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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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Vionna Adams MCP '02

The Career Design Fellowship: Guiding Terps toward new career opportunities

Over more than 15 years in engineering, Vionna Adams’ career has kept her plenty busy — just not exactly in the ways she had hoped.
Maria Louzon Ball ’12

Celebrating Latinx Terps: Maria Louzon Ball ’12

Join the UMD Alumni Association in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Hear from fellow Terp leaders who share about their culture, experiences and...
Jose Granados ’15

Celebrating Latinx Terps: Jose Granados ’15

Join the UMD Alumni Association in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Hear from fellow Terp leaders who share about their culture, experiences and...
Mohammed Sillah ’03

Mohammed Sillah ’03 - Happy Monday, A Vice Cream Parlor: An ice cream cart for adults!

Mohammed Sillah ’03 is the owner of Happy Monday Vice Cream. He is a class of 2003 Communications graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and was inspired to start...
Wilson Wang '03

Meet the Board of Governors: Wilson Wang ’03

In the late 1990s, teenagers often plastered their bedroom walls with band posters, movie posters and pinboards filled with ticket stubs and photographs. Not Wilson Wang ‘03....
Emily Jansen '08

Terp Writer’s Corner: Emily Jansen ’08

Emily Jansen ’08 is an author, marketing, branding communications professional and consultant. Her writing empowers readers to follow their passions and forge their own path...
A professional headshot of Nefretiti Nassar.

Meet the Board of Governors: Nefretiti Nassar ’10, M.S. ’12

At age 12, Nefretiti Nassar ’10, M.S. ’12 accepted a challenge that would forever change her life.
A stylized portrait of University of Maryland alum, Robert Leach.

Digital Memories

When Robert Leach ’04 graduated with an undergraduate degree in information systems, Facebook was a new Internet sensation that offered users a chance to post life updates and...
students outdoors

First Day Reflections and Excitement in Joining the Maryland Family

While today marks my first official day as Vice President for University Relations and as President of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, I have felt welcomed...
students outdoors

Monday Roundup: Honoring Juneteenth

Welcome to the Monday Roundup, a collection of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer.
Colin and Michal posing being carried on the beach together.

Game, Set, Match

Love, in many cases, can be a roll of the dice. Just ask Michael Shindledecker ’16 and Colin Morrow ’16.
students outdoors

Monday Roundup: Let's Celebrate Pride!

Welcome to the Monday Roundup, a collection of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer.
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