[ Athletes in Action ]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE
Donned in pink Athletes Raise Spirit then held a bake sale
fatigue shirts, UMES and Funds for Fight against Cancer and planned the theme
in honor Words
Student-Athletes and by Anna Katenta for the athletic
Athletic Department department campsite.
Staff raised $2,435.78 for The campsite was
the American Cancer decorated on that day,
Society on Friday and the UMES team
September 24th at the stayed at the stadium the richArD A. henson honors ProgrAm
Annual Wicomico overnight. Richard A. oPPortunity • investment • Distinction
County Relay for Life, Hazel Honors student
The primary mission of The Richard A. Henson Honor Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is to
held at Arthur W. Perdue and Student Athlete
prepare academically talented students for entry into graduate and professional schools. Facilitating the entry of students from
Stadium. Advisory Committee
professionally under-represented groups within the state into these institutions is a priority.
The students and President Anna Katenta
staff took turns walking participated at this event
laps around the stadium by dressing up for
in honor of Women’s theme-specific, time Inaugural Honor Students Elect Officers
Bowling Coach Sharon periods and walking laps Newsletter The 2010-2011 elected honors program officers are profiled on pages 2-3: Clifford Glover,
Brummell, who is a on the stadium track. President; Quiana Montgomery, Vice President; Ebony Thomas, Secretary; Zachary Kelley,
Welcome to the first issue of In Honor Treasurer; Ashley Bell, Editor of In
breast cancer survivor. Relay for Life is in Words, the newsletter of the Richard A.
The student-athletes its 25th year as an Honor Words; Anna Katenta, Co-Editor “Through the honors experience,
Henson Honors Program at the University of In Honor Words; Brittany Hines,
began raising money by annual event for the of Maryland Eastern Shore. Ashley Bell is participants really enhance personal,
asking each team to Director of Fundraising; and Michael
American Cancer the Editor of In Honor Words and Anna social, and intellectual development.
LeCates, Director of Activities.
make a donation. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Society, and is held in locations across the US. Katenta serves as the Co-Editor. The title The NCHC recognizes the importance
In spring 2011, Clifford is
of the newsletter is the brainchild of Ms. participating in the UMES Legislative of life-long learning and social
[ ProfessionAl Pointers ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aundrá Roberts, the Program Assistant for
the honors program. Each issue will
Internship Program in Annapolis, responsibility in preparing individuals
In Honor Words is an occasional newsletter
published by the Richard A. Henson
Maryland. We commend him for his for an increasingly complex world.”
include articles on program events, alumni commitment to the Richard A. Henson
Tips for Success Honors Program.
profiles, student activities and conference Honors Program and wish him an
Taken from the Core Values Statement
National Collegiate Honors Council
by Kennice Evans and Ashley Bell Editors
happenings. We invite the submissions
Ashley Bell, Editor exceptionally successful semester in
In today’s world, higher education is extremely important in order to receive the best job available. However, if a from honors students. The newsletter will
Anna Katenta, Co-Editor Annapolis. Quiana Montgomery, Vice President, will step forward as the motivated new leader.
person does not look the part or handle him/herself in a professional manner, his/her skills and qualifications will not be published occasionally.
Writers Brittany Hines also resigned as the Director of Fundraising in the spring and Jeffrey
matter to a promising employer. There are endless suggestions to point a new employee in the right direction. Below are
Kennice Evans Locklear has assumed that position.
just a few basic tips to get you started! Clifford B. Glover III
Makeda S. Mesquitta
Tip #1: Dress for Success! Quiana A. Montgomery
Here are a few examples of appropriate attire in the professional world:
Men Women Advisor
Ms. Aundrá Roberts
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Hi! I am clifford b. glover iii, Richard My name is Zackary Kelley, and I serve “Broken Glass”
A. Henson Honors Program President. I am a as the Richard A. Henson Honors Program by Quiana A. Montgomery
junior History major here at the University of Treasurer. I have been born and raised in the
Maryland Eastern Shore and am a Thurgood The sound of aged oak wood hitting the floor boards echoes placed beside the bible. Her head hits the corner of the table. She
greater Salisbury area my whole life. I love
Marshall College Fund Student Ambassador. I living on the Eastern Shore and have no through chipped paint, dusty antiques, and shattered glass. An falls to the floor unconscious.
