Alumni & Giving

For Alumni

Signature Events

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  2. AERA reception 2022
  3. desserts
  4. Maryland Day 2023

College of Education Signature Event 

The College of Education hosts several events throughout the year. We are always interested in hosting social gatherings for alumni throughout the DMV and virtually. Please let us know if you would like to get involved!

Maryland Day
Join us at Maryland Day, the last Saturday of April, for a wonderful day of learning and fun! The College of Education always has a special gift for our alumni as well as kid-friendly activities in the Benjamin Building and on McKeldin Mall. For more information about the campus-wide event, please visit the Maryland Day website.

The Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association is one of the largest gatherings of education researchers in the country. Join us each year for an alumni-only reception to connect with your colleagues and enjoy an evening of fun after a long conference day! The 2024 reception will be held on Friday, April 12, at the Notary Hotel in Philadelphia. Registration is now open. 

Alumni of Color Celebration
This is an annual celebration of the historical milestones and contributions from the College of Education's alumni of color. This event's goal is to create community for alumni and provide a space for networking and fellowship while raising funds for the Elaine Johnson Coates '59 Scholarship. 

Jump Start Your Job Search Seminar
This annual job preparation seminar for students pursuing their teaching certificate  is hosted by the College of Education Alumni Network and connects current students with alumni who serve as administrators/hiring managers in Maryland state school districts. Students can ask seasoned professionals for advice about landing a job, managing classrooms, pursuing education research, or whatever comes to mind. If you are interested is serving as an alumni volunteer for this event, please email

For more information on University of Maryland Alumni Association Events in your area, check out their website

Please email Rachel Morales Hess, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, to share your ideas for an alumni engagement event!