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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. 

Patty Wang speaking with Founders Legacy Society donors at a recent luncheon.

UMD's Gift Planning - Estate Planning Essentials with Patty Wang

Meet Patty Wang, Executive Director of Gift Planning and UMD staff member of 37 years and counting. As Patty will tell you, she “helps nice people do nice things for other...
Jennifer Sterling and others presenting on the history of 6 on 6 basketball in Iowa

Sterling resume reflects Maryland’s impact on her life

When Louisiana State’s Angel Reese displayed the “You Can’t See Me” gesture and pointed to her fourth digit where she anticipated the NCAA women’s basketball championship ring...
Cathy Richards '91 professional head shot

Mentor Monday - Cathy Richards '88

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,...
Photo of UMD Masters graduate Jessi Collins

Mentor Monday - Jessi Collins ’10

Welcome to Mentor Monday, where we highlight impressive alumni who have been recognized as standout mentors on Terrapins Connect.
Photo of Aurora Tights Founders Sydney Parker ’16, Imani Rickerby ’17 and Jasmine Snead Ferguson ’18, MBA/MPP ’21

Aurora Tights, One of the Most Inclusive Hosiery Brands

Read about UMD alumnae Sydney Parker '16, Imani Rickerby '17 and Jasmine Snead Ferguson '18, MBA/MPP '21, who founded Aurora Tights out of a need to see athletes and performers...
Michaela Taylor '18 professional headshot photo

Mentor Monday - Michaela Taylor ’18

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,...
Lauren Lefkowitz podcast Logo

Terp Insights: From Workaholism to Choice – A High-Achiever’s Story

In this short narrative, Lauren Leftkowitz '98 recalls how she changed her life with the help of a coach. From overload and feeling burnt-out, to a life of choice and purpose.
American Red Cross Van parked in front of the Riggs Alumni IV Center

University of Maryland Alumni Association Blood Drive Offers Terps Chance to Do Good

During the Alumni Association’s inaugural blood drive, held in affiliation with the American Red Cross, 59 participants donated 38 units of whole blood and two units of red...
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...
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