also must note that I am a HUGE Washington intentions to leave. Throughout my education
empty rocking chair, steadily keeping its pace, is the only account Terry’s father limps around her mother’s body and snatches
Redskins fan! I had a very busy summer, one I’ve worked hard to maintain good grades and
that included volunteering, working, and attended high school at nearby Parkside High of life in this abandoned dwelling. Tiny footsteps whisper down the dagger from her hold. He drags her body towards the kitchen,
traveling. My summer started off with interning at the local police School. In April of 2008, I was offered a full scholarship to UMES by the corridor, “Follow me,” while scurrying through autumn-red leaving a long trail of blood in the hallway. Before reaching the
station. I have been a volunteer for the Montgomery County, the honors program and took full advantage of the opportunity. With
Maryland, Department of Police since 2004. I specifically work in hard work, in addition to love and support from my family, I have leaves that must’ve snuck in with the wind. A row of lamps flickers doorway, Terry’s father notices the coat closet slightly nudged
Community Services, where my main focus is getting the word out on maintained the program requirements for my first two years. I had a down the path, revealing vivid photographs on the walls of open. A small metal-gray gun barrel peaks through its opening.
crime trends to the public. The main form of communication is smooth transition into college life as I made many new friends. We’ve
through word of mouth. I ended the internship period in the middle smiling faces and flooded eyes. A little girl’s laughter appears “BANG!”
supported one another along the way to stay determined and also
of a trend where thefts-from-auto and burglaries were on the rise, but have some fun to make this a fulfilling experience. Now that I am in drowned out by the sound of cameras flashing and police sirens. After the shot is fired, the bullet travels in slow motion past
I had a job waiting for me. I worked for Camp Greenbrier for Boys in my junior year, graduate schools are appearing in the horizon. Despite Underneath the memories captured in the photos, Terry Terry, grazing her right shoulder. It pierces through her father’s
Alderson, West Virginia for seven weeks. I served as a senior some shortcomings, this University has opened its loving arms to me
counselor, head waiter, and head of baseball activities. While holding and I have embraced it as my home. I am a proud student and hope to focuses on the wooden table midway through her journey. On it lie breast and disappears. Out of the closet walks a young girl, barely
these positions was utterly exhausting, I had a lot of fun. The kids see this place be a shining beacon for others as it has for me. two tall candles and a black and golden bible, the King James in her teens. She watches Terry’s father as he staggers to the floor,
were great, and the position was a refreshing break from the hustle
and bustle of suburban life. I encourage anyone who is looking to My name is ebony thomas, and I am the version. She blankly stares as if paralyzed. Deep-red blood trickles grasping for air, but his lungs prohibit any justice. The young girl
have a fun time over the summer and get paid for it to contact me Secretary for the honors program during the down from the corner of the table, drop-drop, drop-drop, forming drops the gun. She moves past Terry towards her father’s lifeless
about the camp. This job is a great opportunity. The last few weeks 2010-2011 academic school year. I am currently
a thick puddle on the floor. It easily finds its way to the edge of her body. Hovering over the corpse, the young girl remains silent. A
consisted of traveling throughout the U.S. I drove down to Texas to a sophomore at the University of Maryland
visit family I had never met. I stayed with an aunt for a week and met Eastern Shore and am pursuing a Bachelor’s toes. single tear makes its way down her cheek as she falls to her
a lot of people. After driving back, I flew down to Florida for some degree in Natural Science with Biology as a She glances up to find her father pulling his limp body from mother’s side. The young girl glances up, locking eyes with Terry.
