UMES announces scholarship fund pledge by Delaware couple

Aug 4, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -– The Bennie and Shirley Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund is being created at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to provide need-based scholarships to deserving students.

The pledge by the owners and operators of Bennie Smith Funeral Home Inc. is the most recent in a series philanthropic gestures the couple and their business have made over the past two decades in support of university projects and students.

Pharmacy school secures accreditation thru 2019

Jul 14, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

New classroom building is next goal

UMES faculty, cartoonist team up to revamp curriculum

Jun 2, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

Drawing inspiration from the world of cartoon art, a team of University of Maryland Eastern Shore researchers has come up with a strategy to improve the success rate of students who take college physics courses.

Led by Dr. Kausik S. Das, the team has been awarded a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to improve student engagement, boost retention and invigorate innovation through an inventive approach to physics instruction and senior-year research projects.

Meet Jasmine Brown, Class of 2017

May 12, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

Pocomoke High alumna will deliver student commentary

Jasmine E. Brown will represent nearly 330 members of the senior class on stage at spring 2017 commencement exercises May 26 when she delivers the student commentary. 

Brown, a member of the Richard A. Henson Honors Program, was the top choice of a panel of five judges who auditioned candidates who applied for the honor. 

The kinesiology major from Pocomoke City said she was shocked when contacted about her selection. 

‘The imminent autumn of new content’

Apr 20, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

UMES students who register this fall for a select number of general education classes offered by the university's Department of English and Modern Languages can expect to spend less on traditional textbooks. 

That's the objective of Courtney Harned and Bonni Miller, who are tapping into an emerging grassroots movement known as “open educational resources” to revamp outlines for a half-dozen courses. 

Miller and Harned conservatively project a successful transition could collectively save hundreds of UMES students upwards of $150,000.