On Thursday, May 18, 2023, the College of Education Alumni of Color Celebration will recognize the many achievements and contributions made by our alumni of color.
To mark this occasion, the College of Education is raising funds in support of the Elaine Johnson Coates '59 Scholarship Fund. This fund, created in 2021, honors the legacy of Elaine Johnson Coates, a College of Education alumna and the first Black undergraduate student to graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1959. The scholarship provides financial assistance to College of Education students who promote racial diversity through service, activism, and academics.
By making a gift today, you can support the next generation of educators and academic leaders who are committed to equity, social justice and diversity and inclusion.
Donor Recognition Levels
Elaine Johnson Coates ’59 Level - $1,000
Rose Shockley Wiseman ’51 Level - $500
John Francis Davis ‘51 Level - $250
M. Lucia James Level - $100
Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.
Choose any amount above $10.
Named for the first black faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park. (1965 Associate Professor of General Education and Director of the College of Education's Curriculum Laboratory)
Named for the first black male student to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. (1951 M.A. Education)
Named for the first black female student to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. (1951 M.A. Education)
Named for the first black student to receive an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. (1959 B.S. Education)