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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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10 for TEN: Adam Emral Shaool

Founder of Thick-N-Thin Brewing Co, Adam Emral Shaool ’04, talks about bringing craft beer to Western Maryland. Read more to learn about his mission and what advice helped him...
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10 for TEN: Madinah James '98

Founder, CEO and Creative Consultant for MNJ Media Consulting, Madinah James ’98 discusses her take on diversifying domestic and international news. Below, she discusses how she...
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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...
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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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Painting a New Landscape: Alum’s Organization Brings Together Women Artists of Color

Sasha-Loriene McClain ’12 likes to joke that she was the world’s briefest studio art major. 
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10 for TEN: Genna (Goldberg) Rosenberg ’95

CEO and Chief Ideator of GennComm ImaGENNation, Genna Rosenberg ’95 talks about what it's like to provide a Think Tank on marketing and brand strategy focused on consumer...
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10 for TEN: Lori Steenhoek ’05

Award-winning 3-D artist Lori Steenhoek ’05 is the founder of Capital Pixel, specializing in real estate and architectural visualization design. 
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10 for TEN: Angie Dobransky ’87

Angie Dobransky ’87, founder of RAD Strategic Partners, Inc and co-author of “Life Lessons in Success,” coaches people on how to maximize their success.
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10 for TEN: Alejandra Hernandez ’14

Alejandra Hernandez ’14 grew up in a matriarchy of two immigrant parents.
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Friday Five: The #TerpBusiness Directory Is Almost Here!

Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in...
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Celebrating Black Terp Businesses

February is Black History Month. While it’s crucial to show support for diverse businesses year round, consider focusing this month on showing Black businesses love.
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10 for TEN: Serena Rosa ’11

After having her baby, Serena Rosa ’11 started to look at healthcare with a different perspective.
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