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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. 

Terps enjoying crabs with friends and other alumni

Alums Crack Crabs, Celebrate Terp Spirit

For Maryland graduates who have never been to an Alumni Association Crab Feast, let Brad Hench ’75 explain what’s on the menu.“There’s crab, crab and more crab!”
Volunteer Leaders listen intently during the Volunteer Awards ceremony at the Riggs Alumni Center Gardens

Volunteer Leader Awards 2023

Each year, the Alumni Association holds its annual Network Dinner and Awards ceremony as an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of our academic, affinity and...
Headshots of the new members of the Alumni Association Board of Governors. From L-R starting in top-left corner: Laurie De Armond ’94, Maria Louzon Ball ’12, Phil Bass ’82, Laura Crandon ’91, Rocky Lopes ’80, Alethia Nancoo ’90, M.Ed. ’92, Peter Polow ’95, Amy Yip ’04.

Alumni Association Welcomes New Board of Governors President and At-Large Members

The new Board of Governors president and at-large members will help oversee the strategic direction and future programming of the Alumni Association.
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...
Celebrating Latinx Terps: William Ernesto Chavez ’16, Esquire

Celebrating Latinx Terps: William Ernesto Chavez ’16, Esquire

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...
Natalie Guerra '15

Celebrating Latinx Terps: Natalie Guerra ’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...
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...
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....
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.
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.  
Carlos Acosta Headshot

Meet the Board of Governors: The Honorable Carlos F. Acosta '85, M.A. '91

As a student at the University of Maryland, Carlos F. Acosta ’85, M.A. ’91 saw plenty of parking tickets, but not because he was a campus scofflaw. 
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