A Message from the UMES National Alumni President

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April 1, 2021 

Greetings in the name of Hawk Pride!


Finally, spring is here! After more than a year of pandemic hibernation, things are starting to look up with the number of vaccines available and the number of people getting vaccinated. Based on new data from the CDC, looks like late summer, we can start coming together outdoors, wearing mask. Spring weather means beaches, travel, vacations, and cookouts. Hawks, while things are starting to look better, we are not out of the woods yet and should not let down our defenses! Whether or not you get vaccinated, please continue to practice safety measures. As we continue to monitor COVID throughout the nation and the State of Maryland, UMES has announced the date for Homecoming Fall ’21. Please mark your calendar for November 8 – 14, 2021. It is the hope of every Hawk that we will be able to return to the campus in numbers this November and celebrate in a COVID safe manner. Homecoming planning is underway, and details will be provided at a later date. Top priority for UMES and the NAA, as we move forward with planning, is the safety of the students and Alumni.


Hawks, I am pleased to announce my appointment of Mr. Floyd V. Myers to the position of UMESNAA First Vice President. Floyd is a 1990 graduate of UMES, holding a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry. He has a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance, Risk Management, and Insurance from Walden University. Floyd has an impressive resume. Currently, he serves as Acting Deputy Superintendent for the Martin Luther King National Historical Park in Atlanta Georgia. Floyd also holds the position of Chief of Business Development and Partnerships for the National Park Service, National Parks of New York Harbor, a division of the Department of the Interior.  Floyd is also the President of Soul-on-Soul productions Inc., a music and film production company in which he owns with his late brother Heavy D. Floy has served on several boards and has skills and experience in and with non-profit organizations, grant writing and management, data analysis, strategic planning, policy, processes and procedures, and budget administration. These are just a few of the highlights found on his resume. Floyd is also an active member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. We welcome Floyd to the NAA executive team and look forward to his leadership.


Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Hawk Pride; Spread it!

Hawk Pride!
James (JW) White, Jr. Ed. D. '82