kirihimete, schastlivogo Rozhdestva, sretan Božić, veselé Vánoce.These are just a few of the ways current UMES students might say “Merry Christmas” in their native languages this...

    Sunday, December 18, 2016
    All eyes are on the Class of 2016

    “All eyes are on you” PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Dec. 16, 2016) - A brutally cold day could not penetrate the warmth and good cheer of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 20th winter graduation, where alumni rolls grew today by 318.Graduates heard ...

    Friday, December 16, 2016
    Holy Cow! Phil Rizzuto would love UMES' baseball team

    Baseball team gets new wheels PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 12, 2016) - UMES students have been seen on campus during the fall semester sporting hot, new rides - but they aren't cars.  Kick scooters, which were a childhood summer staple for many, are mak...

    Monday, December 12, 2016
    'Badjo Suit' lives on

    UMES alum & professor aim to make the 'Badjo Suit' marketable PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 9, 2016) - A University of Maryland Eastern Shore professor and an upstart company founded by a 2015 alumnus have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Maryl...

    Friday, December 9, 2016
    UMES president testifies on Capitol Hill

    Bell urges Congress to provide 1890 land-grants with scholarship helpPRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Dec. 7, 2016) - UMES President Juliette B. Bell testified today before a Congressional committee where she urged it to fund scholarships specifically for minor...

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    UMES prepares for 2016 winter commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 5, 2016) - Three retired University of Maryland Eastern Shore educators with nearly a century of combined service will be among those singled out for recognition during winter commencement exercises Dec. 16.John Lamkin (musi...

    Monday, December 5, 2016
    It’s 3-in-a-row for UMES’ physical therapy program

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 1, 2016) - All 27 graduate students who earned doctorates in physical therapy this past September from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore passed the national licensure exam on the first try.UMES' class of 2016 is the t...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    “Everything I’ve dreamed of …”

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Nov. 18, 2016) - What does a Gen X dynamo do for an encore after a song she recorded as a teenager made Billboard's Top 40 and a recent photo she snapped was published in The New York Times? Angelica Garcia-Randle enrolled in th...

    Friday, November 18, 2016
    Retired Army Vet eyes PGA golf management career

    From dodging bombs to hitting them from a tee box PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 11, 2016) - James Robinson, a 20-year U.S. Army veteran who was deployed to war-torn Iraq a decade ago, knows exactly what he wants to do with the next phase of his life.The ...

    Friday, November 11, 2016
    UMES Concert Choir salutes veterans

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 4, 2016)- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Concert Choir salutes active U.S. servicemen and women and veterans at its Nov. 13 performance.The 4 p.m. concert in honor of Veterans' Day takes place in the Ella Fitzgera...

    Friday, November 4, 2016
    Winko! Blinko! Mr. Plinko works @ UMES

    UMES staffer wins on traveling “Price is Right” PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 4,  2016) - I grew up watching “The Price is Right” on TV, so I bought four tickets to attend the traveling “Live” version of the show Oct. 16 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic...

    Friday, November 4, 2016
    An interesting time to cast my first vote for president

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 3, 2016) - For the first time in my forty-plus years as a Caribbean-American woman, I will be voting in a United States presidential election. A U.S Virgin Island resident gets almost all of the perks that someone living in ...

    Thursday, November 3, 2016
    UMES nurtures Silicon Valley pipeline

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Nov. 2, 2016) - CISCO Systems Inc., a Fortune 500 Company, named UMES junior Waunye Seawell and senior Christian Walston, winners in the second annual CISCO Invitational Sales Competition at UMES.“This was a dynamic sales compet...

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    Nemazie photographs on exhibit at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - Local photographer and world traveler Cheryl Nemazie presents, “A Career in Balance; Capturing the World from Both Sides of the Economic Divide,” at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery.The exhibit opens with...

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Sugar beets ~ a reliable source of biofuel?

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 21, 2016) - A team of researchers that includes UMES agriculture, food and resource sciences professors is scratching the surface of a new frontier searching for alternatives to fossil fuels that power combustion engines. Ac...

