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Luke Watson '18 speaking with a head chef and other cooks at the Timber Pizza store in Washington, D.C.

All About the Dough - Luke Watson's Vision

With more than 61,000 pizzerias spread like pepperoni across the American landscape, there’s no shortage of competition for your palate. Luke Watson ’18, CEO of Washington,...
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...
Photo of Legacy Award Nominee Sapienza Barone '77

Alumni Excellence Awards: Legacy Award Winner Sapienza Barone '77

Few people can boast to UMD Dining Services naming an ice cream flavor in their honor. One of those few is Sapienza Barone ‘77, who retired in 2018 after working 41 years at the...
Celebrating Latinx Terps: William Ernesto Chavez ’16, Esquire

Celebrating Latinx Terps: William Ernesto Chavez ’16, Esquire

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...
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.