Daevon Greene lands Cisco sales internship

Jan 22, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

UMES upperclassman Daevon Greene nailed down his 2018 summer job plans on Halloween, thanks to a fledgling partnership between the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Cisco Systems Inc., a computer networking conglomerate. 

Greene landed a nine-week sales internship with the California-based technology giant after winning a competition during the fall semester with five other UMES students seeking the coveted offer. 

“This is my dream job,” said the computer science major whose focus is on business practices. 

UMES 21st Winter Commencement confers 270 degrees

Dec 15, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -– The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awarded 270 degrees Friday at its 21st winter commencement exercises.

Among the degree recipients was 54-year-old Roderick Dillard, who became the first graduate student to earn a degree in cybersecurity engineering technology. UMES launched the online degree program in June 2016.

Omolayo Oladimeji of Bowie, Md. delivered the student commentary on behalf of her undergraduate peers. She challenged classmates to embrace altruism in post-college life.

Morgan State declares Princess Anne Academy Day

Dec 4, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.--Morgan State University's year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary included a Founders' Week ceremony formally recognizing the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's shared history with the Baltimore institution. 

Morgan President David Wilson presented Dr. Juliette B. Bell, his UMES counterpart, with a proclamation declaring Dec. 1, 2017 “Princess Anne Academy Day” as a sesquicentennial milestone. 

The Day Ella Fitzgerald visited UMES

Oct 27, 2017
Thomas Wiles

On a glorious autumn day 43 years ago - Oct. 27, 1974 - the University of Maryland Eastern Shore paid tribute to the 20th century's “First Lady of Song” by naming its performing arts center after Ella Fitzgerald. 

Fitzgerald spoke and performed during a 90-minute ceremony that attracted a capacity crowd to a 1,167-seat theater flanked by classrooms and rehearsal studios. 

According to those who were there that warm Sunday afternoon, it was difficult to discern who enjoyed the moment more, the audience or the honoree. 

UMES' golf program receives an Exelon gift

Oct 2, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

A Baltimore-area utility company that sponsored a major pro golf tournament this past summer has made a donation to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's PGA golf management program. 

The $20,000 gift from Constellation, an Exelon Company, will be used to purchase computerized teaching equipment and to pay for upgrades to irrigation for the on-campus practice green.