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When it comes down to it, a yearbook exists mostly 
for the students. But for students to really feel a 
connection to their yearbook, it must be as personal as 
possible. That's why this 2011 yearbook is according to 
you. This yearbook is for you: the students (and espe- 
cially the seniors) at the University of Maryland. And 
this year, we wanted to do our best to portray the school 
through your eyes. We filled the book with quotes from 
seniors (like you) about their experiences here. What 
do you think it means to be a Terp? What will you al- 
ways remember about being here? What was your fa- 
vorite part of attending the University of Maryland? 
Our goal was to get answers to questions like these 
from seniors, possibly even you, because we believe the 
more connected you are to your yearbook, the more it 
will evoke fond memories years from now when college 
has faded into the past. Capturing a university as large 
as this one is difficult to do in just 320 pages, but we 
hope that we portrayed the school as you would like to 
remember it. Most of all, we hope that when you look at 
this yearbook, your time here will come rushing back. 
Finally, congratulations Class of 2011— you made it! 

The Terrapin staff 

Table of CoHtents 

Academics: page 4 
Student Life: page 60 
&reek Life: page 1 48 
Senior Portraits: page 1 52 
Reflections: page 262 
Atliletics: page 270 
End Notes and Ads: page 306 




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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
Civil and Environmental EngiKeering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Fiscliell Department of Bioengineering 
Fire Protection Engineering 
{Materials Science and Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 

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The A. James Clark School of Engineer- 
ing was founded in 1894 as the College of 
Engineering, and has since expanded to 
have an undergraduate enrollment of about 
3,000 students, with facilities that cover 
more than 750,000 square feet of space in 
14 buildings. 

The School ranks highly among na- 
tional engineering schools. According to 
the 2010 U.S. News and World Report, the 
School's undergraduate programs rank 
23rd, and the School is tied for the 9th best 
public engineering school in the country. 

The School offers a variety of majors: 
aerospace engineering, bioengineering, 
chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil 
and environmental engineering, electrical 
and computer engineering, fire protection 
engineering, materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering. 

Standout engineering students are also invited to take part in presti- 
gious campus groups such as Gemstone, Hinman CEOs or College Park Schol- 
ars. Research, internship and co-op opportunities are also available. A three- 
year program called QUEST, the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams 
program, is another program offered. Students are selected through this 
program to take part in team-based classes through collaboration with the 
Robert H. Smith School of Business. 

The most recent addition to the School is the Jeong H. Kim Engineering 
Building, completed in 2005. The building offers engineering labs, rooms to 
conduct research, lecture halls and classrooms 
for the budding minds of future engineers. 

"My four years in the Clark School have been 
very rewarding," said Laura Hereford, a senior 
mechanical engineering major. "Between the de- 
partmental programs, extracurricular activities 
and faculty leadership, the Clark School offers its 
students great opportunities to prepare for life 
after their undergrad years." 

Notable graduates include Robert Briskman 
('61), co-founder of Sirius Radio, and Gordon Eng- 
land ('61), the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. De- 
partment of Defense. 

























Agriculture and I 

Animal and Avian Sciences | 
Agriculture and Resource Economics' 
Environmental Science and Policy 
Environmental Science and Technology 
Nutrition and Food Science 
Plant Science and landscape Architecture 
Veterinary IVIedicine 



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The University of Maryland's College 
of Agriculture and Natural Resources lauds 
the ability of its students, and it's easy to 
see why. Students from across a variety of 
departments (Agricultural and Resource 
Economics, Agricultural Science and Tech- 
nology, Animal and Avian Sciences, Applied 
Agriculture, Dietetics, Environmental Sci- 
ence and Policy, Environmental Science and 
Technology, Food Science, Landscape Archi- 
tecture, Nutritional Science and Plant Sci- 
ences) leave the school with a strong sense 
of the world in which we live. 

The College is headed by Dr. Cheng-i 
Wei, a seasoned researcher and professor 
who took on the position in 2005. During 
his time in office, more than $11 million has 
been raised for the School. 

Students at the "ag school" can participate in any of the many clubs of- 
fered through the school, like the Food and Nutrition Club (the "FAN club") 
or Block and Bridle, where members gain hands-on experience with livestock 
like cows, sheep and pigs. Each club is paired with its own faculty adviser. 
An undergraduate honors program is also offered. Juniors who have 
at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in 
major-related classes are invited to apply. Honors students are eligible for 
honors classes through the University Honors System, and at graduation the 
students receive an honors certificate along with their degree. 

The College takes an active role in preparing students for education af- 
ter college, offering pre-law, pre-veterinary medicine and pre-medical or den- 
tal school tracks. Advisers are available in the College to help pre-profession- 
al students select relevant classes, prepare applications and get ready for 
admissions interviews. 

The College also actively works with students looking for internships. 
It provides listings of possible internships for students, who can then work 
with advisers in the selection and application process. 

Friendly, knowledgeable upperclassmen are selected from the College 
to be peer mentors (PMs), who advise fellow students in a laid-back, casual 
atmosphere. The PMs work with the Office of Academic Programs to gain the 
knowledge they need to effectively advise freshmen and sophomores who 
need academic guidance. All incoming freshmen must meet with a PM before 
scheduling a meeting with their faculty adviser. 


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2S?^#»e5i The University of Maryland's School of Ar- 

chitecture was founded in 1967 and was origi- 
nally housed in a building used in World War 11. 
The founding dean, John W Hill, actively worked 
toward academic prestige for the school. Today, 
the school is ranked nationally in the country for 
its architecture program and competent, highly 
skilled graduates. David Cronrath, AIA, is the 
current dean of the School. 

Four programs exist within the school: the 
architecture program, the school's undergradu- 
ate 8e graduate program and three graduate pro- 
grams in urban studies and planning, historic 
preservation and real estate development. 
What mak:es the School so successful is its close proximity to three ma- 
jor cities: Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis. The architecture in 
these areas is incredibly diverse, lending many varying examples of archi- 
tecture to students. 

Becoming an architect is no easy task— a student needs a professional 
degree to practice architecture. Students at Maryland can receive their four- 
year Bachelor of Arts degree from the university, and then attend a two-year 
master's program at the School. This is opposed to a five-year program from 
other universities. 

Undergraduates in the School take CORE classes their first two years, 
and then move on to higher-level architecture programs as upperclassmen. 
The CORE classes are lectures on topics like calculus and physics, but also 
special courses like Architectural Drawing and Introduction to the Built En- 

Two research programs, staffed by faculty and students alike, are rim. 
outside of the School at the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development 
(which examines sustainability through architecture) and the National Cen- 
ter for Smart Growth Research and Education (which studies aspects of land 
use in the U.S., Europe and Asia). 

Students in the school are offered advising with professionals, who 
guide students through their years at the School of Architecture. The School 
boasts advisers who are knowledgeable, accessible and friendly. 

Numerous student organizations are affiliated with the school: the 
American Institute of Architecture Students, the Architecture Student As- 
sembly Board, Emerging Green Builders, the Historic Preservation Organiza- 
tion, the National Organization of Minority Students in Architecture, the Stu- 
dent Planning i^vssociation and the Society of Real Estate Development. 


























American Studies 
Arabic Studies 
Art History 

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Central ^uropean^ Russian and EurasiarTstudies 

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Jewish Studies 
Persian Studies 
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WTi Romance languages 
Russian lar^Up^ literature and Culture 
Spanish language^ literatures and Culture 

Women's Studies 


students interested in liberal arts can 
be found at the College of Arts and Humani- 
ties (ARHU), a multi-disciplinary college with 

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to women's studies. A number of certificates 
are available as well. 

According to the website, the College's 
mission is "to create global citizens equipped 
to assess received opinion, make independent 
judgments, and value the transforming power 
of the imagination," and it's easy to see how 
the College lives up to this promise. The Col- 
lege integrates technology and specialized teaching to give students the tools 
to graduate as educated, thoughtful citizens. 

Living-learning communities such as Honors Humanities, Digital Cul- 
tures and Creativity, College Park Scholars in the Arts, Language House and 
the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House are also based out of the College of Arts 
and Humanities. 

The College prides itself on the attention it gives its students, who are 
paired with both a departmental adviser (who guides students within their 
major) and a college adviser (who deals with academic issues outside the 
major). Students must meet with both of these advisers at least three times 
in their college career, ensuring personal, close ties for the students in the 

"The advisers are incredibly accommodating 
and the professors clearly love teaching which 
makes the courses all the more interesting," said 
senior English major Maddie Lareau. 

Students with a grade point average of 3.0 
and higher are invited to apply to Departmental 
Honors Programs, lending a special distinction to 
stand-out students. Especially gifted seniors are 
nominated for the Dean's Senior Scholars Award, 
bestowed at the Dean's Scholars Banquet. 

Every year, the College also sponsors an 
Access 2 Alumni event, an opportunity to meet 
alumni ana potential employers. 

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Behavioral and 

African American Studies 


Criminology and Criminal Justice 



Government and Politics li 

Hearing and Speech Sciences 

Joint Program in Survey Methodology 



Social Sciences 




Located in Tydings Hall is the College 
of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), 
home to more than 5,000 undergraduates 
majoring in African American studies, an- 
thropology, criminology and criminal jus- 
tice, economics, geography, government 
and politics, hearing and speech sciences, a 
joint program in survey methodology, psy- 
chology or sociology. BSOS is the largest col- 
lege on the campus. 

The College was established in 1919, 
as the School of Liberal Arts. Initially con- 
sisting of only three departments (history, 
political science and economics), the School 
expanded throughout the years to officially 
become BSOS in 197S. Today, the college is 
headed by John Townshend, who became 
dean in 2009 after serving as the chair of the College's Department of Geog- 
raphy from 1989-1995 and 2000-2009. 

BSOS offers a number of programs to undergraduates including aca- 
demic honors societies or CIVICUS, a two-year living-learning program for 
students interested in community service. The College also grants university 
honors, college honors and departmental honors to gifted undergraduates. 
Similarly, Mock Trial is a popular club on campus hosted within the school. 
BSOS hosts events open to both students and the general public, such 
as the October conference entitled "The Tea Party and the 2010 Elections." 
BSOS also celebrates Constitution Day, commemorating the ratification of 
the U.S. Constitution. Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil 
Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, was also on hand to speak 
about "Civil Rights in 2010 and Beyond." 

The College houses a number of notable faculty members. Thomas 
Schelling in the economics department won the Nobel Prize for economics. 
Both Maureen Cropper in the economics department and Ruth DeFries in 
the geography department are members of the National Academy of Sciences 
(DeFries is also a MacArthur Fellow). 

BSOS is prestigious on the campus. To apply, university students must 
possess a minimum 3.3 GPA and undergo an application process to pick up a 
BSOS major. 

"I like the fact that almost all the majors here are competitive to get 
into," Annalisa Allen, a senior government and politics major. "It shows that 
[the University of] Maryland is a great school." 











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Chemical and 



Effective Oct 4. 20 1 0. the University of Mary- 
land Integrated the College of Chemical and Life 
Sciences and the College of Computer^ Mathemati- 
cal and Physical Sciences to create the College of 
Computer^ Mathematical and Natural Sciences. In 
addition to six research institutes. CMNS includes 
the following majors: astronomy, atmospheric and 
oceanic science, biology, cell biology and molecular 
genetics, chemistry and biochemistry, computer 
science, entomology, geology, mathematics and ' 

Biochemistry x. 

Biological Sciences 


Environmental Sciences ^ Policy 



Life Sciences 

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The College of Chemical and Life Sciences 
has four majors: biochemistry, biological sci- 
ences (with concentrations in cell biology and 
molecular genetics, evolution and ecology, 
general biology, microbiology and physiology 
and neurobiology), chemistry and environ- 
mental sciences. A minor in neurobiology is 
aJso available. The College has more than 200 
faculty members and about 3,000 undergrads, 
all equipped with the tools needed to delve 
deeper into the way the world works. The Col- 
lege is housed in eight buildings on campus. 
Research is an integral part of any sci- 
ence education. The College has researchers in 
comparative and functional genomics, ecologi- 
cal sustainability, host-pathogen interactions, 
nanoscience and biomaterials and sensory neuroscience. 

Four of the departments— biology, cell biology and molecular genetics, 
chemistry/biochemistry and entomology— offer departmental honors. Stu- 
dents usually apply to the programs after completing a year of research with 
a faculty member and join the fall of their junior year. Honors students at- 
tend seminars with other students in their program. At the end of the pro- 
gram, an honors student writes a thesis, which he or she then orally pres- 
ents to faculty members for evaluation. 

CLFS students often apply to graduate school or professional school 
after graduation. With graduate degrees, CLFS students most often go into 
research, work for the government, or teach. Professional schools, such as 
medical school or dental school, prepare students for a chosen field. The Col- 
lege's Health Professions Advising Office advises students, preparing them 
for professional school. Before a student applies for graduate school, he or 
she chooses a faculty member mentor in the school. Students can then re- 
search with their chosen mentors before going to graduate school. 

Since July 1, 2010, the dean of the College has been Stephen Halperin, 
Ph.D., a Cornell graduate. He was formerly the dean of the College of Comput- 
er, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, a post he took in 1999. 

The College hosts seminars every year, open to students, faculty and the 
general public. In 2010, the College hosted seminars on topics like Targeting 
Disease Tissues with (low) pH Insertion Peptide, Bimetallic Nanoparticles as 
CO-Tolerant Electrocatalysts of PEM Fuel Cells and Evolution of Eye Reduc- 
tion in Parasites. These seminars are given by professionals, national re- 
searchers or university faculty and researchers. 




Computer, Mathematle 

Effective Oct. 4, 20 1 0. the University of Mary- 
land Integrated the College of Chemical and Life 
Sciences and the College of Computer^ Mathemati- 
cal and Physical Sciences to create the College of 
Computer. Mathematical and Natural Sciences. In 
addition to six research institutes, CMNS Includes 
the following majors: astronomy, atmospheric and 
oceanic science, biology, ce| biology and molecular 
genetics, chemistry and biolhemistry, computer 
science, entomology, geology, mathematics and 

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Sergey Brin co-foimded the 
search giant Google. Robert Fisch- 
ell invented the present-day stent. 
Paul Butler discovered extra-solar 
planets. What do these men have in 
common? Each man is an alumnus 
of the College of Computer, Math- 
ematical and Physical Sciences at 
the University of Maryland. The 
College consists of about 2,000 un- 
dergraduates studying astronomy, 
computer science, geology, math- 
ematics, physics, physical sciences, 
atmospheric and oceanic science or computer engineering. 

The school is highly competitive. According to U.S. News and World 
Report, the College's geochemistry program ranks seventh and its physics 
program ranks fourth. Its computer science program also ranks 14th and its 
mathematics program ranks SOth in the country. 

The College actively works to address the lack of women in physical sci- 
ence. By offering an inclusive, judgment-free place for education, the College 
hopes women will feel comfortable working in the sciences. An all-women 
campus club, the Association of Women in Computing, offers tutoring and 
mentoring to women to encourage them to pursue a computer science de- 
gree. The club also offers free seminars and events. Another club. Women in 
Math, is a chapter of the National Association for Women in Mathematics. 
The group works to advance women in the math field, and is open to under- 
graduates, graduate students and faculty. WTM offers mentoring and tutor- 
ing to women in the College. 

Numerous members of the school's faculty are award winners. In 2010, 
Roberta Rudnick received a Distinguished University Professor award for 
her work regarding the continental lithosphere. Dave Thirumalai received 
the same award for working in biophysics, chemistry and biology. Rita Col- 
well received the post of an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy 
and James Drake received the 2010 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma 
Physics by the American Physical Society. 

CMPS is active in philanthropy. The College actively encourages its stu- 
dents to develop philanthropic areas of study and assigns a mentor to help 
develop a program. Through initiatives such as "A Call to Arms," students 
try to m.ake a difference in the world through science. 

Campus programs like QUEST, University Honors and College Park 
Scholars are affiliated with the College. 




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University of Maryland's College of Educa- 
tion is home to seven departments: Counseling 
and Personnel Services, Curriculum and In- 
struction, Education Policy Studies, Education 
Leadership, Higher Education and Internation- 
al Education, Human Development, Measure- 
ment, Statistics and Evaluation and Special 
Education. The College has roughly 1,000 un- 
dergraduates and is ranked the 25th best edu- 
cation program by the U.S. News and World 

In addition to CORE requirements, educa- 
tion majors take education pre-professional 
requirements related to their sector, as deter- 
mined by the College, and apply to the profes- 
sional program of their major. Students take 
Praxis I, a test designed to gauge a student's skills as a potential teacher. The 
program culminates with a professional program or a year-long teaching 
internship, where students teach in a classroom that is off campus. Students 
are placed in schools that are partnered with the university. 

The College also offers a teaching certificate program. A student can 
receive a certificate and degree in early childhood, elementary education, 
secondary education, special education, music education, or physical educa- 
tion. A five-year combined bachelor's/master's in secondary education is also 

The human development department of the College sponsors The Center 
for Young Children, a preschool located on North Campus. Students can work 
at the center, gaining valuable experience working with kids. 

The College is housed in the Benjamin Building, named after former 
dean Harold R.W. Benjamin. Benjamin was dean of the school from 1938- 
1943 and 1947-1952. The current dean is Donna L. Wiseman, Ph.D., who has 
been at the university since the start of 2000. Wiseman became dean in May 

Many clubs and organizations are hosted through the College. For exam- 
ple, Terp Pals pairs new students (associates) with current students (advo- 
cates) to help the new students adjust to campus life. Advocates show their 
associates around campus and the College, acting as mentors and explaining 
the different aspects of the university. The College also plans large group ses- 
sions for Terp Pals. 

Finally, the College takes an active role in preparing students for their 
professional life. 





Master of library Science 
IVIaster of Information Studies 
Poctor of Pliilosopliy 


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University of Maryland's College of Informa- 
tion Studies (the iSchool) offers three graduate 
degrees: a Master of Library Science, a Master of 
Information Management and a Doctor of Philoso- 
phy. A dual-degree master's program in History 
and Library Science is also offered. About 375 
graduate students are enrolled in the College. 

The College is part of a national iSchools con- 
sortium, which seeks to educate students about 
various aspects of technology. More than 20 na- 
tional universities are enrolled in this program. 
iSchools offer an innovative, collective edu- 
cation. The schools are governed by an iCaucus, 
made up of deans from the participating univer- 
sities. The consortium was founded in 2005 by 
educators seeking to give students a new, innovative education parallel with 
today's information age. Every year, the iSchools gather for an iConference, 
a melting pot of like-minded students and professionals in iSchools to share 
news, ideas and innovations in the field. 

The College is relatively small, allowing students to have close interac- 
tion with professors— a 1:12 student faculty ratio exists within the College. 
Adding to the College's close-knit feel is the ISCHOOLDISCUSSION, a college- 
wide discussion group. Through an e-mail listerv, students and faculty in- 
teract online, and discuss everjrthing from current events to innovations in 
information science. This informal online interaction promotes unity and the 
transfer of ideas. 

Students can also take part in various on-campus clubs offered in asso- 
ciation with the College. 

The College actively works to guide students toward their chosen career 
path. Faculty members have developed various career course plans (aca- 
demic librarian, business information specialist, cataloger, health sciences 
librarian, indexer/abstractor, information architect, law librarian, ontolo- 
gist/taxonomist, public librarian, special librarian and youth services public 
librarian) that clearly outline courses and activities a student should partici- 
pate in for each career listed. Students are also paired with their own advis- 
er. These advisers guide students through their chosen major. 

Students in the College are also actively engaged in research. Current 
projects include the International Children's Digital Library, which looks at 
how children can use digital books, and Global Autonomous Language Ex- 
ploration, which researches how to tak:e large amounts of information and 
translate it into different languages. 






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The Philip Merrill College of Journal- 
ism is widely regarded as one of the top 
journalism schools in the country, and it's 
easy to see why. The faculty, which includes 
Pulitzer Prize winners, actively strives to 
prepare students to become the next big 
gumshoe. Three main concentrations exist 
in the school's "multiplatform journalism." 
Students can focus on broadcast, news/edi- 
torial, or online journalism. 

The College is housed in the newly built 
Knight Hall. Included in the $30 million dol- 
lar renovation were high-tech classrooms 
and multimedia labs aimed at training stu- 
dents for professional work. Students have 
access to professional programs like InDe- 
sign and Dreamweaver, which professors 
often include in their curriculums. 

The College also offers Capital News Service, a semester-long, intensive 
crash course on reporting, where students are placed in an Annapolis or 
Washington, D.C., bureau to cover local and national news. Stories by stu- 
dents are sent out on the wire, available to national papers to pick up. 

Students looking to report outside of the area can take Urban Affairs 
Reporting, taught by former Baltimore Sun deputy managing editor Sandy 
Banisky Students in the class report in Baltimore, covering a broad, chosen 
beat every semester. Students actually travel into the city to find stories and 
interview people, using the College as a home base and Banisky as an editor. 

Broadcast students can work with UMTV, a local news program based 
out of the College and written and produced by journalism students. 

"I really feel a strong connection to the school," said Deanna LeBlanc, a 
senior broadcast journalism major. "I've had some amazing professors who 
really want to see me succeed. I feel equipped with the skills I need to become 
a journalist." 

The dean of the college, Kevin Klose, arrived at the school last year with 
a solid journalism background. Before serving as dean, Klose was president 
of National Public Radio and a former editor and foreign news reporter at 
The Washington Post. 

Graduates of the College leave with a strong sense of the news and well- 
defined reporting skills. Recent graduates have gone on to jobs at prestigious 
news outlets like USA Today and Newsweek. Notable alumni include Connie 
Chung and ESPN's Scott Van Pelt. 



