Way2GoMaryland College Preparation Event Comes to University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Representatives from USM Institutions, Wor-Wic CC will be Present to
Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 9,
2015) - Way2GoMaryland, the
University System of Maryland's (USM) campaign to encourage students and their
families to begin preparing for college early, holds its next free-of-charge
event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at the University of
Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Princess Anne, MD. The event is designed for
sixth- to tenth-grade students and their parents and guardians who live in and around
the lower Eastern Shore, including Dorchester, Somerset, Worcester, and
Wicomico counties in Maryland, Accomack County (Va.), and Sussex County (Del.)
The event will be held in the ballroom of the UMES Student
Services Center, located at One Backbone Rd., Princess Anne, MD. It will bring
together current college students and admissions and financial aid
representatives from USM institutions and Wor-Wic Community College to speak with
students and their parents/guardians about preparing and paying for college.
Event attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from the College Savings
Plans of Maryland about saving for college. In addition, they will have chances
to win door prizes and will be treated to refreshments.
Visitors may park at no cost in Lot T, outside of the
Student Services Center. A map of the UMES campus can be accessed here.
Online registration is available through Wed., Dec. 2. Registration
details can be found here. Students
and their families may also attend by registering on the day of the event, beginning
at 9:30 a.m. However, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For further details about the event and
pre-registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org,
call 301-445-2756, or fax the registration to 301-445-2724.
part of its 2020 Strategic Plan, USM is committed to helping Maryland
achieve its goal of 55-percent college degree completion (either a two-year
associate's or four-year bachelor's degree, attained by 55 percent of the state
population 25 years and older). Toward that state goal, the USM seeks to
increase student enrollment and expand baccalaureate degree production by an
additional 10,000 degrees.
Way2GoMaryland is part of USM's effort to
promote going to college and college completion. An early start on the path to
college can help students:
- pursue the right mix of
secondary school coursework;
- prepare for the college
search and application process;
- gain access to adequate
financial aid; and
- complete undergraduate
degrees and prepare to enter the workforce and/or pursue graduate and
For more information about Way2GoMaryland, please click here.
Contact: Jennifer Rose