Formed in September 2006, the Chapter of Black & Latino Alumni
(CBLA) meets regularly to develop social, educational and fellowship activities
for the more than 8,000 Black and Latino alumni of UMBC. The CBLA was formed as a direct result of a successful alumni reception attended by more than 500 guests, held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in October 2005. This event marked the beginning of a new direction in multicultural programming for UMBC alumni.
The original steering committee was comprised of the following alumni: Gary M. Brooks, Esq. '79, Kisha Fields-Matthews '03, Juan Holcomb '81, Anita Maddox-Jackson '80, Yvette Mozie-Ross '88, Devin Walker '89, Crystal C. Watkins MD '95, James L. Wiggins Esq. '75 and Michael A. Sterling I '85.
Today, there is a thriving committee of dedicated Black and Latino alumni who meet regularly to "create connections" between alumni and the larger UMBC community and raise funds in support of the Second Generation and Esperanza Scholarships for UMBC graduates.
We welcome you to join us at upcoming meetings or send us your thoughts and feedback! For more information contact Stanyell Odom, Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com or 410-455-2632 or email the committee at CBLA@umbc.edu.
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Learn more about the CBLA by viewing the video below!