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Edward Lloyd (Governor of Maryland)

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Edward Lloyd
United States Senator
from Maryland
In office
March 4, 1819 – January 14, 1826
Preceded byRobert H. Goldsborough
Succeeded byEzekiel F. Chambers
13th Governor of Maryland
In office
June 9, 1809 – November 16, 1811
Preceded byRobert Wright
Succeeded byRobert Bowie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 7th district
In office
December 3, 1806 – March 3, 1809
Preceded byJoseph H. Nicholson
Succeeded byJohn Brown
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
In office
Member of the Maryland Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1779-07-22)July 22, 1779
Talbot County, Maryland
DiedJune 2, 1834(1834-06-02) (aged 54)
Annapolis, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Edward Lloyd V (July 22, 1779 – June 2, 1834) served as the 13th Governor of Maryland from 1809 to 1811, and as a United States Senator from Maryland between 1819 and 1826. He also served as a U.S. Congressman from the seventh district of Maryland from 1807 to 1809.

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[ Music ] >> Ladies and gentlemen, would you please rise for the National Anthem of Germany and the United States, which will be sung by Airman First Class Sierra Bailey. Graduates, faculty and staff members please leave your caps on and I will remove mine as your representative. Service members stand at the position of attention at an indoor ceremony while the National Anthems are performed. For all others you may copy them or if you so desire you may place your right hand over your heart. [ German National Anthem ] O say can you see, by the dawn's early light. What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight. O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming. And the rocket's red glare, the bomb bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. [ Applause ] >> Please be seated. Thank you Airman First Class Bailey for the beautiful renditions of the National Anthems. Welcome to the 2018 commencement ceremony for the University of Maryland, University College Europe. I am Tony Cho, Vice President and Director for UC Europe. I will be serving as the Master of Ceremony. I would like to begin by recognizing some of the distinguished visitors and guests with us. First our platform party, our platform party consists of the following leaders. Please stand when I call your name, and remain standing while I introduce all members of the party. Mr. Javier Meraz, President UMUC. [ Applause ] Ms. Deanna Johnson, a member of the University Sister of Maryland Board of Regents. [ Applause ] Dr. Kelly Fiella, Interim Dean, Cyto School of Education Salisbury University. [ Applause ] Lieutenant General Richard Clark, Commander Third Airforce and today's commencement speaker. [ Applause ] Dr. Andrew Boone, Associate Vice Provost UMUC Europe. [ Applause ] Ms. Janice Keller, Director of Student Services. [ Applause ] Ms. Patricia Cooper-Smith, Associate Vice President and Deputy Director UMUC Europe. [ Applause ] Please be seated. Next from our UMUC headquarters we are pleased to welcome Major General Retired Lloyd Miles Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Global Military Operations. Please stand. [ Applause ] And Dr. Carol Vandamme, Vice Provost and Dean of the Undergraduate School. [ Applause ] Thank you both for coming. We are privileged to be joined today by the following governmental and military leaders. Will each one of you remain standing for the entire group? Dr. Della McMullond, Director Department of Defense Education Activity Europe. [ Applause ] Mr. Morris Sommerland, Chief Income Europe and UCOM Contracting Officer Representative. [ Applause ] Lieutenant Colonel Steve Cain Director of Emergency Services US Army Garrison Violin Falls. [ Applause ] Mr. Steve Meyers, [Inaudible] European Advisor and Sencom Contracting Officer Representative. [ Applause ] Mr. Ed Breslow, Assistant Chief of Staff G1 Income Europe. Thank you so much. [ Applause ] Next are a number of human resources directors, education service officers, education service specialists and counselors. Would the following please rise when I call your name and remain standing for the entire group? Mr. Mike Beando, Director Human Resources, US Army Garrison Ansbach. [ Applause ] Ms. Kathleen Connelly, ESO for the US Army Garrison Bavaira Vilseck. [ Applause ] Ms. Chris Weisbecker, ESO of Wiesbaden. [ Applause ] Ms. Deanna Carson, Flight Chief Spandallom. [ Applause ] Mr. Gregory Berger ESO US Army Garrison Violin Falls, Wang Ordinance Barracks. [ Applause ] Lastly, Mr. James Taylor, ESO Stukarth. [ Applause ] Please be seated. From our fellow contractors school serving the military overseas Mr. Gary Kindrid, Europe Director Central Texas College. [ Applause ] Ms. Patricia Mitchell, Interim Associate Executive Director Campus Operations Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide. [ Applause ] Dr. Peggy Learner, Europe Director University of Oklahoma. Thank you for attending. [ Applause ] And lastly I would also like to welcome Mrs. Amy Clark, the spouse of General Clark, thank you for being here today. If you could stand and be recognized. [ Applause ] Next I would like to recognize all UMUC staff and faculty members for making today's event possible. I'm proud to lead this fine team. They all play leadership roles in teaching, coaching, mentoring, guiding and advising so that you, graduates could arrive here today. My only regret is that not everyone at UMUC who played a role in your journey is able to attend because of the space constraints of this venue. But I know their hearts are with you today and for those not here in person we are livestreaming our commencement ceremony. Will all UMUC faculty and faculty from our fellow schools please stand? [ Applause ] These fine professors and instructors imparted nuggets of knowledge and wisdom to our graduates, so thank you. Please be seated. Will all UMUC staff out there please stand and be recognized? A round of applause for the staff for guiding our graduates through their journey. [ Applause ] As you can see it takes a village to educate the overseas military community. The most important members of the village are family members, friends, mentors and loved ones who have been there on this remarkable journey. I know firsthand. Many years ago while I was deployed my wife first began in the MBA program with Boston University, which