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Home of the Southern Maryland Hawks

University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter, Inc.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter, Inc. is comprised of alumni and associates in the southern counties of Maryland (Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's and Southern Prince George's County). The mission of the alumni chapter is to serve and add value to the university, its students, fellow alumni and associates.

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Our History

Deborah Taylor, Historian

On December 13, 2010, the Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter was chartered by Glenda McDougal (President), Matthew Hicks (Vice President), Andre Ford (Financial Secretary), Nicole Morton-McFadden (Corresponding Secretary), Valerie Harris (Recording Secretary), Felicia Scott (Treasurer) and Oscar Mebane, Jr. (Sgt-at-Arms). 

The original charter dissolved and in February 2017, the Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter was reactivated under its second charter and under the leadership of Cecelia Spinks (President),  Latina Wilson (Vice President) and Deborah Taylor (Secretary). 


On April 26, 2021, the chapter was incorporated in the State of Maryland.  Since the chapter would no longer share incorporation with the UMES National Alumni Association, the incorporation bred new charter members: Teonna Wallop (President), Latina Wilson (1st Vice President), Damon Thompson-Estes (2nd Vice President), Jaracus Copes (3rd Vice President), Valerie Harris (Recording Secretary), Myah Foster (Corresponding Secretary), Cynthia Lilly-Hughes (Treasurer), Akira Ali (Parliamentarian), Deborah Taylor (Historian) and Valerie Robinson (Chaplain).


Who We Are

We are the Most Honorable Hawks of the Most High's University of Maryland Eastern Shore where HAWK PRIDE reigns supreme!  Our sole mission is to support our alma mater, National Alumni Association, community and fellow Hawks.

Executive Board:

Teonna Wallop, President

Lisa Jackson, 1st Vice President

Shenika Sledge, 2nd Vice President

Dr. Jaracus Copes, 3rd Vice President

Tashaunya Blake, Recording Secretary

Valerie Robinson, Corresponding Secretary

Drena McDaniel, Treasurer

Myah Foster, Financial Secretary

Akira Ali, Parliamentarian

Deborah Taylor, Historian

Home: Who We Are


University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help raise money to support our alma mater and fellow Hawks.  We improve the lives of others in our local community by creating programming to support them. We are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

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Community Outreach

Helping The Community

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with us today.

Scholarship Program

Our Commitment to our Hawks

Our organization’s mission always keeps our young Hawks in mind.  We strive to find new strategies for supporting our Hawks.  Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.


Giving Back to Our Alma Mater

At University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter, Inc. we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts to improve alumni giving. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.


"Deeds, Not Words"

John T. Williams

Upcoming Events

Hawk Family Before I Let Go

Choreographed by UMES Alumna Whitney Harris, former UMES Diamond Dance Team member

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