well deserved R&R. Still exhausted from my activities and not ready major. Although I did not do anything last
for summer to end, I found myself back at UMES the day after I summer, in summer 2011 I plan on gaining the blood-soaked staircase. Behind his whimpering cries for help, Instantly Terry shuts her eyelids, unable to look the girl in the eyes
returned from Florida. After I graduate, I plan on either joining the much more professional experience in the form of an internship. After she hears the faint and subtle voice of her mother, “Where are you and finding the view to be unbearable.
police department back home or entering law school. I know for a graduation, I plan on attending a prestigious medical school and am
fact, however, that I want a law degree. I plan on moving through the continuing to pursue my dream of becoming a radiologist. off to in such a hurry, my dear?” Gazing deviously she speaks from “Ma’am, were you able to recall or recollect the events of the
ranks of the police department and becoming Chief. After my tenure the top of the steps, hiding in the shadow of the dim light. She incident? Is there anything you can tell us to help us have an idea
in the police department, I either want to become a prosecutor, My name is Anna Katenta, and I serve as
follows her husband’s slow escape with her eyes, while firmly of who the murderer was, anything you remember?”
politician, or NFL Referee. GO SKINS! the Co-Editor of In Honor Words, the honors
program newsletter. I am a junior Biology major gripping a sharp dagger in her left hand. Terry opens her eyes, finding her home empty and lifeless
My name is Quiana A. montgomery, Richard A. Henson from Germantown, MD. I spent my summer at Terry watches her father continue his way to the front door, once again. The photographs on the wall dangle sideways, and the
Honors Program Vice President. I am a resident the University of Maryland Center for
of Prince Georges County, Maryland and alum Environmental Science at Institute of Marine barely making it past the coat closet. He stops, clinging to the leg of candle holder is tipped over on the table. The rocking chair moves
of Friendly High School in Ft. Washington, and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, the table. His panting becomes increasingly heavy as he tries to with the breeze from the open door. The carpet is worn down and
Maryland. I am currently in my junior year of MD. At UMCES, I worked on a project titled “Molecular cloning of
studies as an English, non-teaching major. I pull himself onto his feet. faded, but stainless. Other than the creek of the floor boards with
eIF4E-1 in the hepatopancreas of Callinectes sapidus”.I have also
aspire to become a law student at George been accepted into the UMES Minority Access to Research Careers, With a devilish grin and a questionable giggle, her mother each step she made, silence envelopes Terry like a wool blanket in
Mason School of Law while working on my MARC U*STAR, Program. I presented my project at the Annual
gradually makes her way down the steps, saying, “Oh no. Jesus the winter. The staircase seems brand new, polished and waxed, as
master’s degree in literature and writing. I am Biomedical Research Conferences for Minority Students, ABRCMS, on
currently working diligently towards the success of my first novel, Friday November 12th 2010. I am the president of the UMES Student- can’t save you this time, sweetheart. Don’t you even think about if beyond it lies a world of peace and tranquility.
which I hope to publish while in my undergraduate studies. Aside Athlete Advisory Committee and am on the UMES Women’s Tennis reaching for that bible. How dare you think that you’re gonna put She answers the detective frankly, “Nope, nothing. I can’t
from continuing my education, I work directly with the Department of Team.
Defense Education Activity in Arlington, Virginia where I intern for your dirty hands on OUR daughter and bring the Lord into this recall anything at all sir.”
the Resource Management and Defense Travel Department. Outside Hello! My name is Ashley bell, and I serve matter? Now, I may be a Christian woman and all, but I don’t think Terry turns around to exit the house she lived in as a child. As
of focusing on school and my writing, I enjoy visiting home often and as Editor for the Richard A. Henson Honors
spending time with my family and long-time friends. He is gonna put you to rest soon enough for me. So allow me to do she walks through the doorway, she steps on a piece of broken
Program newsletter, In Honor Words. I am a
junior here at UMES and am currently seeking the honors.” glass lying on the welcome mat outside of the door. She looks
my bachelor’s degree in English Education. I
She charges toward him with the dagger, but he quickly down at it, then looks up at her daughter staring out of the
was born and raised in Northern New Jersey
dodges her attempt and strikes her with the candle holder that was passenger side window of her jeep and smiles.
