Alumni of Note

Preface: This list is entitled "Alumni of Note," since fame is a relative term, and some alumni of significance to the University of Maryland may never be known beyond the borders of our campus or our state. Submission of additions to this list is actively encouraged, and the list will be updated as needed. Suggest an alumni of note.

Abiamiri, Rob  Class of 2005, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens (2006) and in NFL Europa for the Berlin Thunder (2007). 

Abdur-Ra'oof, Azizuddin Class of 1987, played professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1989.

Absher, Dick — Class of 1968, played professional football for the Washington Redskins (1967), Atlanta Falcons (1967-1968), New Orleans Saints (1969-1971), and Philadelphia Eagles (1972).

Agamennone, Brandon  Class of 1998, played professional baseball in the Montreal Expos (1998-2003), Baltimore Orioles (2003), and Pittsburgh Pirates (2004) organizations.

Ahwoi, Kwesi  attended from 1985 to 1986, Minister for Food and Agriculture of Ghana, 2009-2013, and Minister of the Interior for Ghana, February 2013 to July 2103. Became the first Ambassador for Ghana to the Union of the Comoros in 2015 and has also served as Ghanaian ambassador to Lesotho, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Swaziland.

Aitcheson, Joe — attended in 1950, seven-time American champion steeplechase jockey and member of the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame (1975) and National Museum and Racing Hall of Fame (1978).

Al-Mashat, Rania — M.A. 1998, Ph.D. 2001, Egypt’s first female minister of tourism.

Alberts, Alfred — attended from 1956 to 1960, former vice president of biochemistry at Merck, a leading pharmaceutical company. Responsible for the discovery and development of lovastatin (Mevacor) and simvastatin (Zocor).

Albus, James S. — Ph.D. 1972, invented the digital solar aspect sensor during his work at NASA and co-created the Marr-Albus Theory of the Cerebellum, a standard model of cerebellar function.

Alderton, JohnClass of 1954, played professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1953.

Allen, Hershel — Class of 1910, built bridges over the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River.

Allen, Karen — attended but did not graduate, movie actress, appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman, Animal House, Scrooged, and The Perfect Storm.

Alexander, Wanda  Class of 1981, president and majority owner of Horizon Consulting, a government consulting company that processes mortgage insurance applications for the Federal Housing Administration.

Ali, Saquib — Class of 1995, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (2006-2010).

Allman, William — Class of 1974, member of the staff of the Office of the Curator at the White House from 1976 to 2017. Served as a Curatorial Assistant, then Assistant Curator, and finally White House Curator from 2002 to 2017.

Alston, O'Brien — played professional football for the Indianapolis Colts from 1988 to 1989.

Ames, G. Ronald — Class of 1969, executive vice president of the Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company.

Andersen, Bjorn — Class of 1960, member of the Danish track and field team in the 1960 Olympics.

Andrews, William — Class of 1953, former chairman of Schrader-Bridgeport International, a maker of fluid control systems and wheel valves, and Scovill Fasteners, a producer of apparel and industrial fasteners. Former president of Singer Sewing Machines.

Andrucyk, Dennis — Class of 1982, director of the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Apollony, William — Class of 1969, M.B.A. 1976, senior vice president of M & T Bank (1988-2007) and president of Windsor Healthcare Equities (2007-present).

Arias, Nataly — Class of 2008, played on the Terps’ women’s soccer team and participated in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics on the Colombian women’s soccer team.

Arikoglu, Kaya S. — Class of 1973, world-renowned Turkish architect who was one of the first graduates of the School of Architecture.

Armstrong, Desmond — attended in early 1980s, member of the U. S. men’s soccer team in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.

Armsworthy, Frank — Class of 1951, former vice-chairman of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Arnold, Richard "Ricky" II — M.S. 1992, member of the 2004 class of astronaut recruits for NASA; first spaceflight was a Discovery shuttle mission to the International Space Station in 2009.

Atkinson, Jess — Class of 1985, played professional football for the New York Giants (1985), St. Louis Rams (1985), Washington Redskins (1986-1987), and Indianapolis Colts (1988); television sportscaster. Creator of “Fridge TV” and “Maryland Women’s Basketball: Under the Shell.” 

Atkins, Steve — attended c. 1975 to 1978, played professional football for the Green Bay Packers (1979-1981) and Philadelphia Eagles (1981).

Atkinson, Jess — played professional football for the New York Giants (1985), St. Louis Rams (1985), Washington Redskins (1986-1987), and Indianapolis Colts (1988); television sportscaster.

Auldridge, Mike — Class of 1967, Grammy-nominated bluegrass musician and founding member of the group The Seldom Scene best known for his artistry on the dobro.

Avellini, Robert — Class of 1975, quarterback for the Chicago Bears (1975-1983) and New York Jets (1984).

Ayers, Stephen T. — Class of 1985, United States Architect of the Capitol (2010-2018).

Baccouche, Aziza — Ph.D. 2002, television science news producer and on-air correspondent and motivational speaker seeking to help change the general public’s perception of blind people and their abilities.

Badanjek, RickClass of 1993, played professional football for the Washington Redskins (1986) and Atlanta Falcons (1987-1988).

Baderinwa, Sade — Class of 1993, television co-anchor for New York’s WABC Channel 7.

Baggett, David M. — Class of 1992, co-developer of the Crash Bandicoot series of video games for the Sony Playstation and co-found of ITA Software, whose technology powers such sites as Orbitz.

Baker, HenryClass of 2003, played in the Arena Football League for the Albany ConQuest in 2002.

Baker, Richard A. — Ph.D. 1982, historian of the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 2009.

Baldwin, Harry Streett — attended from 1912 to 1913, represented the 2nd District of the state of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1943 to 1947.

Ball, Lance — Class of 2007, played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts (2008) and Denver Broncos (2010-2012).

Balthrop, Carmen — Class of 1971, opera singer and University of Maryland faculty member.

Bam, Katie O’Donnell — Class of 2013, star field hockey player for the Terps and member of the U.S. women’s field hockey team for the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Bark, Jerry — attended from 1963 to 1965, played professional baseball in the New York Mets organization from 1965 to 1968.

Barnard, Brooks — Class of 2003, played in the NFL for the New England Patriots in 2003.

Barnes, Kevin — attended c. 2005, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (2009-2011) and Detroit Lions (2012).

Baron, Casey — Class of 2011, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 2007.

Barrett, Mark — Class of 1995, played professional baseball in the San Diego Padres organization in 1994 and 1995.

Bartlett, Roscoe — Class of 1948, represented the state of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993 from 1993 to 2013.

Barton, Eric — attended c. 1995, played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (1999-2003), New York Jets (2004-2008), and Cleveland Browns (2009-2010).

Barzilay, Zvi — Class of 1973, former president and chief operating officer of Toll Brothers builders.

Basham, Robert — Class of 1970, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse restaurant.

Basho, Robbie — stage name for student Daniel R. Robinson, Jr., who attended UMD from 1958 to 1962. Basho later went on to a career as a composer, guitarist, and pianist and was one of the pioneers of the acoustic steel string guitar in the U.S.

Basu, Rajat S. — Ph.D. 1977, leading researcher in the development of alternate fluids to replace Cholorofluorocarbon (CFC) compounds. Honored by the American Chemical Society as a “Hero of Chemistry” in 1997 for his collaborative research to solve the problem of global ozone depletion.

Bauman, Matt — Class of 1994, played professional baseball in the San Francisco Giants organization in 1993.

Bauer, JoyClass of 1986, nutrition expert on The Today Show, author of cookbooks and books on healthy eating.

Baxter, Lonnyattended from 1998 to 2002, professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls (2002-2003), Toronto Raptors (2003), Washington Wizards (2003-2004), New Orleans Hornets (2004-2005), Houston Rockets (2005-2006), and Charlotte Bobcats (2005-2006), as well as several European leagues.

Beam, Walter R. — Class of 1947, M.S. 1950, Ph.D. 1953, first recipient of a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at UMD, faculty member at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute and George Mason University, and deputy for Advanced Technology in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Beardmore, Bud — Class of 1962, head coach for UMD men’s lacrosse from 1970 to 1980. The Terps won two national championships under his leadership, in 1973 and 1975.

Beck, Ken — Class of 2002, played professional baseball in the Montreal Expos organization in 2002.

Beck, Sander — Class of 2012, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization from 2012 to 2013.

Beach, Katie (Kaufman) — Class of 1997, member of the U. S. field hockey team in the 1996 Olympics.

Beecher, Lori — Class of 1987, Emmy Award-winning television producer for such programs as “Nightline,” “60 Minutes,” and “Good Morning America.” Also received an Alfred I. DuPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism.

Becton, Julius, Jr. — M.A. 1967, retired army general and former head of the Office of U. S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the Agency for International Development.

Beier, Anita — Class of 1977, comptroller of USAirways Group.

Bell, Arthur William, III (Art) — attended but did not graduate, founder and longtime host of the radio program “Coast to Coast AM.”

Beman, Deane — attended from 1956 to 1960, commissioner of the PGA Tour from 1974 to 1994 and a 2000 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Bennett, Charles — Class of 1978, former head of the Infrared Astrophysics Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; principal investigator of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) that created the first, detailed, full-sky map of the oldest light in the universe.

Berger, Lee — Class of 1976, Hollywood producer specializing in computer-generated images in entertainment and advertising.

Berger, Louis "Bosey" — Class of 1932, Maryland's first basketball All-American and professional baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Boston Red Sox in 1932 and 1935-1939.

Berman, Gail — Class of 1978, president of Paramount Pictures, March 31, 2005-2007; president of Fox Broadcasting Co., May 2000-March 30, 2005; and Broadway producer.

Bernard, Tom — Class of 1976, co-founder and co-president of Sony Pictures Classics.

Bernhardt, Stephen — Class of 1960, former president of The Baltimore Equitable Society Insurance Company, founded in 1794, the oldest corporation in Maryland and the nation’s second-oldest insurer as of 2019.

Bernstein, Ali — Class of 2007, appeared as an extra on “Saturday Night Live” on January 22, 2005.

Bernstein, Bonnie — Class of 1992, television sports broadcaster and reporter for CBS and ESPN.

Bernstein, Carl — attended from 1961 to 1964, reporter for the Washington Post who helped break the Watergate story.

Berry, John — Class of 1980, United States Ambassador to Australia, former director of the National Zoo.

Berry, Mary — Class of 1962, former U. S. Circuit Court judge.

Bezos, Angel — Class of 1969, co-founder of Pulse Electronics, a company involved in the design and development of innovative and commercially successful products for the railroad industry.

Bias, Leonard — attended from 1982 to 1986, star basketball player for the University of Maryland. Drafted number two overall in the 1986 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

Bielski, Dickattended from 1950 to 1955, played professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles (1955-1959), Dallas Cowboys (1960-1961), and Baltimore Colts (1962-1963).

Billig, Frederick S. — M.S. 1958, Ph.D. 1964, pioneer in the area of supersonic and hypersonic combustion who was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1995.

Billings, Eric — Class of 1977, executive chairman and co-founder of the Arlington Asset Investment Group.

Billings, John — Ph.D. 1960, member of the crew of the ill-fated nuclear submarine USS Thresher, that sank during deep-dive tests on April 10, 1963.

Binh, Nguyen Si — Class of 1981, Vietnamese American democracy activist who serves as the Chairman of the People's Action Party of Vietnam.

Binko, Albert James — Class of 1951, one of two soldiers who were the first on the scene to  liberate Landsberg, a concentration camp that was a subsidiary of Dachau, at the end of World War II.

Bishop, Gary — attended from c. 1973 to 1977, played professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization in 1977.

Bittman, Robert J. — Class of 1984, one of two chief prosecutors on the staff of Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr.

Blackwell, Juliana P. — M.B.A. 2007, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Geodetic Survey, the nation’s oldest federal science agency, from 2009 to present.

Blair, Charles Stanley — Class of 1951, judge in Baltimore judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1971-1980.

Blake, Steve — attended from 1999 to 2003, played in the NBA for the Washington Wizards (2003-2005), Portland Trailblazers (2005-2006, 2007-2010, and 2014-2015), Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets (2006-2007), LA Clippers (2009-2010), Los Angeles Lakers (2010-2014), Golden State Warriors (2013-2014), and Detroit Pistons (2015-2016).

Blount, AlvinClass of 1994, played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys in 1987.

Blum, Samuel — Class of 2013, second Terrapin known to have driven the Oscar Mayer Company's 27-foot-long Weinermobile.

Bluzer, Nathan — Class of 1969, Ph.D.1969, pioneering researcher in the development of advanced microelectronics devices, including infrared, visible, and multispectral sensors.

Bobo, Elizabeth — Class of 1969, County Executive of Howard County, Maryland, from 1986 to 1990 and member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1995 to 2015.

Bodde, Peter W. — Class of 1976, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi (October 2008-August 2010), Nepal (July 2012-September 2015), and Libya (November 2015-June 2018).

Bodharamik, Adisai — Ph.D.1971, international telecommunications leader and minister of education in Thailand.

Bolston, Conrad — Class of 2009, played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers in 2007.

Bolton, Emily — Class of 2013, served as a ball girl for the Baltimore Orioles in the 2012 season.

Bonner, Robert — Class of 1963, former United States District Judge (1989-1990), former Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration (1990-1993), and former Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protector (2001-2005).

Booth, Keith — Class of 1997, played in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls from 1997 to 1999.

Booth, Robert Sinclair — Class of 1936, first University of Maryland student killed in World War II.  He was aboard the USS Arizona when it was attacked and sunk at Pearl Harbor.  The Navy honored Ensign Booth by naming the USS Booth, a destroyer escort vessel, in his memory.

Boretz, Michael — Class of 1996, television producer, writer, and director and Emmy Award winner.

Boston, Lawrence — Class of 1978, played professional basketball for the Washington Bullets from 1979 to 1980. 

Bottoms, Jim — attended from 1965 to 1969, played professional baseball in the Washington Senators and California Angels organizations from 1969 to 1972.

Boulton, Kenneth — M.M. 1986, D.M.A. 1997, classical pianist nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award in the best instrumental soloist performer without an orchestra category for his album “Louisiana—A Pianist’s Journey.”

Bowie, Sonia Maria Amir — Class of 1996, chosen as Miss Maryland in 2000 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Bowles, Romald E. — Class of 1947, M.S. 1948, Ph.D. 1957, innovator in fluid mechanics who is considered to be the father of fluidics.

Bowman, Margaret Elaine Mackie — Class of 1970, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1969 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Boyden, Michael — Class of 2012, played professional baseball in the Washington Nationals organization from 2012 to 2013.

Bradley, TomClass of 1969, played professional baseball for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, and San Francisco Giants from 1969 to 1975; returned to the university to coach Terrapin baseball from 1991 to 2000.

Bramhall, Sam — Class of 1986, television executive at Miramar, Marvel Television, FX/FX Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Branch, Adrian — attended from 1981 to 1985, played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers (1986-1987), New Jersey Nets (1987-1988), Portland Trail Blazers (1988-1989), and Minnesota Timberwolves (1989-1990); sports broadcaster.

