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2021 Lower Shore Distinguished Citizen Award Reception

Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council

Honoring: Dr. Heidi Anderson

August 19, 2021
UMES, Student Services Ballroom - Princess Anne, MD
5:30 pm Reception with Hors d'oeuvres



The Del-Mar-Va Council is pleased to announce that Dr. Heidi Anderson, President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will be the honored recipient of the 2021 Lower Shore Distinguished Citizen Award.

Dr. Anderson, a native of Gary, Ind., assumed the presidency of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Sept. 1, 2018. A three-time graduate of Purdue University, Dr. Anderson has a Ph.D. in pharmacy administration, a master's degree in education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy.

Prior to coming to UMES, Dr. Anderson was chief academic policymaker at Texas A&M University-Kingsville from 2015 to 2017, where she managed a $35 million budget and directed 22 academic departments, 10 centers and institutes. She oversaw creation of new degrees in computer science, engineering, and clinical mental health counseling. Prior to working in Texas, Dr. Anderson was the chief academic policymaker at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia from 2013 to 2015. Between 2006 and 2013, she held several positions at the University of Kentucky, including professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, assistant dean for educational innovation, associate provost for faculty affairs, and vice president/associate provost for institutional effectiveness. Her classroom experience also includes work as a professor and chair of Auburn University's Pharmacy Care System Department and as an assistant professor in the University of Tennessee's College of Pharmacy. She has served as president and vice president of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Most recently, in 2019, Dr. Anderson completed Leadership Maryland, a hands-on learning program focused on the state's most vital social, economic and environmental issues. In 2020, she was given the Influential Marylander's Award by the Daily Record, given to honor people who have made significant impacts in vital social, economic, and environmental issues in their field and continue to be leaders in Maryland. Also in 2020, she received the honor of being a winner of Maryland's Top 100 Women, given to women who excel professionally within the community, and mentorship. Her contributions to education and her community are immeasurable! The Del-Mar-Va Council is honored to present Dr. Anderson with this well-deserved award!

Recipients are selected for their outstanding service as evidenced by their leadership to many worthwhile organizations as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Eagle Sponsor


Eagle Scout Sponsor


Life Scout Sponsor


Star Scout Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Beth Hershey

Perdue Farms

First Class Scout Sponsors

The Bank of Delmarva

M&T Bank

Tenderfoot Sponsor


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