[ Alumni PersPectives ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . but hope to relocate to Prince Georges County, Maryland, to pursue technician. I would eventually like to be a paramedic, as well. I really
my career through Teach America D.C. after I graduate. Over the enjoy helping others and saving lives.
Reflections on the Richard A. Henson Honors Program summer I worked as a supervisor of the Child Center at Lifetime
Fitness in Florham Park, New Jersey, as well as served as a pre-school My name is michael lecates, and I am a
My name is Barbara Wise and I am a graduate of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. summer camp teacher and assistant coordinator. I have a passion for junior, majoring in Hotel Restaurant
UMES in the class of 2008. My undergraduate degree is As a first year post-graduate student I have, working with children and hope to become a teacher and go on to Management. I am the Director of Activities for
in Biology. However, my goal is to earn a Doctorate in by far, been challenged the most I have ever been, take an administrative position in the education field. Aside from my the honors program. Over the summer I worked
Physical Therapy. Since UMES is recognized as a leader but I’m succeeding. I’m succeeding because I’m studies, I enjoy reading, writing, dancing, singing, and cooking in my for an event production company out of
throughout the nation for its Doctor of Physical Therapy an honor student, who is disciplined in my spare time. I look forward to working with all of the students in the Delaware, working concerts, festivals, and
Program, I chose to continue my studies here. I believe academics and social life; and who knows that I Richard A. Henson Honors Program and hope to help enhance the conferences on the Eastern Shore. After I graduate I hope to own my
my position in the Honors Program and the experiences can meet my challenges because my potential as a program through all of its efforts. own event production company or to manage a convention center.
it taught are two of the reasons why the university, student and individual has a support system.
likewise, made the decision to accept me into this While an honors program student with a Richard Hello, my name is brittany hines, Director I’m Jeffery locklear, the Director of
highly selective doctoral program. A. Henson Scholarship, I realized that people do
of Fundraising for the honors program for the fall Fundraising for the honors program for the
The honors program staff encouraged me by watch and notice. I have learned that hard work is
2010 semester and am a junior Rehabilitation spring 2011 semester. I am a sophomore from
naming me as a Richard A. Henson Leader, because rewarded. Most of all, I have learned that people
Services major. I would like to work for a hospice the town of Onancock, located on the Eastern
they saw potential in me as an individual to represent in leadership positions do care and do want to see
as a counselor after I graduate. I love to help Shore of Virginia. My current goals are to
their program and to show the results of what hard this generation succeed.
others in any way possible. When I am not increase the treasury while building unity and
work can accomplish. They provided me many In closing, the honors program shapes and
working or in school, I am an emergency medical distinction of the program and its members.
opportunities and opened many doors for my future molds students. The staff encourage and challenge
because they knew what my capabilities were for my them; they recognize student capabilities and are
future before I even knew. The staff taught me ready to open doors for their future. I am who I
[ honor societies ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
discipline and encouraged me to pursue the challenges am today because the honors program staff are
of everyday life. They prepared me for the challenges of what they are—for me and for people like me. UMES Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Installation
Phi Kappa Phi is one of several national Greek letter honor societies Acheampong, Stephanie Begin, Knita L. Cartwright, Charisse A.