Branch, Bruce  Class of 1976, sports reporter inducted into the Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Brant, Tim — Class of 1973, former sportscaster for ABC Sports and Jefferson-Pilot.

Braun, Steve — Class of 2008, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 2008 to 2010.

Braun, Susan — M.A., 1986, former president and chief executive officer of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and president of the V Foundation.

Braveboy, Aisha — Class of 1997, member of the Maryland House of Delegates 2007 to 2015. Elected Prince George’s County State’s Attorney in 2018.

Brawer, Robert — Class of 1959, former president and CEO of Maidenform, Inc.

Breckenridge, Jody — M.P.M. 1991, decorated Coast Guard rear admiral whose last major command before her retirement in 2010 was the Coast Guard Pacific Area, which encompasses 73 million square miles throughout the Pacific Basin to the Far East.

Breedlove, Rodattended from 1956 to 1960, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1960-1964) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1965-1967).

Brewer, BrookeClass of 1922, played professional football for the Browns (1921) and Akron (1922).

Brewster, Ben — Class of 2014, played professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization in 2014.

Bricken, Barry — Class of 1965, founder of Barry Bricken, Inc., a top international designer and manufacturer of men’s and women’s clothing.

Brierly, Hal — Class of 1965, developer of frequent flyer programs.

Brigham, David — Class of 1938, alumni director at UMD from 1947 to 1963.

Brigham, Reuben — Class of 1908, served as secretary for Alumni Affairs at the Maryland Agricultural College from 1913 to 1917 and played a key role in the formation of the American Association of Agricultural College Editors.

Brin, Sergey — Class of 1993, co-founder of Google LLC.

Brinkley, David R. — Class of 1981, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1995 to 2003 and the Maryland State Senate from 2003 to 2015.

Briskman, Robert D. — M.S. 1961, co-founder of Sirius XM Radio.

Brochin, James — Class of 1990, member of the Maryland State Senate from 2003 to 2019.

Brody, Kenneth — Class of 1964, former chairman of the U. S. Export-Import Bank, 1993-1996.

Bronowicz, Scott — Class of 1999, played professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization from 1998 to 2000.

Bronrott, William — Class of 1970, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1999 to 2010.

Brooks, C.J. — Class of 2004, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (2005), Washington Redskins (2006), and Minnesota Vikings (2006).

Brooks, Tyrone — Class of 1996, member of the front office staff for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, and Cleveland Indians and Senior Director of Major League Baseball’s Front Office and Field Staff Diversity Pipeline Program.

Brophy, Jacqueline — Class of 1943, first female editor-in-chief of The Diamondback. She took over this post for the summer of 1943.

Brophy, John — Class of 1971, long-time executive with Lockheed-Martin and president of ACS Solutions. Brophy’s division at Lockheed-Martin pioneered innovative government technology solutions, such as the E-Z Pass.

Brown, Donald — attended in the early 1980s, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1986), San Diego Chargers (1986), and New York Giants (1987). Played in the Arena Football League for the Miami Hooters (1994).

Brown, J.B. — Class of 1989, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1989-1996), Pittsburgh Steelers (1997), Arizona Cardinals (1998), and Detroit Lions (1999-2000).

Brown, John, III — Class of 1973, former chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority and owner of R. J. Bentley's Restaurant in College Park.

Brown, Lester — M.S. 1960, founder and former president of the World Watch Institute, a leading monitor of global environmental and social trends.

Brown, Lexie — attended from 2013 to 2015, playing in the WNBA for the Connecticut Sun (2018) and the Minnesota Lynx (2019-present ).

Brown, Tom — Class of 1970, played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers (1964-1968) and the Washington Redskins (1969). Brown was a member of the Packers’ Super Bowl-winning squads in 1965, 1966, and 1967.

Bruno, Keith — Class of 1998, contestant on the NBC TV reality show “The Law Firm” which aired in 2005.

Brust, David — attended in the 1980s, played professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization in 1986. from 1989 to 1991.

Brustein, Richard — Class of 1977, former CEO of Brustein Entertainment and owner of Binj Entertainment.

Buffone, Anthony — Class of 2004, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 2004.

Bullett, Vicky — Class of 1989, member of the 1988 and 1992 U. S. Olympic women's basketball team; played professionally for the WNBA's Charlotte Sting (1997-1999) and Washington Mystics (2000-2002).

Bunting, George A. — Class of 1899, inventor of Noxema.

Burdette, Mark — Class of 1981, sports and media executive with the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Chesapeake Bayhawks, and Major League Lacrosse, as well as several major television stations.

Burger, Joseph C. — Class of 1925, general in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Burger, Leslie — M.L.S. 1974, former executive director of the Princeton Public Library; president of the American Library Association in 2006-2007.

Burns, Beverly Lynn — Class of 1971, first woman to captain a flight of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, flying People Express trans-continental aircraft 604 from Newark International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport on July 18, 1984.

Burns, Evers — played professional basketball for the Sacramento Kings from 1993 to 1994.

Burns, George — Class of 1972, professional golfer who has played in over 500 tournaments on the PGA Tour, with victories in four events and 66 top ten finishes, and two victories on the European Tour.

Burnside, Waldo — Class of 1949, former president of the Los Angeles-based department store chain, Carter Hawley Hale Stores, which at one time owned Neiman Marcus.

Burruss, LloydClass of 1981, played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs (1981-1991 and 1993) and the Denver Broncos (1992).

Buscher, Francis Alton (Buckey) — attended from 1930 to 1935, played minor league baseball in the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians organizations in 1935 and 1938.

Bushnell, Prudence — Class of 1969, U.S. Ambassador to the Republics of Kenya (1996-1999) and Guatemala (1999-2002).

Bustos, Cheri — Class of 1983, U.S. Representative from the 17th District of Illinois from 2013 to the present.

Butler, R. Paul — Ph.D. 1993, staff scientist at the Carnegie Institute of Washington; with his long-time collaborator Geoff Marcey, he has discovered more extrasolar planets than anyone else in history.

Butsko, Harry — attended from 1961 to 1962, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1963.

Butterfield, Alex — Class of 1956, government agent who turned over the audiotapes that led to President Nixon’s impeachment.

Byrd, Harry Clifton — Class of 1908, president of the University of Maryland from 1935 to 1954.

Byron, William, S.J. — Ph.D. 1969, president of The Catholic University of American from 1982 to 1992.

Calame, Byron  M.S. 1965, public editor of The New York Times, from 2005 to 2007.

Califf, Danny — attended from 1998 to 2000, member of the 2000 U. S. Olympic men's soccer team.

Campanella, S. Joseph  M.S. 1956, expert in and contributor to digital satellite communications technology.

Campbell, Bruce  attended c. 2006 to 2010, played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (2010-2011) and Carolina Panthers (2012). Did not graduate, no degree listed.

Campbell, Catherine — Class of 1984, M.A. 1991, founder of the David P. Campbell Foundation for Pediatric Mitochondrial Disease Research.

Campbell, Joeattended c. 1974 to 1976, played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1977-1978), Oakland Raiders (1979-1981), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1981).

Cardoza, Dennis — Class of 1982, Congressman from California's 18th District from 2003-2012.

Carey, Albert Peter — Class of 1974, University of Maryland track athlete who later became Senior Vice President of Sales and Retail Strategies for PepsiCo and President and CEO of Frito-Lay's North America division.

Carhart, Homer  Ph.D. 1939, inventor of protection technologies.

Carroll, Rebecca Evans  Ed.D. 1966, first African American woman to receive a doctoral degree from the university.

Carroll, Nolan  Class of 2009, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (2010-2013), Philadelphia Eagles (2014-2016), and Dallas Cowboys (2017).

Carter, Jermaine  Class of 2017, playing in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers (2018-present).

Carter, Louis — played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (1975) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976-1978).

Carton, Rita  Class of 1971, M.B.A. 1979, former vice president for operations and logistics at the Walt Disney Studios.

Caruthers, Robert S.  Class of 1926, made significant contributions to the field of multiplexing and long-distance telephony.

Casario, Anthony (A.J.)  attended c. 2005-2009, played professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization in 2009.

Catalino, Grant  Class of 2011, played Major League Lacrosse for the Rochester Rattlers and the Long Island Lizards.

Cayton, Bill  Class of 1938, boxer Mike Tyson’s first manager. Created a film library called Big Fights which he sold to ESPN in 1998 in a multi-million dollar deal.

Cecil, Brett  attended c. 2005 to 2009, played professional baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays (2009-2016) and St. Louis Cardinals (2017-2018).

Cedrone, Lou — Class of 1950, former movie and stage critic for the Baltimore Sun.

Ceppos, Jerry — Class of 1969, top news executive for Knight Ridder Newspapers and former dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University.

Chad, Norman  Class of 1981, sports columnist and ESPN commentator.

Chaite, Wendy Gelfand  Class of 1983, founder and former president of the Lymphatic Research Foundation, now known as the Lymphatic Education and Research Network.

Chandler, Robert F., Jr. — Ph.D. 1934, educator and founding father of the "Green Revolution;" president of the University of New Hampshire from 1950 to 1954 and recipient of the World Food Prize in 1988 in recognition of his major contributions to the science of food production.

Chang, Sooyoung — M.S. 1968, Ph.D. 1971, former president of Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea.

Chanin, Stacy  Class of 1986, first person to swim around Manhattan Island, NY, three times, covering 84 miles in 33.5 hours in August 1984.

Chapman, Tedattended c. 1986, played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987.

Chase, SoniaClass of 1998, played for the Charlotte Sting in the WNBA from 1998 to 1999.

Cherry, Sheila — Class of 1984 first African-American to serve as the president of the National Press Club (December 2003 to December 2004).

Chetry, Kiran — Class of 1996, former reporter and anchor for the Fox News Channel and co-anchor of CNN’s “American Morning” show from 2007 to 2011; CEO and founder of Chetry Communications.

Chirathivat, Sudhitham  Class of 1971, president of the Central Pattana Public Co., Thailand’s leading developer of shopping centers and related projects.

Chirieleison, Joan Michele Ehrgott  Class of 1971, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1971 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Cho, Frank  Class of 1996, syndicated cartoonist best known for his strip, “Liberty Meadows” began his career drawing the strip “University” for The Diamondback.

Christian, Gary  Ph.D. 1964, international leader in electroanalytical chemistry, atomic spectroscopy, and flow methods of analysis.

Christopher, Scott — attended from 1974 to 1976, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization from 1976 to 1980.

Chumbris, Angelos “Shorty”  attended from 1935 to 1939, played minor league baseball in the Coastal Plain League in 1940.

Chung, Connie — Class of 1969, television news anchor; first Chinese American and only the second woman to anchor a major network news program; three-time Emmy Award winner.

Ciardi, Mark — Class of 1983, movie producer whose credits include the Disney hit The Rookie, as well as Miracle, Invincible, and Secretariat; played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987.

Cichowski, TomClass of 1968, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1967 to 1968.

Clapper, James  Class of 1963, Director of National Intelligence from August 9, 2010, to January 20, 2017, under President Barack Obama.

Clark, A. James — Class of 1950, former president of Clark Enterprises. Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and A. James Clark Hall are named for him.

Clark, James A.  Class of 1944, M.S. 1958, developed many innovations in optical instruments and the manufacture of soft contact lenses.

Clark, Ken — Class of 1941, member of the 1948 U. S. Olympic canoeing team.

Clay, William Lacy, Jr.  Class of 1974, representing the 1st District of the state of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present.

Cleary, Jack — Class of 2013, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 2013 to 2015.

Clem, Chris  attended c. 2001 to 2005, played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization from 2005 to 2008.

Clessuras, Art  Class of 1965, played professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers organizations from 1958 to 1961.

Clifford, Jim  Class of 1973, completed the “triple crown” of open water swimming with his crossing of the English Channel in September 2015. He had previously circled Manhattan Island and crossed from Catalina Island to Long Beach, CA.

Cloud, Natasha  attended from 2010 to 2011, playing in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics (2015-present).

Coates, Elaine Johnson  Class of 1959, first African American women to receive an undergraduate degree from UMD.

Cohen, Sarah — M. A. 1992, winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for investigative reporting for a series in the Washington Post examining deaths of children in Washington, DC; also an adjunct professor at the university.

Cole, Fred — Class of 1960, played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960.

Cole, Renee  attended c. 1989 to 1993, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1993 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Cole, William P., Jr. — Class of 1910, member of the U. S. Congress from 1927 to 1929 and 1931 to 1943 and judge of the U. S. Customs Court and the U. S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; served as a member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents from 1931 to 1956 and as chair of the Board from 1944 to 1956; namesake for Cole Field House.

Coleman, Ben — Class of 1985, played professional basketball for the New Jersey Nets (1986-1988), Philadelphia 76ers (1987-1989), Milwaukee Bucks (1989-1990) and Detroit Pistons (1993-1994).

Coleman, Marissa  Class of 2009, played in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics (2009-2011), LA Sparks (2012-2013), Indiana Fever (2014-2017), and New York Liberty (2018).

Coleman, Mary Stallings — Class of 1935, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1973-1982.

Coley, Joan  Ph.D. 1973, first female president of McDaniel College, who served from 2009 to 2010.

Colleton, Katrina — Class of 1993, played for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks (1997-1998) and Miami SOL (2000-2001).

Collins, Garyattended from 1958 to 1963, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns from 1962 to 1971.

Collins, Heidi  Class of 1990, news broadcaster on local television stations in Texas, Colorado, and Minnesota and former CNN news anchor who has won three Edward R. Murrow awards.

Colteryahn, LloydClass of 1955, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1956.

Colton, George — Class of 1986, played in the NFL for the New England Patriots in 1987.

Comberiate, Michael A.  Class of 1969, M.S. 1971, designed and built electronics for NASA spacecraft that have traveled to the Moon and beyond and was responsible for major milestones in satellite communication technology in Antarctica, including the first Pole-to-Pole phone call.

Condo, Jon  Class of 2005, played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (2009-2017) and Atlanta Falcons (2018).

Cone, Carin — Class of 1962, member of the Australian women's swimming team in the 1956 Olympics.

Conrad, (Lewis Tipton) Tippy Stringer Huntley  Class of 1952, Washington television personality in the 1950s who later married newsman Chet Huntley and television star William Conrad.

Contino, Francis  Class of 1968, former executive vice president and CFO of McCormick and Co.

Coogan, Mark — Class of 1988, marathon runner and member of the 1996 U. S. Olympic team.

Cooke, Arthur  Class of 1950, youngest shooter on the 1948 U.S. Olympic rifle team; won a gold medal in the 50-meter rifle prone competition.

Cooke, Carolyn  Class of 1983, co-founded the Isis brand of women’s outdoor apparel, the first clothing line of its type.

Cooke, Ed — played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (1958), Philadelphia Eagles (1958), Baltimore Colts (1959), New York Titans (1960-1962), New York Jets (1963), Denver Broncos (1964-1965), and Miami Dolphins (1966-1967).

