2017 UMES Physical Therapy grads receive degrees

Sep 15, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

Two sisters from Baltimore County were among 29 students who received Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees today at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2017 summer commencement. 

Kayla Coad of Parkville was just behind older sister Karis crossing the stage at the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts, which doubled as the venue for the 131st Founders' Day convocation. 

Graduates and the audience also were treated to an announcement from the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, which bestowed denomination historic site status on UMES. 

Evolution of the Mission (an essay)

Sep 13, 2017

When the Civil War ended in 1865, Negroes recognized education was the path to providing for one’s family and to bettering one’s condition in society. Despite newfound freedoms, former slaves and freedmen had few options to pursue elementary, much less higher education. Access to formal education was an exceptionally rare in rural communities. In small towns, Negro education fell to the church, where students learned their earliest lessons from local clergy.

UMES cracks U.S. News & World Report survey's Top 20

Sep 12, 2017
Brian Daniels / WESM-FM

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore moved up to the nation's Top 20 historically black institutions, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges released today. 

At number 20, UMES' ranking is its highest since the news magazine undertook a peer-review survey 11 years ago exclusively focusing on historically black colleges and universities. 

On being an algebra ambassador

Aug 23, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

  • Delaware State University invited me to participate this past summer in its “3+1” academic exchange program with the Changchun University of Science and Technology. Located in northeast China near the North Korean border, the city of Changchun is heavily industrialized, about the size of Chicago and home to China's auto industry. 

    New buildings are being erected everywhere. Changchun is quite modern as it was only founded approximately 200 years ago. The university draws its 20,000+ students from across China. 

Peace Corps Prep now an option at UMES

Aug 14, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

The Peace Corps is establishing an undergraduate certificate program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that starts this fall. 

The Peace Corps Prep partnership with UMES will combine targeted coursework with hands-on experience to prepare students interested in becoming Peace Corps volunteers or other intercultural field work.