The Hawk Flyer July-Sept. 2022

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InJuly2022,ouralmamater,theUniversityofMaryland Eastern Shore rebranded releasing the new logo created by Baltimore based TBC, Inc This logo replaced all other previous university logos. With this rebrand,theuniversitylaunchedbrandingguidelinesto ensure consistency, detailing the appropriate logo versions, colors, typography, etc In addition to the updated logo, a new tagline, ‘Soar Above and Beyond,’ wasunveiled.

In August 2022, the National Alumni Association launched it's well requested updated logo. We are excitedabouttheupdatedlookandisstillinprocessof updatingoursites,forms,etc.


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Major thank you and shout out to Natasha Ross, Class of 2006 for serving as Nominating Committee Chair and Valerie Robinson, Class of 2002 for serving as Elections Committee Chair.

UMES NAA Executive Board 2022-2024 Teonna Wallop, President Hope R. Greene, 1st Vice President Akira Ali,
Vice President Tiffany
Vice President Scarlette
Treasurer Eric
Parliamentarian Natasha
Chaplain Damon
OnJuly1,2022,thenewly elected executiveboardofUniversityof MarylandEasternShoreNational lumniAssociationtooktheirseats Congratulationsagainto: Volume1,Issue2 UMES|ALUMNINEWS|JULY-SEPT2022 1


My name is Serena Studivant and I graduated Class of 2017 with a Bachelor of Art in Applied Design with a concentration in Photography.

During my time at UMES, I was a Resident Assistant and Student Director for the Office of Residence Life, a member of Rho Alpha Sigma Honor Society, Textures, My Sister's Keeper, Women of Distinction, and a charter member of the Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

After graduation, I started my own photography business and worked at our alma mater in the Office of Residence Life as an Area Director.

Currently, I am pursuing my Master's in Community Based Education and Leadership at Stevenson University Online and working as a Residence Life Coordinator in Salisbury, MD

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My name is Aaliyah Edwards and I am a current senior Class of 2023 studying Kinesiology from Baltimore, MD.

During my time at UMES, I served as a historian for My Sister’s Keeper, the publicity chairperson for the National Society of Leadership and Success, the president of the Caribbean International Club, and a production member of H f L I tly a part of The Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Delta the Campus Activities Board. I am also a student worker for the Office of Student Experience. re to attend nursing school to become a pediatric

senior, Class of 2023 d raised in Ghana but loyed on campus by

My name is Quiana Tilghman, but I am affectionately known as QT. I hail from Crisfield, MD and am a proud hawk Class of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Class of 2014 with a Master of Science in Criminology.

While at UMES I’ve worn multiple hats, served on multiple committees and had the joy of being apart of multiple orgs: Residents Hall Association, ResLife, Women of Distinction, Alpha Phi Sigma, Rho Alpha Sigma. The creator of ResLife Week and the Shady Affair I served on the Homecoming Committee, HawksVote, Trio Upward Bound and much more.

I am currently employed at our alma mater as the Director of Student Outreach and Leadership Development; with the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Experience.

