July 15, 2020
Dear Fellow Hawks:
Due to COVID-19 causing mail to be delivered late, the UMES NAA Elections Committee will extend the voting until Thursday, July 23, 2020. All returned ballots will be opened and officially counted at 5:00 PM, Friday, July 24, 2020.
Here below are some of the nominated candidates:
President - James White
1st Vice President - Walter I. Jones (Bio)
2nd Vice President - Teonna Wallop
3rd Vice President - Anshay Tull
4th Vice President - Hope Greene
Sergeant at Arms - John Lucas
Treasurer - Nelva Collier
Corresponding Secretary - Imani Hayman
Parliamentarian - Thomas Holt
Recording Secretary - Michelle Jefferson (Bio) or Kim Jones
Thank you! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Faye Martin Howell, Chairperson
of the Nominating Committee at 240-281-9833 or via email at
Faye M. Howell
UMES NA Nominating Committee
Faye Martin Howell, Chairperson
P.O. Box 31222
Capitol Heights, MD 20731
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS’ DUTIES AND TERMS OF OFFICE
(From the Constitution and By-Laws Dated November 2011)
Section: 1. President
The President shall preside over all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors, appoint other committees and provide leadership to the activities of the Association. He/she shall call special meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors and perform such other duties (as usually pertain) to the office. The president shall be the official spokesperson of the Association.
Section: 2. Vice Presidents
A. First Vice President
The First Vice President shall preside over the meetings of the Association in the absence of, or at the direction of the President and serve as Chairman of the Development Committee. This person is responsible for implementing the Association’s philanthropic efforts through grants, fundraising events, and individual/chapter contributions which benefit the Association and the University. In addition, he/she may perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
B. Second Vice President
The Second Vice President shall be responsible for increasing the membership of the Association, and shall serve as Chairman of the Membership Committee. This person is responsible for increasing alumni membership through the growth of alumni chapters and actively engaging students and young alumni. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
C. Third Vice-President
The Third Vice-President may direct special activities of the Association and shall serve as Chairperson of the Homecoming Committee. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
D. Fourth Vice-President
The Fourth Vice-President shall keep Association informed of legal and legislative issues affecting higher education, particularly within the state of Maryland, and as these issues pertain to historically black colleges and universities. This person shall serve as Chairperson of the Legislative Affairs Committee. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
Section: 3. Treasurer
The Treasurer shall maintain the financial records of the Association by collecting and disbursing all monies of the Association, subject to the approval of the National Board of Directors.
Section: 4. Secretaries
a. The Recording Secretary
The Recording Secretary shall be responsible for coordinating all administrative and clerical affairs of the Association, including but not limited to, recording minutes of all Board of Directors meetings and the annual meeting of the Association. All minutes shall be distributed to Board of Directors members by no later than 15 calendar days prior to the next meeting.
b. The Corresponding Secretary
The Corresponding Secretary shall record the minutes in the absence of the recording secretary and assist the secretary in carrying out his/her functions. The Corresponding Secretary will be responsible for all incoming/outgoing correspondence. The Corresponding Secretary will send out appropriate cards, flowers, and other courtesies, including issuance of proclamations, as the need arises.
c. Financial Secretary
The Financial Secretary shall maintain an active record of all members and shall collect all monies on behalf of the Association.
Section: 5. Parliamentarian
The Parliamentarian will provide assistance to the President in the interpretation of the Constitution and By-Laws of The Association and will serve as chairman of the By-Laws Revision Committee. Robert’s Rule of Order – Newly Revised will be used as a guide for parliamentary procedures.
Section: 6. Sergeant-At-Arms
The Sergeant-At-Arms will be the official guard of the door to insure the privacy of official ceremonies and meetings. They will set the standard for protocol for the Association.