UMB Community Discussions

UMB Student Community Discussions are hour-long sessions sponsored by the UMB Student Affairs and the University Student Government Association (USGA). In these sessions, moderated by Nivedita Hegdekar, USGA president, UMB students can meet with Student Affairs professionals and other experts about topics that impact the student experience at UMB. Topics and speakers are selected by the USGA in response to student feedback. Students are invited to listen, ask questions, and provide feedback for how the University can better support student success.

Past Sessions

February 18, 2021: Health and Wellness During COVID-19

The panel consisted of Student Affairs leaders, health experts, and student financial experts including: Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS, assistant vice president of Student Affairs; Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UMSOM) Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Mario Majette, MD, MPH, clinical instructor of Family & Community Medicine, UMSOM, and medical director of student health; Darissa Monroe, EdD, director of Financial Assistance and Employment in the office of University Student Financial Assistance & Enrollment Services; Emilia Petrillo, LCSW-C, executive director of the Student Counseling Center & Educational Support and Disability Services; and Patricia Scott, assistant vice president of Enrollment Administration in the office of University Student Financial Assistance & Enrollment Services, and the University Registrar.

(Watch the event on YouTube) (Read The Elm Article that also has timestamps for each question asked.)