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Volunteer Leadership Awards

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Alumni Volunteer Leaders

Volunteer Leadership Awards

The Alumni Association Network Awards are the platform to recognize the accomplishments of one another on a large scale. 

Winners of the awards will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony, as well as through email digests, on our website, The Shell, alumni blogs features, social media, future regional events, and a digital banner for network signatures.

Each year, the Alumni Association will holds its annual Network Awards ceremony during the Volunteer Leadership Conference, to recognize the outstanding achievements of the academic, affinity and regional networks over the past year. Our networks and volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year, planning engagement opportunities for fellow alumni.

Award Categories:

Network of the Year
To recognize outstanding achievement as a network in growing membership, creating impactful programming, expanding outreach and supporting the goals and mission of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

Event of the Year
To recognize an event with outstanding creativity and breadth in engaging the UMD community

Do Good Service Award
To recognize a network that hosted an amazing service opportunity.

Alumni Volunteer of the Year
To recognize the outstanding service and leadership of Network volunteers.

Emerging Leader or Network of the Year
To recognize the outstanding service and leadership of a recently established or reestablished network or new volunteer.

To Apply

A past alumni volunteer committee will be reviewing all nominations using an award nominations rubric and scoring system. Only nominations that are complete, thorough, and descriptive will be considered. See example below. Self-nominations are accepted.


Nominations OpenAugust 1, 2022
Due Date for NominationsSeptember 12, 2022

2021 Winners

The Sound on Series SOS A pandemic project by UMD's Regional Alumni Networks

Event of the Year

Sound On! Series

Multi-network collaboration

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Do Good Service Award

D.C. Terps Alumni Network

"Terps Raising Pups"

Rich Cohen '87 proudly holding their Volunteer of the year crystal award.

Rich Cohen '87

Volunteer of the Year

Northern New Jersey Terps Alumni Network

Group of University of Maryland Alumni from the LatinX Alumni Network pose together in the restaurant where they celebrate their award for Network of the Year

Network of the Year

LatinX Alumni Network

Student volunteer of the year 2022, Gabriela "Gavi" Winter '22

Student of the Year

Gabriela "Gavi" Winter '22

Student Alumni Leadership Counci

Terps Jewish Terps Alumni Network Logo

Emerging Network of the Year

Jewish Terps Alumni Network

2020 Winners

SPH Award 0

Event of the Year

School of Public Health Alumni Network
"School of Public Health Student & Alumni Mentor Program"

UMBA Award

Do Good Service Award

University of Maryland Black Alumni Network
"UMBA Feeding the Homeless"


Volunteer of the Year

Jeff Karceski '88
Engineering Alumni Network

DC Terps Award

Network of the Year

Washington D.C. Alumni Network

Andrew String

Student of the Year

Andrew String '21
Student Alumni Leadership Council

Liz Bair

Emerging Leader of the Year

Elizabeth Bair '13
Northern Virginia Alumni Network

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