Corcoran, Jim — Class of 1967, quarterback in the NFL for Boston in 1968.

Corddry, Phil — Class of 1970, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization from 1969 to 1972.

Corliss, Bob  Class of 1976, former president and CEO of The Athlete’s Foot, a recognized leader in athletic footwear stores.

Corthron, Kia — Class of 1984, playwright; first recipient of the Manhattan Theater Club's playwrighting fellowship.

Corvino, Mike  attended c. 1979 to 1983, president of the JanSport backpack brand.

Cosby, Camille  attended from 1961 to 1963, philanthropist and wife of comedian Bill Cosby.

Costa, Phil  Class of 2009, played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys from 2010 to 2013.

Coster, Howard O.  Class of 1919, played professional football for the Washington Senators in 1921.

Cothron, Kia  Class of 1984, playwright. First recipient of the Manhattan Theater Club’s playwriting fellowship.

Cowart, Byron  attended c. 2017 to 2019, playing in the NFL for the New England Patriots (2019-present).

Cowsette, Delbert — Class of 1999, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins  from 2000 to 2002.

Cox, Curome  Class of 2003, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos (2005-2007) and Houston Texans (2007).

Cox, Joseph  Class of 1959, M.A. 1961, Ph.D. 1967, chancellor of the Oregon University System from 1994 to 2002 and president of Southern Oregon University from 1987 to 1994.

Cox, Renard — Clas of 2011, played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2001 and in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons in 2002.

Crawford-Mason, Clare Wootten — Class of 1958, a founding editor of People magazine.

Crognale, Alex  Class of 2016, playing professional soccer for the Columbus Crew SC, 2017-2019. 

Crosby, Cliff — Class of 1999, played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals (1999), St. Louis Rams (1999), Indianapolis Colts (2000-2003), and Kansas City Chiefs (2004).

Crossan, Dave — Class of 1964, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1969.

Crouthamel, Harry — Class of 1948, played professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds organization in 1946.

Crummey, Andrew  Class of 2007, played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008.

Croyder, Page  Class of 1977, plaintiff in the 1973 Title IX legal proceedings that resulted in scholarships and expanded athletic opportunities for women at UMD. Spent 21 years on the staff of the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office.

Cuas, Jose  attended c. 2011 to 2015, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 2015 to 2019.

Cudjoe-Virgil, Yannik  Class of 2014, played in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans in 2015.

Curtiss, Tom — Class of 2000, played professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization from 1999 to 2001.

Cushing, Joan  Class of 1936,  became a fictitious theatrical character, Mrs. Foggybottom, who performed at piano bars around Washington, DC, in the evenings at such venues as the Omni Shoreham Hotel’s Marquee Lounge, along with teaching second grade at Landover Hills Elementary School. Mrs. Foggybottom was a wisecracking society dame with a cutting wit and sharp eye who satirized political Washington and distinguished locals.

D'Addio, Dave — Class of 1985, played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions in 1984.

D'Amico, Matt — Class of 1990, played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1989.

Dana, Michael  Class of 1981, CEO of Onex Real Estate Partners.

Danko, Peter — Class of 1971, furniture sculptor.

Dantzig, George — Class of 1936, mathematical scientist who created the simplex algorithm for solving linear programming problems; also known for solving two previously "unsolvable" statistical theory problems in 1939.

Darlington, Anne Truax — Class of 1952, creator of "Wall Street Week" and other Maryland Public Television programs.

Dashiell, Sharon Anne Cannon  Class of 1972, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1970 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

David, Adrianna  Class of 2018, chosen as Miss Maryland in 2018 and competed in the Miss America pageant. Also chosen as Miss Maryland USA in 2017.

David, Larry — Class of 1969, co-creator and executive producer of "Seinfeld," creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Davidson, Janice  M.A. 1968, Ph.D.1973, pioneer in educational technology, including Math Blaster and other early computer products.

Davis, Angela — Class of 1990, radio host and former television anchor and reporter covering the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, area; Ms. Davis has also won multiple regional Emmy Awards for her television work anchoring and covering breaking news.

Davis, Brad — attended from 1974 to 1976, played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers (1977-1979), Indiana Pacers (1978-1980), Utah Jazz (1979-1980), and Dallas Mavericks (1980-1992).

Davis, Bruce  M.A. 1968, executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 2011.

Davis, Cindy  M.B.A. 1987, former president of NIKE Golf, vice president of the LPGA Tour, and president and CEO of the Arnold Palmer Golf Company.

Davis, Dereck  Class of 1989, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1995 to present.

Davis, Frank  Class of 1941, member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and former MGM executive.

Davis, Jack — attended from 1956 to 1957, played in the NFL for Boston in 1960.

Davis, John Francis  M.Ed. 1951, one of the first three African Americans to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Davis, Mike  Class of 1978, played professional basketball for the New York Knicks in from 1982 to 1983.

Davis, Raymond, Jr. — Class of 1937, M.S. in chemistry 1939, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for physics in 2002.

Davis, Ruth — M.S. 1951, Ph.D. 1955, one of the first women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from the university and designer of early computers and satellites; Dr. Davis also held several high-level scientific positions in the federal government.

Davis, Sean  Class of 2016, playing in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2016-present).

Davis, Vernon  attended c. 2002 to 2006, playing in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (2006-2015), Denver Broncos (2015), and Washington Redskins (2016-present). Was the honorary caption of the U.S. Curling team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Davis, Zach  Class of 2006, 2011 contestant on Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighters” reality television show.

Dawes, Dominique — Class of 2002, member of the 1996 and 2000 U. S. Olympic gymnastics teams.

De Angelis, Richard John  M.A. 1983, actor best known for his role on HBO’s “The Wire.”

Denny, Christina  Class of 2012, chosen as Miss Maryland in 2013 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Dent, Cedric — Ph.D. 1997, eight-time Grammy winner with the group "Take Six," a Southern a capella group which blends gospel and jazz into an award-winning sound. Dent also received his own Grammy in 1992 for several musical arrangements on the album “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.”

Derr, John W.  Class of 1963, member of the Maryland State Senate from 1983 to 1999.

DeVito, Mathias  Class of 1954, former president of The Rouse Co. who helped lead the development of Columbia, MD, and Harborplace in Baltimore, as well as other major urban projects across the country.

Dickson, Richard  Class of 1990, president and chief operating officer of Mattel Inc., the maker of such famous toys as Barbie, Fisher-Price, and Hot Wheels.

Diggs, Stefon  attended c. 2012 to 2015, playing in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings (2015-present).

Dingman, James E.  Class of 1921, former executive vice president of AT&T who played a key role in the birth of satellite communications as chief engineer at the company. He was also instrumental in the development of the Telstar satellite.

Dingman, Michael D. — attended from 1951 to 1953, president and CEO of Shipston Group, Ltd, former director of Ford Motor Company. The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in the Robert H. Smith School of Business is named for him.

Dixon, Juan — played professional basketball for the Washington Wizards (2002-2005, 2008-2009), Portland Trail Blazers (2005-2007), Toronto Raptors (2006-2008), and Detroit Pistons (2007-2008).

Dodson, Robin Carole Davis  attended c. 1959 to 1960, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1960 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Doron, Shay  Class of 2007, played in the WNBA for the New York Liberty in 2007.

Dorsey, Kevin  Class of 2011, played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers (2014).

Dougan, Diana Lady  Class of 1964, awarded the permanent rank of ambassador for her role in International Communications and Information Policy negotiations in the 1980s. Oversaw international telecom, broadcast, and IT policy interests including coordinating treaty negotiations involving over a dozen U.S. federal agencies.

Douglas, Richard — M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1981, former undersecretary in the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Dowdle, Walter  Class of 1960, dedicated to the eradication of global infectious diseases through his service with the World Health Organization.

Downey, Edward — Class of 1952, founder and chairman of Downey Communications, one of the leading publishers of magazines in the military field; chairman of Enpower IT, Inc.

Downey, Mylo — Class of 1927, M.A. 1940, pioneer of national 4-H education program expansion and agriculture extension programs.

Drazek, Stanley J.  M.A. 1947, Ph.D. 1950, chancellor of the University of Maryland University College from 1975 to 1978 and considered a national pioneer in adult and continuing education.

Drossner, Jake  attended c. 2011 to 2015, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 2015 to 2017.

Drozdov, Darren — Class of 1994, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos in 1993.

Duda, Markattended c. 1980 to 1983, played in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams from 1983 to 1987.

Dugan, Jeff  Class of 2003, played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings (2004-2010).

Duke, Walter — attended from 1940 to 1941, World War II flying ace who shot down 14 enemy planes during the conflict. The Captain Walter Duke Regional Airport in St. Mary’s County is named for him.

Dull, Dick  Class of 1967, director of athletics at UMD from 1981 to 1986 and four additional colleges and universities.

Dunn, Michael  Class of 2016, playing in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins, 2019.

Dunston, Mike — Class of 1993, news anchor and reporter for television stations in Atlanta, GA; Cleveland, OH; Orlando, FL; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Houston, TX; Washington, DC; and Dayton, OH.

Durakis, Chad  Class of 2008, M.B.A. 2013, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization in 2008.

Durkee, Richard  Class of 1959, highly decorated veteran of Army service in World War II and Korea. One of the few survivors of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor, for heroism during an attack near Uijongbu, Korea.

Dyson, Roy  attended c. 1968 to 1970, represented the 1st District of the state of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991.

Ealy, Michael — Class of 1996, film and television actor, appeared in the Ice-Cube movie Barbershop, Oprah Winfrey's TV movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, and the Showtime series Sleeper Cell, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

Edelman, Steve  Class of 1973, owner/writer/producer for S&M Productions in California.

Edmunds, Ferrell — Class of 1988, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1988-1992) and Seattle Seahawks (1993-1994).

Edu, Maurice  attended from 2004 to 2007, played professional soccer for the Toronto FC (2007-2008) and Philadelphia Union (2014-2017). Also played overseas for the Glasgow Rangers and Stoke City. Edu has appeared in 46 games for the United States National Team. He was included in the 2008 Summer Olympics, appeared at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and was on the provisional roster for the 2014 World Cup.

Ehrlich, Fred — Class of 1984, president of SONY New Technology.

Eig, Audrey  Class of 1986, vice president for public relations at Universal Studios, Hollywood.

Eiseman, John — Class of 1952, member of the 1948 and 1952 U. S. Olympic canoeing teams.

Eisman, Steven  Class of 1973, honored as the 1998 Karate Master of the Year and is a member of the World Karate Union Hall of Fame.

Ekezie, Obinna — professional basketball player for the Vancouver Grizzlies (1999-2000), Washington Wizards (2000-2001), Dallas Mavericks (2000-2001), Los Angeles Clippers (2001-2002), and Atlanta Hawks (2004-2005).

Elmore, Len — Class of 1978, lawyer, professional basketball player, and sportscaster on ESPN; played for the Indiana Pacers (1974-1979), Kansas City Kings (1979-1980), Milwaukee Bucks (1980-1981), New Jersey Nets (1981-1982), and New York Knicks (1983-1984).  Analyst for college men's basketball television broadcasts. 

Elrich, Marc  Class of 1976, elected County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland, on November 6, 2018. Previously served three terms on the Montgomery County Council and twenty years on the Takoma Park City Council, 1987-2006.

Emshweller, Whitney attended c. 1950, played professional baseball in the Eastern Shore League in 1951.

Ender, Chris  Class of 1986, vice president for Communications for CBS Television.

Enfield, Andy — M.B.A. 1994, assistant coach in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks (1994-1996) and Boston Celtics (1996-1998) and head coach of the Florida Gulf Coast University and University of Southern California men’s basketball teams.

England, Gordon — Class of 1961, first deputy secretary in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, former Secretary of the Navy and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Engle, H. Joseph  Class of 1962, former chairman of AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation.

Ensign, Margee  M.A. 1981, Ph.D. 1982, president of Dickinson College (2017-present) and former president of the American University of Nigeria (2010-2017).

Eppley, Geary — Class of 1920, M.S. 1926, University of Maryland director of athletics, professor of agronomy, dean of men, and director of student activities; first president of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The university re-named the Campus Recreation Center for Eppley on October 20, 2006.

Epps, Jeanette — M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 2000, member of the 2009 astronaut class. Epps was a technical intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency prior to her selection by NASA.

Esiason, Norman "Boomer" — Class of 1984, football commentator and former NFL quarterback; played in Super Bowl XXIII in 1988 for the Cincinnati Bengals; also played for the New York Jets (1993-1995) and Arizona Cardinals (1996- 1997).

Estes, Jim  Class of 1987, professional golfer on the PGA Tour in 1990, 1994-1998, and 2008.

Evans, Marie Lorraine True  attended from 1958 to 1960, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1959 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Ezekial, Mordecai  Class of 1918, pioneer in the application of quantitative methods to farm production problems who played a major role in drafting the New Deal legislation that aided America’s farmers during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

Faber, John E. — Class of 1926, M.S. 1928, Ph.D. 1937, University of Maryland professor of microbiology and lacrosse coach. The Terps won eight national championships under his leadership.

Faberman, Adam  Class of 1997, television writer who produced multiple episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" and the "Drew Carey Show."

Facchina, Robert — Class of 1977, CEO of Johanna Foods.

Faloney, Bernie  Class of 1955, played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Edmonton Eskimos (1954), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1957-1964),  and the Montreal Alouettes and BC Lions between 1965 and his retirement in 1967. Named most valuable player in the CFL in 1961. Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1974, the Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 1983, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1985, and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Fanning, Craig  Class of 1980, music video and documentary producer who has worked with such artists as OutKast, Barry White, Guns N’ Roses, Kiss, and Beck.

Fantauzzi, John — attended c. 1988 to 1992, played professional baseball in the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies organizations from 1992 to 1996.

Faucette, Chuck — Class of 1986, played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers from 1987 to 1988.

Fazio, Ron — Class of 1984, played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987.

Fefferman, Charles L. — Class of 1966, internationally known mathematician and winner of the Fields Prize, mathematics' equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Feikin, Rhea  Class of 1956, local television personality best known for her more than 30 years of work on Maryland Public Television.

Feldman, Steven  Class of 2001, manager of network program publicity for the Hallmark Channel and director of entertainment communications for the CBS Corporation.

Felton, Ralphattended from 1950 to 1954, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1954-1960) and Buffalo Bills (1961-1962).

Fennell, Patricia C.  Class of 1984, staff engineer with Hewlett Packard.

Fernandez, Emilio A.  Class of 1969, co-founder of Pulse Electronics, later renamed the Pulse Group, a company involved in fields ranging from transportation products to medical instruments.

Fernandez, Raul — Class of 1990, founder and chairman of Proxicom and minority owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals.

Fernando, Bruno  attended from 2017 to 2019, playing in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks (2019-present).

Fernstrom, Meredith — M.S. 1972, former senior vice president for public responsibility, American Express.

Ferrara, V. Raymond  Class of 1970, Chair/CEO of ProVise Management Group.

