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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. 

5 student scholarship recipients!

Meet Five Alumni Association Scholarship Student Recipients!

We asked some of our current student awardees about their favorite UMD moments, favorite UMD facts, favorite alums and their own fearless ideas.
Students walking outdoor on campus in the spring

2023 Alumni Survey Results

We asked, and you answered. More than 9,600 Terps participated in this year's annual survey.
Charles Steinberg '80, president of the Worcester Red Sox, with his new bride, Kara Lynch.

Steinberg hit it out of the park, thanks to UMD's Honors program

Check out Dr. Steinberg's journey from UMD graduate to President of the Pawtucket Red Sox.. and beyond!
Photo of the game box for Meet MahJong

Meet Mahjong

Driven by her love for the complex game, a passion passed down by her mother, Cara has spent nearly 20 years trying to make mahjong easier for her others to understand. This...
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!
Mike Goldfarb, left, who suffers from polycystic kidney disease PKD, is in need of a kidney. In 2012, fraternity brother Gene Fatula, right, donated one of his.

Terp Alum’s Kidney Gift Sparks Decade-long Friendship and New Search for Donor

Gene Fatula ’88 (right) described his father, Edward, as a noncompliant diabetic. In 1998, at the age of 61, he suffered a heart attack at his son’s Philadelphia-area home and...
(Left to right) Mark Groff, Julie Groff '83, Stephanie Groff '13, Barrett Claunch (Stephanie's husband), Hayley Groff '16, Steve Bernard (Hayley's partner) and family friend Geneva Chang (front) at a 2021 MoCo Terps crab feast

For One Maryland Family, Terp Basketball Connects Generations

Some people have a dream college from the time they’re in middle school. For Stephanie Groff ’13, that moment came a little earlier: in utero.
Terps enjoying crabs with friends and other alumni

Alums Crack Crabs, Celebrate Terp Spirit

For Maryland graduates who have never been to an Alumni Association Crab Feast, let Brad Hench ’75 explain what’s on the menu.“There’s crab, crab and more crab!”
Terp Business Directory

Eight Reasons to Support Alum-Owned Businesses

The Terp Business Directory serves as a bridge between alums and the businesses that fellow alums have established, fostering a sense of community, support and mutual growth...
Volunteer Leaders listen intently during the Volunteer Awards ceremony at the Riggs Alumni Center Gardens

Volunteer Leader Awards 2023

Each year, the Alumni Association holds its annual Network Dinner and Awards ceremony as an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of our academic, affinity and...
Nikkee Porcaro '07 headshot

So, how do I get my kid into Maryland?

Read some Tips and Tricks from the president of 'No Anxiety Prep' and UMD alumna Nikkee Porcaro '07.
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...
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