UMES, Salisbury partnership [Pictures]
A decades-long partnership between the historically black University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the traditionally white Salisbury University was praised in a federal court opinion that found some Maryland policies still promote “separate but equal” colleges and universities, contributing to poor enrollment and diversity at historically black institutions including Bowie, Coppin and Morgan state universities. -Tricia Bishop and Nayana Davis
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Martin Ngwa, center, a senior in the dual degree sociology and social work program offered by UMES and Salisbury and a native of poverty-ridden Camaroon, says, "It's always been my dream to help people. And with this program, I'm getting even more exposure to different ideas about the field through all the different people in the programs." He is shown with Deborah Mathews, left, Salisbury University chair of the Social Work department, and Joyce Bell, right, the interim chair of UMES' Social Science department.