then had the MBA contract in Europe. We were station near Bremerhaven, which some of you may know that all the way up in Northern Germany. But all of our weekend classes were in Southern Germany. So she and I spent many hours in our car and I'll tell you that she mostly slept; I drove. So it was often taking off Friday at midnight and then getting back at midnight on Sunday. When she walked across that stage at Heidelberg, I can tell you that it was my degree as much as it was hers. So in their honor graduates please stand and join me in recognizing and thanking all the loved ones, friends and mentors who sacrificed and supported you along the way. [ Applause ] Please be seated. Last, but not least, graduates. You, you look marvelous. We're here today because you, you're here today. It's such an honor to celebrate your achievement. We at UMUC have been educating many like you for 70 years. Adult learners stationed and living in Europe who view being abroad not as a challenge, but as an opportunity, opportunity to learn, to adapt and to mold your critical thinking skills. Ultimately that increases military readiness and capability as well as your personal being. This academic year about 14,500 of our students completed portions onsite and online throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Over 1,300 are graduating from UMUC Europe in 2018. No, don't worry not all of them are walking across this stage and we'll get you out in a couple hours. But today you, the members of the 66 class to graduate in Europe will be joining the ranks of over 211,000 UMUC alumni worldwide, 559 will receive an associate degree and 559 will receive bachelors degree, 177 are earning masters, 17 of you are earning degrees from our partner institution Fosberg State and Salisbury University. The average age of an associate degree graduate is 38. Average age for bachelor's is 39, average age for masters is 42. 70% of you are married. 46% are active duty service members from every branch including the Coast Guard, so it may surprise you that 54% of the graduates made up of DOD civilians, veterans and family members. The vast majority of you were fully employed on this journey, thus having done double duty. All of you, all of you deserve our admiration for what you have achieved. Ladies and Gentlemen, how about a thunderous round of applause for our graduates. [ Applause ] Something else you should know, graduates you saved a ton of money for yourself and for the government while earning your degrees. You may have used tuition assistance, the GI Bill or other forms of financial aid, but some of you have paid out of pocket. I want you to know that even if you paid out of pocket, you selected the university that recognizes serving those who serve as a higher calling. Our tuition rate is heavily discounted for the overseas military community. It hovers just about $200 per credit, credit hour for undergraduate programs. That's whether you paid or the government paid. State universities operating in the US generally charge about $1,000 to $1,500 per credit hour for out of state tuition, out of state students for in class instruction. So the technical term in economics for what you have achieved is arbitrage. That is taking financial advantage of pricing differences in different markets. So not only are you college graduates today, but you are also savvy financial wizards. And we at UMUC are happy to stand with you, to help you and the government save money on your education. This is our legacy, our brand and we intend to continue as a partner in serving those who serve. We have supported in this effort by the University System of Maryland, thank you region, and by the State of Maryland. It is our great privilege to support the military community. Which brings us to our first speaker UMUC President Javier Meraz, who is at the forefront of the mission to serve those who serve. That comes from his own life experiences. Raised in Cuba he was whisked out of the Castro Regime by the Jesuit teachers on July 4, 1961. His father had been taken political prisoner. That 14 year old boy today stands here all grown up in America what he learned access to higher education is the American dream. Mr. Meraz has dedicated his life not only to learning but to giving back. This includes demanding that the university continues to provide a quality education to service members and the military community. Despite the fact that it may not make best business sense. Ladies and Gentleman, please join me in welcoming my boss, our UMUC President Javier Meraz to the podium. [ Applause ] >> Thank you Tony. Good afternoon. Good afternoon graduates, family members, friends, colleagues and honored guests. To all welcome. To our graduates let me be among the first to say congratulations. Special thanks for joining us here today to our commencement speaker, Lieutenant General Richard Clark, and to the Interim Dean of Salisbury University Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies Dr. Kelly Fiara. It was in 1947 that the University of Maryland established special program within it's college of education specifically designed to meet the needs of adult students. Many of them veterans returning from World War II. Two years later in 1949 our first faculty members arrived here to set up classrooms on US military bases in Germany. Today serving the military remains central to our mission. It is in our DNA. And that original program has evolved into University of Maryland, University College serving some 90,000 students around the world each year and ranking as one of the largest public universities in the Unites States. Now as then we strive to bring quality affordable education within reach for adult students with career family and military responsibilities. I know I speak on behalf of everyone at UMUC to say that today and always it has been our honor to have served you as you have pursued your educational goals. You have worked long and hard and your academic achievements are magnified by your ability to balance your competing responsibilities with service to our country. Today you represent our greatest achievement and we are proud to recognize and celebrate your success and to welcome you into our worldwide and lifelong community of UMUC alumni. You have reached an academic milestone that can open new doors of opportunity for you and for those you love. It also positions you in the ranks of educated men and women who form the backbone of the strong communities, strong workforce and strong military. I