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

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 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.


Our History

Deborah Taylor, Historian

On October 8, 2016, a group of University of Maryland Eastern Shore Alumni got together with Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton to discuss ways to reactivate the Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter.  Those in attendance were Cecelia Spinks, Apryl Gray, Tina Wilson, William Parker, Theodora Estep, William (Bill) Lilly and Deborah Taylor. We met monthly and several other alumni joined in as the group continued to meet. Garland Proctor and Owen Johnson joined the group. We were able to gain enough members to reactivate our alumni chapter.  In February 2017, the Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter President, Cecelia Spinks,  Vice President, Latina Wilson and Secretary, Deborah Taylor were sworn in and thus Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter was reborn.  On April 26, 2021, the chapter was incorporated in the State of Maryland.


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

Latina "Tina" 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

Valerie Robinson, Chaplain

Anwar Foster, Sergeant at Arms



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.


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, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issue of low alumni giveback. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.


"Deeds, Not Words"

John T. Williams

Contact Us

P. O. Box 1632 Waldorf, MD 20604

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Upcoming Events

  • DC HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/2K Walk (Virtual)
    Jun 26, 7:00 AM
    Join us for the 8th annual HBCU Alumni Alliance Run/Walk. It's an event that you do not want to miss.
  • UMES College Reunion Day Party
    Sat, Jul 10
    Jul 10, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 1326 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    Join University of Maryland Eastern Shore Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter, Inc. in partnership with Next Generation Youth Programs on Saturday, July 10th from 3p-8p. Tickets will be available on eventbrite on June 15, 2021.

Hawk Family Before I Let Go

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