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NEW Tri-County Alumni: For Your Information:


UMES Select Points of Pride 2019



University of Maryland Eastern Shore was named a Carnegie High Research Activity Doctoral University

at the end of 2018.


Six of the last seven years, UMES has been named number one in the MEAC for student-athlete

graduation rates.


UMES is number 17 in the US News and World Report list of the Top HBCUs and number 6 among 1890 Land Grant Institutions.


Collectively, faculty at UMES hold 7 US patents providing students and opportunity to work and learn alongside creative thinkers.


 Dr. Richard Warren, Maryland State Teacher of the Year 2018-19, is a three-time graduate of University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

WATCH: The HBCU Desegregation Lawsuit You’ve Never Heard Of – HBCU DIGEST

Three reasons why a case which could go to the Supreme Court hasn't gotten national traction, even in the HBCU community.

To DOWNLOAD the UMES NAA Hawk4Life Newsletter:

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A Coalition of Maryland HBCUs Keeps the Hope of a Legal

Settlement Alive

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In May 2020, nine UMES students competed in this semesters BUAD495- Strategic Management Capstone Business Simulation Contest.

The team performed an extraordinary job by ranking number 1 in Rate of Return on Assets and Rate of Sales among 3,947 teams.

Great Job Hawks!


To review the copies of the certificates for our 2020 Capstone Winners this past spring, please click the link HERE

 Wells Fargo Student Impact Scholarship - Opens September 14, 2020

If you're a student working to make an impact in your community but have been financially impacted by the pandemic, apply for an opportunity to receive a $5K Wells Fargo Student Impact Scholarship. #ImpactMakers

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Subject: Racial Injustice and Protest: the UMES experience

Dear Distinguished Hawk Alumni and friends, in the event you haven't yet seen the program from a week ago, we're are pleased to send you the link.


We are proud and grateful for the participation of some of our current students as well as leaders from our Maryland State College years -- Starletta DuPois, Willie Baker, Percy Wilson, and Curt Gentry.  Their recollections were powerful and meaningful to all.

Latina Wilson (UMES Alumna Class of 1985)

UMES alumna (1985) Latina Wilson Elected Board Chairperson; McGraw Takes Role of Board Vice-Chairperson

Senate President Miller urges resolution of HBCU lawsuit against Maryland over state's treatment of schools

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How Alternative Facts Can Create Fake HBCU News

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Funding

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Higher Education – Historically Black Colleges and Universities –
3 Comparability and Competitiveness

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Show that black lives matter by funding Maryland’s HBCUs COMMENTARY - Baltimore Sun

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On July 1, 2020, the UMES NAA Executive Board, UMES National President, Deborah Hayman and Distinguished Alumnus McKinley Hayes presented donations to the Prince Georges Family
Justice Center.

The Family Justice Center is a much-needed resource for residents at the highest risk of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse. With more than 22 on-
site partners, a full array of co-located services are provided through a coordinated, collaborative, and hope-centered advocacy model.

The Center's vision is to aim to transform our community by providing life-changing options to vulnerable populations impacted by family violence. Our integrated, comprehensive and
sustained continuum of services will empower people to find hope and restoration in their lives.

Historically, Prince Georges County, Maryland has recruited the highest number of students to UMES for more than forty-five years. Bravo, Gorgeous Prince Georges!

Show that black lives matter by funding Maryland’s HBCUs 

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Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $170 Million in Federal Funding for Maryland Higher Education

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HBCU Week 2020 - November 30-December 4 - #HBCUWeekMD

For the first time in its 50-year history, MPT is proud to launch HBCU Week. This slate of programming is part of the network's Standing Against Racism: Fostering Unity Through Dialogue initiative.

Historically Black colleges and universities are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. There are currently 101 HBCUs, with 27 offering doctoral programs, 52 offering master's programs, 83 offering bachelor's degree programs, and 38 offering associate degrees.


The Welcome Back Hawks Hygiene Give Away Event was a success!

Check out the event highlights in our gallery

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Remembering Jesse T. Williams Sr.
Alumnus, athlete, ambassador-at-large