University of Maryland Eastern Shore The 125th Anniversary
125th Anniversary
Welcome!

During the 2011-12 academic year, UMES will celebrate a journey from humble beginnings as a secondary school for Negroes in post-Civil War America to a vibrant, culturally diverse university taking on the challenges of the 21st century. One hundred twenty-five years after its founding, the university is the academic home to some 4,500 students and nearly 200 full-time faculty members spread across more than four dozen buildings on 745 picturesque acres.

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