About Us

As students at the University of Maryland, many of us recall a close-knit and supportive black community. Now as alumni, we have a stronger appreciation, and greater need, for such a community. The University of Maryland Black Alumni (UMBA)*, has re-launched to reconnect black alumni with one another and the University. Together we have the power to impact issues that are important to our community and alma mater. We are nearly 17,000 strong and continue to grow with each graduating class.

The new UMBA leadership committee has identified key objectives:
    • Facilitate academic and professional development opportunities
    • Advocate for increased presence of black students and faculty at the University
    • Publicly recognize and promote the achievements of outstanding students, alumni and faculty
    • Facilitate the exchange of information involving UMCP that are relevant to the black community
    • Contribute resources (time, talent and financial) to initiatives that support our mission

UMBA has new initiatives and events geared toward these objectives. If you are interested in being on the ground-level of rebuilding UMBA by holding a position or want to stay informed of UMBA’s events and announcements please connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or by email: blackterp@gmail.com

UMBA Leadership
Email blackterp@gmail.com

  Adia Moore '03

  Dionne Calhoun

Donyiel Carr
Tiffany Foxworth Green
 Jazz Lewis

 Chmaika Mills
Morgan-Craft '97

Vanessa-Nola Pratt
   Amber Simmons Aaron Tinch 

 Bert Williams '96

Partnerships Committee
 Brian Wolfolk


Gift of Giving Gala (GIII)
Riggs Alumni Center's Orem Hall, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Homecoming Bowling Party
TerpZone, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.


Homecoming Football Game (Maryland vs. Wisconsin)
Tickets $30/per person

UMBA Homecoming Tailgate
Nyumburu Cultural Center. Starts at 10:00 a.m.
Pick-up football tickets at the tailgate.

Homecoming Brunch, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Toro Toro
1300 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC

Want to show everyone your Black Terp Spirit?  Buy one of our UMBA T-shirts by clicking HERE!!!

Past 2014 Events 

  • January 2014- Volunteer Event at Our Daily Bread  Baltimore, MD
  • February 2014 - Black History Month Event at Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture Baltimore, MD
  • March 2014 - Farewell to the ACC Tournament Game Watch at Carolina Kitchen Washington, DC
  • April 2014- Terp Serve Month- Volunteering event at Loaves and Fishes Meal Program Washington, DC
  • August 2014- Back to School Supply Drive and Happy Hour  College Park, MD
  • October 2014 - UMBA and Ohio State Black Alumni Tailgate at Nyumburu Cultural Center
  • October 2014 - We're So UMD Homecoming Events
  • Friday Night  We're So UMD: Annual Black Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour at Fire Station Restaurant Silver Spring, MD
  • Friday Night Occupy Route One: UMBA Young Alumni Reunion at Cornerstone College Park, MD
  • Sunday OCCUPY ROUTE ONE: The Black Alumni Homecoming Brunch at Terrapin Turf College Park, MD
Past 2013 Events  
  • February 2013 - Volunteer Event at Loaves and Fishes Meal Program  Washington, DC
  • February 2013 - An Evening with Branford Marsalis  College Park, MD
  • April 2013 - STEPworking Career Networking Panel for Undergraduate Students College Park, MD
  • July 2013- Multi-cultural Happy Hour with APAAN Washington, DC
  • August 2013- Baltimore Happy Hour Baltimore, MD
  • September 2013- Homecoming Kick Off Happy Hour College Park, MD
  • October 2013 - STEPworking Fall Kick Off  College Park, MD
  • October 2013 -  Homecoming
    • Friday Night Homecoming Happy Hour at Royal Jade Greenbelt, MD
    • Friday Night Young Alumni Happy Hour at Cornerstone College Park, MD
    • Saturday Homecoming tailgate College Park, MD
    • Sunday- Brunch at the Front Page  Washington, DC
    • November 2013-  Community Service Event at Baltimore Reads  Baltimore, MD

 Past 2012 Events

  • February 2012 - UMD And Slavery Post-Discussion Reception with Dr. Ira Berlin @ the Riggs Alumni Center
  • March 2012 - Alumni Happy Hour @ Sassafrass Lounge in Bowie, MD
  • August 2012 - DC Happy Hour and NYC Happy Hour
  • Homecoming 2012: 
    •     Friday Night Bowling Party at Terp Zone
    •     Saturday - Joint Tailgate with Nyumburu Cultural Center and Black Student Union
    •     Sunday - Brunch at Lima/Fujimar Restaurant in DC with Howard University
  • December 2012 - NYC Happy Hour at Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge
  • December 2012 - DC Happy Hour at Bar Louie and Hurricane Sandy Clothing Drive



  • DID YOU KNOW alumni have explored all seven continents through our Travel program? Learn more ...


University of Maryland Alumni AssociationSamuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
7801 Alumni Drive • College Park, MD 20742-1521 • 301.405.4678 • 800.336.8627
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