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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. 

Headshots of Scott Weaver M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’07 (left) and Steve Ambrose ’76 (right)

Alums Take on Climate Change

Two Maryland alums are tackling the challenges posed by wildfires in their research to solve the climate crisis.
A smiling Matthew Bouchard, UMD class of 2011.

Mentor Monday - Matthew Bouchard '11

Welcome to Mentor Monday, where we highlight impressive alumni who have been recognized as standout mentors to fellow Terps on UMD’s mentorship and networking platform,...
Luke Watson '18 speaking with a head chef and other cooks at the Timber Pizza store in Washington, D.C.

All About the Dough - Luke Watson's Vision

With more than 61,000 pizzerias spread like pepperoni across the American landscape, there’s no shortage of competition for your palate. Luke Watson ’18, CEO of Washington,...
Hallie Williams, founder of Right Next Door

10 for TEN: Hallie Williams '95

Hallie Williams '95, founder of Right Next Door, discusses his advice for starting a journey in entrepreneurship. With vast experience working with new and seasoned...
Thomas Hong ’2020, Alexandra Givan ’16, Rachel Lipman ’15 and Derek Xiao ’19 posing for a photo at Terps Under 30

How to be Fearless: Learning from our Terps Under 30

On the evening of April 3, the University of Maryland Alumni Association and Student Alumni Leadership Council hosted their annual ‘Terps Under 30’ event, which featured four...
P.K Daniel at a UMD Alumni Association function

P.K. Daniel - Mastering the Words

Los Angeles-based P.K. Daniel '85 has worked hard to become an influential sports journalist. She now serves as a role model for young women looking to break into the...
UMD Graduate Jarrod Lee on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera

Beyond the Spotlight: Jarrod Lee's Rise to Stardom

There are few greater thrills than seeing your chamber opera performed at New York’s Kennedy Center. Just ask Jarrod Lee ’10 M.M., who wrote the libretto – or text – for...
UMD graduate Danilo de Sousa Nhantumbo sitting on the stairs in front of a house

When Terrapins Connect

Danilo de Sousa Nhantumbo, M.A. ’18, and Chris Light ’92 ‘93 are both entrepreneurs, working in their respective fields to improve life for others.
Terp Time Warp Love Edition Couple Graphic

Terp Time Warp - Love Edition - Part One

Check out some of these heartwarming and fun memories in this look back at our favorite Terp couples! The winner of the sweepstakes will be announced this Friday, Feb. 17, 2023...
Terp Time Warp Love Edition Couple Graphic

Terp Time Warp - Love Edition - Part Two

Check out some of these heartwarming and fun memories in this look back at our favorite Terp couples! The winner of the sweepstakes will be announced on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 on...
Picture of UMD alums Ali and Atman Smith, co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation

Let Your Light Shine - The Holistic Life Foundation's Promise

While most of us go through life trying to figure out our place in the world, it’s the people that look to inspire positive change in others that we remember most fondly. As...
Photo of Legacy Award Nominee Ralph Crosby '56

Alumni Excellence Awards: Legacy Award Winner Ralph Crosby '56

Ralph Crosby ’56 lives by four simple words: inspiring actions that matter. It’s a mantra that’s guided him since 1973, when he launched Crosby Marketing Communications, Inc....
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