• Olympic Rugby Star & Maryland Carey Law Graduate: Carmen Farmer's Mission to Conserve Colorado Land

    On this episode of The UMB Pulse, discover the journey of Carmen Farmer, a standout University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law alumna and Team USA Rugby Olympian, who now champions land and water conservation in Colorado.

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  • UMB Alumna sits down with ‘The Pulse’ Podcast

    On this episode of The UMB Pulse, we hear from UMB alumna Kelsey Abernathy, PhD, and University of Maryland, College Park alumnus Dan Fucich, PhD, who leveraged The Grid’s resources to launch their company AlgenAir. The AlgenAir co-founders share their journey of going from an idea to a full-fledged company with products that use algae to convert carbon into oxygen in occupied spaces.

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  • Fighting Fentanyl: Melanie Yates and the Josh Siemd Act

    On this episode of The UMB Pulse, we delve deep into the heart of the opioid crisis, focusing on the devastating impact of fentanyl. 
    Guest: UMSSW Melanie Yates, LMSW, 2023 shares her personal journey of loss and her relentless pursuit to make a difference.

    Warning: This episode discusses topics of addiction, overdose, and family loss.

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Alumni: Seven Schools, One University

Founded in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s premier public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. Over the past 200-plus years, UMB has conferred degrees on almost 80,000 graduates, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, lawyers, social workers, researchers, and other professionals.

Practically every resident of Maryland is helped in some way by UMB’s graduates, the research we undertake, or the care, counsel, and service we provide.

I know that you, our alumni, help to improve the public good far and wide, here in Maryland and around the world. And I am proud to be president of the institution you all represent.

Whether you graduated last year, 75 years ago, or somewhere in between, I’m glad that you are part of the UMB alumni family. And I hope that you all feel like you are part of something bigger than just the school from which you graduated. You are part of UMB. You ARE UMB.


Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS

Highlights Newsletter

UMB Highlights


Alumni Speaker Series and Events

The Alumni Speaker Series features one or two speakers each year. Past speakers include Monica Lewinsky, an advocate for victims of internet shaming and cyberbullying; David Simon, writer and producer of the award-winning TV series “The Wire” and “Homicide: Life on the Street”; and Michele Norris, award-winning journalist and founder of The Race Card Project.

Interesting recent alumni events include our virtual cooking classes and an exclusive, virtual appearance and conversation with actor-comedian Ken Jeong, MD. Currently, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is hosting the “The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited,” a traveling, 5,000-square-foot, Muppet-filled multimedia exhibit filled with puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, costumes, film and television clips, and more. This event is free to graduates of University System of Maryland (USM). 


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Colin Sorgi plays the viola




Academy of Lifelong Learning

 As an alum, you can continue your journey in learning as you connect with some of the top experts in their fields. On its website, the UMB Academy of Lifelong Learning offers visitors the ability to ask questions of UMB experts, who provide answers and their insights.



URecFit and Wellness


URecFit and Wellness

URecFit supports a culture of self-care and wellness to improve the quality of members’ lives. UMB Alumni can enjoy a complimentary membership for one year from the time of graduation. All other UMB alumni may purchase a membership. Application and documentation is required. 




Give to UMB

UMB philanthropic opportunities include planned, annual, and featured giving. In addition to donating to a specific school, there are a variety of initiative-specific giving opportunities such as the President’s Sustaining Fund, Community Engagement Center, and CURE Scholars. Don’t forget to ask about corporate matches and fundraising opportunities.





Get Involved

Alumni are invited to learn how to become involved with volunteer projects in West Baltimore as part of the UMB-University of Maryland Medical Center partnership.