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Keep up with your fellow alumni through spotlights, Q&As and more! Read inspiring stories, professional advice and exciting updates from your fellow fearless alumni. You may even find an old friend or story that reminds you of the great times you spent here at The University of Maryland. 

Maurice Dorsey '70, Ph.D. '83

Alumni Excellence Awards: Terp Legacy Award Winner Maurice Dorsey '70, Ph.D. '83

Dealing with racial disparity during his childhood helped shape Dorsey’s empathy, and his role at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). There, in addition to his job as...
Chip Sollins '82

Alumni Excellence Awards: Terp Legacy Award Winner Chip Sollins '82

Sollins didn’t think twice about volunteering for his alma mater for 14 years after graduation. Starting in 1998 he served as a member of the Alumni Association Board of...
Margaret Moose Swallow '75

Alumni Excellence Awards: Terp Legacy Award Winner Margaret Moose Swallow '75

Following her 2002 retirement, Margaret Moose Swallow '75 launched a second career, becoming executive director of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). The nonprofit helps coffee...
Steve Krein '92

Alumni Excellence Awards: EnTERPreneur Award Winner Steven Krein '92

Since founding New York-based StartUp Health, Steven Krein, the CEO, and his team have assembled a worldwide network of founders, funders, innovators and industry leaders to...
Pallavi Agarwal '05

Alumni Excellence Awards: EnTERPreneur Award Winner Pallavi Agarwal '05

In India, “Aagarwal” describes a mercantile caste in the country’s central region. Pallavi Agarwal has taken her surname to heart. She’s CEO and founder of Kander, a firm that...
Richard "Rick" Rudman '84

Alumni Excellence Awards: EnTERPreneur Award Winner Richard "Rick" Rudman '84

As president and CEO of Potomac, Md.-based Curbio, Rudman works with realtors and homeowners to make repairs and updates to homes before they go on the market. They’re...
Geneva Convention

Developing the Future with Daniel Oates

When the “International Code of Conduct for Organizations Developing Advanced AI Systems” was endorsed by President Joe Biden and G7 Leaders in October 2023, it was a career...
Brig. Gen. Irene Zoppi '04, U.S. Army Reserve deputy commanding general for the 200th Military Police Command, receives her star shoulder boards from her husband, Thomas Zoppi, and son, Andrew Zoppi, as she is promoted from the rank of colonel during a ceremony held on Fort Meade, Maryland, Aug. 28, 2017.

Blazing New Trails with Irene Zoppi

Irene M. (Rodríguez) Zoppi ‘04 was promoted to brigadier general in August 2017. It marked the first time a Puerto Rican woman held the rank of general in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Robert Kelly '05 posing for a photo

Hope, Renewal and Transformation - The Robert Kelly Story

As president of the University of Portland since July 2022, Robert Kelly ‘05 is the first layperson and the first person of color to lead the private Catholic institution that...
Nassim Ebrahimi '00 front profile photo 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...
Jeff Rivest '75 at an Alumni Association event

Former Board of Governor's President Jeff Rivest ’75 Reflects on a Year of Growth

Read on to learn how far the Alumni Association has come, from the thoughts of former Alumni Association Board of Governors President Jeffrey Rivest '75.
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