that extend membership to students who are exceptional academically Crosland, Melissa Brianna Dillard, Miriam H. Dorman, Joy Cerise
Road to Investment Banking in their chosen fields of study. Unlike most honor societies, Phi Kappa DuPont, Kristina M. Frahm, Erica Franks, Essence Hales, Meredith
I am Nicholas Washington, an audit associate within KPMG the end of this second internship, I accepted an offer to join the Phi is open to students from all academic disciplines, which correlates Jennings, Amon Kiprotich, Nicole D. Ouzts, Emara Parsons, Martha
LLP's New York Financial Services Practice, with a special firm full-time as a Financial Services Audit Associate after with the large number of students, faculty, staff, and professional alumni Perez, Tarah Piard, Shamika LaShawn Rose, Keith Hopez Savage, Jr, Ruth
concentration in the investment banking sector. Since I started here graduating. who are inducted each year. Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the E. Todd, Uchechi C. Ukomadu, Nicholas Clayton Washington, Jacob
in October, I have been engaged on the 2010 audit of one of the While an international student at the University of Maryland nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for Weiser, Shannon L. Williams, and Caylin Renee Woodward.
Eastern Shore, I majored in Accounting in the Department of all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in The nine graduate students inducted were Rhett Randall Burden,
firm's global banking clients. As an audit associate, I primarily
the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. The University of Lisa Chance, Whitney Eboni Dyson, Alaina Amari Elam, Judith Cockey
perform ground-level analytical testwork over the assertions that the Business, Management, and Accounting (DBMA). When I
Maryland Eastern Shore chapter was established on May 5, 2010. Flynn, Katherine Elizabeth Huffman, Lisa C. Johnson, Dr, Quentin R.
client's management makes about their financial performance. This graduated in May 2010, with a B.S. degree in Accounting, I had 150
Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is not voluntary, but, rather, Johnson, and Marc R. Lammy-James. The student officers inducted were
usually involves performing control testwork, to get an idea of how credits in preparation for sitting the CPA exam. During my senior
members are chosen by invitation. Undergraduate students chosen are Christine A. Couret, Student Vice President, and Rebekah O. Torchon,
effective internal controls are in detecting and preventing year, I was selected as a finalist for juniors or seniors who have completed 75 semester hours and are from 2nd Student Vice President.
misstatements, as well as performing substantive testwork, to the 2010 Jamaica Rhodes the upper 7 percent of their graduating class. Outstanding graduate The following administrators, faculty, and staff were also inducted:
evaluate whether the balances in accounts we have identified as Scholarship and competed students, professional staff, alumni, and faculty are also invited to join. Dr. Julius Alade, Ms. Sheila Bailey, Mr. Alverne Chesterfield, Dr. Dean R.
significant are fairly stated. against 7 other candidates for The induction ceremony for Phi Kappa Phi at UMES was held on Cooledge, Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, Ms. Michel Demanche, Atty.
This audit is an exciting engagement to be on. I work with a the coveted award to study at May 5, 2010. After Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, UMES President welcomed Kimberly C. Dumpson, Dr. Fred F. Farris, Dr. Ronald G. Forsythe, Jr., Mr.
diverse group of people. KPMG LLP's New York Financial Services Oxford. all to the program, Dr. Ray J. Davis, Vice President of the Southeast Gains B. Hawkins, Jr., Dr. Thessalenuere Hinnant-Bernard, Dr. Ronnie
Practice is a great place to learn a bit about the investment banking My extracurricular activities Region of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, witnessed the signing of E. Holden, Dr. James L. Junker, Dr. Lombuso S. Khoza, Ms. Gail M.
business and offers me the opportunity to see how accounting included the following: with a the UMES charter and installed the chapter officers of this new chapter. Lankford, Dr. Nina Lyon-Bennett, Dr. Dandeson D. Panda, Dr. Miriam
regulation converges/diverges globally, in other words, all that good team of colleagues, we Dr. Rita Lamb presided over the initiation of the new members. Ms. C. Purnell, Ms. Annette C. Reed, Dr. Bernita Sims-Tucker, Dr. Jeurel
stuff. represented the University at Veronica Knier, professor of music, performed a piano solo of“Dr. Gradus Singleton, Dr. David L. Spinner, Mr. Peter M. Stanford, Dr. Betty E. Taylor-
Earlier on when things weren't as busy, I also participated in a the annual Federal Reserve ad Parnassum from Children’s Corner” by Claude Debussy. Dr. Charles Thompson, Dr. Linda A. Trotman, Dr. David G. Webster, Dr. Kathy D.
