Alumna Creates Fund for Music Program
Kathleen Talbert, Class of 1951, recently established the Clarice J. Michaels Fund with a $10,000 gift in memory of the former head of the Music Department Clarice J. Michaels and Dr. John Taylor Williams, president of Maryland State College from 1947 to 1970.
Talbert, a music major while at the university, wanted her mentor, Dr. Michaels, “to be remembered, even if only by a few.” Her reverence for the president of the university during her undergraduate years motivated her to honor Dr. Williams as well.
“This fund is unique because it provides much-needed operational support to the Music Division within the Department of Fine Arts,” said Kimberly Dumpson J.D., director of alumni affairs and planned giving.
“It is a wonderful gift that goes a long way in providing the necessary supplies and equipment benefiting the Music Division and the students,” Dr. John Lamkin, music coordinator, said.
Talbert is a resident of East Orange, N.J.
According to Dumpson, the fund is open to receive additional gifts. For more information, contact Dumpson at 410-651-7686 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, email@example.com.