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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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Mike Luzio ’98: One of UMD’s Loudest Cheerleaders

Mike Luzio ’98 doesn’t just say he loves the University of Maryland — he displays his boundless zeal for all things Terps throughout his family’s New Jersey house, from the...
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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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Meet the Board of Governors: Dr. Jason M. Feinstein ’91

Dr. Jason Feinstein’s love for the University of Maryland began in an unlikely place: his hometown of Bellmore, New York.
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Celebrating Black Terp Businesses

February is Black History Month. While it’s crucial to show support for diverse businesses year round, consider focusing this month on showing Black businesses love.
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10 for TEN: Serena Rosa ’11

After having her baby, Serena Rosa ’11 started to look at healthcare with a different perspective.
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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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Friday Five: Honoring Black Terps

Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in...
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A Recipe for Affection

Betty Wang ’96 and Hsuan Ou ’97 are fond of giving Cupid a taste of the Asian American experience.
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Fashioning a Romance

Joe Danczuk ’15 was enrolled at UMD for all of a day when he met Christina Germano Danczuk ’15 at a dinner their roommates organized at their adjacent off-campus apartments....
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Love Languages

Dave and Dara Feldman ‘84 live their lives as if every day is Valentine’s Day.
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Striking the Right Notes

As a UMD tour guide, Dan Zawacki ’13 always made it a point to share with visitors that the rock band Hootie and the Blowfish filmed their “Only Wanna Be With You” music video...
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Love by the Book

It started with a laugh. Pramod Raheja ’91 was studying in UMD’s engineering library when peals of laughter rolled to his ears from the stacks. He ignored them at first, but...
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