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General Business 
information Systems 
Internationai Business 
Suppiy Chain iVIanagement 
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Located in the sprawling, multimillion- 
dollar Van Munching Hall is the Robert 
H. Smith School of Business, a nationally 
ranked business college with about 5,000 
undergraduates. U.S. News and World Re- 
port ranked the undergraduate business 
program 19th in the nation. The School of- 
fers undergraduate majors in accounting, 
^ finance, general business, information sys- 
tems, international business, supply chain 
management, marketing and operations 
\ V '^"'^'^'^'^^tU "^^^ School began in 1921 as the De- 

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1990s, and was named the Robert H. Smith 
School of Business shortly after a multi-mil- 
lion dollar donation by Smith. 

The school is made up of collections of fellows, small groups within the 
school that hone in on a specific aspect of business. The fellow groups become 
a family within the college. Field trips, seminars and other extracurricular 
activities are planned for each group. First-year incoming students can be 
placed in Freshman Fellows (or Accelerated Freshman Fellows), and in their 
junior year, are invited to participate in one of the extremely varied pro- 
grams, ranging from design and innovation marketing fellowships to supply 
chain fellowships to music management fellowships. Each fellowship is differ- 
ent and extremely competitive. 

Based out of the School is the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, 
which was created in the mid-1980s. On Fridays (except the last Friday of 
the month), students give a new business pitch to a panel of Dingman staff. 
The Dingman staff evaluates it in four steps. On the last Friday of the month, 
students can participate in Pitch Dingman. Students develop a business plan, 
which is then analyzed in a contest-style evaluation process. The winner re- 
ceives $2,500. 

There is also Dingman Jumpstart, where students enroll in an intensive 
two-week entrepreneurship program to brainstorm business ideas, and the 
Capital Access Network, where fledgling student businesses can pair with 
Angel Investors (wealthy benefactors who support businesses). 

"My favorite part is the opportunities to gain leadership experience 
while learning about personal and career interests," said Alison DePaolis, a 
senior finance and international business major. 






















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Family Science _ 

Health Services Administration 


Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental 


Public and Community Health 



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The University of Maryland's School of 
Public Health is both an undergraduate and 
graduate college. Boasting an enrollment of 
almost 1,200 undergraduates, the School's 
undergraduate majors are community 
health, family science, kinesiology, physi- 
cal education and public health science. The 
dean of the School is Robert S. Gold, who is 
also a researcher and professor. 

The School is all about the general 
health and wellbeing of the population, and 
offers unusual classes on specialized sub- 
jects, like Social Marketing in Public Health 
|K^ """^^^^^g^ii^ '" T,^ and Epidemiology in the Media: Truth or 

^■^_ '^^l^^^^lB^^.,^ Fiction. 

Every year, the School hosts the School 
of Public Health's Research Interaction Day, where undergraduates, gradu- 
ate students and faculty present the findings of their research. The event is 
open to the entire student population. The event is a way to show off the in- 
credible research being done by the School, and to act as networking tool for 

The School also offers a variety of programs for the campus community, 
including Gymkana, a substance-free, high-flying gymnastics act. Health Lit- 
eracy, a program promoting health education, the Osher Lifelong Learning 
Institute, a health program for adults 50 and older, and a health partnership 
with the city of Seat Pleasant. 

The School offers two honors programs in family science and kinesiol- 
ogy. Admission into these programs is prestigious. The honors programs cul- 
minate with an honors thesis at the end of a student's undergraduate educa- 

Phi Alpha Epsilon is an honor society open to undergraduate communi- 
ty health, family science, kinesiology and physical education majors. The so- 
ciety is more than 50 years old, and its letters stand for philosophy, growth 
and achievement. Participants must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, and must be 
invited by a faculty member. 

Affiliated with the School is the Maryland Institute for Applied Envi- 
ronmental Health (MIAEH), which consists of faculty members and stu- 
dents who perform public, environmental health outreach for the university. 
The group's main purpose is to make our environment safer, and with the 
School's close proximity to Washington, D.C., the opportunities for students 
in the program are vast. 































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The University of Maryland's School of 
Public Policy is mainly a graduate school, of- 
fering a master's in public policy, a master's 
in public management-policy track, an ex- 
ecutive master's in public management and 
a master's in engineering and public policy 

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joint bachelor's/master's program through 
the School. A student first works toward a 

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these public policy classes count toward 
both the bachelor's and master's degrees. 
After completing undergraduate work, 
a student then takes 30 credits of graduate classes at the School. This pro- 
gram is highly prestigious. Admitted students must maintain a 3.5 GPA as an 
undergraduate, and must have received a SAT score of 1275 or higher. Most 
students in this joint program graduate with both a bachelor's and a mas- 
ter's degree in as little as five years. 

The Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program is offered 
through the school. To be admitted into the program, students must be nomi- 
nated by the university's faculty and staff, and go through a rigorous ap- 
plication process. Only 25 sophomores, juniors and seniors are accepted. 
Once in the program, students learn how to become leaders. The goal of the 
program is to help students develop the skills needed to become champions 
of those who go unnoticed in society. Students choose a specific policy issue 
to focus on in the program, and are mentored by elected officials and other 
community leaders. Students are taken to state and federal agencies as edu- 
cational trips, and are placed in an internship. The program is named after 
former Maryland Delegate Howard Peters "Pete" Rawlings. 

Students in the School have an incredible geographic advantage— Uni- 
versity of Maryland's campus is mere miles away from Washington, D.C., the 
epicenter of politics in the United States. Public policy students often intern 
or work in Washington and a Metro station located just outside of campus 
delivers a direct route into the politically-minded city. The university lends 
a major advantage, also. The University of Maryland is a top-tier research 
university, lending extensive resources and research opportunities to public 
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The University of Maryland's Office of Undergraduate Studies offers a pletho- 
ra of central programming for the campus community. Almost every aspect of an 
undergraduate's career starts in this office, like CORE programming, orientation 
and the course catalog. The office's main purpose is to enhance the undergraduate 

Living-learning programs such as Beyond the Classroom, College Park Schol- 
ars, Global Communities and the Honors College stem from this office. All of these 
programs offer additional educational and personal development opportunities 
for university students, including service learning opportunities and internship 
experiences. Specialized undergraduate studies (Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, 
Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, Federal Semester and Lesbian, Gay, J 
Bisexual and Transgender Studies) also come from this office. 

Professors who wish to create an "I"-Series course, a new type of CORE class 
implemented in Spring 2010 to explore Issues, Imagination, Intellect, Inspiration 
and Innovation, propose their ideas through this office. 

For undergraduates who look at CORE-required labs with anxiety and dread, 
the office created Marquee Courses, science classes made especially for non-sci- 
ence majors. Classes offered range from Weather and Climate to Pollinators in 
Crisis to Engineering in Modern Medicine: The Body as a Machine. 

Low-income high-school students can register in the TRIO program, a feder- 
ally-sponsored program offered through the office. The program offers academic 
services, advising and mentoring to qualifying students. Another exceptional 
program offered is ACE, Achieving CoUege Excellence. Math students can enroll i 
in this program and receive a mentor to guide them from high school to coUege 
Students in ACE gain valuable connections to faculty and staff members. A months 
ly seminaj? is scheduled to learn about math opportunities, and students are re- 
quired to take a one-credit class on Math Confidence Building. 

The Office of Undergraduate Studies also offers the University of Maryland 
Ombuds Services. An Ombuds officer. Ombudsman, or simply "Ombuds," is a per- 
son who can be consulted by members of the university community who want 
to get information about university policies relating to their activities or who 
encounter problems that they cannot resolve through ordinary channels. He re- 
solves any issues undergraduates have with the university. The ombudsman is 
knowledgeable about all aspects of the university (like policies and rules), and 
strives to resolve conflicts. When a student has a major complaint, he is able to 
refer them to the right faculty or staff member on the campus. 


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For students who wish to continue their education, the Graduate School at 
the University of Maryland offers a variety of programs spanning an array of aca- 
demic fields such as journalism, food science and government and politics. With 
an enrollment of nearly 11,000 students in over 200 degree programs, the Gradu- 
ate School grants 600 doctoral degrees and 2,200 masters degrees each year. 

Graduate school differs from undergraduate life in the amount of course- 
work given and the style of classroom experience. Graduate students pursue an 
intense, research-based education, culminating with a final master's thesis or 
doctoral dissertation. While some students attend graduate school directly follow- 
ing their undergraduate years, others spend a few years working in their field and 
then return to their studies. Students remain at the university's Graduate School 
for anywhere from one to six years. 

The School has strict admission standards. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA 
or higher from their undergraduate education, and must have attended a four- 
year, accredited school. Students can apply to be either a degree-seeking graduate 
student or an advanced special student (non-degree), who takes graduate classes 
but does not work toward gaining a graduate degree. Advanced special students 
can apply later for admission to the graduate degree program. This program is of- 
fered to both national and international students. 

The Graduate School offers free tuition (with mandatory fees) for retired 
Maj?yland resident graduate students 60 years and older through its Golden Iden- 
tification Card Program. The Golden ID students take graduate-level classes and 
have full access to campus facilities, like the library and gym. The senior citizen 
students register for classes during the first week that school is in session, and 
can take up to three classes per semester. 

The university's graduate students can work as teaching assistants for un- 
dergraduate classes, assisting professors in classes or lectures related to their 
line of study. Graduate TAs are compensated and receive an office, where they 
hold office hours for inquiring undergraduate students. 

With its variety of programs and opportunities, the university's Graduate 
School offers more than enough options to help graduate students reach their 
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For many, the North Campus Din- 
er was their first taste of Late Night on 
campus. Wings, mozzarella sticks and 
grill items like cheesesteaks and que- 
sadillas were among the many mid- 
night snacks offered. The Diner opened 
up a hot suh shop, and this year they 
opened a Korean barbeque station. 

Most resident floors would find a 
way to travel to the Diner together dur- 
ing the first week of classes to bond. 
The large, round tables were not just a 
place to eat, but a place to meet with 

And who can forget the themed 
dinners for holidays like Halloween, 
Thanksgiving and Christmas? Lobster 
night was always a huge favorite and 
there has always been a high turnout 
for crab feast. 

No matter what day of the week- 
through snowstorms and power out- 
ages—the Diner has always been avail- 
able to students, with familiar faces 
making their favorite sandwiches and 
ringing up their orders. Students, like 
senior communication major Jaison 
Cooper, have fond memories of the Din- 
er, its awesome throwback music and 
its staff. Cooper, who is now a resident 
assistant, still enjoys stopping by the 

"It's kind of sad how people com- 
plain about the diner and the service 
there, but I've never really had a bad 
experience there," Cooper said. "I like 



the food since I don't ever eat the 
same thing two meals in a row, and 
I was never afraid to try something 
new. As for the service, you get what 
you give. I've developed a friendship 
with one of the cashiers and it feels 
good to not just be 'another student' 
to her." 

"I thought it was really funny, 
how once I went to the sandwich line 
and started a conversation with the 
lady. She was all laughs and smiles 
and when she finished my sandwich 
and asked for the next person in line, 
she was a completely different per- 
son. She was relatively mean to the 
next guy," Cooper added. 

So, whether you were always in 
the red with your meal points or were 
always the person to buy your friend 
food because you had too many meal 
points, the Diner is a landmark loca- 
tion on campus. 





Nestled between South Campus 
Commons, Lefrak Hall and Susque- 
hanna Hall sits the South Campus 
Dining Hall— home to some of the best 
food on campus, including student fa- 
vorites Seasons 12, a Mongolian bar- 
beque, and Jalapeho Grill, a Tex-Mex 
restaurant that serves burritos and 

Who could forget the first time 
they walked into the South Campus 
Dining Hall and stood in line next to 
a basketball player who was grab- 
bing a quesadilla? And when the din- 
er would host D J and karaoke nights 
from WMUC every month, students 
always stuck around a little longer to 
watch the entertainment. 

Students like senior English ma- 
jor Madeline Lareau found the South 
Campus Diner to be an enjoyable 
place to meet with friends and have 
a solid meal. 

"I've been to South Campus Din- 
er several times with some of my 
younger friends who live on campus. 
The lines seem to move fairly expe- 
diently and I always enjoy the food— 
especially the quesadillas and salad 
bar, which offers so many options," 
Lareau said. 

"I always enjoy eating at the din- 
er," she added. "The best memory I 
have is going there last winter when it 
was snowing. I had some soup and a cup 
of coffee and simply sat there talking 
with a couple friends to pass the time 
between classes. The diner just allows 
me to break away from my daily eating 
routine and go somewhere different." 

Commons Shop, the convenience 
store located on the lower level of the 
dining hall, is open until 12:30 a.m. 
during the week for late-night snacks. 
For those living on South Campus, it is 
a quick stop for a drink or food when 
the dining hall is not open for Late 
Night. The wide array of items— more 
than that offered by the North Campus 
Shop— always comes in handy, espe- 
cially when your umbrella breaks dur- 
ing hurricane season. 

Organizations and student groups 
like the Testing Center on campus. The 
Diamondback, The Terrapin, WMUC, 
the Help Center and MaryPIRG have 
their offices in the upper level of the 
dining hall. 


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Whether for swine flu or mono, 
most students have found themselves 
in the Health Center at some point dur- 
ing their time at the university. The 
Health Center offers a variety of servic- 
es, including clinical services and men- 
tal health services. The Health Center 
is located at the heart of campus on 
Campus Drive, directly across from the 
Stamp Student Union and only minutes 
away from McKeldin Mall. 

The Health Center began offering 
their own insurance to students, but 
this is just one of many resources for 
students. In fact, groups like Sexual 
Assault Response and Prevention Pro- 
gram, or SARPP, and Sexual Health and 
Reproductive Education, or SHARE, 
are offered through the Health Cen- 
ter for students who are interested in 
educating and providing resources for 
their peers on sexual health. 

Terp CHOICES (Choosing Healthy 
Options In the College Environment 
Safely), which is also offered through 
the Health Center, provides resources 
for students about high-risk situations 
in college, including alcohol use and 
drug use. 

For many students who come to 
Maryland from other states, it is a gen- 
eral source of comfort to know that 
there is somewhere on campus they 
can stop by to get checked out or tested 
for a variety of illnesses. 

Senior psychology major Rachel 

Simon, an employee of the Help Cen- 
ter hotline service on campus, has 
found the Health Center to be a huge 
benefit to her experiences at the uni- 

"I've used many of their servic- 
es," Simon said. "Students find the 
free condom basket useful, as well as 
the resources each individual depart- 
ment is able to give out. And whenev- 
er I have had questions, I have been 
able to get brochures or pamphlets 
on the subject." 

"The Help Center, which offers 
free and anonymous pregnancy test- 
ing, interacts with the Health Center 
and their lab in order to get the test 
results," she also said. "Generally, we 
found that the people there are very 
helpful, very knowledgeable and very 

"They give students opportuni- 
ties to gain experience by volunteer- 
ing there, which is nice. They are help- 
ful and it can be easy for students to 
get prescriptions filled at such a con- 
venient place," she added. 




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The Cambridge Commu- 
nity is home to the College 
Park Scholars Program, and 
is the only community locat- 
ed on North Campus to con- 
tain low-rise dorms. Bel Air 
Hall, Cambridge Hall and two 
air-conditioned dorms, Cent- 
reville Hall and Cumberland 
Hall, surround the Cambridge 
Community Center, which is 
also home to the North Cam- 
pus Snack 'n' Shop. 

The shop, which is com- 
monly referred to as the 
"InCon" for its inconvenient 
operating schedule, is a cen- 
tral hub on campus that saves 
many students a trip to the 
grocery store. The shop has 
all kinds of snack food, frozen 
dinners, candies and drinks 
for students to use their Terp 
Bucks and Terrapin Express 
on. The shop is open late for 
students to grab a midnight 
snack or treats for a late- 
night study session. 

"I liked having so many 
people around me. It was like 
living in a huge apartment 
with all of my friends," said 
senior psychology major Si- 
mone Saltzman, on living in 
Cumberland Hall her fresh- 
man year. 

The Denton Community 
is home to Denton Hall, Eas- 
ton Hall and Elkton Hall— no- 
toriously dubbed as the essen- 
tial party dorms for freshmen 
on campus. Denton houses 
students in the Honors Living 
&? Learning Program, while 
Easton houses students in the 
Math Success Program. This 
community will also soon be 
home to Oakland Hall, which 
is set to open in fall 2011. 

While this community is 
situated on the edge of cam- 
pus (by the Clarice Smith 
Performing Arts Center) and 
far away from central cam- 
pus, students in the Denton 
community are in no way cut 
off from fun. Orange, green 
and purple UM shuttle buses 
all run by this community to 
transport students to Stamp 
Student Union and Route 1 

Mike Goldberg, a senior 
accounting and finance ma- 
jor, enjoyed the excitement 
of living in Easton during his 
freshman year. 

"They replaced the exit 
signs because someone al- 
ways broke them... There was 
something always going on, 
whether it be someone throw- 
ing a refrigerator out the 
window or a party," Goldberg 



EUicott Hall, Hagerstown 
Hall and La Plata Hall are 
all part of the EUicott Com- 
munity. Ellicott Hall, which 
houses the Gemstone Living 
Learning Center, overlooks 
Byrd Stadium and the North 
Campus Diner. Because La 
Plata is one of the few air-con- 
ditioned dorms on campus, it 
is competitive real estate for 
sophomore students looking 
to return to North Campus. In 
fact, the building faces La Pla- 
ta Beach, with Astroturf and 
beach volleyball for students 
searching for some fun in the 
sun. Whether it's volleyball, 
soccer, football or Frisbee, the 
beach is always abuzz with 
students. The Community 
also backs up to Eppley Rec- 
reation Center, another major 
hub located on North Campus. 

But, living so close to ev- 
erything may have its down- 

"I think I gained a lot 
more weight living in LaPlata 
than [in] Cumberland be- 
cause it was right next to 
the Diner," senior journalism 
major Kate Raftery said. "My 
roommates and I just went 
down and got food whenever 
we were remotely hungry. 
Not such a good diet plan." 

The Leonardtown Com- 
munity has an old and new 
section. New Leonardtown 
housed the EcoHouse Pro- 
gram, but both sections pro- 
vide on-campus apartments 
for students interested in re- 
siding a further distance from 
central campus. The Com- 
munity also has its own com- 
munity center, complete with 
the Leonardtown Shop that is 
open Sunday through Friday. 

Leonardtown' s appeal 
is for students who want to 
get away from campus af- 
ter their freshman year. The 
apartments have their own 
kitchens and common rooms. 
While many students share 
their rooms with one to two 
roommates, there are singles 
available, too. 

While students living in 
these apartments have more 
freedom than living on North 
or South Campus, there are 
still resident assistants avail- 
able to make sure that stu- 
dents are following the Resi- 
dent Life regulations. 







The North Hill Commu- 
nity is home to nine dorms: 
Anne Arundel Hall (Honors 
Program), Caroline Hall, Car- 
roll Hall, Dorchester Hall 
(Jimenez-Porter Writer's 
House and Global Communi- 
ties programs), Queen Anne's 
Hall (Honors Living 8c Learn- 
ing Center), St. Mary's Hall 
(Language House), Somer- 
set Hall (CIVICUS Living &? 
Learning Center), Wicomico 
Hall (Honors Humanities Liv- 
ing &? Learning Center) and 
Worcester Hall. 

Located by McKeldin Li- 
brary and the South Campus 
Dining Hall, this area of cam- 
pus is prime housing. Many 
students move here from 
North Campus during their 
sophomore year. However, 
many freshmen are placed 
here by Resident Life as well. 

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The South Hill Commu- 
nity is home to 14 dorms: 
Allegany Hall, Baltimore 
Hall, Calvert Hall, Cecil Hall, 
Charles Hall, Frederick Hall, 
Garrett Hall, Harford Hall, 
Howard Hall, Kent Hall, 
Montgomery Hall, Prince 
George's Hall, Talbot Hall and 
Washington Hall. 

Senior jsLzz studies major 
Ricky Alexander remembers 
living in Garrett Hall during 
his sophomore year and re- 
ally enjoying it. 

"We got a huge common 
room and we unscrewed the 
screws in the windows so we 
could bend it open and stick 
our heads out the roof. It was 
good," he said. "We had a bar- 
beque in there one time. We 
opened the window all the 
way and put on the fans as 
much as we could and we had 
a cookout out the window. It 
was insane ! " 

He added, "We were liv- 
ing next to the some of the 
girls lacrosse players. We 
were leaving the apartment 
one night and we heard a 
ton of noise in the stairwell. 
When we walked into the 
stairwell, someone ran up to 
us and shoved her hand out 
and was like 'I JUST GOT EN- 
GAGED ! ' It was crazy— what a 








South Campus Commons 
is the best housing the cam- 
pus has to offer. There are 
seven buildings with individ- 
ual bedrooms and bathrooms, 
full kitchens and common ar- 
eas. Not to mention, for those 
who like to peruse Route 1, 
Commons is within walking 

Commons 1 and 2 have 
both seen their fair-share of 
broken air-conditioning, and 
Commons 3 and 4 have had 
their fair-share of fire alarms 
in the wee hours of the morn- 
ing. Yet, students still find liv- 
ing in these apartments well 
worth the aforementioned 

Senior journalism major 
Kate Raftery, a resident of 
Commons 7, has enjoyed her 
experiences in the on-campus 
apartments, like many other 

"Commons has been my 
favorite because you grow out 
of the dorms really quickly 
once you're past freshman 
year," she said. "I have my 
own room, my own bathroom 
and my own kitchen, and I 
can do essentially whatever I 


While it isn't on-campus 
housing, a large portion of the 
university's students lives at 
the Courtyards. They have all 
kinds of amenities, like a gym 
and a pool, and students are 
connected to campus through 
the Courtyards Express shut- 
tle bus and the purple bus. 