Ferré, Rosario — Ph.D 1987, one of Puerto Rico's leading writers.

Ferris, Bob — attended c. 1979, played professional baseball for the California Angels from 1979 to 1980.

Feugill, John — Class of 1999, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 2000 to 2001 and in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons in 2002.

Fink, Charles  Class of 1951, engineering executive with the AMECOM division and Electronic Warfare Systems Group division of Litton Industries and later corporate vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Group for the FMC Corporation.

Fiorina, Carleton S. "Carly" — M.B.A. 1980, former chief executive of Hewlett Packard; first female CEO for a company included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Candidate for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

Fischell, Robert E.  M.S. 1953, inventor of the rechargeable cardiac pacemaker, implantable insulin pump, and artificial pancreas, among other life-saving devices. The Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices are housed in A. James Clark Hall.

Fisher, Ernie — Class of 1999, member of the 1956 U. S. Olympic wrestling team.

Fisher, Jill  Class of 2003, first University of Maryland gymnast to score a perfect 10 in competition.

Fix, Jonathan  Class of 2016, founder and chairman of Terps Against Hunger.

Flagg, Louis F.  Class of 1936, engineer at Honeywell and long-time officer of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Fleischer, Matt  M.B.A. 2005, brewer of the boutique Hook and Ladder beer with his brother Rich. Hook and Ladder won a gold medal in the American-style Wheat category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2001.

Fletcher, Andy — attended from 1916 to 1918, played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills in 1920.

Flick, James A., Jr. — Class of 1962, former managing partner of Ernst and Whinney.

Flores, Jaime  Class of 1994, former professor of surgery in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-founder and president of The Healing Hands Foundation, which is devoted to delivering medical care to underprivileged individuals around the world.

Florestano, Patricia  Class of 1958, former Maryland Secretary of Higher Education.

Flower, Allen  Class of 1968, former chief financial officer of COMSAT, a leading provider of secure satellite communication systems.

Flynn, William Leo  Class of 1970, oldest athlete to letter at the University of Maryland. Flynn entered the university at age 40 after 20 years of military service, including time as an Army scout in the Pacific during World War II and service in Korea and Germany. He was a member of the UMD baseball team in 1967.

Fokou, Moise  Class of 2008, played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles (2009-2011), Indianapolis Colts (2012), Tennessee Titans (2013), and New Orleans Saints (2014).

Fornos, Werner  Class of 1965, winner of the 2003 United Nations Population Award and past president of the Population Institute in Washington, DC (1982-2005).

Forward, Robert  Ph.D. 1965, physicist and science fiction writer.

Fowler, Melvin — Class of 2001, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (2002-2004), Minnesota Vikings (2005), and Buffalo Bills (2006).

Foxworth, Domonique  Class of 2004,  played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos (2005-2007), Atlanta Falcons (2008), and Baltimore Ravens (2009-2011); served as president of the NFL Players Association (2012-2014) and chief operating officer of the National Basketball Players Association (2014-2015).

Francis, A.J.  Class of 2011, M.P.P. 2016, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (2013, 2015), Seattle Seahawks (2016), and Washington Redskins (2017-2018).

Francis, Steve  attended from 1998 to 1999, professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets (1999-2004, 2007-2008), Orlando Magic (2004-2006), and New York Knicks (2005-2007).

Franklin, Jon — Class of 1970, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter (1979 and 1985); first Maryland alumnus to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Franklin, Thomas — B.S. 1862, one of the first two graduates of the Maryland Agricultural College (as the University of Maryland was then known).

Franklin, Wayne  Class of 1991, played professional baseball in the Houston Astros (2000-2001), Milwaukee Brewers (2002-2003), San Francisco Giants (2004), New York Yankees (2005), and Atlanta Braves (2006) organizations.

Frederick, Edward  Class of 2003, president and co-founder of the LivingSocial network.

Freeman, Marty — Class of 1986, played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization in 1984 to 1986.

Friedgen, Ralph  Class of 1970, M.A. 1972, head UMD football coach 2000 to 2010; honored as the consensus National Coach of the Year in 2001.

Fuller, Kathryn Scott  pursued graduate studies at UMD but did not graduate, former chairman of the board of the Ford Foundation and former president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund from 1989 to 2005.

Fullerton, Ed — Class of 1953, played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1953.

Fulton, Ed — attended c. 1973 to 1976, played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams (1978) and Buffalo Bills (1979).

Funk, Fred — Class of 1980, professional golfer and former coach of the University of Maryland's men's golf team.

Futrell, Charles  M.S.1962, completed a USA Triathalon sanctioned duathlon at the age of 90 in 2011, making him the first-ever man of his age in the United States to have completed such a race.

Gaasterland, Terry  M.S. 1988, Ph.D. 1992, director of the Scripps Genome Center at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Gaffney, George — Class of 1962, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization from 1956 to 1961.

Gaither, Jared  attended from 2005 to 2007, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens (2007-2010), Kansas City Chiefs (2011), and San Diego Chargers (2011-2012).

Gallagher, Tom  Class of 1970, former president, chairman, and CEO of Genuine Parts Co., a service organization engaged in the distribution of auto parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.

Gambino, Lu — Class of 1950, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts from 1948 to 1949.

Gambrill, Stephen W.  Class of 1892, represented the 5th District of the state of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1924 to 1938.

Gardiner, James  Class of 2006, co-wrote the one-act musical “Glory Days” about four high school friends who reunite after one year of college that opened on Broadway on May 6, 2008.

Gardner, Isaiah  Class of 2007, played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008.

Gasper, Chase  Class of 2018, playing professional soccer in the MLS with the Minnesota United FC (2019-present).

Gee, Edwin  Ph.D. 1948, former chairman and CEO of International Paper.

Gelbaugh, Stan  Class of 1985, played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills (1989), Arizona Cardinals (1991), and Seattle Seahawks (1992-1994 and 1996).

Gentile, Dominic "Don" Salvatore — attended from 1949 to 1951, WWII flying ace who took down 30 planes during the war. Gentile was killed in a jet plane crash while on a training run in Prince George's County in 1951.

Gentry, John N. — Class of 1957, served as U. S. Undersecretary of Labor from 1980 to 1981.

Gentzler, Dan  Class of 2010, played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization in 2010 and 2011.

George, Kyle  Class of 2004, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization in 2003.

Gibson, Kelley — Class of 1999, played for the WNBA's Houston Comets from 2000 to 2002.

Gildenhorn, Alma  Class of 1953, civic leader, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is named for her.

Gildenhorn, Joseph  Class of 1951, businessman, lawyer, and former U. S. Ambassador to Switzerland. The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is named for him.

Girven, Paula — Class of 1981, member of the 1976 U. S. Olympic track team; specialized in high jumping.

Glasener, Erica  Class of 1979, host of Home & Garden TV’s “A Gardener’s Diary” and writer for newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Farmer’s Almanac.

Gleasner, Don — Class of 1948, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization from 1947 to 1948.

Glendening, Frances Anne — Class of 1974, M.A. 1977, former wife of Maryland Governor Parris Glendening and an attorney with the Federal Elections Commission.

Glenn, O'Neil — Class of 1991, played in the NFL for the New England Patriots in 1991.

Glover, Kevin — Class of 1988, played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions (1985-1997) and Seattle Seahawks (1998-1999).

Godman, Raymond W.  Class of 1960, worked on the Polaris and Poseidon weapon systems and served as chief analyst and deputy branch head for a group responsible for systems analysis of U.S. Navy tactical forces.

Golacinski, Alan  Class of 1972, one of the group of 66 individuals taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 during the Iran Hostage Crisis.

Goldfarb, David  Class of 1979, senior managing director and global head of business development for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.; formerly the chief administrative officer and executive vice president for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., an investment banking and financial services firm.

Goodling, William F.  Class of 1953, represented the 19th District of Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 2000.

Goodner, Gary  Class of 1972, member of the Puerto Rican swimming team in the 1968 Olympics.

Gordon, Tim — attended c. 1978 to 1982, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization from 1982 to 1984.

Gorman, Bo  Class of 2001, television and movie actor whose credits include TV series Damages, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Passions, and I Wanna Be A Soap Star; also served as a body double for Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum, The Departed, and The Good Shepherd.

Gossett, Barry  attended from 1958 to 1960, former CEO, New Action Mobile Industries, a leader in mobile offices and portable buildings, former chair of the UMCP Foundation Board of Trustees, and Regent of the University System of Maryland.

Gottwals, Abram Z.  Class of 1938, leader in state of Maryland agricultural affairs and staunch supporter of the UMD Alumni Association. An award for outstanding service to the Alumni Association was named in his honor.

Graham, Duey  Class of 1972, son of legendary football player and professional football coach Otto Graham; was a kicker for the Terps in the early 1970s.

Green, Joyce Hens — Class of 1949, Superior Court Judge, District of Columbia.

Green, Kinsey, B. — Class of 1965, M.S. 1969, former executive director of the American Home Economics Association.

Greene, Tony — Class of 1973, played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills from 1971 to 1979.

Greenberg, Marc  Class of 1993, former chief financial officer of Pixar Animation Studios and head of finance for Blend, a technology company leading the digital revolution in consumer lending.

Greenfeld, Lawrence  Class of 1969, director of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001-2005.

Greenfield, Karen  Class of 1975, only woman in Maryland and the surrounding states who competes as a pilot in aerobatic flying.

Greenspan, Jerry — Class of 1966, played professional basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1963 to 1965.

Grembowicz, Michael  Class of 1984, former head of creative services for Paramount Pictures.

Griffin, Michael — Ph.D. 1977, former adjunct professor of engineering at Maryland and director of NASA, 2005-2009.

Grimes, Martha — Class of 1954, M.A. 1956, best-selling mystery writer.

Groberg, Florent  Class of 2006, received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on November 12, 2015.

Gronkowski, Dan  Class of 2007, M.B.A. 2013, played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions (2009), Denver Broncos (2010), Cleveland Browns (2011), and New England Patriots (2011).

Grossman, Bob — Class of 1972, played professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization from 1972 to 1978.

Gude, Gilbert  attended from 1941 to 1943 and 1946, represented the 8th District of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1967 to 1977.

Gurtz, Carolyn  Class of 1970, won the grand prize in the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2008 with her recipe for double-delight peanut butter cookies.

Guzzone, Guy  Class of 1986, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2015 and the Maryland State Senate from 2015 to present.

Haas, Karen Lehman — Class of 1984, served as clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2019.

Hack, David — Class of 1995, played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2002.

Hacopian, Derek — attended c. 1988 to 1992, played professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Diego Padres organizations from 1992 to 1996.

Hakala, Lea — attended c. 1982 to 1983, member of the 1984 Finnish Olympic women's basketball team.

Haldeman, Joe — Class of 1967, award-winning science fiction author best known for his novel "The Forever War," published in 1974.

Hale, Roger — Class of 1965, former chairman of the board and CEO of HandR Block and Ashland Oil.

Haley, Chris — Class of 1981, director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives.

Hall, Gwendolyn M. — Class of 1975, M.P.P. 1986, Ph.D. 1992, national security expert.

Hamilton, Arthur Robert — Class of 1950, served as the model for the solemn-faced teenager giving the Boy Scout salute in Norman Rockwell’s 1944 painting “We, Too, Have a Job To Do” which encouraged volunteerism during World War II.

Hamilton, Barbara Lynn — Class of 1963, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1965 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Hamlin, Allyson — Class of 1998, quarterback for the D.C. Divas of the National Women’s Football Association from 2002-2009 and 2011-2016. Was a member of the Terrapins’ softball team while at UMD.

Hammond, Jamie — Class of 2000, played professional baseball in the Western League in 2000.

Hanna, Tom — Class of 1972, served as head coach of the UMD men’s golf team for 20 seasons, 1991-2011, and led the Terps to a school-record six consecutive appearances in the NCAA post-season (2002-2007).

Hanulak, Chet — Class of 1955, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in 1954 and 1957.

Harbeson, Jeffrey — Class of 1979, retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy whose duty assignments included overseeing detention camps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Hardiman, Joseph R. — Class of 1959, president of the National Association of Securities Dealers, which operates the NASDAQ stock exchange, from September 1987 to January 1997.

Harding-Pollero, Rhonda — Class of 1982, has authored more than 20 romantic suspense novels under her pen name Kelsey Roberts.

Hardwick, Jaime Fox — attended c. 1994 to 1998, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1997 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Hardy, Jerome S. — Class of 1939, former president of Juniper Enterprises, Inc., and former publisher of Life magazine.

Harlow, James H. — Class of 1933, former CEO of Philadelphia Electric Co.

Harney, Edward F. — Class of 1975, fashion designer.

Harper, Laura — Class of 2008, played in the WNBA for the Sacramento Monarchs (2008) and played internationally in Turkey, Italy, and Russia.

Harrison, Evelyn Barstow — Class of 1932, first woman to receive a degree in engineering (B.S. in civil engineering) from the university. She served as the first director of the Federal Women's Program of the Civil Service Commission, which sought equal opportunity for women in federal employment practices.

Harrison, Marina — Class of 2003, chosen as Miss Maryland in 2003 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Harrison, R. Reed, III — Class of 1971, telephone company executive, primarily with AT&T.

Hart, Kevin — attended c. 2003 to 2007, played professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs (2007-2009) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2009).

Hartman, Ron — attended c. 1992 to 1996, played professional baseball in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization from 1996 to 1999.

Harward, Donald West — Ph.D. 1971, president of Bates College from 1989 to 2002.

Haslup, Charlie — Class of 2014, played professional baseball in the New York Yankees organization from 2012 to 2013.

Hauptman, Herbert A. — Ph.D. 1955, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985.

Haverbusch, Kevin — attended c. 1993 to 1997, played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox organizations from 1997 to 2003.

Hawkins, Gordon — Class of 1982, opera singer.

Hawkins, Tianna — Class of 2013, playing in the WNBA for the Seattle Storm (2013) and Washington Mystics (2014, 2016-present).

Hayes, Lindsay — M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2013, speechwriter for Sarah Palin during her campaign for the vice presidency in 2008 and for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.

Haynos, Joey — Class of 2007, M.B.A. 2018, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (2008-2009).

Hazen, Melvin E. — Class of 1888, first president of the original Alumni Association, founded in 1892, and the captain of the university's baseball team in 1887.

Heagy, Al — Class of 1930, as co-head coach of the UMD men’s lacrosse team with Jack Faber, Heagy led the stickmen to seven national championships.

Healy, Don — Class of 1959, played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (1958-1959), Dallas Cowboys (1960-1961), and Buffalo Bills (1962).

Healy, Jane — Class of 1971, won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1988; former editorial page editor for the Orlando Sentinel.

Heiser, Roy — attended from 1960 to 1961, played professional baseball for the Washington Senators in 1961.

Heiss, Tara — Class of 1978, member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic women's basketball team.

Heitz, Alan — Class of 1994, actor who has had roles in numerous television series including Monk, Fraiser, Grounded for Life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Conan, and This Is Us.

