‘It gave me more confidence’

For a brief moment, Quinton Smith wasn’t himself. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore senior history major and Richard A. Henson Honors student, known for his easygoing and calm demeanor, felt slightly out of place among a group of his peers. It was right before he and his fellow Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) teammates,…Read more ‘It gave me more confidence’

UMES physics professor Das named an American Physical Society Fellow

University of Maryland Eastern Shore physics professor Kausik Das was recently selected as a fellow of the American Physical Society. It is on the heels of his also being named a fellow of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he visited this summer to develop collaborative plans…Read more UMES physics professor Das named an American Physical Society Fellow

‘It did something to my character’

When Mya Woods took the stage of the Ella Fitzgerald Center to be officially crowned Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore, it was a culmination of a path that wasn’t a traditional one. Woods, whose parents and grandfather previously attended UMES, arrived on campus as an early 20s transfer in the spring of 2021, and…Read more ‘It did something to my character’

Experimental payload designed by UMES professor launched aboard Virgin Galactic’s Galactic 05

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore soared above and beyond into the stars as the institution was represented aboard Virgin Galactic’s Galactic 05 spaceship on Nov. 2 A payload, designed by UMES assistant professor Dr. Aaron Persad tested how confined fluid behaves in a low-gravity environment, was part of the ship’s second dedicated research flight….Read more Experimental payload designed by UMES professor launched aboard Virgin Galactic’s Galactic 05

Members of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus visit UMES

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore played host to members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland as part of an informational session to share some of the recent progress and successes on campus. In welcoming the legislators, UMES president Heidi M. Anderson praised the members for their support for many pro-UMES initiatives over the…Read more Members of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus visit UMES

‘I’m a firm believer in HBCUs’

When looking back at her time as a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Joyce Abbott had nothing but great things to say about her experience. As a member of the Soul Explosion March Marching Band under the guidance of Rev. Kenneth Martin Sr., the Philadelphia native and 1983 graduate recalled the excitement…Read more ‘I’m a firm believer in HBCUs’

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Continues to Soar in College Rankings

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore received its highest ranking ever in the U.S. News & World Report survey of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). U.S. News ranked UMES in the top 6 of public HBCUs and No. 14 among 78 HBCUs in the 2023-24 edition.  The overall ranking is up two spots from…Read more University of Maryland Eastern Shore Continues to Soar in College Rankings

UMES Announces $60M Capital Campaign—Largest in School History

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PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a Top-10 public Historically Black College & University (HBCU) launches the public phase of its “Soaring Above & Beyond: The Campaign for UMES,” as it seeks to raise $60 million, the largest fundraiser in the institution’s nearly 140-year history. “State support provides a solid foundation…Read more UMES Announces $60M Capital Campaign—Largest in School History

UMES Founders’ Week 2023 Trivia

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Do you know your University of Maryland Eastern Shore History? Join Mekhi Stevens as he asks students about their knowledge of the UMES campus, some of the notable names, and more. Students Interviewed: Quinton Smith, Ava Fleming, Kaitlin Miller, Amir Garwish, Anthony Price, Kasia Coleman, Janiya Hawkins, and Tobe Nnadozie…Read more UMES Founders’ Week 2023 Trivia

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