Senior psychology major 
Brittnie Batter, a resident of 
Courtyards, recalled one of 
her fondest Courtyard memo- 
ries from Snowpocalypse 

"During the snowstorm 
last year, all of us at Court- 
yards were trying to dig our 
cars out of the snow that had 
piled up about 5 feet around 
them because the plows had 
pushed it all into the park- 
ing spaces," she said. "It was 
hilariously awful because 
some of us didn't even have 
real shovels, so we were us- 
ing things like ice scrapers or 
whatever we could find. It felt 
like a post-apocalyptic happy 
neighborhood or something 
totally surreal." 







Of the university's seven on- 
campus libraries, McKeldin Library, 
located at the heart of campus on 
McKeldin Mall, is one of the busiest 
places on campus. Throughout the 
day, students enter the building to 
grab a cup of coffee at Footnotes Cafe, 
study on one of the building's many 
floors and conduct research for vari- 
ous papers and projects. 

The library is home to the East 
Asia Collection, which has more than 
90,000 books, periodicals and refer- 
ence materials in Chinese, Japanese 
and Korean. The library also has a 
collection of government publications 
through the U.S. Federal Depository 
Library Program. 

Late Night Study on Sundays 
through Thursdays at the library is a 
haven for many students looking for a 
quiet change of scenery when study- 
ing for midterms and finals. 

McKeldin's second floor received 
a transformation during the fall 2010 
semester. The room with previously 
blank walls and desks was trans- 
formed into a lounge that was made 
to reflect a coffee shop. It is now 

called the Terrapin Learning Com- 
mons. Computers and printers were 
also added, along with more outlets 
and warmer colors. 

Libraries Dean Patricia Steele 
said in an interview with The Dia- 
mondback that similar changes will 
occur throughout the library. Steele 
also said she hopes the library will 
have more furniture replacements, 
more electronics and some television 
monitors for students to access free- 

"It's kind of a community center 

in a way that has an academic focus," 
Steele said in The Diamondback in- 

Other libraries on campus in- 
clude: the Architecture Library, the 
Art Library, the Engineering and 
Physical Science Library, Hornbake 
Library, the Michelle Smith Perform- 
ing Arts Library and the White Me- 
morial Chemistry Library. 

Hornbake, home to the Nonprint 
Media Services, houses more than 
38,000 materials and Dial Access, 
which plays videos on a loop on the 
televisions in the library. 


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Beyond the Classroom 
(BTC) "engages talented and 
diverse undergraduates from 
across the university in a se- 
lective interdisciplinary liv- 
ing and learning community 
focused on civic engagement 
and social change in a global 
context," according to the pro- 
gram's website. 

BTC aims to prepare stu- 
dents for professional life after 
college. Sophomore, junior and 
senior students in the program 
live in South Campus Com- 
mons 1 and are required to 
take three seminar courses and 
participate in an internship 
with locations such as AARP, 
the Smithsonian Institution, 
the Museum of African Art or A 
Wider Circle. 

Each semester, BTC par- 
ticipates in community service 
and civic learning experienc- 
es at places like D.C. Central 
Kitchen, International Day of 
Climate Change, Lost Dog and 
Cat Rescue, Patuxent River 
Clean Up and the Polar Bear 
Plunge. A number of students 
in BTC have been able to study 

abroad in countries such as 
Ghana, India, Israel, South Af- 
rica and the United Kingdom. 

Additionally, documenta- 
ry film events are held for BTC 
every Monday evening, typi- 
cally followed by discussions. 
The documentary topics range 
anywhere from empowering 
women to international poli- 
tics. The program also hosts 
a Thursday afternoon series, 
which usually includes a guest 
speaker and in-depth discus- 
sions on topics like the oil cri- 
sis and energy conservation. 

The program also hosts 
what is called Take an Activ- 
ist to Lunch, which allows 
students to have a meal with 
leading non-profit leaders to 
get firsthand advice and gain 
valuable insight into their 
lines of work. After the lunch, 
the speakers then address the 
BTC program as a whole to 
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CIVICUS is a two-year 
program that provides an 
academic citation based heav- 
ily on civil society including 
citizenship, leadership, com- 
munity building in a diverse 
society, scholarship and com- 
munity service-learning. 
There are 130 members in 
CIVICUS and not only do 
these students take courses 
together, but they also live 
together in Somerset Hall, 
which was renovated in 1999 
to accommodate the program. 
Each member of CIVICUS 
participates in a minimum of 
four community service proj- 
ects each semester. 

The program is through 
the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences (BSOS). There 
are 14 credits required for 
the program— two one-credit 
classes and four three-credit 
classes, which include a Cap- 
stone requirement. In the 
students' second year of CIVI- 
CUS, they take a leadership 
class that allows them to ap- 
ply first-year knowledge. 

Following the leader- 
ship class, students enter the 
Capstone course. Not only 
are CIVICUS students able 
to learn more about certain 
service-based organizations 
or non-profit organizations, 
but they can actually apply 
what they have learned in the 
classroom to the field. 





The College Park Schol- 
ars program is a two-year, 
interdisciplinary living-learn- 
ing program at the university 
that is split into 12 programs: 
Arts; Business, Society and 
the Economy; Environment, 
Technology and the Economy; 
Global Public Health, which 
started this year; Internation- 
al Studies; Life Sciences; Me- 
dia, Self and Society; Public 
Leadership; Science and Glob- 
al Change; Science, Diversity 
and the Universe; and Sci- 
ence, Technology and Society 
The Advocates for Children 
program, which is sponsored 
by the College of Education, is 
in its final year. 

Students in the Scholars 
program get to move in early 
every year for the Scholars 
Service Day, where every 
freshman entering the pro- 
gram spends the day doing 
a community service project 
with other members in their 
program. Most scholars live 
in the Cambridge Community 
and each floor within those 
buildings is split up so that 
students live on the same 
floor as other students in 
their program. 

Colloquium classes are 
held in the Cambridge Com- 
munity Center, which is 
located in the heart of the 
Cambridge Community. Each 
student within the scholars 

program is required to have 
a Capstone experience af- 
ter taking three semesters' 
worth of colloquium courses. 

"You had people who 
were in your classes living 
right down the hall, so you 
could work on homework to- 
gether and study. And, we 
were right near where Schol- 
ars stuff was," said hearing 
and speech sciences major 
Lauren Fischer. 

Every spring. College 
Park Scholars hosts a softball 
tournament in which fresh- 
men and sophomores from 
each program create a team 
and compete against other 
programs. The winner of the 
tournament donates all of the 
proceeds to the organization 
of their choice. 

The Scholars in New 
York trip is one of the best 
experiences students in the 
program have. Students are 
able to explore the city, go to 
a Broadway show and visit 
the Metropolitan Museum of 
Art. Each Scholars program 
participates in activities spe- 
cific to their program. In past 
years, groups like Advocates 
for Children have been able to 
visit Ellis Island, Internation- 
al Studies has been able to 
visit the United Nations and 
Media, Self and Society has 
visited NBC Studios. 







During the spring 2010 
semester, the university com- 
munity was surprised to hear 
buzz surrounding the Digi- 
tal Cultures and Creativity 
(DCC) Program in the Honors 
College. They had announced 
that 75 incoming freshmen 
and program participants 
would receive a brand new 
iPad through the Mobility Ini- 
tiative. DCC was launched in 
fall 2010 to provide "an inno- 
vative curriculum and learn- 
ing community" that com- 
bines art, imagination and 
global leadership with new 
technology, according to their 

Students in the DCC pro- 
gram live in Queen Anne's 
Hall and complete 16 credits 
during the two-year program. 
Students in the program are 
also required to take pre- 
approved honors seminar 
courses. The courses cover 
the history of creative digital 
expression and developing 
new tools and applications. 
DCC is a product of the Arts 
and Humanities College, and 
students in the program 
learn about video production, 
digital art and online commu- 

The program also hosts 
various events throughout 
the semester, including a se- 
ries of "play dates" in which 
the group comes together and 

discusses in-depth topics like 
digital storytelling and gam- 
ing. There are also field trips 
through PHEON! The first trip 
took place at the Smithsonian 
American Art Museum for 
the "...Largest Mission-Based 
Game Ever Designed through 
Its Luce Foundation Center," 
which allowed the students 
in the program to see their 
studies in a different environ- 


Created in 2010, the En- 
trepreneurship and Innova- 
tion Program (EIP) is headed 
by Jay Smith, a University 
of Maryland business school 
graduate and founder of a 
multi-million dollar company. 
This two-year program is 
run through the Maryland 
Technology Enterprise Insti- 
tute, and Smith is a lecturer 
through Mtech. 

EIP caters to freshmen 
of various educational back- 
grounds with emphases on 
business and engineering. 
There are 10 credits required 
for this living-learning pro- 

Similar to the Hinman 
CEOs Program, EIP helps stu- 
dents develop "entrepreneur- 
ial mindsets, skill sets, and 
relationships to launch suc- 
cessful concepts in startup 
companies or corporate ven- 
tures," according to its web- 
site. Students are required 
to take various seminars and 
practicum that expand their 
knowledge of entrepreneur- 

Students in EIP live in 
La Plata Hall. Because the 
program is offered through 
the Honors College, some of 
their courses may cross with 
other honors students, which 
further enhances the multi- 
disciplinary learning that EIP 




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FLEXUS is the Women 
in Engineering (WIE) living- 
learning program that began 
in 2007 for first-year engi- 
neering students interested 
in advancing gender diversity 
in the field. 

The program is through 
the A. James Clark School of 
Engineering and requires par- 
ticipation in a one-credit sem- 
inar each semester. Students 
in WIE take mathematics, 
chemistry and introductory 
engineering design courses 
together, which is a great op- 
portunity to bond with fellow 
WIE members. 

The WIE community is 
located on the fifth and sixth 
floors of Ellicott Hall. 

The program initiative 
was initially supported by a 
$100,000 contribution from 
Marilyn Berman Pollans, 
former associate dean of the 
Clark School. Pollans hopes 
that the program will "help 
retain more female engineer- 
ing students." 

"Women currently rep- 
resent only 17 percent of the 
undergraduate engineering 
student population at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, which is 
the same as the national av- 
erage. Our goal is to beat the 
national average and to make 
Maryland the first choice for 
women who want to study 
engineering," added Paige 

Smith, director of WIE. 

WIE offers a series of 
workshops on how to obtain 
internships and writing re- 
sumes. The program also goes 
on social trips (e.g. bowling 
and pizza parties) to build 
friendships with fellow pro- 
gram participants. A mentor- 
ship is also available through 
WIE to provide positive role 
models and gain confidence 
in a career field that is often- 
times dominated by men. 


The Gemstone program 
is a very selective four-year 
multidisciplinary research 
program run through the 
Honors College. 

Dr. James Wallace, a 
mechanical engineering pro- 
fessor, runs the program. In 
order to receive the Gem- 
stone citation, students are 
required to take a rigorous 
course load that includes one 
or two seminars every semes- 

The program is 18 cred- 
its total, which is the equiva- 
lent of a minor. Students in 
the program are split into 
teams of eight to 14 people 
and complete a team project 
at the end of the program. 
A thesis is also required for 

New Gemstone students 
are invited to attend Gems 
Camp, an overnight retreat in 
late August. This allows the 
students to get to know the 
people that they will be work- 
ing with for the next four 
years. On the first day, camp- 
ers spend time getting to 
know each other and on the 
second day, they participate 
in a team service project. 

Gemstone also has many 
other extracurricular activi- 
ties, and holds its very own 
formal every winter in the 
Stamp Student Union. 




Global Communities is a 
two-year, living-learning pro- 
gram run through the Inter- 
national House in Dorchester 
HaJl for students to develop 
an understanding of global is- 
sues. The International House 
started in 1992 and Global 
Communities began in 2001. 
Global Communities wel- 
comed its first group of stu- 
dents in 2002. The Interna- 
tional House "had as its main 
goals promoting understand- 
ing, cooperation, and friend- 
ship between international 
and domestic students at the 
university," according to their 

Of the 168 residents in 
Dorchester Hall, approxi- 
mately 100 are in Global Com- 
munities. The program brings 
together students from more 
than 30 different cultural 
backgrounds— including 12- 
15 exchange students each 
semester— to create an inter- 
national community 

Participants are required 
to take at least 10 credit 
hours of coursework. 

Global Communities en- 
courages cross-cultural un- 
derstandings. According to 
the program's website, Global 
Communities "provides a fun 
and comfortable environment 
where students can satisfy 
their curiosity for the world 
and its cultures, while at the 

same time offering unique 
academic opportunities to fos- 
ter the development of essen- 
tial global competency skills." 

The director of Global 
Communities, Kevin McClure, 
teaches many of the courses 
within the program, including 
Culture and Cultural Differ- 
ences, Workshops on Global 
Issues, Global Communities 
Capstone, and Education and 
the Islamism— Secularism De- 
bate. The hands-on learning 
experiences of the students 
within the program and the 
staff running the program 
allow students to explore 
boundaries of global issues to 
their fullest potentials. 

Among the program's 
missions and goals. Global 
Communities aims to culti- 
vate a forum for students to 
develop communication strat- 
egies across cultural and lin- 
guistic boundaries. 


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Hinman CEOs, the na- 
tion's first living-learning 
entrepreneurship program, 
is run through the Maryland 
Technology Enterprise Insti- 
tute. It allows students to live 
together, learn about entre- 
preneurship and launch new 

Hinman CEOs is named 
after Brian Hinman, an alum- 
nus of the A. James Clark 
School of Engineering, and 
successful entrepreneur 
who donated $2.5 million to 
create and support the pro- 
gram. Students in the pro- 
gram live with their teams 
in South Campus Commons 
2 and work together to enter 
their entrepreneurial ven- 
tures in the annual Univer- 
sity of Maryland $50K Busi- 
ness Plan Competition every 

There are 90 students in 
the program and the history 
of the program shows that 25 
percent of students develop 
and launch companies as un- 
dergraduates, according to 
the Hinman CEOs website. 
Students in the program are 
encouraged to seek intern- 
ships through their line of 
study as well. The students 
in the program have the op- 
portunity to work with the 
program director and execu- 
tives-in-residence just down 
the hall. 








Honor Humanities, of- 
fered through the Honors 
College, is a program for stu- 
dents of all majors and back- 
grounds who have an interest 
in creative arts and humani- 
ties. Students in the program 
live in Wicomico Hall and are 
challenged by a rigorous cur- 
riculum comprised of "inno- 
vative courses" and "themat- 
ic programming that takes 
learning beyond the class- 
room walls," according to the 

The program was cre- 
ated in 1996 by Dr Phyllis 
Peres and has since been 
recognized nationally as a 
leading program in under- 
graduate humanities studies. 
Honors Humanities offers op- 
portunities for its students to 
hear distinguished guest lec- 
turers and participate in ex- 
tracurricular events and cul- 
tural outings around campus 
and downtown in Washington, 

Diversity is the main 
building block of the pro- 
gram and during the last five 
years, according to the pro- 
gram's website, students in 
Honors Humanities have won 
the Marshall, Mitchell and 
other nationai scholarships, 
a University Medal, a Pulitzer 
Prize and acclaim for a new 
play on Broadway. 

Starting this fall, the pro- 

gram will require students 
to complete 16 credits— 10 
credits through Honors Hu- 
manities (HHUM) and sik 
credits of seminars in the 
humanities, which also count 
for CORE credit. Previously 
the program required seven 
credits of Honors Humanities 
courses (ARHU/HHUM) and 
nine credits of seminar cours- 
es. The Keystone Project com- 
plements students' interests 
and coursework by requiring 
a departmental honors thesis. 

Honors Humanities 
hosted the lecture series Hu- 
man Rights in the Global 
Age, which included forward- 
thinking lectures, trips, sym- 
posia, film screenings and 
special guests to discuss hu- 
man rights in the global age 
and how it influences the 
various aspects of humani- 
ties. The yearlong program 
culminates with the 4th An- 
nual Honors Humanities Un- 
dergraduate Research Sym- 
posium, which will allow an 
open discussion about critical 
issues that affect humanity. 


The Jimenez-Porter 
Writers' House is a campus- 
wide literary program for 
creative writing. It consists 
of 50-60 undergraduate stu- 
dents that enjoy writing sto- 
ries, poems and plays. 

The Jimenez-Porter 
Writers' House is a two-year 
living-learning program that 
allows hands-on experience 
for upperclassmen at the uni- 
versity, though the program 
does occasionally consider 
extremely talented freshmen. 
During their first year in the 
program, participants are 
required to take three ARHU 
courses and a supporting 
three-credit class, produce a 
writing portfolio and serve on 
at least one committee. 

During their second 
year, students in the Writers' 
House must take two ARHU 
courses, produce a culminat- 
ing Chapbook to display at 
Litfest and serve on a com- 
mittee to receive a notation. 

Students have the oppor- 
tunity to be published in Sty- 
lus, a literary art journal that 
compiles student work. Other 
activities include Writers' 
Here and Now events, where 
authors come to read their 
work, and TerPoets, an open 
mic event that is held once a 











The Language House was 
created in 1989 as the first 
hving-learning program at 
the university. The program 
is open to second semester 
freshmen and older students 
who opt for "daily language 
and cultural immersion in 
an organized study environ- 
ment," according to the web- 
site. The Language House 
provides an international 
community atmosphere with 
clusters in Arabic, Chinese, 
French, German, Hebrew, 
Italian, Japanese, Persian, 
Russian and Spanish. 

To live in the Language 
House, students are required 
to take three to six credits 
each semester in a language, 
attend weekly cluster meet- 
ings and attend annual house 
activities like the House As- 
sembly, Around the World 
Dinner and Maryland Day 
events. They must also attend 
Language House club meet- 
ings to facilitate inter-cluster 

The program is run out 
of St. Mary's Hall. 

The Language House 
also has a strong alumni com- 
munity. Alumni experiences 
provide guidance to current 
program participants as well 
as serve as a testament to the 
quality of opportunities the 
Language House students ex- 

University Honors is one 
of the living-learning pro- 
grams through the Honors 
College (others are Digital 
Cultures and Creativity, En- 
trepreneurship and Innova- 
tion, Gemstone and Honors 
Humanities). The program 
has approximately 500-600 
students. Students remain in 
the University Honors pro- 
gram for their entire four 
years at the university, but 
most complete an Honors 
Citation during their junior 

In order to earn the cita- 
tion on their transcript, stu- 
dents in University Honors 
must complete 16 credits in 
Honors classes, nine of which 
must be Honors seminars. 

Honors seminars focus 
on three areas: Contempo- 
rary Issues and Challenges, 
Arts and Sciences in Today's 
World and Using the World as 
a Classroom. More than 130 
of these seminars are offered 
each year, and class sizes are 
kept small, allowing for more 
hands-on discussion 

Students can chose be- 
tween Honors courses and 
H-version courses, which are 
Honors versions of regular 
courses at the university 

Students in this program 
live in Denton or Anne Arun- 
del Hall. The program is head- 
ed by Dr. William Dorland. 

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Campus Recreation Services of- a pro shop. Across from the pro shop 

fer many places around campus for is a small cafe called Sneaker's Ener- 

students to exercise including: the gy Zone where students can purchase 

Eppley Recreation Center, Ritchie snacks, beverages and smoothies. 
Coliseum, Cole Field House, Outdoor The outdoor climbing wall is also 

Recreation Center, Outdoor Aquatic available to students who are looking 

Center, Challenge Course, La Plata for a challenge. Next to the climbing 

Beach, Reckord Armory, the engi- wall, students and staff can make use 

neering fields, the Turf Field, Frater- of the ropes challenge course. The 

nity Row, Cole Tennis Courts and the course tests people physically, psy- 

School of Public Health. chologically and socially. The small 

There are instructional pro- groups can work on communication 
grams offered, including learning skills while getting to know one an- 
how to swim, CPR, how to play sports other on the course, 
and also various workout courses During the semester, student 
like cycling, yoga and Pilates. Intra- activities fees pay for membership to 
murals are also offered for football, the ERC and the various other ameni- 
volleyball, tennis and soccer to allow ties offered by the university. Those 
students to compete at a recreational who are not students are able to be- 
level, long to the gym with a paid member- 

For those who wish to play sports ship. During the summer, students 
more seriously, sports clubs are also can enjoy the outdoor pool, 
offered in sports like: badminton, Campus Recreation Services also 
boxing, crew, cycling, equestrian, offers bike rentals at $70 each semes- 
fencing, ice hockey, karate, paintball, ter with a U-lock. Mountain bikes are 
racquetball, rugby, sailing, squash, also provided to rent per day or per 
table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water week along with helmet rentals and a 
polo and wrestling. bike lock as well. 

Eppley Recreation Center facili- Other outdoor adventure trips 

ties include an indoor pool, two multi- through CRS include: river kayaking 

use g5niinasiums, a two-level weight and canoeing, rock climbing, coastal 

room, a fitness center (with tread- kayaking, backpacking and camping, 

mills, bikes, ellipticals, rowers and Alternative spring break trips and 

climbers), a martial arts room, a mul- weekend trips are offered in states 

tipurpose room, two squash courts, like North Carolina, South Carolina, 

an aerobics studio, locker rooms and Virginia and West Virginia. 