Hekimian, Norris C. — M.S. 1951, Ph.D. 1969, founded Hekimian Laboratories, a firm that produces modular systems that help telephone companies detect and solve problems in their networks.

Hello, Bastian "Buz" —Class of 1948, guided pre-launch preparation and launch support for six Apollo space exploration missions, including three landings on the moon.

Henderson, Erin — attended from 2006 to 2008, played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings (2008-2013) and New York Jets (2015-2016).

Hennessy, W. Louis — Class of 1995, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2003 to 2005 and Associate Judge for the 4th District of Maryland from 2015 to present.

Henson, Jane — Class of 1955, wife of Jim Henson, involved in creating the Muppets.

Henson, Jim — Class of 1960, master puppeteer and creator of the Muppets.

Herbert, Charles J. — Class of 1951, former vice president of the Spirit Sales Division of Heublein, Inc.

Herger, Lorraine — Class of 1982, director of integrated solutions and CIO of IBM Research.

Herman, Richard — Ph.D. 1967, former University of Maryland Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Chancellor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2005 to 2009.

Hernandez, Chick — Class of 1987, sports anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet and other local Washington, DC, television stations. Winner of multiple local Emmy Awards.

Herrell, Steve — Class of 1967, master ice cream maker who pioneered the addition of “smoosh-ins” like brownies, nuts, or Oreo cookies and inspired the founders of Ben and Jerry’s.

Herrick, Neal — attended c. 1976 to 1980, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization from 1980 to 1982.

Herson, Mike — Class of 1972, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers organizations from 1968 to 1973.

Hersberger, Arthur B— Class of 1932, M.S. 1933, Ph.D. 1936, leading researcher and executive in the petroleum industry. Spent 33 years with ARCO and retired as executive vice president of Husky Oil.

Hesse, Karen — Class of 1975, author of numerous books for children and young adults and winner of many prestigious national awards for her writing; Ms. Hesse received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002.

Hetrick, John — Class of 1973, played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization from 1967 to 1972.

Hewitt, Frederic “Rip” — Class of 1941, multi-sport athlete at Maryland, World War II veteran, U.S. Olympian in men’s field hockey in 1948, and member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame.

Heyer, Stephon — Class of 2006, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (2007-2010) and Oakland Raiders (2011).

Heyward-Bey, Darrius — attended from 2006 to 2009, playing in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (2009-2012), Indianapolis Colts (2013), and Pittsburgh Steelers (2014-present).

Hickey, Bo — attended c. 1967, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos in 1967.

Hicks, Anthony — attended c. 1985 to 1989, played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization in 1989.

Hicks, Eric — Class of 2012, played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs (1998-2006), the New York Jets (2007), and the Detroit Lions (2009).

Hicks, Jesse — Class of 1993, played for the WNBA's Utah Starzz (1997-1998) and Orlando Miracle (2000-2002).

Hiebert, Ray — M.A. 1961, Ph.D. 1962, international expert in the growth of modern public relations and founding dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at UMD.

Hill, Charles — class of 2002, played in the NFL for the Houston Texans (2002) and Chicago Bears (2003) and in the Arena Football League for the Orlando Predators (2006-2008).

Hill, Darryl — Class of 1965, first African American to play football in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Hill, Kelli — attended but did not graduate, served as the head coach of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

Hill, Shaun — attended from 2000 to 2002, played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings (2002-2005), the San Francisco 49ers (2006-2009), Detroit Lions (2010-2013), St. Louis Rams (2014), and Minnesota Vikings (2015-2016).

Himelfarb, Donald — Class of 1967, former president of Thrifty Rent-A-Car.

Hindman, James — Class of 1967, deputy director of the American Film Institute.

Hinman, Brian — Class of 1982, founder of multiple technology companies: PictureTel, Polycom, and 2Wire; developer of the first full-duplex speakerphone. The Hinman Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities program is named in his honor.

Hiser, Gene — attended from 1966 to 1970, played professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization from 1971 to 1975.

Hoff, Wallace J. — M.S. 1970, vice president and general manager for systems development and operations for Westinghouse.

Hoffman, Mable — Class of 1941, created the first cookbook for the Crock-Pot, entitled Crockery Cookery. Published in 1975, it became an instant bestseller.

Hogan, Lawrence J., Sr. — attended in 1967, represented the 5th District of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1975.

Hogan, Patrick N. — Class of 2002, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2003 to 2007 and 2011 to 2015.

Holcomb, Lou — Class of 1989, played professional baseball in the Texas Rangers organization in 1990.

Holliday, Kene — Class of 1971, star of sitcom "Carter Country."

Holmes, Grace B. — Class of 1919, first woman to receive an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, although she did not complete all of her coursework at College Park.

Holloway, David — Class of 2006, played in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals in 2007.

Holzapfel, Henry — Class of 1893, president of the Hagerstown Railroad and an original member of the Board of Regents when this body was created in 1916. Holzapfel Hall, located on the north side of McKeldin Mall, which was renovated and incorporated into the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, was named for him.

Hong, Thomas — Class of 2020, member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic speed skating team.

Hook, Elizabeth — Class of 1920, first woman to complete all four years of her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland; she received a B.S. in entomology.

Horton, Tom — Class of 1952, member of the 1948 U. S. Olympic canoeing team.

Howard, John D. (“Hezzy”) — M.A. 1962, Ph.D. 1967, led the Terps’ men’s lacrosse team from 1966 to 1969. The Terps were named national co-champions in 1967. Howard was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1978.

Howard, Maurice "Mo," — attended from 1972 to 1976, played professional basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers (1976-1977) and New Orleans Jazz (1976-1977).

Hoyer, Steny Class of 1963, has represented the 5th District of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to the present; previously served as a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1967 to 1978 and was Senate President from 1975 to 1978.

Hubbard, James — Class of 1986, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1993 to 2015.

Hudson, Chris — Class of 1978, played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1978 to 1980.

Huerter, Kevin — attended from 2016 to 2018, playing in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks (2018-present).

Hughes, Harry — Class of 1949, governor of Maryland from 1979 to 1987; also played professional baseball in 1949 with the New York Yankees organization.

Humelsine, Carlisle H. — Class of 1937, former national leader in historic preservation and president and chairman of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Humphrey, Gordon — Class of 1962, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire from 1979 to 1990 and New Hampshire State Senator from 1990 to 1992.

Hunt, Lori Ann Windsor — Class of 1990, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1988 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Hunter, Elmore — Class of 1968, first African American member of a men’s track team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Hunton, John — Class of 1950, M.A. 1959, played professional baseball in the New York Yankees organization from 1952 to 1954.

Hutton, L. Kate — M.S. 1973, Ph.D. 1976, seismologist at Cal-Tech who is known throughout the West Coast states as the "Earthquake Lady" for her media commentary during seismic events.

Ibekwe, Ekene — Class of 2007, member of the Nigerian men’s basketball team in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Ingram, Steve — Class of 1995, played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995) and Jacksonville Jaguars (1999).

Iribe, Brendan — attended from 1997 to 1998, founder of the Oculus virtual reality firm and one of the video game industry’s most successful entrepreneurs. The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering is named for him.

Irish, Charles — Class of 1952, former senior executive vice president of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Ivey, Jolene — Class of 1992, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2015. Elected to a seat on the Prince George’s County Council in 2018.

Jackman, Mark — attended c. 1975 to 1979, played professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals organizations from 1979 to 1981.

Jackson, D’Qwell — Class of 2018, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (2006-2013) and Indianapolis Colts (2014-2016).

Jackson, J.C. — attended from 2016 to 2018, playing in the NFL for the New England Patriots (2018-present).

Jacobs, Emma S. — M.S. 1917, first woman to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Jacobs, George — M.S. 1960, pioneer in the development of the world-wide Voice of America broadcasting system and the post-1974 modernization of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcasting facilities. Jacobs also participated in the design of Radio Marti.

Jacobsen, Hugh Newell — Class of 1951, award-winning architect and designer of Maryland's Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, among many other distinguished buildings.

Jagannathan, Poorna — Class of 1996, co-star in the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever.

James, Mary-Dulany — Class of 1981, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1999 to 2015.

Jarvis, Charlene Drew — Ph.D. 1971, former president of Southeastern University in the District of Columbia, the first woman to hold this post, and DC City Council member from 1979 to 2000.

Jasikevicius, Sarunas — attended from 1994 to 1998, member of the Lithuanian Olympic men's basketball team in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Won a bronze medal with the 2000 team. Played in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers (2005-2007) and Golden State Warriors (2006-2007).

Jeffers, Eugene — Class of 1971, former executive director of the Themed Entertainment Association.

Jefferson, Ben — attended c. 1986 to 1989, played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts from 1989 to 1990.

Jefferson, Quinton — Class of 2015, playing in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks (2015-present).

Jenifer, Franklyn — Ph.D 1970, president of the University of Texas at Dallas (1994-2005) and former president of Howard University (1990-1994).

Jenkins, Kris — Class of 2016, played in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers (2001-2007) and New York Jets (2008-2010).

Jennings, Rick — Class of 1978, played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (1976-1977), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1977), and San Francisco 49ers (1977).

Joe, Leon — attended from 2000 to 2004, played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (2004-2006), Arizona Cardinals (2004), and Buffalo Bills (2007).

Johnson, Barry — Class of 1991, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1991 to 1992.

Johnson, Bill (Bing) — Class of 1936, Broadway actor who also appeared in the film "Keep Your Powder Dry" with Lana Turner, Susan Peters, and Laraine Day and on a weekly NBC television network program with Dinah Shore.

Johnson, Charles — Class of 1980, played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers from 1979 to 1980 and in 1983.

Johnson, Drew — Class of 1991, played professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles organization in 1991.

Johnson, Edwin — Class of 1939, basketball and baseball star at UMD and Student Government Association president during the 1938-1939 academic year; son of legendary Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson, whom many baseball historians regard as the best pitcher of all time.

Johnson, Elaine — Class of 1959, first female African-American undergraduate at the University of Maryland.

Johnson, Lawrence — Ph.D. 1968, leading researcher on livestock reproduction, particularly cattle and swine, and sex pre-selection in both livestock and humans.

Johnson, Pyke — Class of 1937, managing editor of the Doubleday Publishing Company.

Johnson, Ty—Class of 2018, playing in the NFL for the Detroit Lions (2019-present).

Joines, Vernon — Class of 1996, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (1989-1990) and Denver Broncos (1991).

Jones, Billy — Class of 1969, first African American to play men’s basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Later served as head coach of the University of Maryland Baltimore County men’s basketball team from 1974 to 1986.

Jones, Brionna — Class of 2017, playing in the WNBA for the Connecticut Sun (2017-present).

Jones, Clarence — Class of 2001, played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1991-1994), St. Louis Rams (1995), New Orleans Saints (1996-1998), and Carolina Panthers (1999-2000).

Jones, Stan — Class of 1956, played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (1954-1965) and Washington Redskins (1966); member of the College Football and NFL Halls of Fame.

Jones-Rodwell, Verna — Class of 1978, represented the 44th District of Maryland in the House of Delegates from 1999 to 2003 and the State Senate from 2003 to 2015.

Jordan, LaMont — attended from 1997 to 2001, played in the NFL for the New York Jets (2001-2004), Oakland Raiders (2005-2007), New England Patriots (2008), and Denver Broncos (2009).

Jordan, Robert W. — M.A. 1971, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2003.

Jordan, Steve — attended c. 1976 to 1981, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 1981.

Joyner, Willie — attended from 1980 to 1984, played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers in 1984.

Jurado, Jaime — Class of 1983, director of brewing operations for Abita Brewing Co. from November 2013 to January 2018.

Kahn, Fred — Class of 1960, early proponent of national presidential debates; proposed idea of candidates debating on same platform to UMD President Wilson Elkins, Gov. Theodore McKeldin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in 1956.

Kahn, Harold — Class of 1970, former chairman and CEO of Macy's East.

Kaleo, John — Class of 1994, played in the Arena Football League for the Tampa Bay Storm in 2002.

Kaludis, George — Class of 1960, M.Ed. 1965, leader in strategic consulting to higher education institutions.

Kaplan, Kelly George — Class of 2005, represented the state of Arkansas in the 2007 Miss USA competition.

Kay, Jack — Class of 1947, former chair of the Kay Management Co., builder of thousands of homes in the Aspen Hill area of Montgomery County, MD.

Kazmarek, George — attended from 1965 to 1968, played professional baseball in the New York Mets organization from 1968 to 1974.

Keen, Vic — Class of 1923, played professional baseball for the Athletics, Cubs, and Cardinals in 1918 and 1921 to 1927.

Kehoe, Jim — Class of 1940, record-setting track athlete at Maryland, track and cross country coach for UMD who led his teams for 48 conference championships, and director of athletics from 1969 to 1978. Kehoe was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Hall of Fame on December 5, 1998.

Keller, Charlie — Class of 1938, played professional baseball for the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers from 1939 to 1952; only Terp to play in baseball's All-Star game and the World Series.

Keller, Hal — Class of 1950, played professional baseball for the Washington Senators from 1949 to 1950 and in 1952.

Kelley, Dolores Goodwin — Class of 1977, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1991 to 1995 and the Maryland State Senate, 1995-present.

Kelly, James — Class of 1988, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1995-2001) and special assistant to President George W. Bush on intergovernmental affairs.

Kelly, Tim — Class of 1982, executive editor of the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise newspaper from October 1996 to September 2018.

Kelly, Winfield — Class of 1978, business leader who also served as Prince George’s County Executive from 1974 to 1978 and Maryland’s Secretary of State from 1987 to 1993.

Kendall, Clifford — Class of 1954, founder of Computer Data Systems Inc., and a pioneer in the American data processing field; chair of the University of Maryland System Board of Regents.

Kennedy, Delious — Class of 1992, Grammy winner with the group All-4-One in 1994 in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category for the single "I Swear."

Kernis, Jay — Class of 1974, producer for "CBS Sunday Morning" and NBC News, formerly a managing editor at CNN/U.S., producer for CBS's 60 Minutes, and senior vice president for programming at National Public Radio.

Kerns, Dan — attended from 1964 to 1966, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization from 1966 to 1968.

Kerrigan, Steve — Class of 1993, oversaw all the events surrounding President Barack Obama’s inaugurations in 2009 and 2013 and was the chief executive officer of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC, in 2012.

Kershaw, William — Class of 2011, played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs (2006-2007), Houston Texans (2007), and Miami Dolphins (2008-2009).

Kilgo, Darius — Class of 2014, playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos (2015-2016) and Tennessee Titans (2018-present).

Kim, Jeong — Ph.D. 1991, engineering entrepreneur and educator; named president of Lucent Technology's Bell Labs in 2005. Maryland's Jeong Kim Engineering Building is named for him.

Kindness, Thomas — Class of 1951, represented the 8th District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987.

King, Albert — attended from 1977 to 1981, played professional basketball for the New Jersey Nets (1981-1987), Philadelphia 76ers (1987-1988), San Antonio Spurs (1988-1989), and Washington Bullets (1991-1992).

