Parent Association Letter






Dear Parent/Guardian:

We take this opportunity to WELCOME you and your student to the University of Maryland Eastern Family.   We extend a special invitation to you to join other parents and guardians who are interested in sharing and supporting their student’s educational experience.  Parents are an important part of the university community; therefore, UMES we established the Parents Association to serve as your personal link to the university’s administration.  We wish to build a network of parents who support our youth in their quest for scholastic and professional success.

Members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Parent's Association may make recommendations to the Vice President of Student Affairs regarding activities that will better serve their sons and/or daughters.  In addition, they may provide advice to new parents, be involved in fund-raising, special projects, and other activities of the association such as New Student Orientation, recruitment of new students, and Family Weekend.

In an effort to fund each sponsored activity, the Association has voted to assess an annual membership fee of $50.00 per family.

Once your student has completed his/her registration process, including the “Bill Worksheet”, please complete the enclosed application form, forward it along with your $50.00 membership fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (or UMES) PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION and return it to:

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Office of the Student Life and Enrollment Management
30665 Student Services Center Lane
Princess Anne, MD  21853

You may also return this membership form during your Enrollment 101 session.  If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me or Ms. Louise Gaile, Liaison for the UMES Parents’ Association at 410-651-6443.

Please be advised that the University being in compliance with an Executive Order 01.01.1987.13, issued by the Governor of Maryland, and in accordance with USM Policy on Smoking at USM Institutions, UMES has banned smoking on campus, except for designated smoking areas as of July 1, 2013.


Dr. Anthony Jenkins, Vice President
Student Life & Enrollment Management

Louise D. Gaile, Coordinator Special Projects and Initiatives
Liaison, UMES Parents’ Association



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