Route 1 is a major national high- 
way that runs along the East Coast 
from Maine to Florida. But to the 
students at this university, Route 1 
takes on a whole new meaning. From 
post-game riots to celebrity sightings, 
the highway has seen national news. 
Route 1 provides a divide between 
on-campus residence halls and off- 
campus parties. And, when students 
need a break from campus life, many 
head down to the establishments on 
Route 1. 

The College Park Shopping Cen- 
ter has restaurants like Applebee's, 
Boston Market, Chipotle Mexican 
Grill, Cold Stone Creamery, Jason's 
Deli, Noodles &? Company and Star- 
bucks. Yogiberry became a quick fa- 
vorite when it opened last year. Oth- 
er favorites include Ratsie's Pizzeria 
and the recently opened Vito's Pizze- 
ria and Street Tacos. 

With the recent closings of bars 
like the Mark, Santa Fe Cafe and 
Thirsty Turtle, students have flood- 
ed the two remaining bars on Route 
1: Cornerstone Grill and Loft and RJ 

Students looking for quick sup- 
plies and outfits frequent CVS and 
Rugged Wearhouse on Route 1. 
Whether it is for a costume party or 
job interview. Rugged provides all 
sorts of last-minute clothing options. 

Aside from the University Book 
Center in Stamp Student Union, stu- 


dents have looked to the Maryland 
Book Exchange and Book Holders 
just off Route 1 for their books and 
Terrapin gear. 

Farther down, the View high- 
rise buildings stand tall overlooking 
the university and Route 1. Even far- 
ther still, students can visit the Col- 
lege Park Diner, IHOP, Buffalo Wild 
Wings, Home Depot, Mamma Lucia 
and Hard Times Cafe. Liquor stores 
like No. 1 Liquors, Town Hall and Col- 
lege Park Liquors are also available 
for students to purchase alcohol for 
weekend festivities. 




The Adele H. Stamp Student ing on Saturdays and video game Fri- 

Union, the main center for activity on days. Many students also eat at the 

the campus, is named after Adele H. Subway located in TerpZone. 
Stamp, the former Dean of Women at Additionally, the Maryland Food 

the university from 1922-1960. The Co-Op, which started in the 1970s, 

student union's ballrooms and atri- works to provide "cheap, healthy, 

um host events daily, ranging from veg-friendly food at fair prices," ac- 

cultural events to career fairs. The cording to their website. There are 

Shuttle-UM buses use Stamp as a ma- no bosses or managers and everyone 

jor hub to their destinations as well, who is hired has an equal role in how 

Stamp also has the Stamp Gallery, the business is run. 
which showcases a new artist every Furthermore, the University 

month in many different mediums. Book Center (UBC), located on the 

The student union also houses many ground floor of Stamp, is one of the 

student group offices in the Student most popular employers for students 

Involvement Suite, including the Stu- at the university. Because it is locat- 

dent Government Association. ed in such a convenient place and the 

If you visit the food court in store is the official place to buy text- 
Stamp, it includes Chick-fil-A, Sushi books, the UBC is always busy. The 
by Panda, Taco Bell, Panda Express, UBC also has a wide array of Terra- 
Sbarro, Saladworks and McDonald's, pin apparel for last-minute gifts for 
The food court, located on the main mom and dad. 

floor of Stamp, is one of the busiest Adele's, the restaurant located 

areas of the student union. Around on the first floor of Stamp, was where 

noon on a weekday, you will be greet- former President Dan Mote would 

ed with swarms of students grabbing dine for lunch each week. Many stu- 

abite to eat between classes. dents go to the restaurant to spend 

TerpZone, located on the lower extra meal points at the end of the se- 

level of Stamp, provides bowling, bil- mester. In 2010, the restaurant start- 

liards and arcade games for students, ed a carryout menu, which allows 

There are leagues (for billiards and students to eat the food from Adele's 

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Every year, members of the University of 
Maryland community gather on McKeldin Mall for 

the First Look Fair, an annual event that hosts 
various student clubs and organizations, campus 
departments, community service groups and more. 
According to the website, "the festive atmosphere 
is the perfect place to gather resources, learn more 
about how to get involved, and connect with other 
students with similar interests." Students can put 
their names and contact information on sign-up 
lists for organizations, pick up brochures and take 
part in other fun activities. The 2010 First Look 
Fair was the 28th annual event, and it was held 
Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. These next few pages pro- 
vide a glimpse into the 2010 First Look Fair. 

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abroad! The new study abroad slo- number of Gilman Scholarships 

gan was implemented in 2010 by the awarded, 
university's study abroad programs. The study abroad programs al- 

It's no wonder the university low students to learn about differ- 

moved up in national study abroad ent cultures in other countries while 

rankings by the Institute of Interna- earning credits toward their major or 

tional Education to #21 overall, #18 minor degrees. Some credits count as 

for semester study abroad and #17 resident credit, while other programs 

for short-term study abroad, accord- allow for transfer credits, depending 

ing to the program's website. on the location of the program. 

Whether it is Argentina, Aus- Students who study abroad also 
tralia, Austria Belize, Brazil, Chile, make lifelong friendships and some- 
China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Eg5rpt, times have internships abroad that 
El Salvador, France, Germany, India, can one day turn into entry-level 
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, work. The connections abroad allow 
Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, students to return to the countries 
Nicaragua, Norway, Scandinavia, they study abroad in— which many 
South Africa, the Southern Caribbe- do. Networking done on the trip gives 
an, Spain, Turkey or the United King- students a leg up in their industry as 
dom— students at the University of well-rounded applicants. 
Maryland have traveled all over the "I went to Alicante, a city on the 
world. southeastern coast of Spain, this past 

Three students who have stud- summer for seven weeks," said senior 

ied abroad won prestigious Goldwa- psychology major Rachel Simon. "I 

ter Awards, which honors highly was able to take interesting classes, 

qualified students in science, math make friends and become immersed 

and engineering fields with scholar- in Spanish culture, all while living on 

ships. The university can enter up to a beach. I loved that I could brush up 

four students for the award and three on my Spanish, differentiate between 

of Maryland's students— Katherine Mexico Spanish and Spain Spanish 

Manfred, Alexander Leishman and and connect with people from all over 

Ethan Schaler— were selected this the country and the world." 

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The Department of Transporta- 
tion Services at the university offers 
students a variety of modes of trans- 
portation. From on-campus parking 
to the Shuttle-UM buses, students 
have many ways to get around. 

And, by the end of their four 
years at this university, many stu- 
dents will have incurred one of those 
yellow envelopes with a $75 ticket 
slid inside. Those who park on cam- 
pus won't forget having to move their 
cars every week for basketball and 
football games— and then having to 
move them back just hours later. 

While DOTS' buses were once at 
the center of controversy with their 
cleaning policies, every student who 
has ever lived on North Campus re- 
members how grateful they were for 
the orange, purple, silver and green 
bus (or whichever bus got to the 
Montgomery Hall stop first after rev- 
eling on Route 1 on a Friday night). 
The university also has its own coach 
buses with the university insignia 
across the side for traveling athletes 
and student groups lucky enough to 
travel in them. They even have Wi- 

Many students also bike around 
campus. Bikers can register their 
bikes through DOTS, which allows for 
free lock cutting and a greener com- 
mute around campus. There are bike 
racks located outside of every build- 

ing on campus, which allow students 
the chance to ride to class, but also 
keep the bike near their residence 
hall when needed. 

Another form of transporta- 
tion that has swarmed campus the 
last couple of years is motor scoot- 
ers. Scooters are all over campus 
and are oftentimes used by athletes. 
Nearly 300 scooters are registered 
with DOTS, which requires registra- 
tion and a permit sticker displayed 
on the scooter's handlebar stem. This 
form of transportation, however, has 
been pelted with criticism over the 
last year in relation to scooter safety. 
Nonetheless, scooters remain one of 
the most popular forms of transpor- 
tation on the campus. 





Entering the world of Greek life at the University of Maryland is an extraor- 
dinarily rewarding experience for many students. The lifelong commitment 
offered by fraternity and sorority membership is one that solidifies a bond 
of friendship, which far surpasses the quick blur of the college journey. Pro- 
viding a sense of stability in a volatile world, the life of Greeks illustrates 
an opportunity to expand leadership skills, strive for academic excellence, 
become involved with the community and engage in an atmosphere of social 
events and connections. 


a process heavily dependent on the time of year 


1. Advertisement: The end of summer break marks the kick-off of Fall Rush 
as Greeks start advertising their chapters immediately. The infamous chalk- 
ing technique paints the campus with Greek letters, enticing potential new 
members to engage in the rush process. Fliers, candy, pens and more are 
distributed on campus and throughout the dorms to ignite the Greek flame 
within new students. During the "Meet the Greeks" fair on McKeldin Mall, 
potential new members engage with members of each chapter and receive a 
bit more insight regarding the essence of each chapter. 

S. Sister Meet and Greet: The informality of fall rush appeals to those who 
find the rigid structure of spring recruitment to be a bit intimidating. The 
circus of "Open Houses" held by each sorority enables potential new mem- 
bers to meet the women of each sorority and tour each chapter at one's lei- 
sure. This freedom to choose which house to surveil allows each chapter to 

A panorama view of the University of Maryland's Fraternity Row. 


fully grasp which potential 
new members are interested. 

3. Bids: Since fall rush is 
significantly less formal 
than spring recruitment, 
sorority chapters are al- 
lowed to stream bids to new 
members whenever they 
deem it necessary How- 
ever, bids are not endless, 
since chapter maximum 
is set at quota of 95 mem- 
bers. Bids are dispersed to as many women 
as desired without exceeding the quota. 

4. Bid Day: Bid Day is a joyous occasion. Upon entering the chapter house, 
new members are greeted by future sisters as they sign and accept bids. 

5. New Member Period: The moment a new member signs her bid, she em- 
barks on a several week journey where she learns the secrets, traditions and 
meaning of her chapter's rituals and is embraced by fellow new members. 

6. Initiation: Once the several weeks of new member period have been com- 
pleted and they fully grasp the meaning of sisterhood and the core meaning 
of the chapter's foundation, new members are officially initiated into the so- 
rority Initiation is a covert and sacred ceremony peppered with symbolism 
and traditions dating back to the chapter's creation. 


1. Sign Up: The intense formality of spring recruitment requires potential 
new members to register for rush process on the university's Panhellenic 
Association website. 

8. Group Introduction: Spring recruitment attracts a wider range of poten- 
tial new members. Upon registration, rushes are divided into "Rho Gamma 
Groups" on the first day of this formal recruitment. Since the process is 
lengthy and intricate, chosen women in Greek life dubbed Rho Gammas lead 
each group, providing guidance and ameliorating any confusion or obstacles 
that arise throughout the rush process. 


3. Chapter Meet and Greet: Instead of choosing a select few, mirroring the 
fall process, Rho Gamma groups in the spring are required to survey all 14 
Pan-Hellenic recognized sororities that the university has to offer. Although 
this is a vastly rigid structure and provides little freedom of leisure like fall 
rush, it does illuminate new possibilities and connections with chapters that 
could go unrecognized in the fall. 

4. Tighten the Focus: After a day of interacting with each chapter, the selec- 
tion process begins. Potential new members meet with their Rho Gamma to 
categorize their top 10 chapters in descending order of desirability. This is a 
mutual selection process and they will only return to their desired chapters 
who felt a mutual connection and chose them as well. This process is con- 
tinued, with the next stage requiring a list comprised of their preferred six 
chapters and then three. Finally, at the commencement of the rush journey, 
potential new members strip their lists and reveal their No. 1 chapter with 
which they desire to affiliate themselves. 

5. Bids: The mutual selection process ensures a potential new member will 
receive a bid from one of the top three chapters she has selected. 

6. Bid Day: Bids are collected at Stamp Student Union, where new members 
are informed of their future chapter affiliations. Bid day is a day saturated 
with joy and excitement as new members meet at the chapel, receive their 
respected bid day shirts and partake in the traditional "r\in" from the chapel 
to their new chapter house. Their new sisters greet them with a flood of signs 
and chants that represent their chapter's spirit and pride. 

7. NEW MEMBER PERIOD and INITIATION in the spring is a replica of 
those held in the fall. 


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There are few parallels when comparing rushing a fraternity to the sorority 
recruitment process. For instance, the fraternity rush is unfazed by the sea- 
sonal changes, as spring rush mirrors that of the fall. Also, fraternity rush is 
stripped of any formality, freeing the men of fraternities from trivial restric- 
tions and enabling a free world to choose events they deem best for connect- 
ing with future brothers. 

1. Social Events: The beginning of each semester is defined as "Rush Week," 
signifying the beginning of fraternity rush that not only men reap the ben- 

efits. Several social events including house parties and "grab-a-dates" com- 
prise the essence of fraternity rush as they entice potential new members 
to join with the hope and promise of this fun and exciting lifestyle in the 
near future. Parties welcome all to join, promoting and advertising each 
chapter and creating an opportunity for the brothers to socialize in a re- 
laxed atmosphere with potential new members. 

Z, Brotherhood Events: Fraternities host Brotherhood Events to facili- 
tate an environment of "bromance," where potential new members are 
familiarized with different aspects of the fraternity and meet the broth- 
ers on a more personal level, away from the distractions presented during 
social events held at night. These brotherhood events include dinners at 
the house, dinners at restaurants peppering the Route 1 area and sporting 
events, such as basketball games. The brothers host "Invite Only" events, 
usually grab-a-dates, for select potential new members, illustrating the se- 
lection process has begun. 

3. Bids: After assessing who has shown interest in their chapter and evalu- 
ating which members would be assets to the brotherhood, the men of each 
fraternity extend bids to those new members. 

4. New Member Period and Initiation: Similar to sororities, fraterni- 
ties' new member period spans the length of a few weeks, educating new 
members about the essence of the chapter, its history and members of the 
brotherhood. Upon completion, members are initiated into the brotherhood 
with a sacred ceremony inumdated with the chapter's history, traditions 
and covert rituals. 

Scaior RrtraHs 

SafiLyya AbdiQ Bari 

Criminoiog^^ & Criminal Justice 

Julie Abramson 

Colli iiiuiiiG:;.^.^:^ 

Katrina Marie Abunassar 


Bei Achirixnof or 

Agriculture & Resource 

Selamawit A. Addissie 

Omolayo Elise Adebayo 


Kossi Adegnon 


Beatrice Abinbola Adeoye 

Psycliology & Griiiilnology & 
Criminal Justice 

Megan Elizabeth Adkins 


Abiola O. Ajiboye 


Ugonna U. Akah 


Gregory Thomase Akers 


Oluwabunmi Taiwo Akinf eleye 


Folake Mariette Alabi 

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Cassandra Michelle Alberding 

Aei'uspciut; Eiigineui'iiig 

Robert Michael Alex 


Tabriz Aliyev 


Michael Joseph Alloggio 


Mu3rinat K. Almaroof 


Camila Del Carmen Alvarado 


Carlos Greovanni Amaya 

Econom: ■- 


Yaovi M. Ameh 

Electri^cil Engineering 

Amanda Leonard Anderson Thomas Michael Anderson 

ijl'OclClCciSL oJuLlilicuioiix 

V_;l liiliiicJ.i 'IJLlOL'iL 

Michael Jeffrey Andre^nrs Karimot T. Anif owroshe 

Supply Chain Ivtanagement Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Mary Emata Aninzo 

Community Health. 

Casey Joseph Anis 

Government & Pohtics 

Nina Leah Anziska 


Rachel S. Aranson 


Rochelle Lynn Arbuah 


Robert Argento 


Lorena Arias 

Govei'nmenL & Politics 

Bianca Janelle Arrington 

Communication: Public Relations 

Dekebra D. Arrington 

African American Studies 

Sarah Jemanesh Artin 

Grlm-inology & Criminal Justice 

Andrew Wiles Artuso 

Accounting & Finance 

William K. Asiedu 

Uriminal Justice 

Samantha Aster 

Government & Politics 

We asked seniors: 

''To have lots of spirit and pride and be a 

good example for tiie university* 
— Danielle Kopkin^ hearing and speech 

sciences major 

'Uust being part of the academic 

community. As a student you feel you and 

fellow classmates are lighting the same 

battle against the world!' 
— CJ Fitzsimmons^ economics major 

''Being a Terp is being an all-around 

person— the guy that thrown in any 

situation finds the way to succeed!* 

— Harris Brown^ criminology and criminal 

Justice major 

Kwame Asumadu-Salryi 


Brittany Michelle Atkinson 

Studio An: Graphic Design 

Michael Howard Atlas 


Sarah Yindon Au Jennifer Mary Azarian 

Environmental Science 8e Policy Environmental Science & Policy 

Shazra N. Azeez 

Com.munity Health 

Sabah S. Azim 

Government & Politics 

Samah Sahil Azim 

Finance & Neurobiology 

Shtijaat Sikandar Azim 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

Amadou M. Badiane 

CompuLt-r iiiioi'Uicrawii oystems 

Obaid Bahich 


Benjamin Mark Bailey 

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Salvador David Banda-Alvarado 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Janee A. Banks 


Sarah E. Barber 


Eric J. Barley 


Brittany M. Banies 

ComLmunity Health 

Queenita S. Barnes 

Information Systems 


''UMP's living-learning programs have 

been my home here on campus. Thanks 

to the great friends I made through the 

Honors Program^ the EooHouse and 

Beyond the Classroom^ my four years 

here have been wonderful. My catering 

friends and co-workers have given me 

f un^ food and 'suite' views with all the 

football and basketball games. Yay MPr* 

— Maura Ponovan^ English and 
environmental science and policy major 

Jared Barol 

Central European, Russian & 
Eurasian Studies 

Victoria Anne Barthelemy 

aenerai Biologv" 

Brittnie Batter 



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Karen M. Bautista 

Jennifer Rose Bayliss 

BiOiu^; £j(juiugy 6c: hvuiULiuii 

Matthew Douglas Bebout 

We asked seniors: 

"I love the sporting events and concerts. 

They Vc a lot of fun!' 
~ Matt Sharman^ English major 

"The professors are amazing!' 
Katherine Velasquez^ biology and 
Spanish major 


Melissa Nicole Beck 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Brett Lewris Becker 


Jasmsrne D. Beckford 

American Studies 

Dana Behrens 


Messai Bogale Belasrneh 

Crim.inal Justice 

Jennifer Ma Belcher 

Government & Politics 

Jamie Elizabeth Bell 

Civil & En^/^^onmental 

Quiana B. Bell 


Theron Alexander Bell 



Lehdeen Tiffany Bennett 

Community Health Education 

Jason Alexander Berg 


Collin Mark Berglund 

Amanda D. Berman 

General Biology, Spanish Minor 

Gabriella Jill Berman 


Joseph Jacob Berman 

U.S. History 

Elizabeth Anne Bernhardt 


Jonathan Michael Beyer 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

Jaclyn Ann Bianco 

Government & Politics 


Brandon Lawrence Biggs 


Erin Patricia Bigley 


Amber Noelle Bijou 

Crimmoiogy & Urimmai Justice 

Eli Aaron Bilmes 


Stunrita Bindra 

Community Health 

Nikolaj Lee Birman 

Fire Protection Engineering 

Paul WiUiam Blatty 


Anthony Wayne Bliss 

Logistics & Supply Chain 

Arielle Carli Bluestein 

Supply Chain Management 


Emily Bridges Blumberh 

Mai^iieting iniernatlonai 

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Tiffany Diane Boatman 


Yvette Bodrick 

Public &' Uonmiuiilty iiealth 

Ryder 6. Bohlander 


Anna E. Bondy 


Nicholas M. Bonomo 


Jaclyn S. Borowski 

Rachel M. Bounds 

General Biology 

Andria Bovuman 

Family :. ■, ,. - 


We asked seniors: 

""My favorite part of attending the 
University of l\/laryland was tlie marciiing 
band. Tlie band offered a coliesive group of 
instant friends. We persevered througii four 
years of heat cold^ rain^ sweat and injuries^ 
ultimately becoming closer in the processr 
~ Caitlin Thomas^ psychology and family 

science major 

''My favorite part was the instant 

friendships with people of all different 

backgrounds. Nowhere else have I been so 

comfortable and proud to be a part of such a 

wonderfully diverse community* 

— Katie Miante^ government and politics 

and philosophy major 


Kaitlln Elizabeth Boyd 


Nicholas Bozzi 


Haralamb Braileanu 



Brandon Jemel Braithwaite 

CriiTiinal Justice 

Garrett Branson 

Criniinal Justice 

Kalani A. Breakenridge 

Studio Art 

Robin Nicole Brewrer 

Computer Sciences 

Joshua K. Brobbey 


Benjamin L. Brooke 

Mechanical Engineering 


Erica Broome 


Alicia Denise Brown 

Crim-inology & Crim_lnal Justice 

Arielle Nichole Brown 


Harris C. Brown Jessica Monet Taylor Browm 

Crim.inology & Criminal Justice General Biology 

Tanunie Coraletta Ocasio 

Criminology & Crim.inal Justice 

Kerinne Brownie 


William C. Brumbach 

Music Ecluuatiuii 

Alesia Ann Bruno 



AndrewT Bruno 

Krystjrna Buda-Ortins 

Theresa Alice Buechler 

Fire i'l 

.:. ii^nfiiineeriM 

Geoff Burgan 

News Editorial JounialisirL 

Zachary Adam Burger 

Glienilcal Engineering 

Emily Ann Burke 


Alice Elizabeth Bums 

Physical Science: Atmospheric 

Vincent Robert Bury 

Computer Engineering 

Erin Ashley Busch 

Biological Sciences 


Timirose Monton Bustaznante 


Dayana Bsrmes 


Kristine Rose Caiafa 


Shari Monique Cain 


Gina Marie Caimey 


Amanda Christine Amelia 


Steven P. Callaway 

Mechanical Engineering 

Andrew Bass Campbell 

Government & PolitiL;s 

Kristen Marie Campilonga 



Brian Jared Canell 


Maryanne Carol Cannon 

Governnient & Politico 

Anna Marie Capizzi 

Spanish & ooGoij.v,iu,i-j liducation 

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S- 1^^^9nffiM 

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Christine Careaga 

GomiTLunity Health 

Caitlin R. Carr 


Stephanie Carrington-Brown 

Hearing & Speech Sciences 

Nick Calvert Castelli 


Matthew Castrovince 


Andrew L. Cavanagh 


Jillienne R. Caw 


Rebecca Helen Certner 

Cellular Biology 

Thomas T. Chacko 


Neva K. Chait 


Kevin Anthony Chambers 


Grace Hui-Chung Chang 

Environmental Science & Policy 

Denisha D. Chase 

Wei-Chi Chen Monica J. Chew 

Criminolog^v' ic v;iiUiinal Justice Crim.inology & Criminal Justice 


Jung- Won Chin 

Gt;neral Biology 

Bo Kyong Choe 

Neurobiology &■ Physiology 

Justin Aram Choe 

ci cij]_.'cJji iCor.' 

