ANNAPOLIS, MD—On the fifth day of his East Coast tour, Governor Larry Hogan today toured publicly funded academic buildings on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) campus in Somerset County, as well as the new ECI gas pipeline, which is the first of its kind in the region.
UMES School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. When completed in the coming weeks, the UMES School of Pharmacy and Health Professions will allow the university to consolidate its pharmacy and health programs into one building, where previously it was spread on campus in six different buildings. The state has committed more than $96 million to the project, which is the school’s newest building.
Building UMES Engineering & Aeronautical Sciences. Completed in 2016, the largely state-funded UMES Engineering & Aviation Sciences Building complex enables students to pursue careers in aviation and engineering. The school is nationally recognized for its work promoting diversity in the aviation and engineering industries. The state has also committed approximately $96 million to this project.
ECI pipeline. The ECI pipeline, the first of its kind on the Lower Coast, provides Somerset County with direct access to natural gas for the first time. This major state project will help reduce annual fuel costs, reduce emissions, and save UMES nearly $700,000 annually, allowing the university to reinvest more in students.
Squeaky Cafe. Governor Hogan stopped for lunch at Squeaky’s Cafe at Princess Anne.