love it. It represents an honor and privilege and a solemn responsibility. So, I applaud your hard work and commitment and I thank you for your service and I say again, congratulations on your achievements and best wishes for personal and professional success in everything you do. Thank you, and again congratulations. [ Applause ] >> President Meraz, thank you. You know - you just know when somebody is dignified and experience because when he speaks his tassel never moves. Mine keeps moving. Anyway, thank you sir. I would now like to introduce Regent Deana Johnson. Ms. Johnson was appointed to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents two years ago by Governor Harry Hogan. The regents overseas the systems operations, formulate policy and appoint the presidents of the systems 12 institutions, three of which are represented here today, UMUC, Fosberg State and Salisbury University. Ms. Johnson has practiced law for more than 40 years as a member - [ Laughter ] Ma'am, I didn't write this. She's practice law for 15 years - [ Laughter ] As a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar Association. Her bar memberships include a US Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and a Court of Appeals Maryland. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome Regent Deana Johnson. [ Applause ] >> I don't have a cane. Distinguished family members, guests and most of all graduates. On behalf of the University system of Maryland Board of Regents I am enormously pleased and honored to be with you today to offer congratulations, big congratulations on this wonderful occasion. It is an honor to share this day with not just you, but my colleagues up here with me. To the graduates, there's only one word we can give you after all the hard work that you put in, and when you get to this goal, and it is enormous congratulations. [ Applause ] Reaching this milestone took dedication, hard work and sacrifice. Each of you should take immense pride in what you have achieved. Likewise I commend those who walk beside you, stood behind you, stayed at home, your family members, your wives, your mom, your dad, your sisters, your brothers who have kept you going. They have shared in your sacrifice and certainly they share in your success today. I also want to thank you, as members of the civilian defense and the armed forces, the greatest nation on this earth, the United States of America. [ applause ] I especially want to thank you for helping to preserve the peace and security of our country. It is simply impossible for me to find the words to express the gratitude that we all have for what you have done and what you will do in the future for us. Your selflessness, willingness to sacrifice and commitment to our nation and all that it stands for are rare qualities. You represent all that is the very best, the service to our country and to your fellow man. Today you are graduating from one of the most dynamic of - institutions of higher education in the world. A worldwide leader in education, offering instruction online or onsite to some 90,000 working adults worldwide. UMUC is ranked number one among online and traditional schools in the military times 2018 rankings of best colleges. More than one million service members have taken courses with UMUC and more than 50 flag officers are UMUC graduates. I speak for the entire Board of Regents of the university system of Maryland when I say that we are very immensely proud of you. And so today, on their behalf and all our colleagues in this room and in the nation we extend our very best for your success and we offer you our entire and heartfelt, congratulations again. [ Applause ] >> Thank you Regent Johnson. I would now like to introduce Dr. Kelly Fiela of Salisbury University for her remarks. UMUC and Salisbury have partnered to deliver academic programs in social work. Dr. Fiella who is most recently selected as a transitional dean, College of Health and Human Services for Salisbury University overseas [Inaudible]. Ladies and Gentlemen, Dr. Kelly Fiella. [ Applause ] >> Good afternoon. It's my honor and pleasure to join you today to bring congratulations to all of the graduates and particularly the graduates from Salisbury University. [ Cheering ] All of us at Salisbury University are very proud of your work and achievements. I have been fortunate to participate in a variety of commencement ceremonies and this is my second time at the UMUC Europe Commencement. All the graduation events have been memorable, but I have to say there's something very special about this day. When I think about the dedication you have shown, and the sacrifices you have made to earn your degrees today, I am both humbled and proud. You have balanced jobs and family with many life changing events during your studies and today you are rewarded for your efforts. I would like to take a moment to express my personal gratitude for all the faculty and staff here in Germany and back on Salisbury's main campus who continue to work tirelessly to deliver our programs to students overseas. The organization and flexibility of these individuals is remarkable. You - they are dedicated to making sure students like you have this opportunity and are able to use your degrees to impact others. Back in our physical campus in Salisbury, Maryland our iconic building called Hallway Hall is the oldest building on campus. It was once the classrooms, residence hall, dining hall, entertainment space when it was first built on campus in 1925. Hanging between the large columns are three banners, learn, live, lead. By virtue of you being here today you have achieved the first goal, learning. The second banner live is our hope that you will connect what you have learned to how you live. Acting on Salisbury's values of excellence, learning, integrity, diversity and civic engagement. Finally we challenge you to be leaders we need in your professional and civic lives. The faculty who have worked with you believe in you, and know that you will embrace these goals. There's a second building on campus and that's the alumni house. Not only are you joining a graduating class of over 1,000 back in the states, you are joining an alumni family of 50,000. I hope that you will visit SU's campus when you return to the states; you will always be welcome there. As we do with our students in Salisbury, we are happy to present you today as you leave the stage a special gift sent by the alumni association to welcome you to the Seidel Alumni Family. Today is a day of celebration