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Pictured is SSI 2, a construction company started by Marshall Fitzgerald - an alumnus from UMD.

UMD Alumni Network: Building Dreams with Marshall Fitzgerald

The University of Maryland is no stranger to producing graduates with big dreams. And Marshall Fitzgerald's story to successful Terp Business Owner is no different. 
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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...
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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...
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Meet the Board of Governors: Veronica Segovia de Bedon '04

At just four years old, Veronica Segovia de Bedon ’04 began her formal education at the University of Maryland.  
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Meet the Board of Governors: The Honorable Carlos F. Acosta '85, M.A. '91

As a student at the University of Maryland, Carlos F. Acosta ’85, M.A. ’91 saw plenty of parking tickets, but not because he was a campus scofflaw. 
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Meet the Board of Governors: Marguerita “Rita” Cheng ‘91, ‘93

The first time Marguerita “Rita” Cheng ‘91, ‘93 set foot on the University of Maryland campus was for freshman orientation.  
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Mikeal Vaughn ’04 - Helping BIPOC Students Code Their Way Into the Future

Mikeal Vaughn '04 is the Founder and Executive Director of Urban Coders Guild, a Tulsa-based nonprofit providing free computer science and STEM education to middle and high...
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Fashioning a Romance

Joe Danczuk ’15 was enrolled at UMD for all of a day when he met Christina Germano Danczuk ’15 at a dinner their roommates organized at their adjacent off-campus apartments....
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Striking the Right Notes

As a UMD tour guide, Dan Zawacki ’13 always made it a point to share with visitors that the rock band Hootie and the Blowfish filmed their “Only Wanna Be With You” music video...
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Legacy Award: John C. Ford ’64 and Sandra Sollod Poster ’64

Longtime supporters of the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS)  Former radio and television students, Ford and Poster are ambassadors for TDPS and have...
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EnTERPreneur Award: Lauren Foundos ’06

Lauren Foundos ’06 Founder and CEO of Fortë Foundos left a successful career as a bond trader to launch Fortë, which has revolutionized the fitness industry by helping gyms of...
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Alumni Spotlight: Bofta Yimam '04

There’s no such thing as a slow news day for Bofta Yimam '04, an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist and Washington correspondent for the Black News Channel.
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