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Confronting opioid addiction, abuse

Apr 18, 2017
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UMES to host free strategy clinic April 29

These UMES alums are glad to have pebbles in their (golf) shoes

Jan 23, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

One of the PGA tour's signature golf tournaments takes place at the Pebble Beach Resorts each February and two newly minted UMES alumni will be working on the 2017 edition from a front-row seat.

Norman Blanco and Bobby Donson parlayed senior-year internships in UMES' PGA golf management program into assistant club pro jobs at the renowned venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean along the central California coast.

“I'm trying to be humble about the whole experience,” said Blanco, who grew up in New Orleans. “But, yeah, I have to pinch myself when I think about it.”

From dodging bombs to hitting them from a tee box

Nov 11, 2016
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.--James Robinson, a 20-year U.S. Army veteran who was deployed to war-torn Iraq a decade ago, knows exactly what he wants to do with the next phase of his life.

The 41-year-old sophomore at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is pursuing a college degree in PGA golf management.

“It’s the perfect fit for me,” Robinson said this week. “There’s a sense of freedom and flexibility in doing something I really enjoy doing.”

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Trust says it's seeking applicants for $12,500 worth of awards and scholarships.

The Annapolis-based nonprofit organization said Wednesday it's accepting applications and nominations until Dec. 5 for teacher of the year, high school or college student of the year, and the Honorable Arthur Dorman Award.

The Dorman award, named for a former chairman, goes to a high school or college student of color who motivates and inspires others and participates in environmental or community improvement.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if you're not a champion speller, there's a way to win a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

For the second straight year, Scripps has launched its "Spellebrity" video contest.

Students who enter will produce videos about their love of reading. A panel of judges will pick the best 10 videos, and a public vote will determine the top five. The kids who make those videos will be invited to next year's bee, which will be held late May at a convention center outside Washington.

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