and promise of a great future. Enjoy the day you have so rightfully earned. Again, congratulations and best wishes for the future. [ Applause ] >> Thank you Dean Fiella. In recognition of our distinguished faculty, it is now our privilege to prevent the Stanley J. Drasek Teaching Excellence Award. The late Dr. Drasek served as UMUC Chancellor from 1975 to 1978 capping his 32 year career with UMUC. He has devoted - he was devoted to improving educational opportunities for part-time students and to establish teaching excellence as a top priority for the university. In this spirit we present the Drasek Award to exceptional teacher leaders. From the many nomination from you students UMUC graduates selected two recipients, college - collegiate associate professor Lisa Perkins and collegiate associate professor William S. Tenny. I am please that professor Tenny has joined us today. Professor Tenny has taught mathematics for UMUC since 1992. He has been a teacher, friend and leader and mentor to countless students. He has made a tremendous difference in their personal and professional growth. He authored map for today's world, a textbook which you have used and 10,000 other students have used and 10,000 other students have used. He continues to innovate and lead our efforts to effectively teach math in [Inaudible] format. So at this time, President Meraz will present the Stanley J. teaching award to Professor Tenny. [ Applause ] At this time we would like to recognize a student who achieved the highest grade point average for the graduating class with William C. Bentley Memorial Award. The late Colonel Bentley was instrumental in convincing the US Military that it needed higher education programs for service members in post-World War II Europe. He worked with UMUC to establish a program and became our first graduate in 1951. Colonel Bentley's military accomplishments in the Army, Air Force included participating in the ally invasion of North Africa serving in the Battle of Okinawa and taking part in the Berlin Airlift. In his honor the memorial award bearing his name was established in 1983. This years award recipient is Ms. Julia McNaughtin. Ms. McNaughtin, she's here - I was going to ask her to come up to the stage. President Meraz will now present Ms. McNaughtin with the William C. Bentley Memorial Award. [ Applause ] Ms. McNaughtin is the spouse of a service member. She started her degree work in the United States and completed here in Germany. She maintained a 4.0 GPA while earning a degree in management studies with a minor in Psychology. She now has set her sights on earning a Master's Degree, congratulations. [ Applause ] It is my privilege now to introduce our honorary degree recipient and 2018 commencement guest speaker. Lieutenant General Richard Clark, United States Air Force. If you read through General Clark's bio in today's program you will see that General Clark is a command pilot, he's the epitome of success, leading since the day of his commission 32 years ago and currently commanding the third Air Force. But, he's also had a very non-linear career, selected as a White House fellow, served as Air Force Congressional liaison and also served as defense adage in Cairo from 2012 to 2014 during the Egyptian crisis. What is most impressive about General Clark is that he is a role model for who he is as a person. I met General Clark at the Thanksgiving dinner at Ram Stein Dining facility as his wife, he and his wife Amy were going around meeting and greeting everyone at each table. I gathered right away that he's a people person, Amy is a people person and that he has an ethical center that was very evident. And that is why he is speaking here to all of you today and deserving of this honorary degree. Honorary degree of doctorate in public service. So, General Clark will you please stand forward. General Clark in recognition of your extraordinary accomplishments, President Meraz will now confer you an honorary degree with a symbolic hooding ceremony and presentation of a diploma. >> Under the authority granted by the State of Maryland to the Board of Regents with the University System of Maryland and by that board delegated to me I hereby convert upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto are pertaining; congratulations General. [ Applause ] >> Boy, I've never been considered an academic person, so that was kind of - that was a little different for me, but what an honor. Thank you so much. Friends, family, faculty again thank you for joining me today as we honor the graduating class of UMUC Class of 2018. Let's give them one more round of applause. That's awesome. [ Applause ] Thank you Mr. Cho for your kind words and for the opportunity to be here today. That day that I met you in the dining facility, I had no idea what a fantastic opportunity this was, the energy that's here today and really just to be here with the spirit of higher education and bettering ourselves, so thank you so much for this invitation. To the graduates, you did it. You did it. You took the road less traveled, you accepted responsibility for your own success and you achieved a higher education. I know it required long nights, it required early mornings, it required weekends, it required many, many, many hours, but you did it. You've earned this day and this moment, so savor it. Enjoy it. But as an old football coach of mine used to say "When you see a turtle sitting on a fence post you know he didn't get there by himself". [ Laughter ] Think about that one. So don't forget to thank all of your families, your friends, your mentors, the staff, the faculty because they all had a part in getting you here today. And this is a major achievement in your life, so let's give all of them a round of applause one more time. [ Applause ] Once again I want to thank UMUC for the honorary doctorate. It really is a lifetime honor for me and you have no idea how much joy that it's going to bring to me to make my staff and my family call me Lieutenant General Doctor Richard Clark. [ Laughter ] And I'm going to hold them to it. But thank you; it really is a lifetime honor for me and I greatly appreciate it. But today I want to share some thoughts with you from another doctor who has meant a lot to me in my life. His name is Theodore Geisel. Oh somebody knows. Though he's best known for bringing us odd characters like the Cat in the Hat, Yurtle the Turtle, the Lorax, the Sneeches, I believe he's one of the greatest philosophers of our time. And today I want to share some of his