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UMES recognizes Armed Forces

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 28, 2012) UMES' Office of Alumni Affairs is sponsoring a military recognition dinner April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Student Services Center Ballroom.  "Duty, Honor and County" aims to recognize those who served in all branches of the Armed Forces.

    The event was born out of conversations with alumni who served in the military and felt it was important that there be some form of recognition for those who gave of themselves for their country, said Walter Woods, assistant director for alumni affairs and event coordinator.

    "The call to serve is a cry that was answered by many UMES students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community," Woods said.  "In an effort to honor their sacrifice, the Silver Star Scholarship fund has been created at UMES to receive proceeds from the event."

    Freshman or transfer students to the university who have been honorably discharged from one of the U.S. military services, a child of a veteran or a child of a service member killed in action are eligible, Woods said.  The scholarship, a maximum of $2,500, will be awarded at a future date when the fund reaches the endowment level.

    Tickets for the military recognition dinner are $45 per person.  Call 410-651-6277 for tickets or more information.


     Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580,