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Honors Vanguard

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    The Vanguard of the Richard A. Henson Honors Program at University of Maryland Eastern Shore serve as special assistants to the Program Director and as ambassadors of the honors program within UMES and beyond. Their contributions are voluntary, appreciated, meaningful, and varied, ranging from service as hosts to prospective students and families, through representing the program at campus and local recruitment events, to facilitating academic, co-curricular, and social events to enhance honors education at UMES and improve the lives of others in the greater community.


    Interested in becoming a member of the Vanguard? Access the nomination form here.

    The current Vanguard are:

    Vanguard  Knighted 
    Amal "what can't she do?" Adamu08/2020
    Oluwatoniloba "the Able" Alabi09/2018
    Fasil "the Fearless" Amado09/2021
    Diamond "the Beneficent" Boston09/2021
    Jailynn "the Brilliant" Britt09/2018
    Zay "slays the books" Brooks08/2020
    Ezra "the ever-able" Cable08/2020
    Sydney "She'll go far" Carr09/2019
    Kerrigan "the Care-Giving" Dashiell09/2021
    Taiya "the Trusted" Davenport09/2021
    Neima "the Notable" Dedefo09/2021
    Kaylah "the Peacemaker" Easter09/2021
    Semaj "the Majestic" Fielding09/2018
    Arria "the Ascendant" Gross09/2021
    Jakaylah "the Helpful" Holland09/2021
    Jordan "the Cogent" Kelly02/2019
    Yeganeh "the Merry" Mansourian09/2021
    Genesis "the Generous" Mason  09/2017
    Diamond "the Nimble-minded" Nimmons08/2020
    Iyinyeoluwa Ruth "Truth, I say" Okulate09/2019
    Briana "the Polite" Palmore09/2018
    Tyler "Born to Lead" Reid09/2019
    Nautika "the Nonpareil" Wilder09/2021: the 100th Vanguard!


    Former Vanguard include:

    Abena "the Aspiring" Acheampong02/2014
    Lexus "the Laudable" Allen09/2014
    Amari the Amiable" Barnes09/2018
    Cadien "the Competent" Beckford09/2015
    Christopher "the Charismatic" Blanks09/2016
    Aleaya "the Admired" Bowie09/2013
    Jasmine "the Just" Brown02/2014
    Noman "the Noble" Choudhry09/2013
    Kareena "the Kinetic" Collins02/2018
    Favour "the Formidable" Dada09/2016
    Bianca "the Buoyant" Davis02/2018
    Kayla "the Kindly" Deal02/2018
    Mariah "the Meritorious" Dennis09/2013
    Tochukwu "the Thoughtful" Dike09/2015
    Chidiogo "the Cheerful" Dimukeje09/2015
    Emily "the Esteemed" Diseroad09/2013
    Kadijah "the Kind" Felder-Patterson02/2014
    Dakota "the Dextrous" Ferraro09/2018
    Stefan "the Steadfast" Fornah-Ovaa09/2016
    Alisa "the Ambitious" Fornwald09/2015
    Timesha "the Sharp" Frank09/2017
    Asia "the Accomplished" Gibbs09/2013
    Stephanie "the Smart" Hallowell09/2015
    Sean "the Shrewd" Hayden09/2014
    Shelly-Ann "the Assuring" Henry09/2016
    Kaitlyn "the Keen" Hitch09/2013
    Tyrone "the Tireless" Holmes09/2015
    Tiffany "the Trajectile" Jackson02/2018
    Joshua "the Jewel" Jikeme09/2016
    Bria "the Bright" Johnson09/2015
    Jasmine "the Joyful" Johnson09/2016
    Sarah "the Sagacious" Jones09/2016
    Taryn "the Transcendent" Jones09/2017
    Star "the Unstoppable" Joplin09/2016
    Ezechielle "the Enlightened" Kiessu02/2014
    Nikkia "the Knowing" King09/2013
    Brooke "the Bookish" Lewis09/2016
    Jeffery "the Judicious" Locklear09/2013
    Jane "the Jaunty" Makori09/2016
    Regina "the Remarkable" Martin02/2019
    Nylah "the Newsworthy" McClain09/2016
    Tiffany "the Tactful" McMahon09/2015
    Stephanie "the Sterling" McMahon02/2016
    Deedra "the Dedicated" Mills09/2013
    Alyssa "the Aptitudinal" Mitchell02/2018
    Newtin "the Neighborly" Ndingwan09/2015
    Ijeoma Faith "the Illustrious" Ngoka09/2014
    Diamond "the Determined" Nwaeze09/2013
    Brittany-Ann "Yes, she can" O'Connell09/2019
    Maryanne "the Motivated" Odinakachukwu09/2013
    Aderonke "the Acclaimed" Ogin09/2013
    Ewaoluwa "the Effulgent" Okulate09/2017
    Taiwo "the Trustworthy" Ola02/2014
    Hernan "the Earnest" Osorio09/2018
    Jesutofunmi "the Calmer" Palmer09/2018
    So Jin "the Studious" Park09/2013
    Ebonie "the Ebullient" Pierce09/2014
    Vernajh "the Vigilant" Pinder09/2017
    Jenny "the Jovial" Porch09/2013
    Taylor "the Talented" Powell09/2015
    Joe-Smith "the Spirited" Puwo-Tameko09/2018
    Courtney "the Courteous" Rhoades09/2013
    Tiara "the Tenacious" Selby 02/2016
    Rashmi "the Rational" Sharma09/2017
    Da'Ria "the Sure-Footed" Shaw02/2019
    Arnez "the Ardent" Short09/2017
    Ray'Sean "the Game's On" Smith09/2019
    Zoe "the Zealous" Sonnier09/2014
    Brooke "the Brilliant" Stacey09/2013
    Rasheed (Olamilekan) "the Resilient" Sule02/2016
    Michael "the Magnetic" Taylor09/2013
    Ummu "the Munificent" Thomas09/2017
    Teresa "the Traveler" Tinta09/2013
    Brent "the Benevolent" Tran09/2013
    Emily "the Erudite" Tull02/2014
    Kadi-Ann "the Keen" White09/2016
    Kaely "the Capable" Whittington09/2014

    Updated: 08/25/2020