Sahiba Chopra 


Ashley Elizabeth Chucker 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Evan Ciampi 


Corey Andrew Cines 


Enuna Jonnette Claye 

General Biology 

Kelly Michell Clements 



Claire Dulce Cochrane 

Business: Supply Chain 

Ariella T. Cohen 


Avraham S.Z Cohn 


Jason Michael Cohn 


Amy Lianne Coker 

Family Science 

Taylor Elise Colleen Cole 

Government & Politics 

Julicia A. Coleman 

General Biolog^^ 

Christian Janay Coles 

Family Science 

Lindsay Elaine Colley 

General Biology 


''One of the most memorable things 

about being at the University of 

Maryland was seeing all of the food 

in front of Testudo during exam 

times. Thaf s one of the defining 

things about the university. It shows 

you something about the spirit of 

the school. I gave him milkr 

— Andrew Martha physiology and 

neurobiology major 

Martin Kenneth Collier 

Business: Supply Chain & 

Logistics Operations 


Bridget Marie Collins 

Elementary Education 

Mark Lewis Conley 

C: .■ : : . . :al Engineering 

Christine Elizabeth Conover Alexander McClave Consroe Steven Anthony Conto 

Special Education Mechanical Engineering Family Science 

Sara Danielle Coonin 

Government & Politics 

Philip Michael Cooper 

Agricultural Resource 

Samuel W. Cooper 


Stephanie B. Cooperman 


Allison B. Copeland 

Heaiiiig oc Speecii uuiciices 

Christopher Peter Coraggio 

iiii'^^rmation Systenxo 


Lila Beth Corby 


Luis Joshua Cortavarria 


Jonathan Michael Cottrell 


Brian D. Craig 

Aerospace Engineering 

Jacob Andrews Crider 


Blair Camille Cross 


Phillip J. Crystal 

Ana Massielle Cubillo 


Supply Chain Management 




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Alexander Edison Culver 


Jessica Tuazon Cunanan 


Michael David Currie 

Government & Politics 

Charlene Andrea Curtis- 

Crirninology & Criminal Justice 

Jason Dall'Acqua 


Valeria Danisevska 

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Housley Lee Dankwah 


Kalani Adria Dantley 


Amanda B. Darr 



Ongel O. Dasilva 

Criminology & Criniiiial Justice 

Shoxnik R. Datta 


Edwin Tyler Davila 


Christopher W. Davis Gobriella Monique Davis 

Criminology & Criminal Justice Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Kendra A. Davis 


Colleen Elizabeth Dawson 

Dariana De La Rosa 


Cristina Decesaris 

Neurobiology & Physiology 


Nicholas Joseph Deckard 

Finance & Operations 

Gabriel Cruz Deleon 


Diana Delgado 


Nancy Elena Delgado 

Romance Languages 

Andra L. Dennett 


Rebecca Mae Deright 

Family Science 

Vincent Edward Deright 


Carolyn Rose Desrochers 

GiVii & Environmenial 

Michael P. Devan 

Aerosj^iaut; Engineering 


Vilma Yolanda Diaz 


Deela Jean Dicello 

Animai yciences 

Margo D. Didier 


Spiro W. Dimakas 

Biological Science 

Nicole V. Diven 

Environmental Science & Policy 

Stevtrart Louis Doberman 


Sheila Marie Dollard 

Cory Dollear 

Finance & Operations 

Maura Patricia Kelley 

Environmental Science 


Marvin Malcolm Dookharan 

Computer Science 

Alaina M. Dorsey 


Clairisse Nicole Doswell 


John Joseph Dougherty 


Robert A. Dovrden 


Brittni Ariana Downs 


Noah Nathan Drill 

Elementary Educauon 

Kristi Dulle 


Kyle Adam Duncan 

Pnysical Science 

Ashley Dunlap 

j^l'l riiiSLiUi'y 

Dyllis A. Dv\roininoh 

Supply Dlicdli MaiicigeliiciiL &! 
International Business 

Zachary H. Dvyrorken 

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Lauren Niquel Dyer 


Lauren Earl 


Chima Jef f ery Ebinama 

Computer Engineering 

Sara Rebecca Eckert 

Ecology & Evolution 

Auston Mercado Edwards 


Aida Karen Elegbede 

Commui , ... , .; Pr Track 

Gabrielle Phillips EUiilow 


Mark N. Elliott 


Riza Marie Eznpeno 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

We asked sehiors: 

''Being a Terp is synonymous with 

being successful! 

— Brian CanelL marlcef ing major 

"A Terp worlcs liard but plays hardei^' 

— Ben Present Journalism major 



Alan 6. Eng 

/\u(ju 111 i Lilly, 

Rachel Leigh Engleman 


Chinvre Ijeoma Enu 

v'uucu r'el'iul'liiaJ hjw 

Sean Matthew Erb 


Michelle Esema 

Early Childliood Education 

Nicole Marie Espada 


Erika P. Espinoza 

Family Science 

Steven S. Esposito 

. \ . : . . . .al Justice 

Yael Ilanit Esterson 

Special Education 

Cameron Hunter Etienne 

Environmental Science: Politics 
& Policy 

Joshua Mark Evrard 


Jasper Fathi 

Criminal Justice 

Vanessa Fennema 


James Ferguson 

Agriculture & Resource 

Shana Kathleen Ferguson 


Eliane N. Ferreira 

Public 6c CuiiiiiiLiUiLy Health 

Amanda Paige Field 

Julia Ann Finlayson 



Jordan Robert Firestein 


Valerie Fischman 

Eaiiy uiiiiOLiooa nuLiuation 

EU J. Fish 


Charles Fitzsimmons 


Lidia E. Flores 


Paul C. Fljrnn 


Carlos Alberto Fonseca 

Kevin Michael Ford 

Michael Rene Fossner 

; .larketing 


Gary Brian Foster 

Criminology & Griniinal Justice 

Ashley Rose Fovrler 

Meelianical Engineering 

Samantha Leo Fowler 


Jennifer A. Frame 


Christel Antoinette Francois 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

Anike Kendra Freeman 


Steven Jacob Freiman 


Jason Mitchell Friedman 


Heather Renee Friis 



Michael Adjei Frimpong 

Criniiiioiog^' & Uiiiiiuicu. cJuaLice 

Cassandra Rose Fritz 


George W. Froehlich 

uuiiiiiiUiiiLy HecULii 

Mario Fuang 


Cindy Elizabeth Fuentes 

Family Science 

Kirstan Savon Fuller 

FamUy Science 

Sara Elizabeth Gaisior 




Wadi Gaitan 


Kathleen Mary Gallagher 

Community Health 


Josh Thomas Gallo 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

Alfred Stephen 6. Can 

Cliernical Engineering 

Jared Joseph Robb Gangler 


Megan Elizabeth Garber 

Computer Sciences 

Sasha Prunie Garcon 

William Brian Gast 


Nateara A. Gaston 

Anidrican Studies 

Meti Gebregiorgis 

Physiology & Neurobiology 

Allen Robert Gehret 



"UMP helped me to grow academically 
and brought me one step closer to 
accomplishing my dreams to be a 

— Rashari Sharp, community health 


Arielle M. Gelman 


Erica Anne Genovese 

Elem^entary Education 

Britney Nicole Gerstner 


Alexander Thomas Gibbons Hiwet Regina Mumbi Gichuri 

Jason Andrevr Gil 




Julie Lynn Gilbert 


Brian Joseph Gill 


Sonia Eunice Giron 


Eric Matthew Glazer 


Drew Patrick Gloster 


WiUiam C. Goh 

Computer Sciences 

Michael H. Goland 



Max Sebastian Gold- 

Finance & International 

Alison Fran Goldberg 


Daniel Jon Goldberg 

-jevVitoii O'bLlLliCB 

Samantha Bess Goldhagen 


Crystal Goldie 

History 6c u-uvci-iiiiient & 

Eden E. Goldman 


Sarahann E. Goldstein 

Elementary Education 

Shai Gavriel Goller 


Schquita Dorene Goodwin 

Ek . . ■.. Engineering 

Carly Nicolette Gordon 

Danica Stef annie Gordon 

M-: :,■..., :, ; -Engineering 


Christina Nicole Graham 


Melissa Helen Graham 


Phylicia Graham 


Alexandra Michele Grass 

0: :■: \ -ns Management 

Johntel Martina Greene 


Jason Michael Gregory 

Com.puter Engineering 

Andre Oliver Grice 

Physical Sciences & Mechanical 

Stephanie Helene Griffin 

uwv'ci'nment & Polibioo 

Alyson Jordon Gross 

/^nimal Science 


Luke Brandon Grossi 

Jacqueline E. Gulotta 


llClljlOO. kJUClUlOLjlOO 

Naeha Gupta 

We asked seniors: 




"A mixture of school pride^ academic excellence 

and having a balance between having a really 

good time and working really hard toward your 


" Rebecca Certnen cellular biology and 

molecular genetics major 

"To be involved^ to give 1 1 0% to everything you 

do and to love your schooir 
~ Robyne McCullough^ broadcast journalism 



Alyssa Dell Haber 


Lauren Catherine Haggerty 


Emily EUzabeth Halle 


Aqsa Raja Hamid 

Criminal Justice 

Bonnie Han 

Operations Management 


Agricultural Economics & 
Natural Resources 

Thomas R. Hardesty 


Matthew Gregory Harraka 

Environmental Science & 

Lauren Elaine Harrison 

Government & Politics 


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Brendan Michael Hayes 

Michael Patrick Hayes 


Stephanie Marie Hayes 

ineiiieiiUcii'y HjULiuauoii 

Robert Andrew Hayunga 


Shaun Harold Hazard 


Tonique Nikorie Heaven 


Cara C. Hedgepeth 

Emily Elizabeth Heimsoth 


Christopher C. Heistand 

Computer Sciences 





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Talia E. Henderson 


Oscar Antonio Hendrick 


Mandisa Henry 


Jennifer L3rnn 

Studio Art 

Kerry Ann Hickey 

Criminal Justice 

Courtney Camille 

History: Science & Technology 






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Jennifer I^ynn Hill 

Special Education 

Vanessa Gillian Hill 


Thien-Y Hoang 



Nicole Michele Hoeck 

liit;iiic;iiiary Educctiiuii 

Keith Michael Hoerburger Matthew Paul Hoffman 


ivi LiblC lli'._i-Li 

lOcluiOi 1 

Tara Fran Holden 

Hearing & Speech. Sciences 

Brittany Hollis 

Community Healtli 

Malcolm Holmes 

Public Relations, Spanish. Minor 

Brady Paid Holt 


Brandon Mack-Phillip 


Cassie J. Hong 

Studio Art 


Mi Sung Hong 

aenerai Biology 

Myoungsung Hong 


Shu Fen Huang 


Emily M. Hudson 

Journalism &? English 

Ryan Phillip Hudson 

Criminal Justice 

Julia Huschke 

Women's Studies 

Quang Duy Huynh 

Electrical Engineering 

Brian James Igo 

Governn.^-^i.t & Politics 

Sobia Ijaz 



Jeremy David Inniss 

Idara E. Inokon 


01uv\ratonu Olorunf unmi 

Yonathan Issayes 

Crirxiinal Justice 

Mark Joseph Italiano 


Janelle Carissa Jacas 


Paul Richard Jackson 

International Business 

Shannon D. Jackson Concetta Anne Jannarone 

Environmental Politics & Policy Environmental Science & Policy 


''My parents went here^ so for me^ 
my time here has been like adding to 

the Maryland legacyT 

— Emily Fisher^ international 

business and supply chain 

management major 

Jonee A. Jennifer 

Family Science 

Joseph Ji 

Ashley Myrriah Johnson 

Government & Politics 

Da'Veda Nicole Johnson 


Kristen D. Johnson 

Uuiiiputer Science 

Samantha Nicole Johnson 

General Business 


Andrea Latoya Jones 

Jessica Renee Jones 

Aci'uripcwjc hjli^Uleeriri; 

Justin Jones 


Keyonna Melissa Jones 

Broadcast Journalisin 

Teri Loren Jones 


Rebekah Naomi Joseph 

Community Health 

Christine Frances Jubert 


Dawoon Jung 


Sabina Anna Kaczanowska 

General Biology 


Vinod Anil Kadam 


Sara Nicole Kahler 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Mira A. Kahn 


Samantha Michelle Kaikai 

Family Science 

Lauren Rose Kaiser 


Barak J. Kamelgard 


Emily Michelle Kanner 

Uivil Engineering 

Andrews Kaplan 


Brian Michael Kapur 



Danielle Lauren Karagannis 

Allix Karas 


Benjamin Daniel Katoski 

v_j1 I";;] liiiJcU JiUKliietrl'iiiK 

Dionysios N. Kattis 


Sameena Kaur 

Physiology & Neurobiology 

Griffin Thomas Keane 


Jennifer Rosemary Keams 


Jasmine Imani Keene 

Mechanical Engineering 

Lauren Kelly 


liana Ashley Kelsey 


Desiree B. Kendal 

Civil Engineering 

liana Mika Kemer 

Government & Politics 




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Alexa Kessler 


Nadia Arouj Khan 

Neurobiology & Physiology & 

Selma Hamida Khenissi 


Shiva Khishtan 


Kelly Marie Kidwell 

Fire Protection Engineering 

Sophie Leah Kief f er 



We asked seniors: 

''My favorite part of attending UMD was the 

basicetball games against Pulce. Notably last 

year's game^ wliere the atmosphere in 

Comcast was unbelievabler 

— IVlichael iVIottes^ finance major 

''IVIy favorite part about UIVIP is that there 

is truly something for everyone. Whatever 

your interests are^ you can get involved!' 

~ Sara Coonin^ operations management and 

government and politics major 

"Being a part of a diverse learning 

— Kayla Pierson^ early childhood education 



EUen Killian 



Operations Management & 
Supply Chain Management 

Rosa Lee King 

Elementary Education 

Peter Adam Kleinberg 

Gabriel Kleinf eld 


Ashley Knighton 







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liana Knobel 


Amanda Nicole Knowrles 


Viviane Sarah Kobea 

Lab /^iiiiiicii Management 


Caroljm Ann Koch 


Evelyn A. Kof fi 


Andrevyr Gene Kohler 

EnVil'uiiliiciiucii ouieliueri & 


Jonathan Scott Kohler 

Cellular Biology 

Lola Koiki 

MarkeLing & Supply Chain 

Vanessa Y. Kong 

English, French & Linguistics 

Joshua J. Koomson 

Community HeaJtli 

Danielle Brooke Kopkin 

Hearing & Sp .. . . .^ - 

Steven L. Koppell 

Government & Politics 


Rachel Kotlove 


Rachel Leigh Kozak 

Jewish Studies 

Gregory Kenneth Kraft 

Computer Sciences 

Jacob A. Krinunel 

Government & Politics & 

Katherine Elizabeth 


Kristen Nicole Krosche 


Michelle R. Krovlev 

Hearing & Speech Sciences 

Huichih Kuan 


Andrew Michael Kukwa 

Computer Science & English 


Aditi Kumar 


Cory Michael Kutcher 


Gregory David Labarbera 

Alexandra Morgan Lackey 

Elementary Education 

Sarah Inunanvel Lagman 


Michael Lambert 

Studio Art 

Frank Lamicella 


Marissa Lang 


Meredith Sloan Lasner 


''My favorite part of attending tlie 

University of Maryland was being able to 

get involved in so many meaningful 

activities. My experience was largely 

defined by my two years as an RA in 

ttagerstown Joining Alpha Chi Sigma and 

studying abroad in Spain for a summer. [*ve 

met tons of people that are both similar and 

very different from me and they've taught 

me a lot about myself and the world. I really 

think that Maryland is a unique 

environment for providing the opportunity 

for such diverse experiences and 

— Lauren Haggerty, biochemistry major 

Cherice Lawrson 


Anne Catherine Lederer 

Meclianical Engineering 

Florence E. Ledoux 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 


Andrew C. Lee 


Esther Lee 

Micro Dioiogy 

Simon J. Lee 

Cell Bioiogy &£ Molecular 

Tinny Lee 

General Biology 

Yi-Wei Lee 

Electrical Engineering 

Hyun Jung Leem 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Talia Anne Leibovic 

GO','- ■- ,. . . .,uiGS 

Sari Lelchook 


Danielle S. Leila 

Environmental Science & Policy 

Jordan Levine 


Robert Levine 

Chemical Engineering 

Ross Michael Lewin 


Shani Rashida Lexnris 


Wei Li 

Criminal Justice & Criminology 

Benjamin Liba 

Cell Biology & Molecular 


Christopher M. Lim 


Daniel Youngpoong Lim 


Nancy Lim 



Veronica Anne Lim 

HiSLluV ^'iii-L'>^-J.j.i 

'Ji. n'J'cLLawii 

Jessica Lin 

Accounting & iuLernational 

Stephanie Beatriz Linares 

I iixuxxx <-y\--'^^i<-y; 


Luke John Lindberg 

Government & Politics 

Samantha Michele Link 

Broadcast Journalism 

Jerome Linkins 

Government & Politics 

Ellen Sylvia Linzer 


Matthew Richard Lipsky 

Marketing &? Supply Chain 

Michael Patrick Litzner 


Alice Meiou Liu 

Environmentai Science &? Policy 

Angel Liu 


Emily Sarah Logue 

Operations iVLanagement, 

Eric Michael Long 

Environmental Science & Policy 

Melisa Neves Lopes 


Ariana Elyse Lopez 


Christopher M. Lopez 

Leah Marie Loreman 

Jeremy Risin Loya 

Operations Management & 
Information Systems 


Richard L. Luo 

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Rebecca Rose Lurie 

Govei'iinient & Polliics 

Trevor M. Lyon 


Augustus Collins Macfoy 


Ryan Alexander Mackel 

Criminal Justice 

Shaheen Mahmooth 


Angela Marie Mallich 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Envia De Vorah Malone 

Family Science 

Jojo Man 

Communication & Chinese 


Victoria M. Manistre 


Elizabeth Rose Mann 


Ayedee Wahyundeh Manneh 


"There's always something to do here. It never 

gets boring for even a moment!* 

~ Joshua Eunard^ philosophy major 

''I love the spirit here. It doesn't compare to 

anything else!' 
— Sabrina Starkman^ psychology major 

''I always wanted to go to Maryland^ and once 

I got here. I fell in love with it. As an RA. I get 

to meet new and different kinds of people, and 

everyone I meet I enjoy hanging out with and 

getting to know. I think that says something 

about the university!' 
~ John Grapes, finance major 


John A. Marcin 

Michael Aaron Marcus 

Sebastian Marin 

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Joseph Peter Marsala 

Music &e Education 

Andrew T. Marth 

Physiology & Neurobiology 

Paul George Martin 


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Mechanical Engii- ,...- 

Andrea Martinez 

Broadcast Journalism 

Lilian S. Martinez 


Justin Daniel Masters 


Lydia Marie Mattem 


Timothy PatQ McArdle 


Danielle Patricia McArow 

Early Cliildhood Education 

Catherine Lauren McCrory Robyne Ontaria McCullough 

Family Science Broadcast Journalism 

Michelle Anne McGrain 

Theresa Marie McKay 

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Xavier McKenzie 

Family Science; 


Fiona Kathleen McNabb 


Colleen Patxice Meehan 

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Ivana Alexis Mejias 

AccuLtiiijiiig, ijc .liiiuiiiiciijion 

Shegaw Mekonen 


Neil Harris Mendelowitz 

Supply Chain Managemient 

Meron Mengistu 

Community Health 

Erica Elizabeth Meyer 


Katherine Rose Miante 

Government & Politics 

Kristina I^jmne Michaud 


Alexander Michur 


Max Andrews Milbury 

Accounting, Business Spanisli & 
International Business 

Matthew Scott Miluski 

Computer Science 

Viviane Mathilde Miner 

Fine Arts Graphic Arts 

Shakeara Latrice Mingo 

Criminal Justice 

David James Minor 


Katya V. Miranda 

Studio Art 

Alicia Kay Misci 


Mike 6. Misulia 


Debra Leah Mizrahi 

Hecii'ili^ (Si: bpcculi buiciiuBS 

Kersten N. Moe 


Andrew James Montgomery 

Joshua Nathaniel Moore 


Julian E. Mora 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Lina J. Morales Chacana 

Spanish. Literature 

Ninoska Yolanda Moratin 

Iv/Iaterials Science & 

Bradley David Morgan 


Justin David Morris 


Emily Mary Morse 


Christopher David Morton 

Uoniputer Bclences 

Michael V. Mottes 


"Attending the University of IVIaryland was 

the best four years of my life. I got to do 

everything I wanted and more and 

accomplished so much!* 

— Talia leibovre^ government and politics and 
criminology and criminal Justice major 

"My time at the University of Maryland has 
been the best experience of my life. I have met 

so many great friends and 
teachers and had lots of fun!' 

