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Eric and Nancy posing with friends during their time studying at UMD

These devoted Terps are UMD fans for life

Scott Van Pelt might be the most famous Maryland sports fan, but the Friedman family is arguably one of its most loyal. Some might even describe them as brand ambassadors.
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10 for TEN: Madinah James '98

Founder, CEO and Creative Consultant for MNJ Media Consulting, Madinah James ’98 discusses her take on diversifying domestic and international news. Below, she discusses how she...
Alumni Profile: Deanna Perlmutter-Tarulli '89

Alumni Profile: Deanna Perlmutter-Tarulli '89

By Rich Cohen '87, Immediate Past President of the NNJ Terps Network When I heard that the Alumni Association wanted each regional network to spotlight an alumna for Women’s...
Mike Luzio

Mike Luzio ’98: One of UMD’s Loudest Cheerleaders

Mike Luzio ’98 doesn’t just say he loves the University of Maryland — he displays his boundless zeal for all things Terps throughout his family’s New Jersey house, from the...
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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Banyar Reich ’02

For more than a decade, entrepreneur Lauren Banyar Reich ’02 worked for public relations agencies in New York City.
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Rekindling a Love of UMD through the Alumni Association

Growing up a lacrosse player in Boston, it was almost inevitable that Mike Mellor ’00 would eventually fall in love with the University of Maryland and its legendary lacrosse...