few recruiting activities such as serving as a staff panelist on forums Challenge, held in Baltimore, Williams, Vice President for Academic Affairs, gave closing remarks. Webster, Ms. Nelva Collier-White, Dr. Phyllise J. Wilkins, and Dr. Mark
for prospective intern candidates, as well as hosting intern Maryland. I served as chapter The eighteen charter members were as follows: Mr. Corey Bowen, E. Williams.
president of Phi Alpha Delta Event Coordinator; Ms. Benita Brown-Rashaw; Ms. Malinda D. Cecil; Dr. As members of Phi Kappa Phi, students have access to hundreds
candidates for coffee or lunch
Edward Chapin; Dr. Veronique Diriker, Public Relations Officer; Dr. of thousands of dollars in graduate fellowships, awards of excellence,
I was offered this position after receiving an internship for two Law Fraternity, International,
Gladys Gibson-Shelton, Scholarships and Awards Officer; Ms. Larita promotion of excellence grants, study abroad grants, national and
summers at the New York office of KPMG, LLP. During my first and was a member of the
Hugee; Ms. Darlene Jackson-Bowen, President-Elect; Mr. Rashad James; regional scholar and artist awards, and chapter scholarship and awards.
summer, I served as a corporate management intern with the Golden Key International
Mr. Daniel S. Kuennen; Dr. Donna M. Long, Vice President; Dr. Bryant In addition, students can network with thousands of other students.
Office’s Area Communications team. I completed my second Honour Society and Mitchell; Dr. Katherine A. Quinn, Treasurer; Dr. Terri Lynn Smith, The UMES chapter members tutored students the week prior to
summer as an audit intern with the firm’s Financial Services practice Sigma Beta Delta Secretary; Dr. Betty Taylor-Thompson; Dr. Thelma B. Thompson; Dr. Rita final exams. The 2011 induction ceremony will be held during the 2011
and worked on two client engagements in banking and finance. At Business Honor Society. Thorpe Lamb, President; and Dr. Charles Williams. spring semester.
Twenty-four undergraduate students were inducted: Nanayaa A.
Sigma Beta Delta Induction Students Head to the Big Apple for TMCF What’s Happening?
The Department of Business, Management & Accounting held senior; Dominique Bias, a Business Marketing junior; Marie Jonas, a by Clifford B. Glover III
the 16th Annual Induction & Recognition Ceremony for new Business Marketing senior; Robel Lakwe, a Business Finance junior; Sixteen University of Maryland Eastern Shore major and TMCF Student Ambassador, had interviews
members of Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society for Lauren McCauley, an Accounting junior; Amanda Rajah, an (UMES) students and alumni and administrators (Dr. with Booze-Allen-Hamilton and the Vice President of APRIL 7
Business, Management and Administration, on February 19, 2011. The Accounting junior; Talitha Royster, a Business Finance senior; Rita Lamb and Dr. Nina Lyon-Bennett) attended the Wal-Mart in hopes of obtaining a summer internship. Honors Convocation
guest speaker was Mr. John Allen, Vice President of Delmarva Emmash Sudusinghe, an Accounting junior; and Brittany Thomas, a Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Lisa Chance, a graduate student in Mathematics, won
Power/Pepco Holding, who is a USM Foundation board member and Business Marketing senior. All student inductees must have at least a Institute and Career Fair in New York, New York, from a book scholarship as well. Ebony Thomas, a
3.3 GPA. October 28th to November 2nd. It was truly an eye- sophomore Biology major, and the Honors Program
serves on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Business
