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UMES announces scholarship fund pledge by Delaware couple

Aug 4, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -– The Bennie and Shirley Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund is being created at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to provide need-based scholarships to deserving students.

The pledge by the owners and operators of Bennie Smith Funeral Home Inc. is the most recent in a series philanthropic gestures the couple and their business have made over the past two decades in support of university projects and students.

Passing the torch of genealogical research to the next generation

Sep 18, 2014
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.. –– The largest first-floor classroom in Hazel Hall on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus has a new name: the George and Frances Latimer Lecture Hall.

Members of the Latimer family were guests of honor during Founders’ Week at a reception to unveil identical plaques at both entrances to Room 1020.

George Latimer, a retired chief of the New York City transit police department, has pledged $100,000 to underwrite a scholarship fund he requested should be used to assist a UMES undergraduate interested in African-American history.