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3 OnJuly9,2022ourexecutiveboardheldthe Quarter1BoardofDirectorsmeetinginNewark, NewJersey Themeetingwasfollowedbylunch withtheNYCTri StateAlumniChapteratSwahili Village.ThenextmeetingwillbetheAnnual MeetingduringHomecomingonNovember12, 2022.Themeetingisopentothepublic. OnJuly23,2022,UMESSouthernMDAlumni Chapter,Inchostedtheirannualalumnireunionday party 100%oftheproceedsforthisannualeventwill nowgointotheirchapter’sFallenHawksfund OnSaturday,July30,2022UMESSouthernMD AlumniChapter,Inc.hadtheirannualretreatwhich isalsoalwaystheirfirstexecutiveboardmeetingfor themembershipyear. Pictured:TeonnaWallop(President),LisaJackson (1stVicePresident),ShenikaSledge(2ndVice President),ValerieRobinson(Corresponding (Secretary&ChapterPhotographer),MyahFoster FinancialSecretary),DrenaMcDaniel(Treasurer), AkiraAli(Parliamentarian)&DeborahTaylor (Historian). Notpictured:Dr JaracusCopes(3rdVice President)&TashaunyaBlake(Recording Secretary) UMES SOUTHERN MARYLAND ALUMNI CHAPTER, INC. NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
4 OnJuly31,2022,theGreaterAnnapolisAlumni Chapterhostedtheirannualcrabfeast Hawks enjoyedvendors,50/50raffle,cashbarandlots offunca hi ihf ll l i GREATER ANNAPOLIS ALUMNI CHAPTER UniversityofMarylandEasternShoreNationalAlumni AssociationheldtheirannualExecutiveLeadership RetreatonAugust13,2022inBaltimore,MD.Board membershadtheopportunitytoteambuild,eat, laughandlearn ThankyoutoKadeemTurnbull,UMES DirectorofAlumniRelationsforhispresentationand giveaways.ThankyoutoDavidBalcom,UMESVice PresidentforUniversityRelationsforhispresentation andlettingexecutiveleadersknowwaysthatalumni cancontinuetobeofservice NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OnAugust26,2022membersofTri County AlumniChapterandBaltimoreAlumni ChaptersjoinedMadamPresidenttospeak withsomeoftheClassof2026aboutthe missionoftheNationalAlumniAssociation anditspartnershipwiththeuniversity.Thank youtoAllenDavenport(Tri CountyAlumniChapter),KeeshaWallace(Baltimore AlumniChapter,President),ErinnGross (BaltimoreAlumniChapter,Financial Secretary)andShaniekaHerndon (BaltimoreAlumniChapter)for participating. TRI COUNTY ALUMNI CHAPTER
OnJuly31,2022,theBaltimoreAlumniChapter hostedtheirannualcrabfeast Hawksenjoyed vendors,raffles,musicandfellowshipwithalumni BALTIMORE ALUMNI CHAPTER 5
6 OnSeptember15,2022NAAPresidentWallop attendedtheYoung&AmbitiousAlumniPanel duringFounders’Weekandprovidedtheclosing remarks Duringtheprogram,alumniexpressed theimportanceofjoiningorganizations,taking breaks,notbeingaverage,networkingand communicatingwithUMESpeers,faculty,and othersintheworkingworld. OnSeptember10,2022,Robert"Owen"Johnson, Jr.washonoredbyMorganStateUniversityfor hisservicetothecommunityattheir15thAnnual Blue&OrangeScholarshipDinnerDance& dsProgram. OnSeptember7,2022UMEShad UMESstudents,staffandalumni)in forHBCUNightwiththeBaltimore CamdenYardsinBaltimore,Maryland.The Hawk Pridewaspresentthroughoutthenight Thankyouforallwhoassistedinmakingthis eventasuccess! UMES SOUTHERN MARYLAND ALUMNI CHAPTER, INC. NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
7 OnSunday,September25,2022,UMESSouthernMD AlumniChapter,Inc.joinedtheDCHBCUAlumni AllianceforHBCUNightwiththeCommanders. HawkstraveledfromPhiladelphiatoattendthe gameatFed ExfieldinLandover,MD OurHawks hadagreattimetailgatingandenjoyingthegame AlthoughtheCommanderstookaloss,ourHawks supportingthePhiladelphiaEagleshadaneven betternight. UMES SOUTHERN MARYLAND ALUMNI CHAPTER, INC. WASHINGTON JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING THE NE PRESIDENT 1ST VICE PRESIDENT 2ND VICE PRESIDENT 3RD VICE PRESIDENT RECORDING SECRETARY FINANCIAL SECRETARYCORRESPONDING SECRETARYTREASURERSERGEANT AT ARMS PARLIAMENTARIAN CHAPLAIN HISTORIAN Daejanae Davis Shepherd Brown Shaynie Mercer Towanda Searles Tia Hairston Gioia Wallace Rhonda Cardwell Willie Baker OnThursday,September22,2022theUMESSouthern MarylandAlumniChapter,Inc,hostedadinetodonate fundraiseratBoston’sRestaurantinWaldorf Goodfood, gooddrinksandgoodconversation.Inadditiontothe receivingapercentagefromtherestaurant,they received$75indonations!HAWKPRIDE UMES SOUTHERN MARYLAND ALUMNI CHAPTER, INC.

