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Princess Anne, MD
Dr. Juliette B. Bell
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers major programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 26 disciplines in the arts and sciences, professional studies, and agricultural sciences. UMES has long been known for providing professional training in the key regional industries of hospitality management and the management of commercial poultry and swine operations. Within the last decade, the university has added 17 new degree programs. Graduates of these programs often choose to remain on the Delmarva Peninsula, pursuing careers in their areas of professional study.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore originated on September 13, 1886. Initiated under the auspices of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Delaware Conference Academy was established in Princess Anne County on that date with nine students and one faculty member. The college became Maryland State College in 1926 and in 1970, became the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.