    Friday, October 21, 2016
    Engineering & Aviation Science Complex dedicated

    Henson Foundation donates $1 M; atrium named for Delmarva Power's prior gift; building receives LEED Gold certificationPRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Oct. 19, 2016)-The Richard A. Henson Foundation, in the enduring philanthropic spirit of its namesake, contin...

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    UMES sponsors College Fair Oct. 20

    Tri-County College Fair an annual community service PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - High school juniors and seniors can connect with representatives from colleges across the country at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Tri-County College Fair.  The eve...

    Thursday, October 13, 2016
    UMES Supports Largest Higher Education Sustainability Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Oct. 10, 2016) - UMES, one of the newest members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is a host sponsor of the 2016  Conference & Expo in Baltimore today through Wednesday.  This week...

    Monday, October 10, 2016
    Making “structures” smarter

    Researcher earns UMES its first exclusive patent in 20 years  PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 9, 2016) - Dr. Yuanwei Jin has come up with an invention that could head off energy pipeline ruptures like the one that caused gasoline prices to spike in Septemb...

    Sunday, October 9, 2016
    Flu vaccine; be informed

    DELMAR, Del. - (Oct. 7, 2016) - Autumn brings many wonderful things to us: pumpkins, crisp air and colorful foliage. Unfortunately, it also brings the annual risk of the flu. With flu and pneumonia viruses being the eighth leading cause of death in t...

    Friday, October 7, 2016
    THIS is Earl Holland, Sports Jeopardy! champion

    UMES alum Earl Holland competes on Sports Jeopardy! - and wins!PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Oct. 5, 2016) - Earl Holland, UMES class of 2005, apparently has high-stakes quiz competition in his blood, and now some extra cash in his pocket.A sports journalist...

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    2016 Gourmet Dinner Series tickets on sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -Tickets go on sale Oct. 5 for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's gourmet dining series; a long-time fall tradition.  This year, hospitality and tourism management students and faculty have planned a Veterans' Day salute and...

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    NOAA extends its grant support of UMES marine research

    UMES center earns $15.5 million to train students in marine science    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Sept. 23, 2016) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Education has awarded nearly $3 million to the NOAA Living Marine Resources C...

    Friday, September 23, 2016
    'Huge and ... triumphant stories'

    Museum of African American History and Culture offers inspirational message Every year I get a little closer to understanding why I am passionately in love with African American history and culture. But every year it becomes less necessary to explain...

    Friday, September 23, 2016
    U.S. News rates UMES 22nd among HBCUs

    U.S. News rates UMES the nation's 22nd best HBCU PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 13, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the nation's 22nd best historically black institutions and among the top 10 of its public-sector peers, according to t...

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    Hytche statue unveiling culminates legacy initiative

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 12, 2016) - UMES alumni who were students during the nearly four decades William Percy Hytche walked the grounds of their beloved alma mater saluted the late educator Saturday with a statue unveiling and grand opening of a ...

    Monday, September 12, 2016
    Physical therapy: A caring profession has 27 new members

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 8, 2016) - One by one, the 27 members of UMES' physical therapy class of 2016 crossed the performing arts center stage to receive their professional practice doctorates. Each bent slightly at the knees to receive their symbo...

    Friday, September 9, 2016
    Hotelier donation to benefit campus lodging

    Hotelier donation to benefit campus lodgingPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 9, 2016) - One of the partners of an award-winning Gaithersburg, Md. hotel has volunteered to help UMES modernize its lodging options.Vira Safai, managing partner of a Comfort Inn j...

    Friday, September 9, 2016
    Hytche Initiative celebrates late leader's legacy

     UMES celebrates Hytche legacy during 2016 Founders' WeekPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 7, 2016) - Members of the William P. Hytche Legacy Initiative committee gather on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4-to-7 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center to cele...

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    A step back in time

    Descendants of UMES' first educators explore their roots PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 1, 2016) - On a muggy weekend afternoon that defines Delmarva's dog days of summer, five visitors gathered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore looking for a pa...

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    UMES senior benefits from prestigious EPA fellowship

    UMES senior benefits from prestigious EPA fellowship for undergraduates PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 26, 2016) - UMES' Ben Barnes spent this past summer as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research assistant tasked with helping search for ways to ...

