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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. 

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Six Reasons to Join Terps Thrive in 2023

New year, new you! Whether you are setting out to crush fitness goals, volunteer in your community, or simply get up with one less alarm in the morning - the start of a new year...
A group of volunteers poses for a picture at the Martha's Table volunteer event at the Riggs Alumni Center

In True Terp Tradition, 'Tis the Season For Giving Back

During the holiday season, many people make it a point to give back, showing gratitude for their many blessings and paying it forward to help those in need, choosing to focus on...
Ryan Aceto and Cristina Meneses taking a picture together at their wedding in Malorca, Spain

When Terp love finds a way

Growing up in Miami, Fla., Cristina Meneses ‘15, at times, felt as though she grew up in a bubble..
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10 for TEN: Adam Emral Shaool

Founder of Thick-N-Thin Brewing Co, Adam Emral Shaool ’04, talks about bringing craft beer to Western Maryland. Read more to learn about his mission and what advice helped him...
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...
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2022 Alumni Survey Results

We asked, and you answered. Thank you for participating in our 2022 alumni survey, and for providing valuable feedback. The Alumni Association is here for you - #StayFearlessUMD
Picture of Kate Carney (left) and Alison Cardy (right), who were connected on Coaches Corner - a program connecting Terps with career coaches that help them start, advance or pivot their career.

Careers Unlimited: A Coach in Your Corner

Kate Carney (left) and Alison Cardy (right) were connected on Coaches Corner - a program connecting Terps with career coaches that help them start, advance or pivot their career.
A group of Terp alumni posing together on a river cruise boat while holding a University of Maryland flag

Adventure Awaits Terp Travelers

Few excursions indulge wanderlust like a 5-day cruise on Europe’s storied Danube River, highlighted by attendance at the once-in-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany.
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Terp Time Warp

Our alums hopped in the wayback machine to share their fun and favorite experiences as students for this virtual scrapbook series. Read on to revel in the memories and get some...
The keynote address for the inaugural Young Alumni Conference titled “Against All Odds, Finding Success as a Young Alum” featured Rehan Staton ’18 and moderator Catalina Mejía ’18.

Inaugural Young Alumni Conference a Hit With Recent Terp Grads

The inaugural event on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 was held at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, and over 100 young alums gathered for a keynote address, breakout sessions, career...
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...
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Alumni Association Gets a Digital Upgrade

This month, your University of Maryland Alumni Association launched a much anticipated redesign of the alumni.umd.edu website. Don’t just take our word for it. Visit these five...
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