— Barrett Branson, criminology and 
criminal justice major 


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different euDtiE'es, Sscii@aogige%, 
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you'd get imm traveling 


-- Jung-Won Chin^ general 

biology major 

Michael A. IVIroz 

Grimlnc- -r: ;.^ CriminalJustioe 

Cathryn Michele Mudrick 

Conununity Health 

Graciela Mujica 


Kevin M. Mullins 


Timothy Murray 

Fire Protection Engineering 

Amanda Michelle Murti 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

Meria Muthara 

Computer Sciences 

Emily Jane Myers 

Glienilcal Engineering 

Christopher M. Nardi 




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Sapphire Chanthra Neang 


Julie Anna Neiman 

Supply Chain Management 

Shamita Ashley Nelson 



Avisha Nessaiver 

Eleo'ui'iocU Engineering 

Jonathan E. Newdorf 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Nicole Ng 


Bao-Chau Thuy Nguyen 


Emiko Isabella Niesi 


Lauren M. Niles 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

Paul Michael Nisenson 


Samantha Elizabeth 


Jaclyn Nancy Nix 

Jewish. Studies & 


Morgan Luanne Noonan 

Studio Art 

Sarah Elizabeth Norian 

ytudlo Art 

Lauren Ashley Norris 

General Biology 

Alison Elizabeth Northridge Stacy Barbara Novelli 

English General Business 

Godvuin C. Nvrosn 


Temidayo Adebanjo Obayomi 

Computer Sciencu 

Irene Malo Oben 


Nicole Marie Oliveira 

Mechanical Engineering 


Xiomara Olmeda 

Criminoiug^y-' &■ uiuiiuiicu Justice 

Olaitan Titilayo Oni 


Matthew Seth Orlove 

UOilipLiLei' D'JitJIiCje 

Karen Yohanna Orozco 


Richard Anthony Ortiz 


Ngozi A. Osei 


Liana Nicole Osterman 

Early Cliilck . , ^ , , ■ . , . 

John Foster Ahmad Otmany 


Tiffany Csrnthia Otto 



Adam Pampori 


Ruemel S. Paziglao 

Landscape Architecture 

John Patrick Paraskevas 

Finance & International 

Shadawn Renee Parker 


Micah A. Pate 


Adam Timothy Pearl 

Aerospace Engineering 

Liza Ann Peif f er 


Alan Penn 

GoveriniioiiL & Politics 

Andrewr Mitchell Perrin 

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Amirrah H. Peterson 

Crimiiiuiug^' c^ Ui-iiiiiiicu. cjustice 

Kristen Hollis Peterson 

Mai'kuLiiig & buppi^ L'iiciiii 

Nicholas Arthur Peterson 


Kayla B. Pierson 

Early GhildJiood Education 

Eric Anthony Pike 

Criminal Justice 

Kerri Jill Pinchuk 


Shari Michelle Pincus 


Hannah Anderson Polglase 

Meredith Ashley Polm 

Psychology/Family :... ,- : . ;- 

David A. Porter 

Broadcasting Journalism 

Ashley Michelle Powell 


Daniel Powell 

Business: Marketing 

Brittany Lynne Powers 


Benjamin Oscar Present 


Samantha Jill Purzak 


Anisha Shanae Queen 


Carianne Quigley 


Philip David Quinn 



We asked seniors: 

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''My favorite part of being a Terp is 
living on campus and going to all the sports 
games. I also appreciate all the opportunities 
on campus. There are so many things here 
to learn and do here^ ranging from services 
provided by the Career Center to activities 

offered through CRSr 
— IVIatt Uve^ marketing and supply chain 

management major 

Diamond Rachael Rawlings- 

Criminal Justice 

Shelaine Anita Rawlins 

Aneka P. Reid 

B:. - :■.- 

Mary Catherine Reilly 

Broadcast Journalism 

Rachel Elizabeth Reis 


Corinne Marie Resch 

Civil Engineering 

Amanda Paige Rich 


Corinne N. Riggin 


Daniel Winf red Risner 

Criminal Justice 

Jose Felix Rivera 

Government & Politics 

Exika M. Roberge 


Bryan J. Robins 

Neurobiology & Physiology 


Ann Marie Roche 


Mattheiv Alexander Rock 

buppiy Uxiam ManagBmenL 

Shaun Garrett Rodgers 

Music Eaucauon 

Angle J. Rodriguez 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Piotr Jacek Roman 

Computer Science 

Stephane Pajuelo Romano 



Ashley Nicole Romero 

Hearing & Speech Sciences &? 

Matthevr Timothy Romines 


Candida G. Rosario 


Matthew Gregory Rosner 

General Business 

l^ell Carter Ross 


Margaret Mae Rossetti 

Art, Studio 

Brianna Lee Roth 

: : ■j.thematics 

Evan Corey Rothman 


David Joshua Rubinstein 


"I like that we come together as a Maryland 
family. The student body unites together for 
things we believe in— whether it be to protest 
for more diversity or to cheer for the Terps at 
a home game— and in a sense embodies the 

Maryland spirit!' 
— Juliana l^illems^ animal science major 


Jessica Lynn Rudisill Christina Michelle Ruf fin 

Criiiiiiioiog^' 6c ui'iiiiiiicii Justice Engiisii Xjaiiguagb 6t' i^iLei'aiui't 

Nicholas David Rupkey 

u-ovei'xuiieiiL &£ i^oiiLics 


Bryan Kwaznena Sackey 


Ilia Sacks 

Aerospace Engineering 

Jason D. Saeedi 

Mechanical Engineering 

Christine V. Salamone 

Rukayat Opeyemi Salau 

Lucas John Salvatore 

Alicia M. Salzbach 

Hearing & Speech Sciences 

Elizabeth Jo Sancomb 


Carlos H. Santos 


Elizabeth A. Sapp 

Art Studio 

Aaron M. Sassoon 

Aerospace Engineering 

Dorli Satterwhite 


Robert Emerson Sawyer 


Marcia Susannah Saylors 

American Literature 

Gianna Scalera 


Briana Elizabeth Schatzel 

Heai'iiig 6e opeeuxi cicieiicea 

James Macneil Scher 

AgiicjuiLUi'e 6t: JrLuauLLi'ce 

Wendy Hope Schiff man 


Jennifer Anne Schiller 

Government & Politics 

Zev Schramm 

Mechanical Engineering 

Jaclyn R. Schurman 

Hearing & Speech Sciences 

Elizabeth Ann Schwartz 

!;-■_:.. -. ust Journalism. 

Amy B. Schvrarzl 

Crimiinology & Criminal Justice 

Tina M. Scott 

General Biology 

Stef anie Austin Sear 

Public Health 

Tyler Joseph Sellmayer 

Computer Sciences 

Stephen J. Sery 

Supply Chain Management 

Risharda Denise Settles 


Saim Shahid 


Jennifer L. Shapiro 

Gom.munity Health 

Mukul Sharma 

En\n:ronmental Politics & Policy 

Robert Matthewr Sharman 


Rashari N. Sharp 

Community Health 


Courtney Lynne Shay 

IMutriLionai Siudies 

John Joseph Sheehan 


Alexander E. Sheer 


Danielle S. Shepherd 

Family Science 

Danielle Nicole Shervin 


Nishit Udaykumar Sheth 


Wei Shi 


Brian Max Shinder 

General Biolog^^ 

Anne Elizabeth Shomberg 

Mathematics Educatioii 


'The best four years of your life occur at 

~ Charlene Curtis-Thomas^ criminology and 

criminal Justice major 

''Being a Terp means being a part of the 

community for the rest of your life. It means 

always being able to come back to College 

Park and call the city homer 
— Caitlin Thomas^ psychology and family 

science major 

"The rolling green campus makes UMP an 

easy sell!' 
~ Ben Present Journalism major 

Stephanie Lynn Shoul 

GoiiirnuniLy Healili 

Ronald E. Shoupe Jr. 

Mecliaiiical Engineering 

Jenna Michele Shulman 



Evel3rn Phillips Sievert 


Natan Ezekiel Simhai 


Jivon I. Simmons 

Johnna Lea Simmons 

Elementary Education 

Rachel Anna Simms 


Jessica Rose Simon 


Rachel Erin Simon 

James Brookes Smith IV 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Ainsley Smith 

Romance Laj.-. . .■^- 


Cheryl Rebecca Smith Evan Austin Smith 

Criminoiogy & Crlrainal Justice Criminoiogy & Criminai Justice 

Jaquay S. Smith 


Rachel Christine Smith 


Tiara Dean Smith 


Devon Elizabeth Snodgrass 

Government & Politics 

Romy Alexandra Solomon 

Lt ;:vernment &e Politico 

Robert Sora 

Criminal Justice 

Juan Anibal Sosa 

Criminal Justice 


Awa Sow 

International Business 

Jenna Frances Spates 

Hearing & Speecli Sciences 

Michael Joseph Sposta 


Benjamin Christopher 

Mectianical Engineering 

Sandra L. Stames 

Koria B. Stanton 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Sabrina Emily Starkman 


Shawm Henry Steets 


Robert Corey Steinberg 

Environmental b^ion^c;; i ^..:ics 
& Policy 





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Pablo Steneri 


Kimberly Sterin 


Leah Rahel Stem 


Michele R. Stem 


Andrew Joseph Stershic 

Civil Engineering 

Megan Andbrea Stetz 

Elementary Education 

Dempsey Patrick Stewart 


Skye Macleod Stewart 

Biological tJGience 

Ariel Meir Stoler 



Victoria Kenzie Strickland 


Nicholas Anthony Stmad 

Maieriais ticience 6e 

Carmen M. Suazo 

i^'amiiy Science 

Avital Suissa 


Yian Sun 


Darren G. Taillie 

Aerospace Engineering 

Krystal Tapia 


Kara L. Tarr 


MaxTvell Cecil Tartar 


Jessica Ann Taylor 

Information Systems 

Sean Ryan Taylor 

Fire Protection Engineering 

Karess Cita Taylor-Hughes 



















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Sophia H. Terbush 

Psychology & Journalism 

Tanvi D. Thakkar 


Kenneth Austin Theodos 

Environmental Science & Policy 

Brandon James Thomas 

V^'l'lliilllcU OLi-CiUi'J^O 

Caitlin Lauren Thomas 


Matthew Robert Thomas 


C U.J. U'iJiW 

xug^v ^ Physiology 


Nico D. Thomas 

Nicole Venyse Thomas 

UoiiipuLer Jiiigineering 

Brittany Shanell Thompson 

i^'arnuy acience 

''Attending the University of iVIaryland 

School of Music has been part of fulfilling 

my lifelong dream to become a professional 

opera singer. I am so grateful to the entire 

music school the university and especially 

voice professor Carmen Balthrop. Being a 

Terp rocks!" 
~ Chinwe tnu, vocal performance major 

'According to me^ UMP provided me with a 

diverse learning experience close to home!* 

— Liana Osterman^ early childhood 

education major 


Sarah Lynn Thoimton 

Sociology &? Family Science 

Jennifer Marie Tillery 

Family Science 

Andrew J. Tomaschko 


Blanca E. Torres 

Family Science 

Zachary Tortorici 

Criminal Justice 

Mercedes Marianela Tottil 


Abigail May Trader 


Adam Ryan Traub 


Andrew James Trettel 

Meciiariical Engineering 


Benjamin Michael Trettel 

Meclianical Engineering 

Brittany M. Trotter 


Reanna Renee Trudell 


Jason K. Tseng 

Computer Engineering 

Emily Rose Turk 

International Business 

Kristen Ashley Turk 


Jamie Lauren Turkell 


Adam C. Turner 


Gregory Paul Twist 


Richard J. Urbanski 

Meelianical Engineering 

Ines Rocio Ureta 

Chemical Engineering 

Crystal Lynne Valente 


Matthew Valentino 


Amanda Elizabeth Vantassel 


Benjamin J. Varon 

Government, & Politics 

Christopher M. Vass 


Melissa Marie Vassalotti 


Katherine Susei Velasquez 



John Patrick Ventura 


Christopher G. Verdone 


Reginald Tuazon Vergara 


Lauren Heather Verstandig 


Marlena Danielle Vidotto 

Criminal Justice 

Nataliya Vinnychuk 

International Business 

Edward W. Vogel 


Carla M. Voigt 

Veronika Alexa Volkov 


Simone Shanelle Vjrfliuis 

Family Science 

Habiba Isa Wada 

Biological Sciences 

Laura Teal Wadsworth 

Animal Science 

Brittani Michel Walker 

Criminology & Grim.inal Justice 

Garlie Michelle Wall 


Matthew David Walsh 


Albert Nixon Wardlavu" 

IVlH-DiO liUUCCtUiWii 


Brooke Michelle Warrington Robert John Warrington 

ibugiioii Laiigu_ttgr- Ox: Criminology" & Criminal Justice 

Literature &? Environmental 
Science & Policy 


Car3rn Ilene Wasser 

U.b. History 

Yuki Watanabe 

Meciianlcai lingmeerlng 

Janeise Webster 


Fiona Weeks 

Broadcast Journalism 

Joseph David Weinstein 


Joseph David Weinstein 

General Biology 

Sherri B. Weinstein 

Government & Politics 

Leah Ariane Weiss 

Environm.ental Science & Policy 

Joshua Gregg Weissman 

Mallory Lynn Werthamer 


Christine M. Wertz 

Envlronrnental Science & 

Jeffrey L. Wey 


James Patrick White Shane Matthew Wieman 

Fire Protection Engineering Wildlife Ecology & Management 

Blair J. Williams 


Karl V. Willingham Hannah Michelle Willison 

EouIiuiiiluS ilccil'iiig 6c opewull ocicinucri 

Marisa Ann Willman 



Jessica I^rnn Wilmer 


Mia S. Wilson 


Zachary William Wilson 


Dara Maria Winley 

Painily Science 

Patrick C. Wise 


Tyre Thomas Wise 


Matthew P. Witt 

American Studies 

Elizabeth Marie Wof f ord 


Jenee Ashley Wood 

Criminal ■' , , _-_ 

Justin Wood 

Lauren Nicole Woolsey 


Joshua M. Wotring 


Brandi I^/nn Wrublik 


Johnny Y. Wu 

Computer Sciences 

Mengmeng Xu 


Huang Yan 

Electrical Engineering 

Conrad D. Yanguba 


David A. Yates 

Fire Protection Engineering 


Chris Yi 


Alice Eunk3ning Yoo 

unemicai Engineering 

Woo Seok Yoo 

International business 

Jana Megan Young 


Sarah Jo Zader 

General Biology 

Matthew A. Zagha 


David J. Zahavi 

CeUular Bi'i i ^ :.::'. jleeular 

Olyvia Kyle Zarchin 

Rebecca Caye Zarchin 

Juan 6. Zavala 


Aron Lucas Zavaro 

Government. & Politics 

Andrew Jacob Zayac 


Sean H. Zehmer 


Samantha Zenlea 


Bilu Zhang 

Operations Management & 

Maria Michelle Zilberman 


Nicholas C. ZiUo 


Arielle Nathalie Zintchem 

Frencli Literature/ 


"To be a Terp means to be a driven 

and hardworking 

individual with a 

passion for excellence!' 

—Michael Mottes^ finance major 

''The school atmosphere is great 

teachers are friendly, and I made 

a lot of my best friends here!' 

— Katherine Velasquez^ biology 

and Spanish major 



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2 It has been four years since we For and Cobra Starship performed 

■2 posed for prom pictures, said our for students in the Grand Ballroom of 

g goodbyes to high school friends and the Stamp Student Union. 
'p moved on to some of the most excit- October was the end of conve- 

c9 ing years of our lives: college! There nience for university students when 

o is no doubt that the summer of 2007 the beloved Wawa convenience shop 

fe was a significant transition for a lot that served hundreds of students af- 

S of us, and like the release of the final ter late-night excursions closed. On 

Harry Potter book in July, it marked Oct. 15, students took part in the na- 

eo the end of an era. tional Clothesline Project by hanging 

.2 The fall semester began in Au- T-shirts across campus in an effort 

« gust, just after the Phoenix space- to empower victims of sexual abuse. 

*§ craft blasted off toward Mars' North In sports, track and field star Marion 

CO Pole on Aug. 4. Tragedy struck Peru Jones surrendered her five Olympic 

§ in the form of an 8.0 magnitude medals after admitting to doping. Al 

v^ earthquake, which killed more than Gore had a great month after winning 

^ 500 people Aug. 15. Closer to home, the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on 

students were anxious to get into the educating the world about climate 

dorms. Resident Life converted dou- change. 

ble rooms into triples and lounges Pakistan President PervezMush- 
into quadruples, as more than 1,500 arraf declared a state of emergency 
students were piled onto the on-cam- Nov. 3 due to increasing Islamic ex- 
pus housing waitlist. tremism. In Bangladesh, Cyclone Sidr 
In September, Southeast Asia killed almost 3,400 people Nov. 15. In 
was in the news when a plane crashed national news, the Writer's Guild of 
inPhuket, Thailand, killing nearly 90 America went on strike, forcing the 
passengers and crewmembers. Later nation to watch nothing but re-run 
^ that month, 10,000 Buddhist monks shows well into the New Year. To re- 
protested the detainment of pro-de- lieve student boredom, the popular 
mocracy leader Daw Aung San Suu 90s band Third Eye Blind played in 
g Kyi in Burma. The world lost the fa- Ritchie Coliseum on Nov. 19, and co- 
mous opera singer Luciano Pavarotti median Daniel Tosh performed in the 
to cancer Sept. 6, and on-screen fun- Grand Ballroom on Nov. 27. 
2 ny-guy Owen Wilson shocked the na- In December, Time magazine 
g tion with his suicide attempt early in named Russian President Vladimir 
Ci the school year. At the university, a Putin "Person of the Year." While 
bZ hate crime racked the nerves of stu- his reputation improved, 89 major 
s. dents and faculty alike, when a noose league baseball players were shot 
•^ was hung outside the Nyumburu Cul- down when Sen. George Mitchell re- 
S tural Center on Sept. 6. Later that leased a report accusing them of ste- 
g month, bands Cute is What We Aim roid use. Pakistan faced continued 

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unrest when former Prime Minister March "began with intense Israeli 
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by air strikes over the Gaza strip where 
a bomb blast at an election rally. In at least 54 were killed. Then, more 
College Park, the highly anticipated explosions made the news March 19 
Thirsty Turtle bar opened its doors when an exploding star on the op- 
Dec. 5. posite side of the universe made his- 

Gas prices soared in January, tory as the furthest object visible to 
hitting an all-time high of $100 per the naked eye. Obama faced criticism 
barrel. Meanwhile a suicide bomber in March when his pastor, Jeremi- 
killed 25 people in Baghdad on the ah Wright, issued controversial and 
first. The heartbreak continued when racially-charged statements in ser- 
actor Heath Ledger, 28, died from an mons. Closer to home, the Delta Tau 
accidental overdose in his New York Delta fraternity was kicked off cam- 
apartment later in the month. The pus for hazing, encouraging univer- 
2008 election hit a surprising start sity officials to work even harder to 
when Sen. Barack Obama won the enforce the zero-tolerance policy. 
Iowa caucus. Back at home. College Rising food and gas prices that 
Park police dealt with the aftermath began in March carried on through 
ofat least 20 burglaries that occurred April, triggering riots and civil un- 
during winter break, while university rest in many Third World countries, 
officials discussed the idea of a Purple In medical advances, British sur- 
Line connection to the Metro system geons completed the first bionic eye 
more seriously than ever. transplant, giving vision to two blind 

In February, Fidel Castro an- patients. At the university, popular 

nounced his resignation as presi- band Gym Class Heroes performed 
dent of Cuba; his brother, Raul Cas- 
tro, replaced him. Most of the world 

for students April 23. 

Then, Wyclef Jean headlined the 

was lucky enough to see a total lunar university's annual Art Attack con- 
eclipse Feb. 20. The biggest day of the cert May 2. Tragedy in the form of 

year for football ended in a Super Bowl 
win for the New York Giants after 
they defeated the New England Patri- 
ots. Visits to the campus this month 
featured musician Ingrid Michaelson 
and Frank Warren, the founder of 

Mother Nature also struck the world 
this month when Cyclone Nargis hit 
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2008 Oljmipic Games in Beijing, Chi- 
na, ended, with superstars like Mi- 
chael Phelps in swimming and Usain 
Bolt in track-and-field making head- 
lines for their extraordinary perfor- 
mances. As students moved into their 
apartments and dorm rooms, presi- 
dential candidate and Sen, John Mc- 
Cain named Sarah Palin as his run- 
ning mate. 

