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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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Friday Five: Celebrate Valentine's Day with Fellow 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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Alumni Spotlight: David Diehl ‘74, Overcoming Adversity

At age 80, David Diehl ’74 is one of the top master swimmers in the nation.
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On the Same Page: Alums’ Online Book Group Expands Nationally

When Zach Rubin ’12 wanted to start a business, he turned to books to learn how to tackle the ambitious endeavor.
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Legacy Award: John C. Ford ’64 and Sandra Sollod Poster ’64

Longtime supporters of the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS)  Former radio and television students, Ford and Poster are ambassadors for TDPS and have...
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Legacy Award: Jonathan Claiborne ’77

Jonathan Claiborne ’77 Former UMD football safety, retired partner of Whiteford Taylor Preston Since graduating, Claiborne has served as president of UMD’s former Young Alumni...
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Legacy Award: Rita B. Leahy Ph.D. ’89

Rita B. Leahy Ph.D. ’89 Asphalt technology authority, Graduate School Doctoral Careers Advisory Board member, founder of the annual Rita B. Leahy Doctoral Career Series Through...
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EnTERPreneur Award: David C. Quattrone MBA ’05

David C. Quattrone MBA ’05 Co-founder and chief technology officer, Cvent Under Quattrone’s direction, Cvent has become a leading meetings, events and hospitality technology...
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EnTERPreneur Award: Lauren Foundos ’06

Lauren Foundos ’06 Founder and CEO of Fortë Foundos left a successful career as a bond trader to launch Fortë, which has revolutionized the fitness industry by helping gyms of...
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Research Award: Bridget T. Kelly, M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ‘01

Bridget T. Kelly, M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ’01 Associate professor, diversity officer and chair of Council on Racial Equity and Justice at the UMD College of Education An advocate for...
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Research Award: Faez Ahmed Ph.D. ’19

Faez Ahmed Ph.D. ’19 Assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, head of the institute’s Design Computation & Digital Engineering...
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Research Award: Dr. Kathleen Maletic Neuzil ’83

Dr. Kathleen Neuzil ’83 The Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, Professor in Vaccinology, director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health and chief of the division of...
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EnTERPreneur Award: Evandro Valente ’03, M.S. ’06 and Pramod Raheja ’91

Evandro Valente ’03, M.S. ’06, and Pramod Raheja ’91 Co-founders of Airgility Former aerospace engineering students, Valente and Raheja founded Airgility to design and...
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