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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. 

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...
Sophie and her Sisters decorate eggs for Easter Children's Book Cover

For One Alum, Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs Are the Stuff of Childhood Memories–And A New Book

As a young girl growing up in Bristol, Conn., Teresa Wallack Waldron ’83 always eagerly awaited her family’s Easter tradition: decorating pysanky eggs. Waldron’s Ukrainian...
Photograph of UMD graduate and author of "Stumbling Into Success is Good" Colin Duncan '97

Terp Writer’s Corner: Colin Duncan '97

Colin Duncan '97, author of Stumbling Into Success is Good. Having a Plan is Better, has spent a lot of time in the professional services industry. He says he “stumbled into...
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.
UMD graduate Abrar Ansari posing for a professional headshot

Terp Writer’s Corner: Abrar Ansari '92

As Corporate America comes under intense scrutiny from stakeholders who demand a change to the single-minded focus on shareholder profitability, an increasing number of business...
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 Alice Horowitz

Alumni Excellence Awards: Legacy Award Winner Alice Horowitz

The numbers tell the story: 15 percent of children aged 5 to 19, many of them poor, have untreated cavities, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. While...
Photo of Legacy Award Nominee Sapienza Barone '77

Alumni Excellence Awards: Legacy Award Winner Sapienza Barone '77

Few people can boast to UMD Dining Services naming an ice cream flavor in their honor. One of those few is Sapienza Barone ‘77, who retired in 2018 after working 41 years at the...
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