Dear Degree Candidates:
on completing your course of study at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore! Graduation is not the end of your
educational or professional journey, but a transition to a better life for you,
your family and our society.
your parents, spouses, children, grandparents, and alumni who helped us shape their
loved ones, we extend our thanks. Their unwavering support and encouragement,
along with sound instruction from dedicated and committed faculty, have
produced another UMES graduate, who is more than capable of competing with Hawk
Pride in a global world.
Candidates, as you embark on your new
journey, always keep with you the values and traditions of this great
institution, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Remember that you are
connected to UMES now and for all of your years to come. Remain faithful to
your goal and steadfast in the pursuit of fairness and justice; lead with
excellence and fly with Hawk Pride!
Class of 2016, the entire Hawk Family joins me in wishing you much success in
your future endeavors. We have every confidence that you will soar to new and
Juliette B. Bell, Ph.D.