    Friday, August 26, 2016
    UMES pharmacy school recruiting going global

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 22, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a medical university in Taiwan have an agreement in place that both anticipate will lead to academic exchange opportunities for students in their respective institution...

    Monday, August 22, 2016
    NASA physicist is UMES guest speaker

    Long-time NASA scientist is 2016 summer commencement speaker PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 17, 29016) - Dr. Julian M. Earls, a physicist who headed a NASA research center, will be the featured speaker during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2016...

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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    Hospitality and Tourism Management benefits from Marriott grant

    Marriott grant provides support for Hospitality and Tourism Management programROCKVILLE, MD- (July 28, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Hospitality and Tourism Management program is the recipient of a $300,000 grant from The J. Will...

    Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Local professor and historian named interim chair

    UMES welcomes local professor and historian as chair Dr. Clara Small, well-known educator and historian, was appointed interim chair of the Department of Social Sciences at UMES effective July 1.Small comes to UMES after 36 years as a history profess...

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    UMES: where perseverance pays off

    Antoine Cobb, Class of 2007 Editor's note:This essay byAntoine Cobb, a 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, appears on the “First Generation” webpage of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. I am the only ...

    Friday, July 22, 2016
    Delmarva Power announces $1M gift to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 19, 2016) - Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company, announced today it is pledging $1 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to help the land-grant institution expand training a sustainable workforce with emphases on...

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    Delmarva Metalworks on display through July 28

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 8, 2016)   There's still plenty of time to visit “a wonderful show full of whimsy and delightful surprises, especially when you think about the intrinsic nature of the materials” at the Mosely Gallery, Susan Holt, director, s...

    Friday, July 8, 2016
    Dr. Lorenzo Boyd named UMES' criminal justice department chairman

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 1, 2016) - Dr. Lorenzo M. Boyd joins the University of Maryland Eastern Shore faculty today as chairman of its Department of Criminal Justice.Boyd taught for the past three years at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, wh...

    Friday, July 8, 2016
    UMES accreditation reaffirmed by Middle States

    REAFFIRMATION! PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (June 30, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today it has received formal notice the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed the university's institution-wide accredita...

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Introducing the School of Education, Social Sciences, and The Arts

    Editor's note: Dr. Ray J. Davis offers thoughts on a change in the name of the academic unit at UMES he has guided since becoming its administrator in 2012.PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 1, 2016) - The School of The Arts and Professions (SAP) has evolved ...

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Double-degree grad earns national fellowship

    UMES alumna Liz Ranger is among a select group from across the country in the Class of 2016 who will receive a prestigious post-graduate fellowship award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.The society of scholars named Ranger one of 51 winners o...

    Monday, June 13, 2016
    'I ran the race and ... finished well'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 20, 2016) - The sun doesn't always shine on graduation day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, but its appearance today was certainly welcome.Unseasonably cool temperatures and 13 days of rain made for dreary weathe...

    Friday, May 20, 2016
    Fall 'STEAM' conference planned @ UMES

     UMES to host business-government-research conference in OctoberArea businessman William C. Anderson chairs organizing committee PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 19, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that the Hon. William C. A...

    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    InKlined to be a success

    Married couple finishes UMES studies together PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 18, 2016) - Keesha and Matthew Kline are among 470 degree candidates scheduled to graduate May 20 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Matthew receives a Bachelor of Sci...

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    UMES now offers a cybersecurity graduate degree

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 16, 2016) - Applications are now being accepted for a new University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduate program, a master's degree in cybersecurity . The self-paced, online curriculum can be completed in as little as 18 month...

    Monday, May 16, 2016
    This UMES family is doubly proud

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD.- (May 13, 2016) - They could have given up at any point and understandably so, going to classes while holding down jobs and caring for young children.  But Michel'le White and Kanisha Stewart of Princess Anne had something in their...

    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Arts N Chill senior show through May 19

    UMES graduating art students host interactive show PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(May 11, 2016)--“Art 'N Chill,” the senior fine arts show now on display at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery offers a few interactive twists.Photographer L...

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016