Former UMES women's basketball standout Shanyce Stewart (pictured)
Nov. 20, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Last Spring, former University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women's Basketball standout Shanyce Stewart (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) graduated with honors, Cum Laude, in Engineering Technology. Currently, the New York-native attends Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), pursuing a master's degree in Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering.

This December, Shanyce plans to intern for Engineering World Health (EWH) in Guatemala; however, the trip is expected to cost around $1,500 dollars and was out of the price range for Stewart. This internship gives her an opportunity to work with local doctors while improving the healthcare quality available.

"I think going to Guatemala would be a life changing experience," Stewart explained to WDMT 47-ABC. "I believe finding a challenge and how to make an impact on that challenge will help change someone's life."

Upon hearing Shanyce's situation, UMES Women's Basketball Head Coach Fred Batchelor and the squad decided to take it upon themselves to help raise the funds for her to pursue the internship at Guatemala.

"We try to help all our former players," said Batchelor. "Shanyce (Stewart) was an outstanding student-athlete on and off the court. She definitely deserves this great opportunity."



On the court, Shanyce wrapped up her Hawk career sixth on the all-time rebounding list (600). Academically, she was selected to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team and earned the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Internship in the summer of 2012, working with the U.S. Air Force in Georgia.

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