10th Annual Wine Tasting Event

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 10th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction hosted by our Chapter of Young Alumni. By attending the event, you helped raise nearly $5,000 for student scholarships. We loved seeing you there and hope you had as much fun as we did! We’ve shared just a few photos from the event below, but we hope you’ll check out our full gallery on Flickr.

Join Us for a Jazz Brunch!

cbla_brunch_windowJoin UMBC alumni on Sunday, May 18, from 12-3 p.m. for the CBLA Scholarship Jazz Brunch. You’ll enjoy a fabulous buffet, energizing jazz and fantastic fellowship as we raise money in support of the Second Generation and Esperanza Scholarships.

This year’s event will be held in the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture and the ticket price includes an unlimited brunch buffet, special brunch beverages, and full access to the museum (brunch ends at 3 p.m., access to the museum is available until 5 p.m.).

Music will be provided by UMBC student members of the Jazz Ensemble and will include traditional, contemporary and Afro-Latin jazz.

If you would like to make a gift to support either the Second Generation or Esperanza Scholarships in advance of the brunch (or if you cannot attend but would like to support), please click here (be sure to type in the name of the scholarship in the field marked “other designation.”)

Questions? Contact Balvin Brown ’02 at balvinbrown@gmail.com or Stanyell Bruce in the Office of Alumni Relations at bruce@umbc.edu or (410) 455-2632.

Join us for the Jazz Brunch!

April Action for Alums!

April will bring warmer weather (fingers crossed!) and plenty of great alumni events and volunteer opportunities like these: 

Admissions Receptions (various dates)

Are you a proud Retriever Believer? There are a variety of ways alumni can volunteer to give back to the UMBC community. One unique opportunity is to attend one of our many spring Admissions Receptions. These events are offered through Alumni Relations and the Admissions Office.

  • Tuesday, April 1, 7 – 9 p.m., UMBC Reception for Academically Talented African-American Students
  • Tuesday, April 15, 7 – 9 p.m., UMBC Reception for Academically Talented Hispanic and Latino Students
  • Tuesday, April 22, 7 – 9 p.m., New Jersey Reception, The Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Wednesday, April 23, 7 – 9 p.m., New York Reception, Eisenhower Park, Long Island, NY
  • Thursday, April 24, 7 – 9 p.m., Pennsylvania Reception, The Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA
  • Wednesday, April 30, 7 – 9 p.m., Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) Reception, Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor, UMBC

Get more info and register to volunteer on our website.

career weekCareer Week 2014
April 7 – April 10

Career Week offers an opportunity for students to explore professional options through presentations, workshops and mentoring with alumni and employers and offers alumni an opportunity to volunteer, hire, learn and build personal contacts. Don’t miss a week of events including the annual spring career fair, and seminars such as dress for success, social media and personal branding, financial literacy, and interview skills. Click here to learn more and register.

senior receptionBlack and Latino Senior Reception
Wednesday, April 23, 7 – 9 p.m.

Join the UMBC Chapter of Black and Latino Alumni for a dessert reception celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2014. This event presents a great opportunity to connect with some of our newest alumni. RSVP today.

peabody_event pageWine Tasting & Silent Auction
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m

This is no average trip to the library. Get dressed to the nines and join fellow UMBC alumni and guests for an elegant party in the beautiful and historic George Peabody Library. Located in picturesque Mt. Vernon, the George Peabody Library will be a studied backdrop to an evening filled with jazz, excellent company, refined refreshments and fine wine. Your attendance and participation in the silent auction will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship for current UMBC students. Psst… early-bird pricing ends today! Buy your tickets now.

Check out our full events calendar.