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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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Maria Louzon Ball ’12

Celebrating Latinx Terps: Maria Louzon Ball ’12

Join the UMD Alumni Association in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Hear from fellow Terp leaders who share about their culture, experiences and...
Jose Granados ’15

Celebrating Latinx Terps: Jose Granados ’15

Join the UMD Alumni Association in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Hear from fellow Terp leaders who share about their culture, experiences and...
Mohammed Sillah ’03

Mohammed Sillah ’03 - Happy Monday, A Vice Cream Parlor: An ice cream cart for adults!

Mohammed Sillah ’03 is the owner of Happy Monday Vice Cream. He is a class of 2003 Communications graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and was inspired to start...
Wilson Wang '03

Meet the Board of Governors: Wilson Wang ’03

In the late 1990s, teenagers often plastered their bedroom walls with band posters, movie posters and pinboards filled with ticket stubs and photographs. Not Wilson Wang ‘03....
Emily Jansen '08

Terp Writer’s Corner: Emily Jansen ’08

Emily Jansen ’08 is an author, marketing, branding communications professional and consultant. Her writing empowers readers to follow their passions and forge their own path...
A professional headshot of Nefretiti Nassar.

Meet the Board of Governors: Nefretiti Nassar ’10, M.S. ’12

At age 12, Nefretiti Nassar ’10, M.S. ’12 accepted a challenge that would forever change her life.
Alissa Arford and her family posing together in Maryland gear.

Nine Terps and Counting

For Alissa Arford ’94, MBA ’10, attending the University of Maryland was a no-brainer. After all, with multiple family members holding Maryland degrees, the university seemed...
A professional headshot of University of Maryland Alum, Veronica Segovia Bedon.

Meet the Board of Governors: Veronica Segovia de Bedon '04

At just four years old, Veronica Segovia de Bedon ’04 began her formal education at the University of Maryland.  
A professional headshot of University of Maryland Alum, Brad Eisenberg.

Helping Terp Companies Go “Lean”

Brad Eisenberg ’09 knows what it’s like to be a “starving entrepreneur,” from the requisite stint in his parents’ basement to the exhausting scramble of working two jobs at once.
A headshot of Will Cousins.

When Terrapins Connect: How Alum Connections Helped This Terp Find a Job During a Global Pandemic

The cap and gown. The stage walk. Moving the tassel. And, of course, receiving that diploma. All quintessential markers of achievement for graduates at universities across the...
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Empowering Alumnae Igniting Change

On March 14, 2022, in celebration of Women’s History Month, members of the UMD community had the opportunity to hear from three driven alumnae working to make an impact in the...
students outdoors

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Terp Businesses

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, celebrating the historical and cultural contributions of AAPI individuals to the United States.
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