November 7, 2016
Dear Degree Candidates:
Congratulations! You are coming to the end of your days as students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)! In this time of transition, take a moment to reflect on your university experience. As you have witnessed our institutional growth, know that you, too, have experienced a personal evolution. You leave us more mature, more knowledgeable, and better equipped for a world made smaller by its connectivity.
You will do well and we will be proud of you, our successful alumni. You take 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.
Class of 2016, know that we are very proud of you and wish you a constructive, fulfilling, and successful journey as you embark on this exciting life transition.
Congratulations on completing your degrees. The entire Hawk Family joins me in wishing you much success in your future endeavors.
Juliette B. Bell, Ph.D.