King, Gayle — Class of 1976, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O: The Oprah Magazine.

Kinney, Jeff — Class of 1993, created the popular Diamondback cartoon Igdoof; author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's book series; writer and designer of online games.

Kinney, Vince — attended c. 1975 to 1977, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1978 to 1979.

Kirchiro, Bill — attended from 1958 to 1962, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts in 1962.

Kirchner, Kris — Class of 1984, member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic women's basketball team.

Kiselak, Mike — Class of 1990, played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys from 1998 to 1999.

Kizer, Lynetta — Class of 2012, played in the WNBA for the Tulsa Shock (2012), Phoenix Mercury (2013), Indiana Fever (2014-2016), Connecticut Sun (2017), and Minnesota Lynx (2018).

Klinedinst, George — attended from 1957 to 1961, played professional baseball in the Washington Senators organization in 1961 and 1963.

Kluger, Jeffrey — Class of 1976, author of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, the basis for the movie Apollo 13.

Knode, Kenneth Thomas "Mike" — Class of 1916, played professional baseball for the Cardinals in 1920.

Knode, Robert T. "Bob" — Class of 1920, played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians from 1923 to 1926.

Knott, Shawn — B.A. 1992, B.S. 2008, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization in 1992 and 1993.

Knox, Irene — Class of 1934, qualified for the 1932 U. S. Olympic rifle shooting team; the team did not compete at the Games.

Knust, Russell H. — Class of 1940, former vice president of manufactured steel products for Bethlehem Steel.

Koch, Pete — Class of 2006, played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals (1984), Kansas City Chiefs (1985-1988), and Los Angeles Raiders (1989-1990).

Kolarek, Adam — attended c. 2006 to 2010, playing professional baseball in the Tampa Bay Rays (2017-2019) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2019) organizations.

Kolarek, Frank — attended from 1974 to 1975, played professional baseball in the Oakland A's organization from 1976 to 1979.

Kolata, Gina — Class of 1969, M.A. 1973, science and medical report for The New York Times.

Konnyu, Ernest — attended but did not graduate, member of the California State Assembly from 1980 to 1986 and U.S. Representative from the 12th District of California from 1987 to 1989.

Kramer, Rona — Class of 1976, member of the Maryland State Senate from 2003 to 2010.

Kraus, Antje — Class of 1984, known professionally as Brooke Stevens. Was the first female airborne traffic reporter in the Washington, DC, area.

Kravits, Jason — Class of 1989, television and Broadway actor known for his roles on The Practice, Law and Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. While at Maryland, he founded the improv group Erasable, Inc.

Kredensor, Diane — Class of 1989, Emmy Award-winning animator who created episodes of children's favorites "Pinky and the Brain," "WordWorld," and "Clifford the Big Red Dog."

Kreiter, Elizabeth — Class of 1975, first female chief of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police; Kreiter was also the department's first female full-time motorcycle officer and first female sergeant.

Krizek, Raymond J. — M.S. 1961, made essential contributions to geotechnical engineering and the field of slurry mechanics.

Krouse, Ray — Class of 1951, played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1951-1955), Detroit Lions (1956-1957), Baltimore Colts (1958-1959), and Washington Redskins (1960).

Krowe, Allen J. — Class of 1954, former senior vice president of finance and planning for IBM and former vice chairman of Texaco.

Kubasik, Chris — Class of 1983, former CFO of Lockheed Martin.

Kuchimanchi, Ravi — M.S. 1991, Ph.D. 1995, founded the Association for India’s Development, a 1,000 member, 50-chapter volunteer organization that promotes sustainable, equitable, and just development.

Kummer, Stanley Truman — Class of 1940, awarded the Legion of Honor, Class of Chevalier Medal by Nicole Yancey, Honorary Consul of France for Virginia, in July 2010 on behalf of the people of France. The medal is the highest decoration given by France to those soldiers who were instrumental in liberating France from Germany during the Second World War.

Kundra, Vivek — Class of 1998 served as the first chief information officer of the United States from February 2009 to August 2011 under President Barak Obama.

Kuhn, Albin O. — Class of 1938, M.S. 1939, Ph.D. 1948, professor of agronomy and first chancellor of the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus.

Kurkjian, Tim — Class of 1978, reporter for ESPN and ESPN Magazine.

Kurtz, Ann White — M.A. 1951, Ph.D. 1956, early member of the Navy’s WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services) who worked as a decoder to intercept and read messages sent by the Nazis during World War II and helped to break the code of the Germans’ Enigma machine.

Laake, Pete —attended c. 1985 to 1989, played professional baseball in the Texas Rangers organization in 1990 and 1991.

Labow, Howard — Class of 1977, member of the Israeli fencing team in the 1980 Olympics as an athlete and in the 2000 Games as an assistant coach.

Lacey, Mary — Class of 1978, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation who also led the development of the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) for the Department of Defense. She was the only woman in the Class of 1978 to major in mechanical engineering.

Ladygo, Pete — played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1952 and 1954.

Lafferty, Stephen — Class of 1971, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to present.

LaFond, Thea — Class of 2015, member of the women’s track and field team from Dominica in the 2016 Olympics.

La Grenade, Cécile — M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1990, named the first female governor-general of Grenada in 2013.

Langhorne, Crystal — Class of 2008, one of three players in ACC history to be named Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year. Plays in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics (2008-2013) and Seattle Storm (2014-present).

Lankford, Thomas — Class of 1969, former president and COO of SYSCO Corp., North America’s leading foodservice marketer and distributor.

Laroia, Rajiv — M.S. 1989, Ph.D. 1992, major contributor to the theory and practice of wireline and wireless communications systems whose innovations helped to nearly double the speed of data transmission over voiceband telephone channels. 

Lasoff, Mark — Class of 1988, won an Oscar in 1998 for best achievement in visual effects for the movie Titanic.

Lauer, John — Class of 1963, former president of B. F. Goodrich.

Laurer, George J. — Class of 1951, inventor of the UPC (Universal Product Code).

Lawrence, Deborah — Class of 1978, former vice president for governmental affairs for The Williams Companies.

Layman, Jake — Class of 2016, playing in the NBA for the Portland Trailblazers (2016-2018) and Minnesota Timberwolves (2019-present).

Leaf, Munro — Class of 1927, author who is most famous for The Story of Ferdinand, more commonly known as Ferdinand the Bull. Walt Disney adapted Leaf's work into a seven-minute animated film in 1938 that won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) that year.

Leatherbury, King T. — Class of 1956, prominent local horse trainer, winner of more than 6,000 races.

Lee, Susan — Class of 1976, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2002 to 2015 and the Maryland State Senate from 2015 to present.

LeFrak, Samuel J. — Class of 1940, internationally known teacher, communicator, and builder. LeFrak Hall is named for him.

LeGette, Brian — Class of 1989, co-founder of Big Bang Products, now known as 180s LLC, performance gear for cold-weather sports.

Len, Alex — attended from 2011 to 2013, playing in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns (2013-2018) and the Atlanta Hawks (2018-present).

Lerman, Liz — Class of 1970, founder of the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD, and a talented dancer, choreographer, and teacher of dance; Ms. Lerman received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002.

Leslie, Kiara — attended from 2014 to 2016, playing in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics (2019-present).

Leutze, James — Class of 1957, chancellor of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington from 1990 to 2003.

Levin, Simon — Ph.D. 1964, winner of the 2005 Kyoto Prize in environmental science.

Lewis, Camille — Class of 2002, chosen as Miss Maryland in 2002 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Lewis, Cedric — Class of 1996, played in the NBA for the Washington Bullets from 1995 to 1996.

Lewis, Jermaine — played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001), Houston Texans (2002), and Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-2004).

Liebergott, Jacqueline — Class of 1963, president of Emerson College from 1993 to 2011.

Lin, W. S. — 1978 Ph.D. candidate in Business/ABD, president of the Tatung Company, Taiwan's leading maker of electronics, workstations, PC servers, home appliances, and industrial equipment.

Lin, Wen-Yen "Pamela" — M.A. 1975, general manager of Tatung Company's Global Computer Communication and Consumer Business Group.

Lipitz, Roger — Class of 1964, former chairman of the Baltimore Development Corporation and one of the founders of Meridian Healthcare.

Lisehora, Marion — Class of 1953, spent every summer from 1953 to 1956 riding the high-diving horses 40 feet off a platform into a 12-foot tank of water below on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ.

Long, Mike — Class of 1967, played professional baseball in the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox organizations from 1967 to 1968.

Longbrake, William — Class of 1976, vice chairman of Washington Mutual.

Lookabaugh, John — attended from 1941 to 1942 played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1946 to 1947.

Lowe, Brandon — attended c. 2011 to 2015, playing professional baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays (2018-2019). Named to the 2019 American League All-Star squad, only the second Terp to receive this honor.

Lucas, Barbara — Class of 1967, senior vice president for public affairs for Black & Decker.

Lucas, John — Class of 1976, former NBA player and head coach; played for the Houston Rockets (1976-1978, 1984-1986, and 1989-1990), Golden State Warriors (1979-1981), Washington Bullets (1981-1983), San Antonio Spurs (1983-1984), Milwaukee Bucks (1986-1988), and Seattle SuperSonics (1988-1989); coach for the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Miami Tropics (USBL).

Luedtke, Eric — Class of 2002, M. Ed. 2004, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from January 2011 to present.

Lukens, Donald “Buzz” — attended from 1955 to 1956, represented the 24th and 8th Districts of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971 and 1987 to 1990.

Lynch, James — attended from 2000 to 2003, played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2004. 

Lytle, Debbie — attended from 1979 to 1983, first women’s basketball All-American at UMD; she achieved this honor in 1982.

Maarleveld, J. D. — attended from 1984 to 1986, played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1986 to 1987.

Machen, Hervey — Class of 1935, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1954 to 1964, and represented the 5th District of Maryland in the U.S House of Representatives from 1965 to 1969.

Mackert, LeRoy (Roy) — Class of 1921, played professional football for the Rochester Jeffersons in 1925.

Mackin, Catherine (Cassie) — Class of 1960, national news correspondent, television news anchor, and Emmy Award winner; first woman floor reporter at the Democratic and Republican national conventions; died in 1982.

Maddocks, John — attended c. 1976 to 1980, member of the 1984 British Olympic sailing team.

Maddox, Derrick — attended c. 1992 to 1996, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 1998.

Maddox, Garry, Jr. — attended c. 1992 to 1996, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations from 1998 to 2003.

Magee, Donna Marie McCauley — attended from 1963 to 1964, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1964 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Magee, Kathleen — M.A. 1972, co-founder of Operation Smile, an organization that works to correct children's facial deformities around the world.

Makunda, Ram — Class of 1979, M.S. 1981, chief executive officer, president and a director of India Globalization Capital, Inc., as well as chief executive officer of Integrated Global Networks, LLC and founder of Startec Global Communications.

Malcolm, Wilbur — Class of 1922, Ph.D. 1930, served as president of the American Cyanamid company.

Mandel, Marvin — Class of 1939, governor of Maryland from 1969 to 1979.

Manges, Mark — attended from 1974 to 1978, played in the NFL for St. Louis in 1978.

Manning, Charles — Ph.D. 1970, chancellor of the West Virginia University System from 1990 to 2000 and the Tennessee Board of Regents from 2000 to 2009.

Manz, George — Class of 1969, played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs organizations in from 1968 to 1975.

Marable, Manning — Ph.D., 1976, authority on African American history, professor of history at Columbia University, and founder of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia.

Marker, Russell — Class of 1923, M.S. 1924, chemist who pioneered the manufacture of cortisone and progesterone.

Marks, Tobin — Class of 1966, world-renowned chemist and researcher in the field of catalytic chemistry and polymers. Received the National Medal of Science in 2005.

Marquis, Matt — attended c. 2007 to 2011, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization in 2011 and 2012.

Marsden, Mary Beth — Class of 1983, former broadcaster for WMAR TV and WBAL Radio in Baltimore, MD, local Emmy Award winner, and author.

Marshall, Elaine — Class of 1968, first woman to serve as North Carolina Secretary of State and the first woman to win a statewide office in North Carolina.

Marshall, Larry — Class of 1974, played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs (1972-1973), Minnesota Vikings (1974), Philadelphia Eagles (1974-1977), and Los Angeles Rams (1978).

Martin, Roland — Class of 1962, nationally known bass fisherman, fishing expert, and broadcaster.

Martir, Kevin — attended c. 2011 to 2015, played professional baseball in the Houston Astros organization in 2015 and 2016.

Massenburg, Tony — Class of 1990, played professional basketball for the San Antonio Spurs (1990-1991, 2004-2005), Charlotte Hornets (1991-1992), Boston Celtics (1991-1992), Golden State Warriors (1991-1992), Los Angeles Clippers (1994-1995), Toronto Raptors (1995-1996), Philadelphia 76ers (1995-1996), New Jersey Nets (1996-1997), Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies (1997-1999 and 2000-2002), Houston Rockets (1999-2000), Utah Jazz (2002-2003), and Sacramento Kings (2003-2004).

Masterson, Robert (“Bat”) — Class of 1968, co-founder of First Data Corporation, racehorse owner, and Broadway producer.

Mathews, Barbara Jean Jennings — attended from 1974 to 1976, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1976 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Mathews, Odonna — M.B.A 1982, former vice president for consumer affairs and spokesperson for Giant Foods.

Maxwell, Justin — Class of 2005, played professional baseball for the Washington Nationals (2007, 2009-2010), Houston Astros (2012-2013), Kansas City Royals (2013-2014), and San Francisco Giants (2015).

Mayer, William Daniel — Class of 1972, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2005 to 2007.

Mayer, William E. — M.B.A. 1967, former managing director of First Boston Corp.

McCarthy-Miller, Beth — Class of 1985, first female director of “Saturday Night Live” (218 episodes, 1995-2006) and director of 24 episodes of “30 Rock.”

McCauley, Roy — Class of 1992, NASCAR crew chief for racecar driver Kurt Busch.

McCool, Willie — M.S. 1985, astronaut killed in the space shuttle Columbia explosion.

McConkey, Tony — Class of 1986, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2003 to 2018.

McCray, Chris — Class of 2006, played in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks from 2006 to 2007.

McCurdy, John — attended c. 1998 to 2002, played professional baseball in the Oakland A's organization from 2002 to 2006.

McDonald, Kevin — Class of 2002, played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization in 2002 and 2003.

McDougle, Dexter — Class of 2013, played in the NFL for the New York Jets (2014-2016), New Orleans Saints (2017), and Philadelphia Eagles (2017-2018).

McEwen, Mark — attended c. 1976, weather and entertainment editor for "CBS This Morning."

McFall, Russell W. — Class of 1943, chief executive of Western Union from 1965 to 1979.

McFarland, Joan — Class of 1981; winner of a Grammy award for "best choral performance" in 2000 for her work on a recording of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem."

McGonnigal, Brett — Class of 1992, played professional baseball in the San Francisco Giants organization in 1991 and 1992.

McGowan, George — Class of 1951, former chairman and CEO of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company and member of the University of Maryland's Board of Regents from 1984 to 1995, on which he served seven years as chair.

