April 19, 2013
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically Black educational institution in Princess Anne, has announced some major improvements to its campus. First, the university has acquired a 365-acre tract of farmland and forest that will increase the total size of the campus to more than 1,100 acres. Money to acquire the land was made available by the land-grant extension program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Also, the Maryland state legislature has allocated funds to begin the construction of a new classroom building on campus. The 163,350-square-foot building will house academic programs for aviation, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, and telecommunications.
The building will be the first new classroom space built on the campus in a decade. The $91.5 million project is expected to be completed in 2015.