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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. 

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...
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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...
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...
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Terp Writer’s Corner: Briana A. Thomas M.A. ’17

Briana A. Thomas M.A. ’17 has been published in Washingtonian Magazine, the historic Afro-American newspaper, and the Washington Post throughout her journalism career.
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Terp Writer’s Corner: Pallavi Guha Ph.D. ’18

Pallavi Guha Ph.D. ’18 is an assistant professor of journalism at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Terp Writer’s Corner: Bob Irelan ‘60

Following 10 years of newspaper and magazine reporting and editing, including stints at The Wall Street Journal and Nation's Business magazine in Washington, DC, Irelan ‘60...
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Terp Writer’s Corner: Jason Kraus ‘10 and Sydni Cohen ‘14, M.Ed ‘15

When Sydni Cohen ‘14, M.Ed ‘15 and her husband saw the book “Belly Rubbins for Bubbins” they fell in love with the story and mission. 
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Terp Writer’s Corner: Joy Carol ‘68

Are you looking to press refresh on loving yourself and living life to the fullest? Through her new book, alumna Joy Carol ‘86 shares stories people can learn from in order to...
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Terps Writers’ Corner: Farrel Vogelhut ‘71, M.A. ‘80

Farrel Vogelhut ‘71, M.A. ‘80 loved college so much, he kept coming back for more.
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Terp Writer’s Corner: Chayla Jackson ’10

Chayla Jackson’10 pulls from her experience as a lawyer, entrepreneur and overall fierce woman as she wrote her book, “Build a Legit Business.”
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Terp Writer’s Corner: Mac Gardner ‘98

Mac Gardner ‘98, Terp alumnus and author of “The Four Money Bears” believes it is never too early to start a conversation with your kids about money.
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No Time to Dawdle

What are you waiting for? Get writing!