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

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UMBA Leadership
Email blackterp@gmail.com

Adia Moore '03, President
Dionne Calhoun '03
Donyiel Carr '05
Tiffany Foxworth Green '03
Jazz Lewis '11
Chmaika Mills '03
Kimberly Morgan-Craft '97
Vanessa-Nola Pratt '97
Amber J. Simmons '11
Aaron Tinch '03
Bert Williams '96
Brian Wolfolk

Past 2015 Event

  • July - Summer Happy Hour, Washington, DC
  • September - Fall Service Event with #Lunchbag, Washington, DC
  • October - Affinity Networks Happy Hour, Washington, DC
  • August - Inaugural Black Alumni Cookout, College Park, MD
  • November - Inaugural Gift of Giving Gala, College Park, MD; Homecoming Bowling Party, College Park, MD; Homecoming Brunch, Toro Toro, Washington, DC
  • December - Karaoke 4 A Cause, Washington, DC

Past 2014 Events 

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

 Past 2012 Events

  • February - UMD And Slavery Post-Discussion Reception with Dr. Ira Berlin @ the Riggs Alumni Center
  • March - Alumni Happy Hour @ Sassafrass Lounge in Bowie, MD
  • August - DC Happy Hour and NYC Happy Hour
  • Homecoming: 
    •     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 - NYC Happy Hour at Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge
  • December - DC Happy Hour at Bar Louie and Hurricane Sandy Clothing Drive



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