Challedon Saltor

with since starting acting at the age of four. The Baltimore native was enrolled into The Arena Players, Inc. a local theater by her mother, which sparked a new love in Challedon She continued her theatrical training until she was 13 years old and later attended University of Maryland EasternShore,earningherBachelor'sDegreeinEnglish

Her education landed her a role at Radio One's 92.3 WERQ inBaltimoreandsoonafter,ChalledonrelocatedtoAtlanta, GA to fully pursue acting and modeling. She clearly made the right move, seeing as she quickly booked opportunities with the likes of TI, Sean "P Diddy" Combs, along with Vibe and King Magazine, and a national campaign with Creme ofNature

Challedon'screditsinclude:PowerBookIV:Force,61stStreet, Tyler Perry's "House of Payne," BET's "The Game," TVOne's "Fatal Attraction," and National Geographic's anthology series "Genius: Aretha Franklin." "Genius" stars (CynthiaErivo) as the Queen of Soul and features Challedon as Marcia,oneofRev.C.L.Franklin's(CourtneyB.Vance)love

interests When asked why she loves acting, Challedon emphasizes the beauty of being able to tell someone ' s story and inspire others through her work. Fueled by her desire to leave a legacyandsucceed,shehasnoplansofstoppinganytimesoon.(WrittenBy:RhemaJosey)

Earl Holland Jr.


Eastern Shore native, returns to the nest as the new Director of Public Relations! Prior to joining UMES again, Holland worked as the online content editor for podcasts at, a medical publishing company that specializes on reaching physicians.

In his more than ten years of notable journalism experience, Holland has held positions as a reporter, web editor, and producer at The (Salisbury, Md) Daily Times as well as the (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal and the (Wilmington,Del.)NewsJournalSports.Inaddition,

Holland received three "Best of Gannett" Awards and four Maryland Delaware District of Columbia PressAssociationAwards


studentgeneralmanageratwhatisnowHawkRadiowhilehewasastudentatUMES.Hewas also a member of the UMES Drama Society. He also spent four years on the Honda Campus All StarChallengesquad,whichplacedsecondnationallyin2004

9 Golden GHawks olden Hawks Class of 1972

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) welcomes Tara A. Owens as Athletic Director and Anastasia Rodriguez as the Vice President for Administration and Finance

Tara A. Owens

After four years at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where she increased student athleteenrollmentby110%andobtained$25millionin funding for sports facility renovations, athletic director Owens joins the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Shehasalsoservedinvariouspositionsinathleticsat Baltimore City Community College, Norfolk State University, Elizabeth City State University, Cheyney University,andPetersburgPublicSchools Owensholds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Virginia State University, a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Cheyney University, and a Certificate in Diversity and InclusionfromCornellUniversity.

Anastasia Rodriguez

Vice President Rodriguez has 20 years of expertise in federal and state funds management, cost accounting, payroll, pre and post award, risk management, bond financing, and procurement She previously worked at Jacksonville State University in Alabama before coming to UMES As JSU's controller, she improved process efficiency and accuracy while navigating COVID and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) spending Rodriguez holds a BachelorofArtsinPhilosophy,aBachelorofSciencein Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration, allfromtheUniversityofAlabamaatBirmingham

Leave your Hawk Legacy by adding an engraved brick to the entrance of the new Pharmacy Building and Health Professions Complex!

This is your opportunity to support the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a modest donation that will last beyond your lifetime. Buy a 4" x 8" brick celebrating your own accomplishments, honoring, or memorializingalovedone,classmate,facultymember,club,team,sororityorfraternity,familymemberorany otherimportantpersonororganizationinyourlife Engravinggenerallyallowstwolinesperbrick,14characters per line (including spaces and punctuation). Cost is $250 per brick, $500 for double brick engraving, $1000 and up for larger sections for organizations or families Anyone wishing to contribute at a higher level may contact David Balcom for additional naming and recognition opportunities Following your purchase, you will receive a confirmation of your purchase and inscription request. Someone will confirm your inscription with you prior to the engraving Bricks will be ordered in lots of 30 and will be installed accordingly Someone will contactyouwhenyourbrickisinstalled


