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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. 

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Photo of UMD Masters graduate Jessi Collins

Mentorship Monday with Jessi Collins ’10

Welcome to Mentor Monday, where we highlight impressive alumni who have been recognized as standout mentors on Terrapins Connect.
Photo of Aurora Tights Founders Sydney Parker ’16, Imani Rickerby ’17 and Jasmine Snead Ferguson ’18, MBA/MPP ’21

Aurora Tights, one of the most inclusive Hosiery Brands

Read about UMD alumnae Sydney Parker '16, Imani Rickerby '17, and Jasmine Snead Ferguson '18, MBA/MPP '21, who founded Aurora tights out of a need to see athletes and performers...
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Terp Insights: From Workaholism to Choice – A High-Achiever’s Story

In this short narrative, Lauren Leftkowitz '98 recalls how she changed her life with the help of a coach. From overload and feeling burnt-out, to a life of choice and purpose.
American Red Cross Van parked in front of the Riggs Alumni IV Center Headshots of Scott Weaver M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’07 (left) and Steve Ambrose ’76 (right)

Alums Take on Climate Change

Two Maryland alums are tackling the challenges posed by wildfires in their research to solve the climate crisis.
Hallie Williams, founder of Right Next Door

10 for TEN: Hallie Williams '95

Hallie Williams '95, founder of Right Next Door, discusses his advice for starting a journey in entrepreneurship. With vast experience working with new and seasoned...
Thomas Hong ’2020, Alexandra Givan ’16, Rachel Lipman ’15 and Derek Xiao ’19 posing for a photo at Terps Under 30

How to be Fearless: Learning from our Terps Under 30

On the evening of April 3, the University of Maryland Alumni Association and Student Alumni Leadership Council hosted their annual ‘Terps Under 30’ event, which featured four...
Sophie and her Sisters decorate eggs for Easter Children's Book Cover

For One Alum, Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs Are the Stuff of Childhood Memories–And A New Book

As a young girl growing up in Bristol, Conn., Teresa Wallack Waldron ’83 always eagerly awaited her family’s Easter tradition: decorating pysanky eggs. Waldron’s Ukrainian...
Photograph of UMD graduate and author of "Stumbling Into Success is Good" Colin Duncan '97

Terp Writer’s Corner: Colin Duncan '97

Colin Duncan '97, author of Stumbling Into Success is Good. Having a Plan is Better, has spent a lot of time in the professional services industry. He says he “stumbled into...
P.K Daniel at a UMD Alumni Association function

P.K. Daniel - Mastering the Words

Los Angeles-based P.K. Daniel '85 has worked hard to become an influential sports journalist. She now serves as a role model for young women looking to break into the...
UMD Graduate Jarrod Lee on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera

Beyond the Spotlight: Jarrod Lee's Rise to Stardom

There are few greater thrills than seeing your chamber opera performed at New York’s Kennedy Center. Just ask Jarrod Lee ’10 M.M., who wrote the libretto – or text – for...
UMD graduate Danilo de Sousa Nhantumbo sitting on the stairs in front of a house

When Terrapins Connect

Danilo de Sousa Nhantumbo, M.A. ’18, and Chris Light ’92 ‘93 are both entrepreneurs, working in their respective fields to improve life for others.
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