ideas from one of my favorite books of all time, Oh the Places you Will Go. Have you ever read this? Anyone? Raise your hands if you read this? Oh good. So you know what I'm going to talk about. What I'd like to say is that as we read this book, though a lot of people kind of relate this to our childhood. I think Dr. Seuss has a way of relating everything he does to adulthood. And the lessons that we learn we can take from us from the time that we start reading all the way through the rest of our lives. And in this book the good doctor provides a prescription for success that I believe is fool proof. The book is loaded with wisdom for all ages. But the ideas that stick with me most are his thoughts that if you're a mind maker upper always an unslumper you'll be a mountain mover. All right? Let me say that one more time. If you're a mind maker upper always an unslumper you'll be a mountain mover. Okay? So what's he saying? I think that he's telling us that if you decide to pursue your destiny in life and overcome the adversity that inevitably is going to occur, that you'll be able to achieve anything that your mind is set to. So let's break this down just a little bit. His first idea of being a mind maker upper is about owning your own destiny, which you've done today. It's about knowing your purpose in life. Dr. Seuss said that as you travel through that journey of life it's not easy and you will come across many forks in the road. But if you know where you're going you'll always know which path to choose. In the book Oh the Places You'll Go he wrote - You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted but mostly they're dark. A place you can sprain both your elbow and chin, do you dare stay out? Do you dare go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And if you go in, should you turn left or right or three-quarters or maybe not quite? Or, go around back and sneak in from behind simple it's not, I'm afraid you'll find for a mind maker upper to make up his mind. He tells us that it is not easy. You have to make up your mind to be successful to pursue your purpose in life even with the path ahead is not clear. Because just waiting for success is not going to work. I'm sure many of you know what direction you want to go in and what you believe your purpose to be, and I encourage you never to lose sight of that. As a perfect example of a mind maker upper when Harland Sanders was 65 years old he was broke. He was living in a tiny house; he was driving a beat up car. His semi-successful business as an owner of a gas station, a motel and a small eatery had fallen apart because the highway that they sat upon was diverted in a different direction. And he was forced to sell it at a huge loss. He was left living and I mean barely living off of a monthly $99 Social Security check with no savings to speak of at 65 years old. He was just making it month to month. And he had a choice to make. He could just let it all go and retire or he could pursue something bigger and drive to a greater purpose. So, he made up his mind to pursue his dreams. The one thing that he knew that he could do was fry chicken. His friends frequently raved about his chicken recipe, which he perfected over the years. So he pursued his destiny. With a new sense of purpose Harland left Kentucky and traveled to several different states trying to sell his recipe. He described his mouth watering chicken to restaurant owners for miles around. He even offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage of their sales, but no one took it. In fact, he was rejected 1,009 times. 1,009 restaurants that he went to to offer that recipe for free and no one would take it. But even after all those rejections he was determined to pursue his purpose. And then one day on the 1,010 restaurant visit he finally heard his first yes. A single restaurant owner thought his recipe sounded finger licking good and Kentucky Fried Chicken was born. Thank goodness. By the age of 73 Colonel Harland Sanders was a millionaire and he became a household name, Colonel Sanders is what Dr. Seuss would call a mind maker upper. A pursuer of purpose and an owner of his own destiny. The second idea that Dr. Seuss presents that I believe is important is to be an unslumper. Dr. Seuss warns us that we're all going to run into obstacles as we pursue our quest towards a greater purpose. He writes "I'm sorry to say so, but sadly it's true that bang ups and hang ups can happen to you". You get all hung up in a prickly perch and your gang will fly on, you'll be left in a lurch. You'll come down from a lurch with an unpleasant bump and the distances are then that you'll be in a slump. And when you're in a slump you're not in for much fun unslumping yourself is not easily done. What he's telling us is that in a slump your life can be consumed if you let it. But if you commit to your purpose and keep driving through the tough times you'll always be able to unslump yourself, to persevere through difficult situations and come out better than before. To illustrate Dr. Seuss's wisdom, one of the greatest unslumpers of all time is Wilma Rudolph. She was born in Tennessee in 1940. She was the 20th of 22 children. She was born prematurely weighing only 4.5 pounds. And when she was just four years old she was stricken by double pneumonia - I didn't even know there was such a thing. But she suffered through that as well as Scarlet Fever and then she contracted Polio. And though she fought through and recovered from the pneumonia and the scarlet fever, the polio effectively paralyzed her left leg. Wilma was truly in a slump very early in life. Every week for two years her mother drove her to the hospital in Nashville until she was finally able to walk without a brace. Not until she was 12 years old did she fully regain the use of her left leg and walk without assistance or a limp. But when Wilma finally got the ability to walk, she didn't stop there. She started running and she never looked back. She joined her high school basketball team and was immediately recognized as an immense athletic talent. She was actually recruited to practice with the Tennessee State University as a freshman in high school. At age 16 just four years after learning to walk again, Wilma was competing in the 1956 Olympics as the youngest member of the US Olympic team. There she earned a bronze medal on the 4 X 100 relay team. Having overcome her disability with a vengeance Wilma Rudolph was truly an unslumper. But she didn't stop there, she set her sights