Alumni

Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate                                                                                                     

  

New coach, new season, new reasons to party! Come join the Alumni Association for our annual Homecoming tailgate and enjoy an all-inclusive experience directly adjacent to the stadium! Feast on an unlimited tailgate buffet, and sip your favorite beverage from our open beer and wine bar. Get your groove on to our live music, play some fun tailgate games and enjoy the festive atmosphere as you and your fellow Terps pump up for the first B1G match-up of the season against Purdue! REGISTER HERE. 



Annual Awards Gala 

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14th Annual Awards Gala to Honor Outstanding Terps

The Alumni Association’s 14th annual Awards Gala on Sept. 30 will honor Terps who have risen to the highest levels of public service, launched successful companies and made groundbreaking discoveries. In addition to 15 school and college awards, the following seven Alumni Association awards will be presented:

 

  • President’s Award (for professional achievement at the national level): Kevin Plank ’96, founder and ceo of Under Armour, the athletic apparel company he founded while playing football at umd, a University of Maryland College Park Foundation (umcpf) trustee, and supporter of the new Cole Field House and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Tyser Gottwals Award (for outstanding service to umd): Bob Bedingfield ’70, a foundation trustee, board member for the University of Maryland System Foundation and retired senior partner at Ernst & Young.
  • International Award (for leadership to another country’s development): Balaji Sampath Ph.D. ’97, founder of the Association for India’s Development. As a umd student, he started 25 U.S. chapters of the nonprofit. He also appears on a weekly science TV program in India.
  • Humanitarian Award (for extraordinary service benefitting others): Capt. Jamal K. Gwathney ’94, M.D., M.P.H., of the U.S. Public Health Service and clinical director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He has served in countries around the world, including fighting Ebola in West Africa and providing public health interventions in Flint, Mich.
  •  Honorary Alumni: Suzanne and David Hillman, benefactors and founders of the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program. He is chairman and ceo of Southern Management Corp.; and Suzanne is a foundation trustee, member of the College Park Community Engagement Board of Advisors and partner at Hillman & Glorioso.
  • Spirit of Maryland (for reflecting Terp spirit): Michael ’81 and Mary Dana, supporters of the Incentive Awards Program, avid Terp basketball and football fans and parents of four Terps. Michael, president and ceo of Onex Real Estate Partners, is also a umcpf trustee.
  • Young Alumnus (for accomplishments by alumni ages 35 and under): Ali Von Paris ’12, CEO and founder of Route One Apparel, specializing in Maryland-themed gear, which she founded as a student. Her company has raised more than $30,000 for charitable causes that support the Maryland community.

 

For more information on this year’s event, contact Virginia Pinto at vpinto@umd.edu or 301.405.2939, or visit:http://www.alumni.umd.edu/attend-event/signature-events/annual-awards-gala


School of Public Health Tailgate

The School of Public Health will be hosting an Alumni tailgate at the School of Public Health Building on Saturday, Oct. 1st right before the Terps take on the Boilermakers. Start time 1:00pm. 

For more information visithttps://sph.umd.edu/event/sph-alumni-homecoming-tailgate-2016

 

 

Community Service Event

                                                   

Terps Against Hunger will be hosting its third annual Homecoming Community Service Event at the Xfinity Center. An event of over 2,000 student, staff, faculty, and College Park community members packaging 400,000 meals. All of the packed meals will be donated to local food banks and pantries. Please refer back to their website for volunteer information.

Please click here for volunteer information.

5K Homecoming Fun Run

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Looking for a fun and new way to celebrate Terrapin Pride & University of Maryland Homecoming? Join University Recreation & Wellness at the Active Terp Glow on the Greens 5K Homecoming Fun Run event being held at the University of Maryland Golf Course! The run will be Tuesday, September 27th at UMD Golf Course starting at 6:15pm. 

Spend an early fall evening lighting up the course as you explore the greens of our beautiful Audubon Certified Golf course. You’ll take in nature, breathe fresh air, and feel good knowing you’re strengthening your body and your mind. Participants will receive a tech shirt and glow-in-the-dark items for this nighttime race. Race shirts are not guaranteed for registrations made after September 14th, 2016.

For Registration and additional information click here.


 

Annual Awards Gala

The annual Awards Gala is one of the highlights of the Alumni Association's programming year, honoring fearless alumni who have risen to the highest levels of public service, launched successful companies and made groundbreaking discoveries. Learn more about the current group of 2016 awardees and check out the photo gallery from the 2013 Gala celebration.

 

 



Homecoming and Tailgates

Join the Alumni Association for our annual Homecoming tailgate! Feast on an unlimited tailgate buffet, and sip your favorite beverage from our open beer and wine bar. Get your groove on to our live music, play some fun tailgate games and enjoy the festive atmosphere as you and your fellow Terps pump up for the B1G match-up against Purdue! Please click here for additional registration information.

 

Annual Awards Gala

The annual Awards Gala is one of the highlights of the Alumni Association's programming year, honoring fearless alumni who have risen to the highest levels of public service, launched successful companies and made groundbreaking discoveries. Learn more about the current group of 2016 awardees and check out the photo gallery from the 2013 Gala celebration.

 

 



Homecoming and Tailgates

Join the Alumni Association for our annual Homecoming tailgate! Feast on an unlimited tailgate buffet, and sip your favorite beverage from our open beer and wine bar. Get your groove on to our live music, play some fun tailgate games and enjoy the festive atmosphere as you and your fellow Terps pump up for the B1G match-up against Purdue! Please click here for additional registration information.