Palin was not the only surprise 
of the new academic year-students 
returned to find that DOTS added the 
Silver Line to its nighttime bus ser- 
vice, and CRS got rid of fees for group 
exercise classes. In other news, on 
Sept. 22, the state announced a $12 
million cut from the university bud- 

On the other side of the world, 
a political crisis in Thailand forced 
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej 
to resign from his position Oct. 2. Fi- 
nancial crisis was the topic of Octo- 
ber in the United States and around 
the world, after President George W. 
Bush signed the Emergency Econom- 
ic Stabilization Act on Oct. 3. This 
act would provide failing banks with 
a $700 billion bailout plan. The uni- 
versity also lost almost $63 million 
in endowments this year. While na- 
tions all over the world were affected 
by this crisis, they managed to band 

together through science when the 
Large Hadron Collider, a collabora- 
tion of more than 10,000 scientists 
and engineers from more than 100 
countries, was officially inaugurated 
Oct. 21. Students managed to keep 
spirits up at the annual Homecoming 
Comedy Show where comedian Lew- 
is Black made the night a memorable 

November brought hope and 
change to the American people as 
Sen. Barack Obama made history 
when he was elected as the first Afri- 
can-American president of the Unit- 
ed States. In world news, terrorist 
attacks killed almost 200 people in 
Mumbai, India, and religious unrest 
in Jos, Nigeria, resulted in four days 
of rioting and nearly 400 casualties. 
Back at home, the university initiated 
more efforts to go green when DOTS 
ordered four hybrid buses to haul stu- 
dents throughout the campus. 

As students geared up for ex- 
ams and winter break, Lupe Fiasco 
performed in the Ritchie Coliseum 
on Dec. 5. The moon made the news 
Dec. 12 when it moved to its closest 
point to earth at the fullest phase of 
its cycle, making it appear 14 percent 
larger and 30 percent brighter than 
any other full moon. Also, a "leap sec- 
ond," which means an extra second, 
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to round out the calendar. world, and the United States declared 
January invited a new year and a public health emergency after 
a new family to the White House. An more than 100 people died in Mexio. 
estimated 1.8 million people, along On April 8, Somali pirates hijacked 
with an unprecedented number of an American ship and took the cap- 
celebrities and dignitaries, showed tain hostage for four days, until he 
their support Jan. 20. Just five days was rescued. The second G-20 sum- 
earlier, a U.S. plane made an emer- mit convened in London this month 
gency landing in the Hudson River, in an effort to resolve the global fi- 
Miraculously, all 155 passengers sur- nancial crisis. At the university. Chef 
vived. Conflict on the Gaza Strip also Duff from reality show Ace of Cakes 
heightened. showed off his cake decorating skills 
Feb. 1 welcomed the world's April 1, and comedian-actor Zach Gal- 
first openly lesbian head of govern- ifianakis performed stand-up April 
ment when Johanna Sigurdardottir 27. 
was elected Prime Minister of Ice- 
land. Feb. 7 bushfires in Australia 

It didn't end with Zach, as ce- 
lebrities kept on visiting— rapper Lu- 

were among the worst of its kind, dacris headlined this year's annual 
killing 173 and leaving 7,500 home- Art Attack on May 1, just as students 
less. In local news, students, faculty were prepping for a long summer 
and community members gathered break. Sonia Sotomayor's work was 
to celebrate the 100th birthday of the just beginning though, as Obama ap- 
NAACP in the Nyumburu Cultural pointed her to the Supreme Court on 
Center on Feb 13. May 26, making her the first Hispan- 

In March, students from the Be- ic justice to serve. North and South 
havioral and Social Sciences College Korea also made the news this month 
at the university planned a walk- when former President of South Ko- 
out to protest funding inequalities rea Roh Moo-hyun committed suicide 
in comparison to other programs, and North Korea announced that it 
On the topic of finances, the univer- conducted a successful nuclear test 
sity launched the Keep Me Maryland within just a few days of each other, 
initiative on March 12 to help keep 
students with financial difficulties 
enrolled in classes. Outside of Mary- 
l£Lnd, President Marc Ravalomanana 
of Madagascar was overthrown by a 
coup March 17, and a fiash flood in 
combination with a dam failure led to 
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^ were prepared to get back into the were cancelled, allowing students to 

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^ tember, a natural disaster struck, 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, 

CO when an 8.3-magnitude earthquake and the U.S. Senate passed the Health- 

.o hit Samoa on Sept. 29, and another Care Reform Bill. Internationally, the 

7.6-magnitude earthquake killed 700 United Nation's 2009 Climate Change 

in Indonesia just one day later. Conference was held in Cophenhagen, 

October held exciting news for Denmark. 
Brazil when it was announced that In January, the United Nations 

Rio de Janeiro won the bid for the named 2010 the International Year 

2016 Olympic Games, beating out of Youth and encouraged govern- 

Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid for host- ments all over the world to support 

ing privileges. European astrono- and inspire young people to help fos- 

mers announced the discovery of 32 ter progress. On campus, the much- 

exoplanets Oct. 20. Closer to home, a anticipated Commons 7 building 

Maryland state law was passed that opened to house juniors and seniors 

banned texting while driving. Also, for the spring semester. Haiti suf- 

the university carried out a mass fered a huge blow at the beginning of 

vaccination drill mid-month in an ef- the new decade when a 7.0-magnitude 

fort to avoid a swine flu pandemic. earthquak:e rocked the small nation. 

Tragedy struck the nation in No- making it one of the deadliest natu- 

tz vemberwhen 13 were killed in a shoot- ral catastrophes in modern times. In 

ing at the Fort Hood military base in technology news, Apple introduced 

Texas. Just a few days earlier, on Nov. the iPad on Jan. 27. 
^ 10, the sniper that killed 10 people in The weather dominated the news 

2 the greater Washington, D.C., area in February with the 'Snowmageddon' 

§ was executed in Virginia. In lighter that gave students another much-ap- 

2 news, the New York Yankees won the predated week away from class. The 

g World Series, and in Maryland, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, 

n! university announced its new effort Canada, stole the international media 

^ to preserve the 400 reels of football spotlight and featured sporting stars 

g game footage feared to have been lost such as speed skater Apolo Ohno and 

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for his extramarital affairs. On Feb. 2 7 Rock band Weezer and musical 

an 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked artist Ben Folds performed at this 
Chile and triggered a tsunami, where year's annual Art Attack where about 
the total death toll amounted to 800. 12,000 students gathered in Byrd 

Airport security underwent a Stadium to celebrate the end of an- 
huge change in March when the TSA other school year. Greece was grant- 
began testing full scanners in a Chi- ed a 110 billion Euro bailout package 
cago airport; passengers who chose May 2 and Britain elected David Cam- 
not to go through the scans were pat- eron as prime minister May 10. In art 
ted down. On March 20, a team of news, Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green 
Spanish surgeons successfully com- Leaves and Bust" sold for $106.5 mil- 
pleted the first full face transplant, lion, breaking the world record for an 
a groundbreaking event in the medi- auction sale, 
cal world. Also in March, President 
Obama signed new healthcare legis- 
lation that would ensure medical cov- 
erage for almost all Americans. Riots 
broke out on Route 1 when Maryland 
defeated Duke on March 3. 

In April, a West Virginia mine 
explosion marked the worst since 
1970, killing 29 workers. On April 
10, Polish President Lech Kaczynski 
and 95 others died when his airplane 
crashed in Russia. In other flight- 
related news, a volcanic eruption in 
Iceland caused several complications 
for travelers all over Western Eu- 
rope. Later in April, the Deepwater 
Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of 
Mexico, causing one of the largest oil 
spills in history. University students 
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Spain's victory in the World Cup 
and Chelsea Chnton's wedding domi- 
nated news stories over the summer, 
but by the time students returned 
to school, the repeal of Proposition 
8 in California, Ground Zero mosque 
debates and a bed bug outbreak had 
taken over newsstands. For students, 
the new school year meant a new uni- 
versity president; it was announced 
Aug. 17 that Wallace Loh would re- 
place President Dan Mote beginning 
in November. 

The fall semester began with 
startling news of a hostage situation 
at the Discovery Channel headquar- 
ters in Silver Spring, where many 
Maryland students and alumni work. 
On Sept. 14, a U.S. hiker was released 
from Iran after being detained for 13 
months under spying allegations. 

A mining disaster was avoided 
in Chile in October, when 300 miners 
were rescued Oct. 13, after surviv- 
ing a record of more than five weeks 
underground. Comedians Stephen 
Colbert and Jon Stewart also hosted 
the "Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or 
Fear" on the National Mall to mock 
some of the ongoing political tension. 
Students flocked to the rally just as 
they had flocked to Cole Field House 
on Oct. 11 to watch comedian Demetri 
Martin perform at the Homecoming 
Comedy Snow. 

November was a month full of 
political stories. Republicans won 
control of the House during midterm 
elections Nov. 4, and former President 
George W. Bush released his book, De- 
cision Points, on Dec. 9. WikiLeaks re- 
leased confidential American files to 
the public later in the month, causing 
uproar in the political atmosphere. At 
the international level. North Korea 
bombed South Korea, causing ten- 
sions to reach a new high. On a light- 
er note. Prince William announced 
his engagement to Kate Middleton on 
Nov. 16, sparking anticipation and 
excitement around the world. In Col- 
lege Park, students mourned the loss 
of the short-lived bar, the Thirsty 
Turtle, which closed after an inspec- 
tion following a stabbing outside the 

In December, the university un- 
expectedly bought out football head 
coach Ralph Friedgen's contract for 
$2 million and replaced him with 
Connecticut football coach Randy Ed- 
sall. The nation mourned the death of 
Elizabeth Edwards, the former wife 
of Sen. John Edwards, on Dec. 7 af- 
ter her long battle with breast can- 
cer. WikiLeaks founder Julian As- 
sange was arrested for alleged sexual 
assault in Sweden on the same day. 
Also in December, President Obama 
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made the headlines so far in the New 
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early in January left six dead and 19 
injured - among them Rep. Gabrielle 
Giffords, who was shot in the head. 
Closer to home, a student was mur- 
dered in his College Park home Jan. 
11. Meanwhile floods in Brazil, Aus- 
tralia and Sri Lanka have left hun- 
dreds dead and many more home- 

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The Terrapin baseball team is 
looking at 2011 as one of the first 
building blocks in what second-year 
coach Erik Bakich hopes will be a 
transition from AGO afterthoughts to 
national contender. 

With the arrival of the nation's 
No. 25 recruiting class and revamped 
facilities, the Terps will look to im- 
prove on their ugly 2010 campaign 
(17-39, 5-25 AGO) and begin ascend- 
ing the conference ladder. The 22 
newcomers will have to mesh with 
the Terps' returning contributors, 
such as shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez 
or pitcher/utility player Gary Sch- 
neider, if the team hopes to succeed 
this season. 

The Terps will open their season 
with a four-game tilt at juggernaut 
Texas, a stretch of games that should 
serve as a good tune-up for the team 
before their grueling AGG schedule 

The team' s pitching staff will like- 
ly need an influx of young talent as it 
tries to recover from the loss of pitch- 
ers Dan Gentzler and Adam Kolarek 
to Major League Baseball. Freshman 
Tyler Vail, who was drafted in the 
fifth round of last year's MLB draft, 
should be one of those looked at to 
firm up the pitching staff, which has 
been unable to compete at an AGG- 
level over the past several years. 

With Bakich's attitude and in- 


flux of talent, however, one thing is 
for sure: The Terps are back. It may 
take awhile, but the program is back 
on the road to prominence, both with- 
in the conference and on the national 

All baseball photos courtesy of The Diamondback 

What a difference a year can and Adrian Bowie and forward Dino 

make. After a 2010 season that re- Gregory— thrust into more important 

suited with an AGO regular season roles and a talented freshman class, 

co-champions banner in the rafters Williams is still searching for a con- 

of Gomcast Genter after a home vie- sistent counterpart, 
tory over eventual national cham- Tucker has stepped up at times, 

pion Duke, the Terps were unable to posting 17 points in a loss against 

make it out of the second round of No. 5 Pittsburgh in November and 21 

the NGAA Tournament. After Michi- points in a throttling of lowly Wake 

gan State guard Korie Lucious erased Forest on Jan. 12, but his season has 

the Terps' late comeback with a buzz- been marred by a mediocrity that 

er-beating three-pointer to seal the has occasionally lost him his starting 

Spartans' victory, the Terps knew it position, 
was time to reload. Freshmen guards Pe'Shon How- 

With AGG Player of the Year ard and Terrell Stoglin have stepped 

Greivis Vasquez, sharpshooter Eric in for Tucker at times, with Howard 

Hayes and steady post presence hitting a buzzer-beater in just his sec- 

Landon Milbourne all graduating, ond career game to raise the Terps 

coach Gary Williams and the Terps overGoUegeofGharlestononNov. 10. 

were faced with the unenviable task But while both Howard and Stoglin 

of replacing their three most prolific have proven they can play, they've 

scorers. also each shown their inexperience 

While the Terps have had diffi- at times, struggling with shot selec- 

culties in consistency in 2010-2011, tion and ball control, 
though, one thing has been steady: The Terps enter the meat of their 

center Jordan Williams' dominance conference schedule at a crossroads, 

in the paint. Placed on the Wooden Despite having proven that they are 

Award Preseason Watch List as one young and talented, the Terps have 

of the nation's top 50 players, the yet to claim a marquee win. They 

sophomore has been up to the chal- dropped games to ranked Pitt and II- 

lenge of being the go-to player on the linois in November's Goaches vs. Gan- 

offensive end for the Terps. cer Glassic, and have since lost close 

Unfortunately, Williams has been games to No . 1 Duke, Temple and Bos- 

the only consistent Terp through the ton Gollege. 

early part of the season. Despite a The good news for the Terps, 

trio of seniors— guards Cliff Tucker though, is that to this point in the 


season they've essentially won all of 
the games that they were supposed 
to win. And with a down ACC this sea- 
son, that leaves the possibility for the 
Terps to pile up conference victories. 
So, if the Terps can harness some mo- 
mentum as they discover their iden- 
tity, all signs point to them once again 
returning to the tournament bubble 
and sneaking into the Big Dance in 
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Coach Brenda Frese has grown 
accustomed to success. In her eight 
full seasons on the bench for the Ter- 
rapin women's basketball team, she 
has taken the Terps to the NCAA 
Tournament all but two times and 
took home a national championship 
in 2006. 

So last season's teeter-totter, 
mediocre season that sent the Terps 
to the WNIT rather than the Big 
Dance did not sit well with the vet- 
eran coach. The Terps suffered tough 
losses to Georgia Tech, Virginia and 
Boston College to place added pres- 
sure on the ACC Tournament, where 
the Terps would top North Carolina 
before faltering against top-seeded 

This led to Frese making whole- 
sale changes. Despite losing just one 
senior— shooting guard Lori Bjork— 
to graduation, Frese set out to trans- 
form her Terps into an entirely new 
team. To do this, Frese brought in 
former University of Texas condi- 
tioning coach Kyle Tarp to mold her 
Terps into an up-tempo, physically 
fit group of players. Some returning 
Terps, such as center Lynetta Kizer 
and guard Anjale Barrett, are now 
hardly recognizable. 

That physical transformation 
was augmented by the arrival of the 
No. 2 recruiting class in the nation. 
Alyssa Thomas, Natasha Cloud, Lau- 
rin Mincy and Alicia DeVaughn have 
all contributed throughout the Terps' 
hot 13-3 start to the new season, a 
stretch that included wins over No. 17 
St. John's, Purdue and St. Joseph's. 

The Terps drew the short straw 
when it comes to ACC scheduling, 
starting their slate against No. 3 
Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 
Durham, N.C. Led by Thomas, guard 
Kim Rodgers and forward Diandra 
Tchatchouang, the Terps led the Blue 
Devils for much of the game and ap- 
peared primed for an upset victory 
that would again establish the squad 
amongst the nation's elite. Unfortu- 
nately for the Terps, the Blue Devils 
came roaring back in the final three 
minutes behind All-American guard 
Jasmine Thomas to take the victory, 

Even after a surprising loss to 
Boston College at Comcast Center in 
the Terps' second conference game, 
though, the team certainly appears 
capable of challenging for an ACC ti- 
tle and making noise in the Big Dance 
in March. They have squared off with 
some of the nation's top teams already 
(Duke, Georgetown, St. John's), and 
their lauded freshman class will only 
improve as the conference slate con- 
tinues. It's fair to say that, at this point 
in the season, it seems that Frese has 
once again turned her squad into a 



The University of Maryland be- 
came known for its prowess in wom- 
en's sports under the guidance of 
former athletic director Debbie Yow. 
Perhaps the most dominant of these 
women's sports, though, is one that 
you hear little about. 2010 saw the 
Terrapin competitive cheer team 
continue to dominate the sport, win- 
ning their fourth national title in the 
past five years last April in Da3^ona 
Beach, Fla. 

One of the nation's few competi- 
tive cheer programs that offers any 
scholarships, the Terps have had lit- 
tle trouble maintaining their dynasty 
Again ranked No. 1 in the country in 
2011 after their impressive national 
title run last spring, the Terps have 
not been a let-down, avoiding an up- 
set at the hands of No. 4 Baylor with 
a comeback in the final two heats of 
the meet to start their title defense 
at 2-0 before an extended break until 
early February. 

The Terps will get back to work 
in February, where they will have to 
deal with Baylor and Quinnipiac for 
the second time in addition to deal- 
ing with the sport's other three com- 
petitors in Oregon, Azusa Pacific and 
Fairmont St., before they will arrive 
in Eugene, Ore., on April 7 to once 
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The Terrapin men's and wom- 
en's cross-country programs, just as 
they did in 2009, followed remark- 
ably similar paths in their 2010 sea- 
sons. After up-and-down regular sea- 
sons, in which they each finished as 
high as 14th as a team in large meets 
(each at the Penn State National at 
State College, Pa.), the Terp men 
would run to an eighth-place finish 
in the AGO Championships in Boston, 
while the women finished in 10th. 

The men were once again led 
by standout Greg Kelsey, whose ef- 
forts landed him a spot in the NCAA 
Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind. Af- 
ter earning All-AGG status with an 
eighth-place individual effort at Bos- 
ton's AGG Championships on Oct. 30, 
Kelsey went on to again finish eighth 
in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional 
to become the only Terp to earn the 
right to run in the NCAA Nationals, 
where he finished in the top-half with 
a 103rd place overall finish. 

Led by junior Ashley Gromartie, 
the women Terps would go on to the 
NCAA Mid- Atlantic Regionals with an 
outside hope of qualifying for the na- 
tional championships. Unfortunately, 
Gromartie led the Terps with a 38th- 
place finish, which was not enough for 
any Terps to continue their season. 

Led by coach Andrew Valmon, 
the Terps will look for improvement 
as they approach the 2011 season 
next fall. 


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The memory of 2009's Nation- 
al Championship loss to rival North 
Carolina was fresh in the minds of the 
members of the Terrapin field hockey 
team all season. The 3-2 heartbreak- 
er last season spoiled the Terps' oth- 
erwise blemish-free campaign, and 
this season they set out to finish what 
they started last year. 

They didn't disappoint. With a 
thrilling 3-2, double-overtime vic- 
tory over the Tar Heels on Nov. 21, 
the Terps claimed the NCAA champi- 
onship and completed an impressive 
season in which they lost only once 
and held the national-ranking of No. 
1 for much of the campaign. 

Led by two-time National Play- 
er of the Year Katie O'Donnell and 
fellow Ail-Americans Megan Frazer 
(1st Team), Jill Witmer (2nd Team) 
and Jemma Buckley (3rd Team), the 
Terps sailed through much of their 
season, with their only loss coming at 
the hands of No. 4 Princeton on Sept. 

After topping the Tar Heels in the 
ACC Championship game, the Terps 
moved on to the NCAA Tournament. 
They would roll past Massachusetts, 
Connecticut and Ohio St. to set up the 
rematch of last season's NCAA Cham- 
pionship game with the Tar Heels. 

This time, the Terps reversed 
the score, coming out on top after a 
double-overtime battle with Frazer's 
heroic goal. 


While the Terps will have to deal 
with replacing O'Donnell, their re- 
turning roster is more than capable 
of not only dealing with O'Donnell's 
loss, but also competing once again 
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transition for the Terrapin football forgo his senior season next year in 

team. After an abysmal 2009 season, favor of entering the NFL Draft— and 

in which the Terps finished at 2-10 veteran running backs Da'Rel Scott 

with only one victory over an FBS and Davin Meggett, O'Brien put him- 

opponent, coach Ralph Friedgen and self on the map by leading the Terps to 

the Terps had something to prove, victories over No. 21 N.C. State, Bos- 

They didn't disappoint. ton College and a 62-14 dismantling 

The Terps came out of the gates of Wake Forest on Homecoming, 
strong with a marquee victory over Five Terps joined Smith on the 
in-state rival Navy at M&?T Bank Sta- all-conference team. Linebacker Alex 
dium in Baltimore. After a back-and- Wujciak (9.3 tackles per game), punt 
forth game with the strong Midship- returner Tony Logan (two punt re- 
men, safety Kenny Tate slammed turns for touchdowns) and Tate (7.8 
the door on Navy quarterback Ricky tackles per game) all earned first- 
Dobbs to seal the win for the Terps. team honors, while defensive line- 
On fourth down with under a minute man Joe Vellano was named to the 
remaining, Heisman hopeful Dobbs second team and offensive lineman 
turned for the goal line with the Terps Paul Pinegar earned an honorable 
leading 17-14. But that's where Tate mention nod. With Friedgen named 
met him, setting the tone for what the ACC Coach of the Year, the Terps 
would be one of the best turnaround earned the most conference recogni- 
seasons in recent memories as the tion since 2003. 
Terps proceeded to go 9-4 and take But despite this season's rela- 
home a Military Bowl victory after tive success, things began to change 
throttling East Carolina on Dec. 29, rapidly. Within three weeks from De- 
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This season also saw the emer- that Friedgen's contract would be 
gence of redshirt freshman quarter- bought out, offensive coordinator 
back Danny O'Brien, who put up re- James Franklin would take over the 
markable numbers after taking over head coaching position at Vanderbilt 
for Jamarr Robinson in the fourth and Connecticut coach Randy Ed- 
game of the season en route to earn- sail would take over the helm for the 
ing the program's first ever ACC Terps. Much speculation existed that 
Rookie of the Year. With the help of the coaching move was an effort by 
wide receiver Torrey Smith— who set first-year Athletic Director Kevin An- 
the program's record for career all- derson to increase ticket sales after 


a dismal attendance record at Byrd 
Stadium this season, and Edsall's re- 
nowned recruiting ability (he brought 
UConn from Div. 1-AA to a BCS Bowl 
in his tenure) certainly makes him 
appear capable of such a feat. It re- 
mains to be seen what will happen 
with the rest of the Terps' coaching 
staff and what the future may hold. 
But with O'Brien's emergence and the 
return of Meggett, Tate and a slew of 
other contributors, the program once 
again appears on the rise after a mis- 
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The Terrapin men's golf team 
appears to t>e building from their me- 
diocre spring season last year, which 
was highlighted by a third-place fin- 
ish in March in Williamsburg, Va., 
as they enter this year's spring sea- 
son. The Terps entered their fall sea- 
son determined to improve, and, as a 
whole, they did. 