McGovern, Rob — Class of 1983, founder of CareerBuilder.com.

McGroddy, James — Ph.D. 1965, former Senior Vice President of Research for IBM.

McGruder, Aaron — Class of 1997, cartoonist and creator of the comic strip "Boondocks."

McHale, Tom — attended c. 1982 to 1984, played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987-1992), Philadelphia Eagles (1993-1994), and Miami Dolphins (1995).

McIntyre, Jamie — M.A. 2014, news correspondent for CNN, NPR, and Al Jazeera.

McKee, Philip L. — M.B.A. 1970, former vice president and manager, International Division of Manufacturer's Hanover Trust.

McKenzie, Vashti — Class of 1978, first woman to be elected bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

McMillen, Tom — Class of 1974, U. S. Representative from Maryland’s 4th District from 1987 to 1993 and the University of Maryland's first student to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship; was a member of the 1972 U. S. Olympic men's basketball team that won a silver medal; played professional basketball for the Buffalo Braves (1975-1977), New York Knicks (1976-1977), Atlanta Hawks (1977-1983), and Washington Bullets (1983-1985).

McPhearson, Gerrick — Class of 2005, played in the NFL for the New York Giants in 2006.

McTeague, Patti — Class of 1987, senior vice president for communications, Disney Channels Worldwide / Walt Disney Television.

Meade, Jim — Class of 1940, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1939 to 1940.

Meagher, Mark J. — Class of 1955, former publisher of Financial World.

Meagher, Michael — attended c. 2001 to 2005, played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization in 2005.

Meharg, Missy — M.A. 1990, championship-winning field hockey coach at the University of Maryland since 1988. As of 2019, has been named national “Coach of the Year” nine times. Coached the U.S. women’s field hockey team in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Mehl, Truman — attended c. 2001 to 2005, played professional baseball in the Texas Rangers organization from 2005 to 2008.

Mehlman, Peter — Class of 1977, television and film producer and former “Seinfeld” writer.

Merriman, Shawne — attended 2002 to 2005, played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers (2005-2010) and Buffalo Bills (2010-2012).

Merritt, Roland — Class of 1970, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1970.

Mesner, Bruce — Class of 1986, played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills (1987) and Kansas City Chiefs (1988).

Meury, Bill — Class of 1990, played professional baseball in the San Diego Padres organization from 1990 to 1992.

Meyer, Karl W. — M.S. 1949, president of the University of Wisconsin – Superior from 1964 to 1987.

Mignogna, Adeena — Class of 1997, lead systems engineer with AeroAstro responsible for the technical and overall development of spacecraft.

Mike-Mayer, Steve — Class of 1975, played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1975-1976), Detroit Lions (1977), New Orleans Saints (1978), and Baltimore Colts (1979-1980).

Milanovich, Scott — attended c. 1991 to 1995, played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 1999.

Miller, Derek — Class of 2005, played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders in 2006.

Miller, Edward — Class of 1950, pioneer in the area of satellite surveillance who also assisted in the development of systems to accomplish the first successful recovery of a man-made object from Earth orbit. Worked on the top-secret Corona Project from 1959 to 1972, which provided vital intelligence data during the Cold War.

Miller, Thomas V. "Mike" — Class of 1964, president of the Maryland State Senate from 1987 to 2019.

Miller, Steve — attended c. 1979 to 1983, played professional baseball in the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres organizations from 1983 to 1987.

Milling, James — Class of 1990, played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons (1988-1991) and New York Giants (1991).

Mills, David — Class of 1990, co-creator of the HBO miniseries entitled "The Corner" for which he won an Emmy. Also collaborated with David Simon on the television series “Homicide” and “Treme.” 

Milton, Eric — attended c. 1992 to 1996, has played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins since 1998 (1998-2003), Philadelphia Phillies (2004), Cincinnati Reds (2005-2007), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2009).

Mitchell, Bob — Class of 1959, former CEO of Mitchell and Best Homebuilders.

Mitchell, Mark — Class of 1968, renowned collector of African American artifacts and leading force in the creation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Mitchell, Parren James — M.A. in Sociology, 1952, civil rights activist who represented the 7th District of Maryland in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1987; first African American to take all of his classes on campus and receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, campus. The Art-Sociology Building was named for him in November 2015.

Mizrachi, Limor — attended from 1991 to 1992, played professional women's basketball for the New England Blizzard in 1998.

Mobley, William — M.A. 1970, Ph.D. 1971, president of The Texas A & M University from September 1, 1988 to August 31, 1993, and chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, September 1, 1993 to June 12, 1994.

Modzelewski, Dick — attended from 1949 to 1953, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1953-1954), Pittsburgh Steelers (1955), New York Giants (1956-1963), and Cleveland Browns (1964-1966); also coached in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in 1977.

Modzelewski, Ed — Class of 1953, played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1952) and Cleveland Browns (1955-1959).

Moffitt, Ronni Karpen — attended in 1972, political activist murdered along with Orlando Letelier in a car bombing orchestrated by Chilean agents in Washington, DC, in 1976.

Mondorff, Pershing — Class of 1941, played professional baseball in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization from 1946 to 1952.

Mont, Tommy — Class of 1947, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1947 to 1949 and returned to his alma mater to coach the Terrapins from 1956 to 1958; highlight of his UMD coaching career was the victory over North Carolina in the Queen's Game on October 19, 1957.

Monusky, Paul — Class of 2001, producer for NFL Films and winner of 10 Emmy Awards.

Moon, Jaime Fox — Class of 1999, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1997 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Mooney, Kevin — Class of 2015, played professional baseball in the Washington Nationals organization in 2015 and 2016.

Moore, D.J. — attended from 2015 to 2018, playing in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers (2018-present).

Moore, Dre — attended from 2004 to 2008, played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.

Moorer, Ryan — attended c. 2003 to 2007, played professional baseball in the Seattle Mariners organization from 2007 to 2010.

Morgan, Bob — attended in 1953, played in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals (1954) and Washington Redskins (1954).

Morgan, LaToya — Class of 2001, first Terrapin known to have driven the Oscar Mayer Company's 27-foot-long Weinermobile.

Morris, Terence — attended from 1997 to 2001, played professional basketball for the Houston Rockets (2001-2003) and Orlando Magic (2005-2006).

Morris, Zach — Class of 2017, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization from 2015 to 2017.

Moseley, Brene — Class of 2016, played in the WNBA for the Indiana Fever in 2016.

Moss, Joe — Class of 1953, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1952.

Moten, Adrian — Class of 2010, played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts (2011), Seattle Seahawks (2011), Philadelphia Eagles (2012), and Cleveland Browns (2012).

Moye-Moore, Marlon — attended c. 1998 to 2002, played in the Arena Football League for the Charleston Swamp Dragon in 2002.

Moyer, Bob — Class of 2000, animator for Pixar Studios who has worked on such films as Toy Story 4, Inside Out, Up, Ratatouille, and Cars.

Mudallali, Amal — Ph.D. 1997, former American Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Lebanon.

Muhtadi, Dean — Class of 2009, played football for the Terps from 2008 to 2009; is pursuing a career as a professional wrestler under the name “Mojo Rawley.”

Mullan, Paul — Class of 1968, former co-chair of Del Monte Foods, chairman of Wham-O.

Murphy, Brian — Class of 1999, founder of the Smith Island Baking Company in 2009, one of the leading companies marketing Maryland’s official state dessert.

Murphy, Matt — Class of 2002, played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions (2002), Houston Texans (2003-2005), and Buffalo Bills (2006-2007).

Murphy, Robert C. — Class of 1948, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland from 1972 to 1996.

Murray, Linda — Class of 1976, member of the U.S. kayak team in the 1972 Olympics. Competed under her married name, Linda Murray Dragan, on the U.S. kayak team in the 1976 and 1980 Games.

Murray, Ryan Shinji — attended but did not graduate, performer in Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloise.

Mustaf, Jerrod — attended from 1988 to 1990, played professional basketball for the New York Knicks (1990-1991) and Phoenix Suns (1991-1994).

Myrtle, Chip — Class of 1970, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos (1967-1972) and San Diego Chargers (1974).

Mysel, David — Class of 1997, played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization from 1992 to 1995.

Namini, Yasmin — Class of 1981, held senior executive positions at The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

Napoliello, Michael — Class of 1985, entrepreneur, movie and television producer, and founding board member at Radar Pictures, known for such hit films such as The Last Samurai, Spring Breakers, Riddick, and Jumanji.

Navarre, Jeremy — Class of 2008, played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009.

Neal, Tyrone — attended from 1973 to 1975, first African American Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) wrestling champion in 1974 and 1975 in the 158-pound division.

Nee, Ashley — Class of 2017, member of the U.S. canoe and kayak team in the 2016 Olympics.

Needleman, Philip — Ph.D. 1965, former senior vice president of Monsanto.

Nehemiah, Renaldo — Class of 1981, track star and member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic track team; also played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers from 1982 to 1984.  Inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1997.

Neill, Mary Elizabeth Haroth — Class of 1981, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1984 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Nesline, F. William, Jr. — Class of 1951, former chief systems engineer of the Missile System Division of Raytheon Company. At Raytheon, he directed its part of the Apollo space program and developed a multivariable autopilot to reduce substantially the response time for the Patriot missile against high-speed targets.

New, John — M.S. 1950, engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who developed a series of methods and facilities for testing satellites during the early days of space flight.

Newhouse, Eric — M.A. 1971, earned the 2000 prize Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting; his 12-part series, "Alcohol: Cradle to Grave," explored alcohol abuse and its impact on individuals, families, and society.

Ngakoue, Yannick — attended from 2013 to 2016, playing in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2016- present).

Nicholls, Simon — attended from 1899 to 1903, played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics, and Cleveland Naps in 1903 and from 1906 to 1910. First Terp to play professional baseball.

Nickla, Ed — Class of 1959, played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears in 1959.

Nohrden, Mary Millington Moore Lacey — Class of 1970, M.Ed.1976, finalist for a slot on the 1936 U.S. Olympic ski team and, in 1958, was the first woman to run for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Commission; also led one of the first racially integrated Girl Scout troops in Annapolis.

Nolan, Richard Michael — attended in 1966, represented the 6th and 8th Districts of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1980 and 2013 to 2018.

Nolan, Dick — attended from 1950 to 1956, played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1954-1957 and 1959-1961), Chicago Cardinals (1958), and Dallas Cowboys (1962); also coached in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1968-1975) and New Orleans Saints (1978-1980).

Norman, Lindsay — Class of 1960, M.S. 1964, Ph.D. 1970, president of Montana Tech University from 1986 to 1998.

Norrington, Lorrie — Class of 1981, former president of eBay’s Marketplaces business sector.

Norris, Jack — Class of 1932, played professional football for Staten Island in 1932.

Norris, Jim — Class of 1975, played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers organizations from 1971 to 1980.

Norris, Paul — Class of 1971, former chairman, president and CEO of W. R. Grace.

Norris, Tom — Class of 1967, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

Novak, Nick — Class of 2004, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (2005), Arizona Cardinals (2005), Kansas City Chiefs (2008), San Diego Chargers (2011-2014), Houston Texans (2015-2016), and Los Angeles Chargers (2017).

Nussbaum, Jay — Class of 1966, executive vice president of KPMG Consulting.

O'Brien, Jim — Class of 1975, played professional basketball for the New York Nets (NBA) (1973-1974) and Memphis Sounds (ABA) (1974-1975).

O’Brien, Jim — M.B.A. 1981, head coach of the NBA’s Boston Celtics (2001-2004), Philadelphia 76’ers (2004-2005), and Indiana Pacers (2007-2011).

O'Donnell, Joe — Class of 2001, played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002 and also for the Amsterdam Admirals in NFL Europe in 2002.

O'Donnell, Neil — professional football player; Class of 1989, played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1991-1995), New York Jets (1996-1997), Cincinnati Bengals (1998), and Tennessee Titans (1999-2003). Quarterbacked the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX (1995) and the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV (2000).

Ogbogu, Eric — Class of 1007, played in the NFL for the New York Jets (1998-2001), Cincinnati Bengals (2002), and Dallas Cowboys (2003-2005).

O’Green, Fred W. — M.S. 1949, as technical director of space programs at the Lockheed Corporation, he helped accelerate the U.S. space program after Sputnik I; Green later served as the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Litton.

Ogle, Kendall — Class of 2001, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns from 1999 to 2000.

Okerson, Wesley — Class of 2001, starred as one of the ten personal trainers on the NBC television show Strong in 2016.

Okanlawon, Tony — Class of 2009, playing in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers (2002-2003).

Olesker, Michael — Class of 1968, author and columnist for the Baltimore Sun.

Olkewicz, Neal — Class of 1979, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1989

Olmert, Michael — Class of 1980, lecturer at the University of Maryland, author, and award-winning writer. Olmert won an Emmy for "Outstanding Animated Program (for programming more than one hour)" for his work as co-writer on the film "Big Al," a documentary on the allosaurus dinosaur, and the New York Film Festival recognized his work on the BBC production "Walking with Cavemen" with a gold medal.

Olsen, Jody — Ph.D. 1979, named the twentieth director of the Peace Corps in 2018.

Ortiz, Nicole — Class of 2005, represented the state of Maryland in the Miss USA pageant in 2009.

Otero, Maria — Class of 1972, M.A. 1974, leading voice worldwide on sustainable microfinance.  She served as president and CEO of ACCION International, a global microfinance institution which makes small loans to the self-employed poor and as Undersecretary of State for civilian security, democracy, and human rights from 2012 to 2013.

Ottenberg, Jane — Class of 1969, president of The Magazine Group publishing company.

Overbey, Seth — Class of 2007, played professional baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization from 2006 to 2008.

Owens, Katrina Lynn — attended c. 1980 to 1984, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1986 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Owens, Richard — Ph.D. 1988, president of Heidelberg College in Tiffin, OH, from 1996 to 2001.

Paasch, Steve — Class of 1997, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 1994.

Pacella, Dave — Class of 1983, played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984.

Padden, Preston — Class of 1979, former executive vice president of Disney.

Pai, Lou Lung — Class of 1970, M.A. 1973, former CEO of Enron Energy Services.

Paige, John — Ph.D. 1998, served as president of Holy Cross College from 2011 to 2017.

Panek, Sue — Class of 1993, assistant coach for the WNBA's Charlotte Sting from 1997 to 2000.

Panella, Boots — Class of 1951, played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 1951.

Parker, Evan — Class of 2005, former senior executive at NASCAR.

Parker, Robert — Class of 1970, leading wine critic and publisher of the Wine Advocate newsletter.

Parson, Rich — Class of 2005, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 2005.

Pastrana, Alan — Class of 1969, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1969 to 1970.

Pati, Y.C. (Buno) — Class of 1986, M.S. 1988, Ph.D. 1992, co-founder and chief executive officer of Sezmi and entrepreneur involved in early-stage venture-funded technology companies.

