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Richie Frieman '01

Terp Writer's Corner - Richie Frieman '01

Richie Frieman ‘01 wrote “The Optimistics”, after interviewing many individuals who have been diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia/Alzheimer’s and their families. Read on to...
Photo collage of Sam Jane '26, Olabasi Omoniyi-Alake ’24, Vainavi Gambhir ‘25, Nelson Chen ‘24 and Ella Williams '26 - Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients

Terp Writer’s Corner: Toni Andrews ‘82

Toni Andrews ‘82, author of “The Road To Second Chance" explores themes of forgiveness, patriotism, and much more. Read on to learn more about about her, her inspiration and her...
AJ Cade '17 and his new book 'Your New Journey'

Terp Writer's Corner - AJ Cade '17 and 'Your New Journey'

Read on to learn about AJ Cade '17, his mission to show his son what is truly possible, and more!
Bill Kennedy '69

Terp Writer's Corner - Bill Kennedy's 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Bill Kennedy ‘69, is the Sci-Fi author of three novels, “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Dark Side of the Moon: The Return (a duology), and “Angels in the Desert". He...
'invisible son' book cover

Terp Writer's Corner - Kim Johnson's "Invisible Son"

Invisible Son, is Kim Johnson’s ‘03, latest young adult novel, coming after her award-winning debut young project: “This is my America”,
Karen Loucks Rinedollar ’85

Terp Writer’s Corner: Karen Loucks Rinedollar ’85

Karen Loucks Rinedollar ‘85, author of “Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story”, was compelled to help young children in hospitals after reading an article, which prompted...
Sara Bittner' (UMD Class of 2019) talks about her new book in this Terp Writer's Corner piece

Unraveling the Secrets of the Pharaohs - Sara Bittner's 'Child of Ra'

Sara Bittner ‘19, a Computer Science major turned author, has been writing since before she was 13. Her novel, “Child of Ra”, was her first time putting her work out for others...
Lauren Lefkowitz podcast Logo

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.
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...
UMD graduate Abrar Ansari posing for a professional headshot

Terp Writer’s Corner: Abrar Ansari '92

As Corporate America comes under intense scrutiny from stakeholders who demand a change to the single-minded focus on shareholder profitability, an increasing number of business...
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...
Photo of Briana A. Thomas

Terp Writer’s Corner: Briana A. Thomas M.A. ’17

Briana A. Thomas M.A. ’17 has been published in Washingtonian Magazine, the historic Afro-American newspaper, and the Washington Post throughout her journalism career.
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