Alumnus, Derrick Doose is being recognized for being the largest donor for our April 2022 Diamond Anniversary Fundraiser. Derrick donated $5,747.82 getting us extremely close to our goal. Here’s a little more about Derrick and his many accomplishments. Thank you, Hawk! We very proud ofyouandweappreciateyou

agraduateofBaltimore’sEdmondsonWestSideHighSchool(’89), attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (’89 ’94) where he studied Electrical Engineering Technology Following College, this Baltimore native began work for one of the largest lighting companies in the world Sylvania Lighting as a lighting technician and site surveyor, While at Sylvania, “Doose” also accepted an internship at Georgia Public TelevisionintheroleofTechnicalDirector.

Derrick Doose,

After leaving Sylvania in 2000 Doose went on to work for Lucent Technologies, A multinationaltelecommunicationsEquipmentCompany)asaFiberOpticsTechnician.With his demanding schedule and new family, he was unable to continue interning at Georgia Public Television A year and a half later, Doose was abruptly laid off from Lucent Technologies

ThissuddenturnoffortunerenewedDoose’sinterestintelevisionproductionandhebegan to actively seek a way to pursue his passion. To supplement his income, Doose began working nights with Night Shield Security. This job proved to be a blessing in disguise as he wassoonassignedtoprovidesecurityonactualfilmsets,whereheputfortheveryeffortto make industry contacts It didn’t take Doose long to realize that his future would be in makingmovies

WhileprovidingsecurityonthesetofTheFightingTemptations,Doosemetseveralindustry professionals that took notice of his industrious nature and eagerness to get involved on the set. This soon landed him his first job as a Production Assistant on the feature film Dumber and Dumberer. With no formal training in the motion picture industry, Derrick was determined to absorb every piece of information possible on his first job as Production Assistant, which has spun into a Twenty year career in the Motion Picture Industry He has held various positions, including Production Assistant, 2nd Assistant Director, 1st Assistant Director,ProductionCoordinatorandDirectorofPhotography

Doose has worked on such films as, Motives, Stroke of Genius, Trois: The Escort, Warm Springs, Angel From Montgomery, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion, The Gospel, The Last Adam, Stomp the Yard, Daddy’s Little Girls, Trois 3 The Escort , Creed, and has become the go to person for all of Tyler Perry’s shows, most recently Assisted Living, House of Payne ,Young Dylan , All the Queens Men, Madea’s Home Coming, and A Jazzman’s Blues Coupled with his experience on a Dhost of music videos, commercials and other television sitcoms, Doose has received very well rounded training while pursuing his career And he is a proud member of the Director’s Guild Of America (DGA) as a 1st Assistant Director, Which has brought Doose to his ultimate goal of, directing multiple episodes of television, and will take him to the next level of producing, and screen writing forthemotionpictureindustryinthenearfuture.



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Showell, Class of 1970 departed this life on 9/2 Ta'QuanCave,Classof2019departedthislifeon8/22/2022 NECROLOGY Stay Connected with UMES NAA Online https://linktree/umesnaa @officialumesnaa @umesnaa ThisnewsletterismadebyUMESalumniforUMESalumni.Weplantocontinuetobring youthelatestinUMESnews,Athletics,NationalAlumniAssociationupdates,HBCU legislationnews,alumnieventsandmore!We’reseekingwriters,photographers,and othermarketingprofessionalstojointheUMESAlumniAssociation’sMarketingCommittee myriadofstoriesfromUniversityhistorytoalumnihighlightsandweencouragealumniof allagestogetinvolvedandsubmitnoteworthynewsaboutyourselfandfellowUMES alumniwithusviaemailmarketing@umesnaaorg Gorman "JuJu" Johnson, Class of 1968 departed this life on 9/12/2022 Aleksandria Padgett, Class of 2021 departed this life on 8/29/2022 This section is to pay tribute to our Fallen THawks. his section is to pay tribute to our Fallen Hawks. "Gone but Not "Forgotten" Gone but Not Forgotten" Please keep the family and friends of our Fallen Hawks Pin lease keep the family and friends of our Fallen Hawks in your thoughts and yprayers. our thoughts and prayers. Matthew Lang, Class of 2004 departed this life on 9/20/2022
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