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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Alumni Association

Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

The University of Maryland Alumni Association is a nonprofit, membership organization for alumni of the University of Maryland, College Park. By taking traditional and innovative approaches to alumni programming, the alumni association fills many purposes, including the needs of students.

The alumni association supports professional development programs to prepare students for life in the "real world", such as the popular Etiquette Dinner. Students can apply to be a part of the alumni association's student ambassador organization, Carapace, which assists the alumni association with planning more than 60 programs per year. Students may also apply for scholarships through the Maryland Alumni Association Scholarship Program.

New graduates receive a one-year complimentary membership in the alumni association that includes its full range of benefits. Years two and three after graduation are offered at a discounted rate of $25 per year. The alumni association also offers graduates access to the online alumni community, a free online networking tool allowing graduates to connect with Maryland alumni and friends based on shared interests, common acquaintances, professions, locations and more. Upon graduation, the alumni association invites new graduates to apply to join its Young Alumni Committee, which provides activities for alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years.

In addition to student programming, the alumni association honors alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and personally through the University of Maryland Alumni Association Hall of Fame and Annual Awards Gala. It provides special programs and services, such as consumer discounts, that benefit all alumni. It promotes continuing education through its cultural seminars and international travel program. Most of all, the alumni association seeks to build the Terrapin spirit by currently supporting over 50 alumni clubs and academic chapters throughout the country and the world.

The alumni association has 30 staff members, is governed by a board of alumni volunteers and is supported by countless other alumni volunteers around the world.

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