on the 1960 Olympics and four years later she became a sports legend. At the next Olympics Wilma won gold in the 100 meter sprint, she won gold and set a record in the 200 meter sprint and she won the 400 meter relay once again setting another world record. Wilma went from crippling polio and being unable to walk at the age of 12 to becoming the first American woman to win three gold medals in a track and field event at the same Olympics when she was just 20 years old. Dr. Seuss says when you make up your mind and have the courage to unslump yourself you can move mountains. Take it from Wilma Rudolph. The third and final idea from the Dr. that I want to share helps us pull it all together. He says that if you're a mind maker upper and have determined your purpose in life and possess the fortitude and commitment to be an unslumper that you'll find that you can achieve anything you choose and that you will be able to move mountains, success will be yours. One example of a true mountain mover was a man named Walter from Kansas. Walter took a job at a local newspaper as a cartoonist but was fired because his boss said he lacked creativity. He decided to start a studio making cartoons with a friend but the venture went bankrupt within a year. Essentially broke he used the last of his cash to get himself to Hollywood. Once there he found work at Universal Studios and he created a popular cartoon character named Oswald the rabbit. Thinking that he finally made it after years of blood, sweat and tears Walter was dismayed to find out that Universal Studios had patented his cartoon character behind his back and hired away his assistant artist, edging Walter out of the picture and leaving him broke and jobless once again. But at this point Walter could have let his circumstances overcome him and get the best of him, but he didn't. He continued to pursue his dreams and his purpose in life. He worked hard to perfect his craft and soon he developed another cartoon character named Mortimer Mouse. He spent the last of his money producing three short cartoons with Mortimer as the central character. Fortunately, like me he had a great wife. I just got some points there. [ Laughter ] And his wife convinced him to change Mortimer's name to Mickey. From that point on Mickey Mouse and Disney Studios were born. Walt Disney was committed to a greater purpose and as Dr. Seuss predicted if we make up our minds to overcome obstacles in life and unslump ourselves we can be mountain movers and visionaries. In closing, I want to thank all of you for being here today. And I'd like to once again thank all the families, friends and faculty who made it possible for these graduates to sit before us. Before I get off this stage, however I'd like to share one more excerpt from oh the places you will go. The Dr. writes, somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying, you'll find bright places where boom bands are playing. With banners flipping, flapping once more you'll ride high, ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you're that kind of guy. Oh the places you will go. There is fun to be done. There are points to be scored, there are games to be won and the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winningest winner of all. Oh the places you will go. Once again, congratulations UMUC Class of 2018, do great things with this gift of education that you've received. And remember if you're a mind maker upper and always an unslumper you'll be a mountain mover and you will succeed. Yes you will indeed, 98 % guaranteed. Congratulations graduates, class dismissed. [ Applause ] >> Thank you General Clark. So I actually have one more thing for you. I have a small token of appreciation to present. Well it's actually not that small. So, I am pleased to present you a UMUC Europe coin to be given - to be given a unit coin in the military is to be part of that unit. And as anyone in that unit holding that coin can challenge you any time. And if you don't have it on you, you know what it means, right? You owe that a person a drink, okay? So, General Clark you have to keep this coin in your pocket and good luck with that, okay? And by the way graduates all of you will get a small coin today, so I expect you to challenge General Clark on base every time you see him. [ Laughter ] [ Applause ] >> In good military fashion though I can't let him go like that because I need to be able to challenge him too, so Tony I'd like to give you my coin and say thank you for your leadership at UMUC and graduates if you see him on base make sure you coin him too. >> Oh nice. [ Applause ] >> Too chez. I think there are a lot more airmen on base than UMUC grads, so - by the way General, some of us may be a turtle. I want you to know I'm a ninja turtle. Okay so now for the moment that you've been all waiting for, we'll present the degrees. Associate Vice Provost Dr. Andrew Boone will be representing our faculty and will start with our partner institution Salisbury University in presenting the degrees in social work. >> Will the candidates for Salisbury University Master's Degree please rise? Dean Fiala in accordance with the recommendation of the faculty I request that you confer upon these candidates the degree of Master of Social Work in recognition of their successful completion of all degree requirements. >> Under the authority granted by the State of Maryland to the Board of Regents and of the University System of Maryland and by that board delegated to me I am pleased to confer upon you the degree of Master of Social Work with all rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto appertaining, congratulations. [ Applause ] >> Amanda Adams. Elizabeth Anderson. Julia Poole Joni Strange >> At this time UMUC will confer masters degrees earned by 2018 candidates. Would the candidates for University of Maryland, University College Master's Degrees please rise. Wow. President [Inaudible] in accordance with the recommendations of the faculty of the University of Maryland University College I request that you confer upon these candidates the following degrees, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Cyber Security, Master of Science in Cyber Security Technology, Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science and Management and finally Master of Arts in teaching. As in each case appropriate in recognition of the successful completion of all degree requirements. >> Under the authority granted by the state of Maryland to the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland and by the board delegated to me, I hereby confer upon you the degrees as in each case is appropriate with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto appertaining. Congratulations graduates. >> Julia Albarran Taylor Brooks Anderson Nancy Schultz Bailey Glynn Eugene Beverly Andrew James Boland Barbara Bouchard Joshua Bullis Raymond Burnett Jr. Eloy Campos Joseph Iumi Cea Heather Cipperly Paul Emanuel Clarke Derek Cohick Ronald Scott Coleman Kristal Nicole Crozier Elyson Areza De La Cruz Kimberly Waters Sebastian Duhachek James Kenneth Eakes Michael Anthony Edwards Michael Emrick Jennie Marisol Euceda Robert Anthony Fetter Gregory Edward Fields Jr. John Lee Fouch Zane Frost Aaron Garrett Selena Juanita Gillespie-Hercules Anthony Gonzalez Christa Hope Graham Marcus Hardy Anthony Lee Harper Joel Hooper Jermaine Ireland Priscilla Nicole La Delfa Joseph Ladelfa Nicholas Lebakken David Henson Lewis Yesenia Lizasuain James Niba Kaitlin Noyola Vincent Edmond Ormsby Kevin Pearson Katherine Rita Punto-Kolodzej Shana Marie Roberson Tristian Robinson Eva Sanchez Robert Richard Scott Randy Simon Brian Michael Suchanek Betty Joy Summerline Jill Marie Tamminga Jessica Evera Terry Tyler Walter Vereide Flora Jean Ware Brandon Lamar Weston Meagan Lashanelle Zorsahin Silas Maquez Porterfield Alberto Onasis Romero Jonathan Michael Fathag David Jung Keith Little Maylene Little Sharon Oliver John Thomas Walthall David Charles Barnhart Dennis Scott Hall Ronald Morgan Floydie Rodney David Buenna Barandon Jr. Tighe Robert Barlen Kirsten Marie Labion Angela Denise Watson Katrina Armstrong >> Wait for everybody to sit down. Will the candidates for University of Maryland University College Associate of Arts Degrees please stand? [ Applause ] [Inaudible] in accordance with the recommendations of the faculty of the University of Maryland University College I request that you confer upon these candidates the degree Associate of Arts in recognition of their successful completion of all degree requirements. >> Under the authority granted by the state of Maryland to the Board of Regents of the University system of Maryland and by that board delegated to me, I hereby confer upon you the Degree of Associate of Arts with all rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto appertaining. Congratulations graduates. [ Applause ] >> Monte Barrett Christie Bohne Sabrina Brown Winton Burriss Hannah Elizabeth Christofferson Virginia Rose Walker Colon Patrick De Leon Cole Steven DeBlieck Jona del Rosario Cissna Maricela Diaz Vanessa Alexis Durant Jameson Gutierez Flores Zachry Flores Marlon Jason Frederick Francesca DeMarco Hall Sadra Paige Hicks Adelina Constansio Huezo Christina llarraza Danny Russell Keaster Rachael Lee Kohlwey Shaun Juman Nadine Lawson Gemma Simone Lovett Guadalupe Mann Scott Mann Yvette Manzo Shawn Mcnair Amanda Lee Meadows Lucie Monroe Akijah Peterson RoseRademacher Bryan David Randolph Jr. Stedman Lamar ReGester Shannon Marie Sagendorf Rachael Ann Schutzman Johnny Edward Scott Tyler Wendy Singer Kenneth David Smith Otis Smith Nathan Edward Spaulding Holly Marie Stinson Oriane Elizabeth Szworc Douglas Ryan Taylor Inna Tseslya Robyn Morgan Turner Christina Van Dyk Early Lee Wheeler Jr. Bianca Jamie Williams >> At this time UMUC President Javiera Meraz on behalf of our partner institution Frostburg State University will present the degree that the 2018 candidates has earned. Will the candidate for the Frostburg State University Bachelor of Science Degree please rise? President Meraz - [ Applause ] In accordance with the recommendations of the faculty, I request that you confer upon this candidate the degree Bachelor of Science in recognition of his successful completion of all degree requirements. >> Under the authority granted by the state of Maryland to Board of Regents of the University system of Maryland and by that board delegated to me, I hereby confer upon you the degree of Bachelor of Science with all rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto appertaining. Congratulations, well done. [ Applause ] >> Cory Miller >> Will the candidates for the following Salisbury University Degree please rise? Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Social Work. Dean Fiala in accordance with the recommendations of the faculty I request that you confer upon these candidates the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts and Social Work. In recognition of the successful completion of all degree requirements. >> Under the authority granted by the state of Maryland to the Board of Regents of the University system of Maryland and by that board delegated to me I am pleased to confer upon you the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts and Social Work. With all the rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto appertaining, congratulations. [ Applause ] >> Benedicta Arthur Shauna Brink Jordan Goslin Anisely Morena Holly Morris William Pfannenstiel Kino Wignal >> Will the candidates for the following University of Maryland, University College Degrees please rise? Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science? [ Applause ] >> President Meharez in the accordance with the recommendations of the faculty of the University of Maryland University College I request that you confer upon these candidates the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science as in each case is appropriate in recognition of their successful completion of all degree requirements. >> Under the authority granted by the state of Maryland to the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland and by that board delegated to me, I am pleased to confer upon you the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science as in each case is appropriate with all rights, privileges and responsibilities thereto appertaining. Congratulations graduates. [ Applause ] >> Paula Agnew Juakena Latrelle Albers James Gabrielle Apas Cedric Shawn Austin Austin Autry Brittney Balderama Nino Banzuela Mikiel Carlos Barreras Kyeyahn Edward Belanger Sr. Kevin Blas Edmarie Bonhorst, Magna Cum Laude Andrew Bonney Edwin Bowyer II Dan Joseph Britton II Marshal Adam Brown Jennifer Alyse Forte Burks, Suma Cum Laude Ramatoulaye Bushu Lupe Calimbas Danielle Amy Campbell, Cum Laude Rogelio Campos Marilu Cantu Alexander Keith Casperson Charles David Chaney Jr. Shaun Clark Rachael Clemons Fe Barasay Collins Sean Edward Crawford Shamika Lavon Duckett John J. Dymond Joseph Steven Fincher Ronnell William Foster Sr. Drake Emerson Futch