Tom Hanna III, Stephen Bos- 
dosh and Sean Brannan led the team 
to three top-six tournament finishes, 
the most notable coming in the Wolf- 
pack Invitational. In Raleigh, N.C., 
junior John Popeck tied for fifth- 
place individually to lead the Terps 
to a fourth-place finish in the 17 team 
tournament. As the Terps continue to 
mesh their veterans with incomers, 
they hope the team can mold togeth- 
er into a competitor both this spring 
season and beyond. 

The Terrapin women's golf team 
has enjoyed far more success of late 
than their male counterparts. Led by 
AIl-ACC performers Christine Shimel 
and Jessica HoUandsworth, the Terps 
cruised through their spring sched- 
ule and qualified for the NCAA West 
Regional Tournament. They head- 
ed to Stanford, Calif., in May for the 
competition, where the team finished 
in 18th place out of 24 teams. They 
did not qualif7 for the National Tour- 

The Terps will look to continue 
on their winning ways. 


The 2009-2010 season appeared 
primed to be a banner year for the 
Terrapin g5minastics program as a 
national title did not seem out of the 
realm of possibilities. However, a 
string of injuries led the Terps to sput- 
ter to the end of their season. A No. 
2 seed at the EAGL championships 
yielded a sixth-place finish, and the 
season would eventually end in a bit- 
terly disappointing last-place show- 
ing at the NCAA Southeast Regional 

After graduating six seniors 
from last year's squad, though, it 
seems that coach Brett Nelligan will 
look to his lauded recruiting class to 
help the Terps move forward from last 
season's disappointments to take an- 
other step forward in the program's 
progression. Nelligan brought in two 
former high school national cham- 
pions - Karen Tang and Elizabethe 
Manzi - in what could easily be the 
program's best-ever freshman class. 

But they will have to learn fast. 
While the Terps do return the reign- 
ing EAGL All-Around Champion in 
Abigail Adams and last season's EAGL 
Rookie of the Year Kelsey Cofsky, the 
Terps will have a tough road in front 
of them in the strong EAGL. In their 
first match-up of 2011, the Terps fell 
at Kent State, 194.775-195.125. De- 
spite the loss, though, the Terps put 
forth a good showing, as their score 
was the highest score they had seen 

in a season-opener since 2000. Ad- 
ams and freshman Katy Dodds led the 
way with scores of 9.8 on the bars. 

The Terps will be busy with 21 
meets before the EAGL champion- 
ships and eventually the NCAA Tour- 
nament, so there will be plenty of 
time to improve. 

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It's a time of change for the Ter- 
rapin men's lacrosse team. A national 
powerhouse that has been devoid of 
a national championship since 1975, 
the Terps decided to make a change 
after last season's disappointments 
and did away with head coach Dave 

After droppingjust three regular 
season games last season— two to Vir- 
ginia and one to North Carolina— the 
Terps were unable to live up to their 
potential in the postseason, losing in 
the quarterfinals to underdog Notre 
Dame. Incoming coach John Tillman 
will hope to do what Cottle couldn't: 
win on the national scale. 

With a grueling schedule that 
includes Georgetown, Johns Hopkins 
and Navy on top of the team's ACC 
opponents— Duke, Virginia and North 
Carolina— the Terps will have plenty 
of experience against the nation's top 
dogs by tournament time. 

Senior attackman Grant Catali- 
no, a 1st team preseason All-Ameri- 
can, will lead the charge for the Terps 
as they hope to avenge last season's 
quarterfinal upset to Notre Dame in 
the National Tournament. Catalino 
was one of six Terps recognized with 
the preseason honor of Ail-Ameri- 
can; seniors Brett Schmidt and Ryan 
Young also earned nods, while John 
Haus, Max Schmidt and Brian Far- 
rell all enter the season as honorable 



The biggest question mark for 
the Terps heading into the season ap- 
pears to be at goalie, where no clear 
starter has emerged from a group 
of four netminders. If the Terps can 
harness the energy of a new coach 
in Tillman, who arrives after three 
successful seasons on the bench at 
Harvard, this year's team appears to 
have the talent to bring the program 
back to heights that it hasn't been to 
in decades. Then again, this season 
could very well also be a bridge year 
as the program acclimates itself to a 
new coaching system while trying to 
rebuild after losing several pieces of 
last season's storied attack to gradu- 
ation. For this year's Terps, it's any- 
one's guess how high they can climb. 

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If you ask coach Cathy Reese 
and the Terrapin women's lacrosse 
team what their plans are this sea- 
son, there's little doubt as to what 
the universal answer would be. "Win, 
and win often." 

As the Terps look to match last 
season's national championship run, 
they'll look to senior co-captains Sar- 
ah Mollison, Katie Gallagher and Lau- 
ra Merrifield to replace the leader- 
ship lost by the graduation of national 
player of the year Caitlyn McFadden. 
The Terps will have to navigate a crip- 
pling schedule, as usual, if they hope 
to return to the limelight this season 
for the 12th national title. 

Attacker Karri Ellen Johnson, 
the preseason player of the year, will 
likely be looked upon to take on much 
of the weight that had rested on Mc- 
Fadden' s shoulders over the past four 
seasons. The Annapolis native and 
her teammates must be prepared to 
do battle this season, however, as 
their position atop the lacrosse world 
places a target securely on their jer- 
seys, not to mention the fact that their 
schedule includes seven of the nine 
teams that join the Terps in the pre- 
season top- 10 (most notably AGO foes 
North Garolina and Duke, No. 3 and 
No. 4, respectively). Missing from the 
schedule, though, is No. 2 Northwest- 
ern, whom the Terps stunned in last 
year's national championship game 
with a fantastic comeback. Rematch, 


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It all begins and ends with pitch- 
ing, and the Terrapin women's soft- 
ball team has plenty of it. 

With the return of aces Ker- 
ry Hickey and Kendra Knight, the 
Terps appear primed to charge back 
into the NCAA Tournament for the 
second consecutive season after a 
second-round loss in last season's 
tournament. After a solid season, the 
Terps earned the right to host a re- 
gional of the NCAA Tournament, but 
after topping Syracuse, 4-1, they fell 
to Fordham in an elimination game 
and were unable to make it out of Col- 
lege Park and farther in the national 

The Terps graduated a slew of 
seniors, but will likely miss the bat 
of Alex Schultz in the middle of the 
lineup. However, a strong freshman 
class should help coach Laura Witten 
improve on last year's successes and 
help transform the Terps into an ACC 

Freshman outfielder Candace 
Beards should help spark the Terps' 
offense. Beards arrives in College 
Park having earned All- America hon- 
ors at Paramus Catholic High School 
in New Jersey, and appears to have 
a unique combination of offense, de- 
fense and speed. 

The Terps' schedule is highlight- 
ed by 12 opponents who were part of 
last season's 64-team NCAA Tourna- 

ment field, which will give the Terps 
experience heading into what they 
hope will be a deeper run into the na- 
tional tourney as the team continues 
to shape itself into a contender. 

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Coach Sasho Cirovski and the 
Terrapin men's soccer program have 
grown accustomed to winning. In 
fact, it seems that they've come to 
expect it. With two national champi- 
onships under their belts since 2002, 
the Terps appeared primed for anoth- 
er exciting postseason after finishing 
the regular season ranked No. 3 in 
the country with a 14-2-1 record. 

After getting off to a rough start 
with their season opening loss at 
Ludwig Field to Michigan State, who 
staved off a Terp comeback en route 
to a 4-3 overtime victory, the Terps 
lost just one more regular season 
game (on Sept. 24 to No. 3 North Car- 
olina). With wins over No. 2 Connecti- 
cut, No. 9 Duke and No. 11 Virginia in 
the second half of the regular season, 
it seemed that Cirovski and the Terps 
were well on their way to another ap- 
pearance in the College Cup after fal- 
tering in the Elite Eight last season. 

Those hopes were only reaf- 
firmed after an upset victory over 
the top-seeded Tar Heels in the ACC 
Championship game in Cary, N.C., on 
Nov. 14. All- American goalkeeper Zac 
MacMath put the Terps on his back 
after fellow All- American Matt Kas- 
sel buried an early penalty kick, mak- 
ing six saves en route to his program- 
record 13th shutout of the season. 

The Terps entered the NCAA 
Tournament as the No. 1 seed in 
their bracket, ensuring that every 


tilt before the College Cup (which was 
held in Santa Barbara, Calif.) would 
be held within the confines of Ludwig 
Field. And all appeared to be going as 
planned, as the Terps got past Penn 
and Penn St. to reach their third con- 
secutive Elite Eight. Unfortunately 
for the Terps, a late Michigan goal el- 
evated the Wolverines to the College 
Cup with a 3-2 victory in a heart- 
breaking loss for one of the nation's 
most storied programs. 

The Terps will now need to reload 
if they hope to msike another run at a 
title next fall. With the graduation of 
key contributors Jason Herrick, Doug 
Rodkey and Billy Cortes, as well as 
the likely loss of MacMath to the MLS 
(as well as defender Ethan White, 
who alreadyjoined D.C. United), next 
year will showcase a vastly different 
group of Terps than did this season. 
However, with a slew of returning 
starters highlighted by striker Casey 
Townsend, expect Cirovski to put yet 
another national competitor on the 
field come August as the Terps once 
again seek their third national cham- 


When Brian Pensky made the naonOct. 24. After falhngbehind 1-0, 

switch from men's soccer assistant the Terps came roaring back against 

to the head coach of the Terrapin the Tar Heels. Ayinde scored on a 

women's soccer team, he inherited beautiful header in the 78th minute 

a program that was not accustomed to knot the game, and then again on a 

to much success in the powerful ACC. free kick in the 85th minute to spark 

And after a successful 2009 season in the program's best-ever victory, 
which Pensky and the Terps reached Even after a surprising penalty 

the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tourna- kick loss to Wake Forest in the ACC 

ment, the team set out to prove that Championship game kept the Terps 

their successes the season before had away from their first-ever ACC title, 

not simply been a flash in the pan. the program still earned a No. 1 seed 

The Terps did more than just in the National Tournament, and 
prove that they deserve respect as an with it the privilege of home-field ad- 
established program. They showed vantage until the College Cup. After a 
that they were a force to be reckoned 4-1 dismantling of High Point in the 
with on a national scale, navigating first round, it seemed that the Terps 
through a record-breaking season en may have been well on their way to 
route to the program's first ever No. a record-setting postseason perfor- 

1 seed in the National Tournament. mance. 

The team proved that it belonged But that all changed when 
from the get-go. Even with solid non- Georgetown stunned the Terps in 
conference wins over Tennessee, Mis- penalty kicks on Nov. 14 in the sec- 
souri and Seton Hall before entering ond round of the tournament to bring 
their grueling ACC slate, it remained the program's best-ever season to a 
unclear whether the Terps would be screeching halt, 
able to compete at an elite level this That cannot take away from what 
season. However, after a disappoint- the Terps did this season, though, 
ing tie at Ludwig Field against No. With a series of firsts, they helped 
14 Duke to open conference play, the put themselves on the map, and with 
well-rounded Terps rattled off eight the majority of their contributors re- 
wins in their next ten games to roar turning next season (all but star de- 
into the ACC Tournament as the No. fenders Caitlin McDowell and Colleen 

2 seed. Deegan and midfielder Molly Dreska) , 

Led by the potent combination the Terps appear to be here to stay, 
of attacking personalities Jasmyne 
Spencer, Sade Ayinde, Ashley Grove 
and Danielle Hubka, the Terps won 
a program-best seven conference 
games, including the program's first- 
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While coach Sean Schimmel led only 
the Terrapin women's swimming and div- 
ing team to the NCAA Championships in 
2010, it was a banner year for both the men 
and the women. Throughout the course of 
the season, each program earned votes on 
the national scale, and the women's team 
posted a fourth place finish at the ACC 
Championships last February. 

A young men's team came into the 
2010-2011 season with the hopes of tak- 
ing the Terps into the discussion within 
the ACC. The nation's No. 22 recruiting 
class, however, has yet to yield results for 
Schimmel to this point in the season. De- 
spite a first-place finish at the low-level 
Terrapin Cup and a huge win over Towson, 
the Terps have been unable to harness 
any momentum from these highs. Instead, 
their other meets have resulted in losses 
to N.C. State, Duke, North Carolina, UMBO 
and Navy. With meets remaining against 
West Virginia and Georgetown on top of the 
Terp Invite, though, the Terps have ample 
opportunity to work out the kinks before 
arriving in Atlanta in late February for the 
ACC Championships. 

The women's team, on the other 
hand, is leaps and bounds ahead of where 
the men's program currently stands. Last 
season's fourth place finish at the ACC 
Championships helped propel them to the 
NCAA Championships in West Lafayette, 
Ind. They would finish the championships 
in 25th place behind the 12th-place finish 
by the 400 free relay group of Ginny Glov- 


er, Annie Fittin, Megan Lafferty and Laura 

The Terps have maintained that mo- 
mentum through the early parts of the 
2010-2011 season, with their lone loss 
coming at the hands of North Carolina. 
The Terps have topped Duke, N.C. State, 
Towson, UMBO and Rutgers, in addition to 
claiming a first-place Terrapin Cup finish. 
As their regular season winds down, the 
Terps will look to maintain this momen- 
tum and improve on their performances 
last season in the ACC and NCAA Champi- 
onships in February. 



When coach Kyle Spencer arrived 
in College Park from Baylor last season, 
it was clear that he was not intent on al- 
lowing the Terps to perpetuate their rep- 
utation as the cellar dwellers of the ACC. 
And while the Terps were faced with their 
usual struggles in the grueling ACC last 
season, finishing the season 13-13 but just 
1-10 in the ACC, things appear to be turn- 
ing around under Spencer's guidance. 

The Terps remain very young, and 
with the addition of former Baylor star Ma- 
ros Horny and former Virginia Cavalier Da- 
vid Nguyen, the team looks to be complete- 
ly reshaping itself. The Terps will return 
several key contributors from last season, 
including Finnish phenoms Tommy Laine 
and Jesse Kiuru and local product John 
Collins. It remains to be seen whether or 
not this year's team is built to compete in 
the nation's best tennis conference yet, 
but the pieces are in place for Spencer and 
the Terps to transform themselves from 
the punchline of national tennis jokes to a 
force to be reckoned with. 

A similar transformation has taken 
place with the Terrapin women's tennis 
team. Coach Howard Joffe, now in his sec- 
ond year, has shown just why his lauded 
recruiting abilities landed him the head 
coaching job in College Park. Despite going 
winless in the ACC last season and win- 
ning just five matches all season, Joffe has 
brought in highly-touted Cristina Sanchez- 
Quintanar, Ana Belzunce, Jordaan San- 
ford and Cristina Stancu already, and each 
of these four players is arguably more tal- 
ented than any player to ever don a Terp 
uniform in the past. If the first year is any 
indication, Joffe and Spencer are well on 
their way to bringing their respective pro- 
grams to new heights. 


The Terrapin track and field season and send more people to the 

program is gearing up for another East Regionals this coming season, 

chance at improvement after a rea- which will be held in Bloomington, 

sonable amount of success in the 2010 Ind. 

season. Led by eighth year coach An- 
drew Valmon, whose coaching theory 
essentially surrounds hard work and 
competitiveness, the Terps saw five 
team members qualify for the NCAA 
East Regional Track and Field Cham- 
pionships in Greensboro, N.C., last 

The women were led by a trio of 
long jumpers in senior Tiffani Long, 
junior Kiani Profit and sophomore 
Ashley Hendrix, all of whom quali- 
fied for the Championships in Greens- 
boro. They were joined by junior 
discus thrower Kristen Batts and se- 
nior Greg Kelsey, who entered in the 
3000-meter steeplechase. 

Profit, an All- American, was the 
lone Terp to move on to the NCAA 
Championships, where she compet- 
ed in the heptathlon, a competition 
in which she would finish in second 
place. She would go on to be selected 
to Team USA for the NACAC Cham- 
pionships, an international compe- 
tition, in Indianapolis over the sum- 
mer. She won the heptathlon at this 
competition, which featured compet- 
itors from North America, Central 
America and the Caribbean. 

With the return of their best 
competitor in Profit, the Terps stand 
a chance to continue to improve this 


Coach Brian Horsmon has been 
searching for a breakthrough season 
during his four seasons at the helm of 
the Terrapin volleyball team. 

Through much of this season, it 
seemed that Horsmon was primed 
for such a breakthrough. The Terps 
jumped out of the gates at 8-1, led by 
Lisa Scott, Sam Rosario and Brittney 
Grove, putting them in position to 
qualify for the NCAA Tournament for 
the first time in Horsmon' s tenure. 

And even as they began their 
conference play, the Terps continued 
to play well enough that a tourna- 
ment appearance was looking good. 
Highlighted by an upset victory over 
Florida State in October, the Terps 
moved through their conference 
schedule and managed to remain 
slightly about .500 as they entered a 
pivotal stretch of three games to close 
out the season. 

Unfortunately for the Terps, they 
stumbled, dropping their final three 
matches to the Seminoles, Miami and 
Boston College to ail-but seal their 
fate on the wrong side of the tourna- 
ment bubble once again. While 2010 
didn't quite yield the results that the 
Terps had hoped for and they once 
again proved to be afterthoughts in 
the conference, it was a step in the 
right direction, and next season will 
mark the first where the team will be 
comprised entirely of Horsmon's re- 

The Terrapin water polo team 
does not have a long-standing repu- 
tation for success. But even after a 
sub-. 500 season in 2010, the Terps 
qualified for the CWPA Eastern Cham- 
pionships as an at-large bid. 

After sputtering through their 
regular season, essentially beating 
the teams they should have beaten 
and losing the games they were ex- 
pected to lose, they topped George 
Washington to earn a third-place 
finish at the CWPA Division Tourna- 

That third-place finish may have 
helped the Terps qualify for the CWPA 
Eastern Championships, where they 
were forced to deal with second-seed- 
ed Hartwick. The Terps put forth per- 
haps their best showing of the sea- 
son, mounting a ferocious comeback 
to force overtime before eventuaJly 
faltering, 13-12. 

After falling to Brown, the Terps 
would eventually knock off Harvard 
to earn 7th-place in the Eastern 
Championships. They are now faced 
with the task of reloading in the hopes 
of improving on their finish last sea- 
son with a packed regular season 
highlighted by an appearance at the 
Michigan Invite in early March. 


While the Terps' 2010 top-20 
finish at the NCAA Championships 
in Omaha, Neb., is nothing to scoff 
at, it was a disappointment by most 
accoimits. After entering the season 
ranked as high as No. 6 in the country 
and returning the majority of 2009's 
ACC championship roster, coach Ker- 
ry McCoy and the Terps had national 
championship hopes. 

However, a series of heartbreak- 
ing losses, highlighted by a close 
second-place finish to Virginia at the 
ACC Championship, ultimately left 
the Terps well short of their goal. And 
with the graduation of the program's 
only three-time All- American in Hud- 
son Taylor and two-time All- Ameri- 
can Steven Bell, the Terps came into 
this season searching for answers to 
questions of how to rebuild and im- 
prove on last season's relative disap- 

Not surprisingly, the Terps en- 
tered the new season ranked far low- 
er—No. 33 in the country— than Mc- 
Coy is accustomed to, but the Terps 
have found some success thus far in 
the young season. A third-place finish 
at the Brockport Invitational, where 
they trailed only No. 9 Oklahoma and 
No. 23 Rutgers, saw sophomore Josh 
Asper named the Most Outstanding 

The Terps went on to knock 
off Penn and Northern Iowa at the 
Northeast Duals before falling to No. 

13 Missouri. Asper once again per- 
formed well, winning all three of his 
matches, while Kyle John and Mike 
Letts also went undefeated. 

After a decent 13th-place show- 
ing at the Midlands Championships 
in Evanston, 111., the Terps rolled 
over Boston University, Harvard and 
Brown in their next three matches. 
They will go on to the meat of their 
schedule, squaring off with top pro- 
grams such as American and Virgin- 
ia before arriving in Charlottesville, 
Va., on March 5 in search of another 
ACC title. From there, the Terps will 
hope to move on to the NCAA Cham- 
pionships, which will be held this sea- 
son in Philadelphia in mid-March. 


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