Salisbury University holds an exercise for its Emergency Alert System (EAS) Tuesday, August 1. At approximately 11 a.m., University Police will start the campus’ emergency siren. The exercise also includes office and classroom computers, and SU television. (EAS testing occurs regularly throughout the year. This current test will not include text and voice messaging, campus email or the Family Notification System.) The exercise is expected to conclude around 11:30 a.m.
Salisbury University graduate student David Garcia of Mt. Laurel, NJ, is the 2017 recipient of the campus’ Terry D. Allen Memorial Award for Military Veterans or Active Military Persons. Garcia served more than four years in the U.S. Army before returning to college following his honorable discharge in 2010 and enrolling as a graduate student at SU in 2016. He is a member of Salisbury’s SMVA and a resident director in the Housing and Residence Life Office. He is pursuing his M.A. in conflict analysis and dispute resolution.
Georgia Fried is into roller derby, the contact sport on roller skates, so she knows all about how things can get bumped. Such was the case when she made her college decision. Come this fall semester, the North Dorchester High School graduate will be a freshman at SU — the only college she applied to, the only one she truly wanted to attend — and it was a summer program at SU that helped her reach that conclusion.
When Julia Morrison of Reisterstown, MD, founded Salisbury University’s Epsilon Xi chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national honor society in health education, she hoped to make connections in her field of study. Little did she know how far those connections and her work with the organization — and beyond — would take her. Morrison was named the Loren Bensley Jr. Gamman of the Year, one of the national organization’s top honors, during ESG’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE’s) annual meeting in Denver.
While many of her classmates are spending time with friends back home, going on vacation or hanging out at the beach this summer, Salisbury University senior Melissa Kolick is participating in autopsies, working with physicians and scientists in laboratories, and observing surgeries in the operating room. The medical laboratory science major from Mt. Airy, MD, was accepted out of thousands of submissions nationwide to participate in the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program. She was just the second SU MLS student selected in the program’s history.
Salisbury University junior Rachel Rolle was born in South Korea, but she remembers little about the country. She was just a year old when she left. The finance major from Annapolis will have the chance to reconnect as one of 79 Global Korea Scholarship recipients from around the world, allowing her to study there this fall. The Korean Government Scholarship Program selected her for the award based on academic merit and two essays about her background and why she hoped to participate in the program.
Salisbury University’s impact on the Eastern Shore economy is approaching half a billion dollars annually and supports almost 3,300 local jobs, according to a recently released 2016 economic impact study. The University adds nearly $80 million each year to local, state and federal coffers from taxes generated by this activity. With a community of some 10,500 students, faculty and staff, SU has had an increasingly positive impact on the area economy, growing by some $130 million in the last decade. A steady, planned increase in student population; hiring of new faculty and staff; and a dynamic reconfiguration of the physical campus with several notable construction projects have been hallmarks of the expansion.
Salisbury University has been selected as a 2017-18 College of Distinction. Salisbury was chosen for its continued commitment to the four distinctions, said founder Wes Creel. These include: engaged students, outstanding teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. Started over a decade ago, the Colleges of Distinction Web site helps young people, and their families and counselors, find campuses that are right for them. According to Creel, the institutions that are included are “essential to educating the next generation of young adults.”