Chrissy Cavanaugh Gagnon, Magna Cum Laude Jonathan McKendrick Garrett Cinzia Giarrizzo, Magna Cum Laude Alden Gregory Giles Corey Dupree Gray Christopher Lee Grogean Irina Gruber Bryant Guardado Ardrenne Miesha Hackett Holly Ann Hambrick Gerald Edwin Hampton Jeffrey Daniel Harper Benjamin Alan Harris Joshua Carol Hefner Bartley Edward Henriques Jr. Karissa Sheri Herrador Oliver Menoya Herrera Angela High, Magna Cum Laude Carson Hilman Hannah Catherine Hooper Taylor Elizabeth Hughes Skyler Teddy Hunter, Magna Cum Laude Carolina Cabela Iglesias Sarah Ashley Jankowski, Magna Cum Laude Kevin Duane Jiles Daron Johnson Sr. Jaime Leandra Jones Leslie Jones Paul Edward Jones Joshua Kennedy, Suma Cum Laude Jennifer Kelly Koontz Timothy George Kreiter Marcus Deon Lacy Krystal LeRose Lamont, Cum Laude Jaysen Paul Lausten Shelby Kristen Lee Portia Rene Les'Pere Emily Logan Oscar Javier Lopez Ashley Nicole Luyk, Suma Cum Laude Jennifer Marie Maguire Benedict Joseph Sukelet Maranon, Cum Laude Adam Douglas Martin Raymone Levar Massey Judd Stanton McMillan, Cum Laude Leah Magdeline Medina Janice Judith Mullings Byron Heath Norris Sarah Allison O'Dell Edwin Ortiz-Rosado Samuel Ira Park Raynessa Marie Peirot Claire Talisa Perkins Phillip Michael Edward Powell II Matthew Alan Pugh Bianca Joy Reagin Cameron James Regur, Suma Cum Laude Joshua Alexander Rodriguez Kimberly Marie Rosenkrans, Cum Laude Blair Elyse Rossignol Brandon Russell Rene Melendez Salazar Charles Wendell Sather, Suma Cum Laude Valerie Scafidi Debra Diane Scavone Rene Estian St. Clair Seier Leslie Shields Laura Ann Sims Rocio Elizabeth Slone Eric Colby Smith Jason Adrian Smith Kenyatta Smith Kamber Lashay Smith Brittany Amanda Soto Gerald Ronald Sparrow Frank Stovall Jr. Trebonius Strawder Genevieve Michelle Strobel Maria Herminda Szymanski Johnathan Thompson, Magna Cum Laude Christopher Lee Tiller, Cum Laude Clyde Spencer Turrentine Tracy Veronica Valdez Victoria Lynn Villarreal Senia Bryn Wadford, Magna Cum Laude Julie Anna Weckerlein Laura Ann Weimer, Magna Cum Laude Jessica Ray Wesh, Suma Cum Laude Carolyn White Miesha Denay Williams Kaneisha Dameka Wong-Mcnair Erin Marie Wudarzewski, Cum Laude Julia McNaughtan, Suma Cum Laude >> Now I would like all graduates to stand. Graduates please move the tassels on your caps from right to left, from the candidate side to the graduate side. [ Cheering ] And please face your family members and friends. Congratulations. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the class of 2018. [ Cheering ] Please be seated. Graduates congratulations once again. This concludes the 2018 UMUC Europe commencement ceremony. The platform party, faculty and VIP's will exit first and then graduates will follow. Our marshals will let you know when to exit. After the departure of the graduates members of the audience may exit. Please join us for the reception immediately following the recessional; it will be food and beverages throughout the Officers Club entry hall and in the student roving area that you saw upon your arrival here today. Thank you to the band and thank you all for your participation today. [ Cheering ] [ Music ]

Life and career

Born in 1779 at "Wye House", Talbot County, Maryland, he was a member of a prominent Eastern Shore family, "the Lloyds of Wye," which had lived in Talbot County since the mid-17th century. His father Edward Lloyd IV was a member of the Continental Congress. He received early education from private tutors.

Lloyd served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1800 to 1805. He was elected to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph H. Nicholson and was reelected to the Tenth Congress, serving from December 3, 1806 to March 3, 1809. In 1808, Lloyd was elected as Governor of Maryland, a position he served in from 1809 to 1811.

During this period Lloyd traded a Merino ram for "Sailor," a male Newfoundland that had a reputation for spectacularly enthusiastic water dog retrieving of ducks. The dog was bred with other retrievers at Lloyd's estate on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. Sailor is now considered the "father" of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever line.[1]

Lloyd was commissioned a lieutenant colonel of the Ninth Regiment of Maryland Militia and also served as a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1811 to 1815. He was elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican, then Jacksonian) to the United States Senate in 1819, was reelected in 1825, and served from March 4, 1819 until his resignation on January 14, 1826. In the Senate, Lloyd served as chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses).

Later in life, Lloyd served as member of the Maryland State Senate from 1826 to 1831, and as President of the Senate in 1826. He died in Annapolis, Maryland, and is interred in the family burying ground at Wye House near Easton, Maryland.

Lloyd was an important slaveholder and vocal defender of the institution of slavery throughout his political career. The African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who had grown up as a slave on one of Lloyd's plantations, discussed Lloyd in his 1845 autobiography The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. The book describes the acts of cruelty committed by Lloyd's overseers, and dwells at length on Lloyd's own despotic treatment, including whippings of two slaves caring for his horses:

To all these complaints no matter how unjust, the slave must answer never a word. Colonel Lloyd could not brook any contradiction from a slave. When he spoke, a slave must stand, listen, and tremble; and such was literally the case. I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.[2]


  • United States Congress. "Edward Lloyd (id: L000376)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edward Lloyd (V) The Governor 1779–1834, from "The Worthies of Talbot," Talbot County Free Library, Md.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Hopper Nicholson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Brown
Preceded by
Robert Wright
Governor of Maryland
Succeeded by
Robert Bowie
Preceded by
William R. Stuart
President of the Maryland State Senate
Succeeded by
William H. Marriott
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Robert H. Goldsborough
 U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Maryland
Served alongside: Alexander C. Hanson, William Pinkney, Samuel Smith
Succeeded by
Ezekiel F. Chambers
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