Executive Advisory Committee. New faculty inductees were Dr. Rexford Abadioo, Assistant opening experience, filled with various speakers and Secretary, had an interview with the Department of Financial Wisdom for the
The students inducted were Danika Barber, an Accounting Professor, and Dr. Isaac Marcelin, Assistant Professor. celebrities. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Defense. Phylicia Gibbs and other education majors Young Executive
mission is “to develop and prepare a new generation participated in the Teacher Quality Retention Program Workshop
of leaders by providing leadership development, training. In addition to the internships and scholarship
scholarships, resources, opportunities and advocacy to awards, participants were given classes and advice in APRIL 25
public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, finance, resume writing, interview skills, and personal Business Etiquette for
students and alumni.” Its vision is “to become the branding, just to name a few. the Young Executive
premier HBCU organization, preparing a new There were many well known figures present at Workshop Dinner Part II
generation of diverse talent to become the corporate, the meeting. Michelle Singletary, a nationally
government and education leaders of tomorrow.”The syndicated columnist known for her practical financial
organization absolutely lived up to its mission and advice, gave a moving presentation on managing our APRIL 26
vision by exposing the 600 students and recent alumni finances. Randal Pinkett, the winner of Season Four of Richard A. Henson
from the 47 public Historical Black Colleges and Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, also gave a speech on Scholars Luncheon
Universities (HBCU) and six HBCU law schools to how to be a good business person. The last day of the
corporate executives and government officials. institute consisted of a career fair, a black-tie event co-
Our nation’s finest and most talented, UMES hosted by Anthony Anderson, and musical selections MAY
students included, networked with recruiters and performed by Pattie Labelle and Laura Izibor.
executives from Federal agencies and America’s top During the evening, the students had time to MAY 19
[ our leADers ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . corporations. Interactive sessions enhanced students’ explore the city. They were just three blocks from Times Strawberries &
mastery of financial literacy, international global Square and nightlife was all around! The hotel was Champagne Dinner
Officers Gain Insight at NAAAHP leadership principles, and personal leadership very elegant and the food was spectacular. Amenities (Seniors Only)
Brooks Accepts by Ashley M. Bell branding. The sessions focused on giving students were first class. The students learned a lot that can be
IBM Offer Five officers of the Richard A. Henson Honors Program attended the Nineteenth Annual skills to excel at whatever (and wherever) they choose translated into the work world and into life. All eligible MAY 20
National Association of African American Honors Programs Conference in Greensboro, North after college graduation. honor students should interview with TMCF repre- Commencement
Carolina, from November 10th to November 13, 2010. The honor students were accompanied by Joshua Brooks, a sophomore Computer Science sentatives next year and aim to attend this institute.
Dr. Rita T. Lamb, Honors Program Director. The purpose of the conference was for historically
black colleges and universities (HBCU) throughout the nation to showcase their talent, research, ...............................
