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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.
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...
Photo of Terp Research Award Nominee Dr. Ashley Minner

Alumni Excellence Awards: Terp Research Award Winner Dr. Ashley Minner

Dr Ashley Minner’s mission has always been to share stories of Baltimore’s urban, intertribal American Indian community with the world. She hopes to continue that work in her...
Photo of UMD alumna Madinah James, Class of 1998

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...
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. 
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...
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 University of Maryland Alum, Veronica Segovia Bedon.

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.  
Carlos Acosta Headshot

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. 

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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