A Message from the UMES National Alumni President
October 22, 2021
Greetings in the name of Hawk Pride!
In a few short weeks, Hawks worldwide will be returning to the nest for Fall Homecoming November 7-14, 2021, “SPRING HAS SPRUNG…FALL IS BACK!” For many, returning to a Fall Homecoming is nostalgic of days long past, and for others, it is the beginning of an exciting new experience. Nevertheless, homecoming is HAWK time together at our beloved alma mater. Homecoming presents an opportunity for alumni to catch up with friends, reminisce, and see the many latest changes and additions to our beautiful campus. And there is something special, about being on campus in the crispy fall air, reminiscing with old friends, and making new ones.
Without a doubt, the pandemic has presented challenges for everyone. The alumni homecoming team, led by 3rd Vice President Anshay Tull, working with UMES, has put together a number of activities designed to stimulate alumni engagement with COVID safety in mind. UMES and the NAA are doing everything we can to make this year’s fall homecoming activities, on and off-campus exciting, and safe for everyone. As you travel to the sure, please remember to observe all recommended University and CDC COVID guidelines; found on their respective websites. Please bring a supply of masks and hand sanitizer and be sure to wear your mask. Keep in mind that many area businesses also observe COVID safety protocols. Hawks, let’s have a safe, and enjoyable time together.
Hawks, we eagerly await your return to the nest. Our business meeting is Saturday, November 13th at 10:00 am in the SSC Theatre. It has been a while since we have been together in person. Come back and give back to your alma mater, your time, talents, and blessings. I encourage you to open your hearts and checkbooks and consider giving to one of the many NAA Endowments and if you are not an active alumni member, to join during Homecoming. Hawks, you can have influence and help UMES continue to grow and soar as top-tier research, doctoral-granting University!
I can’t wait to meet you at the nest.
Hawk Pride; Spread it!
James (JW) White, Jr. Ed. D. '82