[ 2010-2011 honor stuDents ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
and general knowledge through various competitions. Additionally, students who attended were
able to network with the numerous vendors from graduate programs, internships, and scholarship
Richard A. Henson Honors Program Students
foundations. Through interactive sessions, the UMES students learned ways to enhance the Jessica Abrantes Katherine Brown Amber Dorsey Amanda Humphrey Lauren McCauley Shamika Rose Jasmin Todman
honors program at UMES. Crystal Adams Kimble Brown Francis Duer Shelby Hurley Cherish McMillan Stephanie Russo Rebekah Torchon
Faria Ahmad Vincent Brown Charles Elmer Vivienne Hurt-McCabe Makeda Mesquitta Mohamed Sackor Erica Tyler
On Friday, November 12 the University of Maryland Eastern Shore participated in University
Zanae Allen Zabriell Brown-Wilson William Ennis, Jr. Sidrah Ijaz Shannon Monroe Mandy Savage Jordan Truitt
Feud. It was much like the well-known television program Family Feud; however students from Blessing Aroh Lindsey Buck Devin Esberry Christopher C. Johnson Quiana Montgomery Cy'Anna Scott Michael Veverka
various schools competed rather than families. The UMES team, consisting of Ashley M. Bell, Aaron Atkins Megan Buja Breonna Evans Jessica M. Johnson Caleb Muir Samantha Singh Ivory Ward
Quiana A. Montgomery, Clifford B. Glover III, Michael J. Taylor, and Jeffery Locklear, won First Megan Azu Stephen Bull Charles Evans Joshua Johnson Jared Murphy Ebony S. Smith Kevina Ward
Place in the competition. They brought home a beautiful Mercedes Benz trophy car to showcase Danika Barber Christopher Bunting Kennice Evans Adel Kamara Sih-Nanga Ndumu Tiffany Smith Genevieve Warmann
their winnings. Lisa Bates DeAndre Burton T'nia Falbo Ann Katenta Jade Nelson Shemaiah Smoot Jasmine Watson
Rashida Beckford George Chandler Anthony Farrar Thomas Keane-Dawes Candace Nichol Shaylin Sommer Katelin Whitelock
The National President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was the key speaker at the Jaimie Whyte
Stephanie Begin Bernadette Chukwu Regina Ford Zachary Kelley Darren Nichols Joanne St. Fluer
Joshua Brooks, a sophomore honor closing luncheon. Richard A. Henson Honors Program officers attended this conference and, on Ashley Bell Victoria Corbin Na' Toya Gaines James D. Kelly Amber North Brooke Stacey Allyssa Wilcox
student, has accepted an offer of the trip back to Maryland, the students enthusiastically planned to incorporate what they learned Dominique Bias Christine Couret Phylicia Gibbs Nikkia King Dioka Nwaije Jacqueline Stewart Lindsay Wilcox
supplemental employment at IBM in into the UMES honors program. Since their return from the conference, a new Honors Handbook Sherene Black Ashley Davis Clifford Glover Naeeman Kitchens Naderge Nwana Ashanti Sudasinghe Adam Williams
has been developed, an Honors Advisory Council has been organized with faculty, administrators Jenna Bock Brittany Davis Casey Godman Ashani Kumudikay Chibuikem Nwaokolo Vanessa Sudendorf Stacian Williams
Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Center. His
and honors students, and a meeting has been held to discuss reorganization of honors housing. Ian Bottone Teddra Davis Brianna Hall Fentahun Lakew Chiemela Ogbonna Sierra Sutton Sean Woods
position title will be IT Specialist Intern in Brett Oliver Doris Takwe Trevor Worthy
Jessica Bradley Hermela Dejene Bryanna Hall Chaitekya Langer
the Technical Sales Interns area. He is The students all found their experiences at the conference to be memorable. Speaking with Nana Yaw Osei-owusu KeShawn Taylor Zainab Yusuff
Camille Brandenburg Melissa Dejoire Jordan Hargraves Chatriece Lawson
excited to play a part in the revolution. students from other honors programs inspired the officers to enhance the Richard A. Henson Meagan Bratcher Courtnee DePass Lynsey Hayes Michael LeCates Stacy Parsons Michael J. Taylor
IBM is changing the world every day and Honors Program. In addition, being around so many like-minded, ambitious HBCU students was Ashley Brock Briante Dickerson Randall Hill Stephanie LiPuma Megan Powell Zachary Taylor
is delighted to have Joshua as a part of both uplifting and motivational. The officers hope to return to the conference next year with more Joshua Brooks Yared Dinku Brittany Hines Jeffrey Locklear Ebony Price Ebony S. Thomas
students to participate in the numerous competitions and represent their program’s prestige and Avery Brown Raeya Disney Breanna Hoffman Jessica Maddox Jocelyn Puller Charlotte Thompson
their team. Congratulations, Joshua!
excellence. Jazmine Brown Monica Dore Laurel Huffman Michael C. Matthews Erin Remsburg Tyler Thornes