University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a land-grant,
historically black university founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference
Academy. Since its beginning, the institution has had several name changes and
governing bodies. It was Maryland State College from 1948 until 1970, when it
became one of the five campuses that formed the University of Maryland System.
In 1988, it became a member of the then eleven campuses (now thirteen)
University of Maryland System, now known as the
University System of Maryland. UMES is approved by the state of
and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Auxiliary Enterprises provide
administrative, technical and fiscal support to auxiliary units. It can be
called the hub of auxiliary units. This division has an impact on each area of
the UMES community with the issuing of the HAWK EXPRESS CARD. Committed
to providing quality and satisfactory service, much has been done to enhance
its present services. Its vision is to offer products and services at
competitive prices without having to leave the University of Maryland Eastern
Auxiliary works as a family unit by
cultivating relationships with students, staff, faculty and the community
while providing them with the requirements needed to make their experience at
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore a positive one. The greatest strength
of this department is the ability to respond to the needs of the individuals
they serve. Working as a team is the foundation of the success of this
department. It is not uncommon to find Auxiliary employees assisting other
areas to ensure the successful operation of various programs.