University of Maryland Eastern Shore The 125th Anniversary
125th Anniversary
"Celebrating the Journey: The 125th Anniversary of UMES" 1886-2011




Welcoming the World

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a tradition of welcoming international students to the institution.

As far back as the early 20th century, there is evidence in a document from Morgan College in Baltimore, which oversaw its branch campus on the lower Eastern Shore, that a foreign student was enrolled in Princess Anne Academy.

Selenda Malinda Parker of Monrovia, Liberia, was among 16 named as June 1923 graduates from what also was referred to as "the Eastern Branch of the University of Maryland (Preparatory and Normal Courses)." Her theme listed in the graduation program for what was then a prep school was "Africa's Need of an Industrial Education."

Fifty-three nations are represented in the ranks of the faculty and 4,500-member student body at UMES during its 125th academic year.

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Flags of countries that have students at UMES are displayed on the flag mall.

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Algeria

Gambia

Pakistan

Antigua

Germany

Philippines

Barbados

Ghana

Puerto Rico

Belarus

Guinea

Romania

Bolivia

Guyana

Russia

Bulgaria

Haiti

Senegal

Canada

Hungary

Sierra Leone

Central African Republic

India

Sri Lanka

Chad

Israel

Sudan

China

Jamaica

Tanzania

Colombia

Kenya

Togo

Congo

Korea

Trinidad & Tobago

Dominican Republic

Liberia

Uganda

Ecuador

Malawi

Ukraine

El Salvador

Mexico

Venezuela

England

Morocco

Yemen

Eritrea

New Zealand

Zambia

Ethiopia

Nigeria

 

 
-- ASHLEY COLLIER / BILL ROBINSON

"Celebrating the Journey: The 125th Anniversary of the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore" 1886-2011