Formed in September 2006, the Chapter of Black & Latino Alumni
(CBLA) meets regularly to develop social, educational and fellowship activities
for the more than 7,000 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.
The steering committee felt there was a need to develop an event that would cater to the interests and needs of Black alumni and alumni of color in general. Attendees of the museum event agreed that it was a remarkable evening and just the beginning of a new direction in multicultural alumni programming. 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 connect and engage alumni with UMBC and to one another by providing social, educational and fellowship opportunities for over 7,000 alumni. We welcome you to join us at upcoming meetings or send us your thoughts and feedback. For more information contact Sue Harris at email@example.com
or email the committee at CBLA@umbc.edu