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Keep up with your fellow alumni through spotlights, Q&As and more! Read inspiring stories, professional advice and exciting updates from your fellow fearless alumni. You may even find an old friend or story that reminds you of the great times you spent here at The University of Maryland. 

Featured Stories

Jess Meilman '20 Picture of " How to be the SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER they Remember"

Terps Writer's Corner - Walt Atkins '72

Terp alum Walt Atkins '72 gives his insights on how to be the best school teacher in our latest Terps Writers Corner.
Amy Yip holding her book and posing for a photo Members of the Pride Mentorship program posing for a picture in front of a Pride Flag

A look back at the 2024 Pride Mentorship Program

Read on to learn about two mentors and their experiences in the 2024 Terp Pride Mentorship Program!
Jana Bowers Board Member Spotlight

Nova Terps Board Member Spotlight - Jana Bowers, Board Secretary

Join us in celebrating Nova Terps Alumni Network Board Member Jana Bowers, the board secretary! Read to learn more about Jana and her time at UMD.
Richie Frieman '01

Terp Writer's Corner - Richie Frieman '01

Richie Frieman ‘01 wrote “The Optimistics”, after interviewing many individuals who have been diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia/Alzheimer’s and their families. Read on to...
Austin Walker '11 talking with children in a classroom

Do Good Month Volunteer Spotlight - Austin Walker ’11

Do Good Month, April 1-30, is an opportunity for UMD to highlight the good our alums are doing around their communities!
Blake Scherr '06

Nova Terps Board Member Spotlight - Blake Scherr '06

To better connect you with UMD Alumni in Nova, we are shining the spotlight on our Board members! First up is Blake Scherr '06, NOVA Terps Board President.
Eric Glazer ’11 spotlight

Do Good Month Volunteer Spotlight - Eric Glazer ’11

"Do good" means doing something to have a positive benefit that helps others. Even if it's something small that only affects one person, that's still "doing good" and making a...
Volunteer Appreciation Tessa Trach

Do Good Month Volunteer Spotlight - Tessa Trach ’17

Do Good month, April 1-30, is an opportunity for the University of Maryland to highlight the good our alums are doing throughout their communities!
Trustee Carlton Arrendell with others at Homecoming football game.

Carlton Arrendell ’84 Reflects on the “Dynamic” Changes He’s Seen in College Park

Carlton Arrendell ’84 isn’t worried about how he’s going to stay involved with the University of Maryland once his time on the UMCP Foundation Board of Trustees ends. He knows...
Parinaz Fathi '15

Alumni Excellence Awards: Rising Terp Award Winner Parinaz Fathi '15

Parinaz Fathi '15, a mechanical engineering graduate (with an Honors College citation in the Gemstone program), is one of the youngest principal investigators in the National...
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