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Terp Time Warp - Love Edition - Part One

Terp Time Warp - Love Edition - Part One

Terp Time Warp Love Edition Couple Graphic

By Mateo Aycardi

Thank you to everyone that submitted their Terp love stories for our Terp Time Warp - Love Edition. We loved them all!

Check out some of these heartwarming and fun memories in this look back at our favorite Terp couples, and be on the lookout for part two coming out later this week.

Go Terps!

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Photo of Terp couple Leonard Elmore and Gail (Segal) Elmore

Leonard "Len" Elmore '74 and Gail (Segal) Elmore '75

Leonard "Len" Elmore and his wife Gail (Segal) Elmore have been huge supporters of the Alumni Association for years.

"We began dating in April of 1973 after a Stephen Stills concert at the Cole Fieldhouse. Our courtship lasted 14 years before we were married in 1987, as we both navigated family and social obstacles as well as pursued careers." - Leonard Elmore.

Gail was a Montgomery County school teacher first, then with her BA in Business followed by a Masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management ("AGSIM"), where she ultimately rose to Managing Director for Bank of America's Emerging Markets Division before retiring a few years after the arrival and during the growth and development of our two Ivy-educated sons, Stephen (Princeton, The Citadel Graduate School) and Matthew (Columbia and Columbia Business School).

Len's career after UMCP took him through 10 years of professional basketball in both the American Basketball Association ("ABA") and then the National Basketball Association ("NBA"). From there he received a JD from Harvard Law School in 1987, passed the NY Bar and embarked on several journeys as a prosecutor, senior counsel and partner in several law firms, college and pro basketball network TV announcer, business enterprise leader for several companies, director on several publicly traded company boards and currently a professor in Columbia University's Sports Management program.

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Photo of Terp couple Joe and Liz Oudin

Joseph Oudin '14 and Elizabeth "Liz" Wasden '15

Joe and Liz met on campus during undergrad at UMD as tour guides for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, but did not know each other well until Liz started working at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) housed at the University of Maryland, where Joe had been working since graduation. Joe and Liz recognized each other from their tour-giving days at their office holiday party, and reconnected. After a few seasons playing in the faculty/staff intramural flag football league, Joe and Liz went on their first date in February 2018 and got married in October 2022. They live in Baltimore, MD with their dog Archie!


Congratulations to the winners of our Terp Time Warp - Love Edition Sweepstakes!

Ihuoma Abiamiri and Rob Abiamiri met while waiting for an elevator in Spring of 2005. And the rest, as they say, was history.

If you'd like to share your UMD love or friendship stories with us, feel free to email us at to be featured in the future!

Looking for more Terp love stories? Check out Part Two of our Terp Time Warp Love Edition!


Publication of this article does not imply an endorsement by the Alumni Association. The Alumni Blog connects you with the latest at UMD. Check out articles on advancing your personal and professional goals, elevating your UMD pride, and celebrating Terp traditions, legacies and accomplishments. For even more content, follow the Alumni Association on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.


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