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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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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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Alumni Excellence Awards: EnTERPreneuer Award Winner Seema Alexander '00

In working with hundreds of growth-focused entrepreneurs and CEOs around the world, Seema Alexander ’00 starts with two simple questions: “Why does your business exist?” and...
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Alumni Excellence Awards: EnTERPreneuer Award Winner Adriana Avakian '12

Whether you’re asking Google for driving directions or enabling your computer’s spam filter, artificial intelligence – or AI – is an indispensable part of life. The idea that...
Photo of EnTerprenuer Award Nominee Roy Schwartz '98

Alumni Excellence Awards: EnTERPreneuer Award Winner Roy Schwartz '98

When Roy Schwartz ’98, MBA ’01 co-founded the online news website Axios in 2016, he was guided by a singular mission: articles would be 250 to 500 words, and bullet points would...
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Alumni Excellence Awards: Terp Research Award Winner Dr. Ashley Minner

Dr Ashley Minner’s mission has always been to share stories of Baltimore’s urban, intertribal American Indian community with the world. She hopes to continue that work in her...
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Alumni Excellence Awards: Terp Research Award Winner Dr. Merdad Parsey

In the nascent days of the COVID-19 global pandemic, doctors and medical researchers were scrambling to understand what treatments could help stop the effects of the deadly...
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Alumni Excellence Awards: Terp Research Award Winner Dr. Matthew Stamm

Have you heard of “fake news” or struggled to discern if a photo was real or had been digitally altered? This is just one area where Dr. Matthew Stamm’s lifework has been...
Photo of Rising Terp Award Nominee Nora Eckert '19

Alumni Excellence Awards: Rising Terp Award Winner Nora Eckert '19

A Pulitzer Prize finalist by age 26, Nora Eckert has shined a light on some of society’s greatest challenges including effects of climate change on the health of inner-city...
Photo of Rising Terp Award Nominee Olivia Owens '14

Alumni Excellence Awards: Rising Terp Award Winner Olivia Owens '14

For the last five years, Olivia Owens did it all at IFundWomen, a funding platform for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them with access to capital,...
Photo of Rising Terp Award Nominee Anthony Sartori '18

Alumni Excellence Awards: Rising Terp Award Winner Anthony Sartori '18

The depth of the mental health crisis for students, from elementary school all the way through college, terrifies Anthony Sartori. He lived it himself.
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Six Reasons to Join Terps Thrive in 2023

New year, new you! Whether you are setting out to crush fitness goals, volunteer in your community, or simply get up with one less alarm in the morning - the start of a new year...
A group of volunteers poses for a picture at the Martha's Table volunteer event at the Riggs Alumni Center

In True Terp Tradition, 'Tis the Season For Giving Back

During the holiday season, many people make it a point to give back, showing gratitude for their many blessings and paying it forward to help those in need, choosing to focus on...
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