Patil, Dhanurjay “DJ” — M.A. 1999, Ph.D. 2001, chief data scientist of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2015 to 2017.

Patrician, David — Class of 1993, news producer for Voice of America.

Paul, Ronald — attended from 1974 to 1976, co-founder and former chairman and CEO of EagleBank.

Pearman, Boe — assistant coach (1998-1998) and associate coach (1998) for the American Basketball League's New England Blizzard.

Pearson, Clifford — Class of 1972, M.S. 1985, retired U.S. Coast Guard rear admiral who served as Chief of Staff, U.S. Coast Guard and Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, from 2008 to 2009.

Peikin, Shelly Meg — attended c. 1975 to 1979, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1979 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Pelecanos, George — Class of 1980, film producer, journalist, and award-winning author of crime/noir novels.

Pellegrini, Bob — attended from 1952 to 1956, played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles (1956 and 1958-1961) and Washington Redskins (1962-1965).

Perazic, Jasmina — Class of 1986, member of the 1984 Yugoslavian Olympic women's basketball team; played professional basketball for the WNBA's New York Liberty in 1997.

Perez, Beatriz — Class of 1991, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Marketing Assets Officer for The Coca-Cola Company.

Perfetto, Kym — Class of 2002, competed in the CBS Television reality show Amazing Race in 2014 and finished in fifth place with her teammate Alli Forsythe. Perfetto, known as KymNonStop, has also appeared in the movies Premium Rush (2012) and Shot in the Heart (2001) and on the television show Homicide: Life on the Street (1998).

Perlo, Phil — Class of 1958, played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers in 1960.

Perry, Bruce — Class of 2004, played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2004 to 2006.

Peters, Douglas J.J. — Class of 1985, member of the Maryland State Senate from 2007 to present.

Petersan, Doro— Class of 2002, founder of the dessert company Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats and two-time winner on the Food Network’s show Cupcake Wars.

Petranek, Stephen — Class of 1970, former editor-in-chief of Discover the leading general interest science magazine in America.

Pfeiffer, Jane Cahill — Class of 1954, management consultant and former chairman of the board of NBC.

Pfinsgraff, Ben — Class of 2006, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization from 2006 to 2008.

Pham, Mai — Class of 1982, world-renowned Thai and Vietnamese chef, author of multiple cookbooks, and owner of the nationally acclaimed Lemon Grass restaurant in California.

Pincus, Robert — Class of 1968, former president of the Washington region of BB&T Bank.

Pines, Donovan — attended from 2016 to 2019, playing professional soccer in the MLS with DC United (2019-present).

Pisanos, Steven N. — Class of 1955, received the National Order of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest military honor, in 2010 in recognition of his distinguished service to France during World War II.

Pitt, Jim — Class of 1969, played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization from 1965 to 1968.

Pittman, Charles — attended from 1980 to 1982, played professional basketball for the Phoenix Suns from 1982 to 1986.

Pittle, R. David — Class of 1963, Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (1973-1982) and vice president of the Consumers Union.

Place, Jeff — M.L.S 1987, Smithsonian Folkways producer and curator and senior archivist of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections renowned for his knowledge of American folk music.

Plank, Kevin — Class of 1996, creator of Under Armour athletic wear.

Plate, Bill — Class of 1951, played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1947 to 1951.

Plaza, Galo — Class of 1929, president of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952 and president of the Organization of American States, 1968 to 1975.

Plocki, Dan — Class of 1989, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in 1989.

Plummer, James — M.S. 1953, pioneer in the area of satellite surveillance who also assisted in the development of systems to accomplish the first successful recovery of a man-made object from Earth orbit. Worked on the top-secret Corona Project from 1959 to 1972, which provided vital intelligence data during the Cold War.

Podlesh, Adam — Class of 2006, played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-2010) and Chicago Bears (2011-2013).

Poffenberger, Paul — Class of 1935, M.S. 1937, his research led to the integrated poultry industry model still in use by major poultry companies today. “Founding father” of the Maryland Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

Polisar, Barry Louis — Class of 1977, singer-songwriter best known for his quirky and amusing children’s songs; wrote “All I Want Is You” which is featured in the opening of the movie Juno. Also won two Emmy Awards for his syndicated children’s show about educational travel, Field Trip, which aired from 1994 to 1997.

Potter, Eric — Class of 2011, played professional baseball in the Oakland A’s organization in 2011.

Powell, Micha — Class of 2017, member of the Canadian women’s track and field team in the 2016 Olympics.

Powley, Lauren — Class of 2007, member of the U.S. women’s field hockey team in the 2008 Olympics.

Powers, Warren — Class of 1994, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1989 to 1992.

Profit, Laron — Class of 2001, played professional basketball for the Washington Wizards (1999-2001, 2004-2005) and Los Angeles Lakers (2005-2006).  

Pyon Su — Class of 1891, first Korean student to receive a degree from any American college or university.

Quesada, Elwood R. “Pete” — Attended from 1923 to 1924, first head of the Federal Aviation Agency and a co-owner of the second Washington Senators baseball team, as well as a U.S. Air Force General.  In January 1929, Mr. Quesada was a crew member aboard the plane Question Mark when the Army Air Corps set a world flight endurance record by remaining aloft for 150 hours, and he headed the team that conducted the first hydrogen bomb experiments in the 1950s.

Quinn, John — Ph.D. 1958, chancellor of the University of Tennessee from 1989 to 1992 and dean of faculty at Brown University from 1986 to 1989.

Raba, Rob — Class of 1979, played in the NFL for the New York Jets (1977-1979), Baltimore Colts (1980), and Washington Redskins (1981).

Rado (Radomski), James — Class of 1953, actor, writer, and composer best known for co-authoring the musical Hair, which premiered on Broadway in 1968.

Ragghianti, Marie — Ph.D. 2008, vice chair of the U.S. Parole Commission during the Clinton administration, former head of the Tennessee Board of Pardons and Paroles, and subject of the movie Marie which starred Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Morgan Freeman, and Fred Thompson.

Ramsey, Penny — Class of 1997, contestant on the television show Survivor: Thailand in 2002. She was voted off in the tenth episode.

Rancic, Giuliana — Class of 1996, entertainment reporter and television show host on the E! and Style networks; also hosted the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants on NBC.

Randolph, Dane — Class of 2008, played in the Canadian Football league for the B.C. Lions from 2010 to 2011.

Rangel, Jesus — Class of 1978, vice president of corporate relations at Anheuser-Busch from 1990 to 2008.

Raphel, Robin — M.S. 1973, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia from November 1997 to August 2000.

Ratliff, Don — Class of 1973, played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1975.

Ratliff, Robert — Class of 1958, former executive chairman of Massey-Ferguson tractors.

Rawlings, Howard Peters "Pete" — attended from 1959 to 1962 and 1966 to 1969, represented the city of Baltimore in the Maryland House of Delegates; activist for civil rights, higher education, and services for the poor.

Redding, Peter — Class of 1960, former sales representative at the Standard Register Co., a leading maker of forms and business documents, who rose to become president and CEO of the company from 1995 to 2000.

Redifer, James L. — Class of 1958, M.S. 1971, responsible for the design of all Westinghouse Electronic Systems division products installed at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Reed, Jimmy — Class of 2013, played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization from 2013 to 2015 and in 2017.

Rees, Matt Beynon — M.A. 1991, award-winning crime novelist and former journalist for Time magazine.

Reich, Frank — Class of 1984, played in Super Bowls XXV-XXVIII, 1990-1993, for the Buffalo Bills; also played for the Carolina Panthers (1995), New York Jets (1996), and Detroit Lions (1997-1998).  Served as quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2009-2011), wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals (2012), quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers (2013-2015), offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles (2016-2017), and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts (2018-present). BS 1984.

Reid, Paula — Class of 1988, following a 25-year career with the U.S. Secret Service, Reid became the Senior Director of Corporate Security at Comcast.

Renfro, V. Buddy — Class of 1962, member of the folk group "Hard Travelers" and an independent filmmaker.

Resnik, Judith — Ph.D. 1977, astronaut killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion; second woman in space.

Rever, Brenda Brown — Class of 1965, Baltimore civic leader, volunteer and philanthropist.

Rever, Philip — Class of 1964, former vice president of Kaludis Consulting and philanthropist.

Rey, Anna Maria — Ph.D. 2004, won a MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius Grant, in 2013 for her work in optical lattice clocks; she also contributed to the construction of the most accurate atomic clock ever built.

Reyes, J. Christopher — Class of 1975, co-founder and chairman of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C., a leading provider of food and beverage distribution services in North, Central, and South America.

Rice, R. Michael — M.B.A. 1976, former president of Chase Trade, Inc.

Richardson, Dick — attended c. mid-1960s, played professional baseball for the Washington Senators and the Cleveland Indians organizations in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Richards, Avis — Class of 1980, produced two public television series, Lunch NYC and Dylan’s Lunch Box. Through her nonprofit company, Birds Nest Foundation, she has directed and produced more than 60 films and documentaries for charities that promote education, health care, human rights, and the environment.

Richards, Paul — M.S. 1991, NASA astronaut who flew aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1991.

Riddle, Don — attended in the early 1970s, founder of Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD.

Riggs, Samuel, IV — Class of 1950, banker, philanthropist, farmer. The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is named for him.

Rios, Miguel — Ph.D. 1972, founder and CEO of ORION International Technologies, a leading military contractor.  Dr. Rios has been honored nationally as Hispanic Engineer Entrepreneur and Minority Entrepreneur of the Year.

Ritchie, Donald A. — M.A. 1969, Ph.D. 1975, Associate Historian of the U.S. Senate from 1976 to 2009 and Historian of the Senate from 2009 to 2015.

Rizzo, Dina — Class of 2002, member of the U.S. women’s field hockey team in the 2008 Olympics.

Roath, Robert — Class of 1968, former senior vice president and chief financial officer for RJR Nabisco.

Roberts, Guy — attended from 1969 to 1971, played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers (1972-1975), Atlanta Falcons (1976), and Miami Dolphins (1977).

Roberts, Jimmy — Class of 1979, winner of 12 Emmy Awards for sports broadcasting, most recently for an "Olympic Moments" feature piece; reporter for NBC.

Roberts, Kenn — Class of 1962, member of Hard Travelers, a well-known folk music band.

Roberts, Pernell — attended from 1948 to 1950, stage and television actor; starred in Bonanza and Trapper John, M.D. on television and was a spokesperson for Advil pain reliever.

Roberts, Tammy Wyatt — Class of 1990, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1992 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Robertson, Sherrard "Sherry" — attended from 1937 to 1939, played professional baseball for the Washington Senators and the A's from 1940 to 1941 and from 1943 to 1952.

Robeson, Lloyd — Ph.D.1967, holds nearly 100 U.S. patents in the fields of polymer blends, copolymers, membranes, adhesives, and engineering plastic. Robeson developed the orthopedic splint material that is used for temporary/permanent casts for broken limbs and other medical applications.

Robey, William T. — attended from 1903 to 1904, purchaser of the only known full sheet of the famous Jenny airmail stamps with the upside-down airplane in 1918. The sheet was broken up into individual stamps, which have become the holy, and very expensive, grail for philatelists.

Robinson, Alex — attended c. 2011 to 2015, played professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization from 2015 to 2018.

Robinson, James G. — Class of 1959, chairman and CEO of Morgan Creek Productions, a movie studio which produced such films as Young Guns, Ace Ventura, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Major League.

Rock, Walter — Class of 1964, played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1963-1967) and Washington Redskins (1968-1973).

Rodenberger, Jeff — Class of 1985, played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints in 1987.

Rodgers, Marci — M.F.A. 2016, Hollywood costumer designer who has worked on such productions as the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It and the Spike Lee movie BlacKkKLansman.

Rodriguez, Alfredo — Class of 2013, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 2012 to 2014.

Rodriguez, Aryan — Class of 2000, first director of language access for Washington, DC.

Rogers, Robbie — attended c. 2005 to 2006, member of the U.S. men’s soccer team in the 2008 Olympics.

Rogers, Stan — Class of 1975, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos in 1975.

Romanovsky, Mike — Class of 1984, played professional baseball for the California Angels organization from 1984 to 1987.

Rose, Susan — Class of 1979, co-produced Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Rosenker, Mark — Class of 1969, served as the eleventh chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, from August 2006 to August 2008.

Ross, Justin — Class of 1998, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2003 to 2012.

Ruppersberger, C. A. "Dutch" — Class of 1967, representing the 2nd District of Maryland in the U. S. House of Representatives from 2003 to the present; and former County Executive for Baltimore County.

Rzepkowski, James E. — Class of 1993, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1995 to 2003.

St. John, Edward — Class of 1961, founder of St. John Properties. The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center is named for him.

Sadler, Alan — Class of 1985, played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 1984 to 1991.

Sajak, Lesly — Class of 1986, wife of gameshow host Pat Sajak.

Sampson, Preston — Class of 1984, internationally recognized artist.

Sanders, Harvey — Class of 1972, former chairman/CEO of Nautica Enterprises.

Sanders, Lewis — attended from 1996 to 2000, played NFL for the Cleveland Browns (2000-2004), Houston Texas (2005-2006), Atlanta Falcons (2007), and New England Patriots (2008).

Sanders, Oswald Hurtt — Class of 1910, first drum major of the University of Maryland marching band.

Sanderson, Marie Elizabeth Lustig — M.A. 1946, pioneering climatologist who was the first female geography professor in Canada and performed the first climate experiment in the Canadian Arctic.

Sandler, Bernice — Ed.D. 1969, known as the “Godmother of Title IX,” the landmark legislation that prohibited sex discrimination in education.

Sando, Charles — Ph.D. 1920, recipient of the first doctoral degree awarded by the University of Maryland.

Sands, William B. — Class of 1862, one of the first two graduates from the Maryland Agricultural College (as the University of Maryland was then known); he received an A.B. degree.

Sandusky, Mike — Class of 1957, played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1957 to 1965.

Satterfield, David — Class of 1976, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon (1998-2001) and Turkey (2019-present).

Scarbath, Jack — Class of 1055, quarterback in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1953-1954) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1956). Scored the first touchdown in Maryland Stadium. Terps' highest finisher in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, finishing second in 1952.

Schaefer, Jeff — Class of 1985, played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's from 1989 to 1992 and in 1994.

Schaeffer, Richard — Class of 1974, former chairman of NYMEX Holdings and the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Schankweiler, Scott — attended from 1982 to 1986, played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills in 1987.

Schanwald, Steve — Class of 1977, former executive vice president of the Chicago Bulls.

Schmidt, Margaret Guy — Class of 1958, first female student to earn an athletic letter, which she won for her accomplishments on the women’s rifle team. Schmidt, at one time, held six shooting records, and she won 200 medals and three trophies.

Schmit, Blake — Class of 2015, played professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization from 2014 to 2015.

Schmoll, Steve — Class of 2003, played professional baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers (2003-2005), New York Mets (2006-2007), and Washington Nationals (2008) organizations.

Schram, Bitty — Class of 1990, actress who has appeared in One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney, A League of Their Own with Tom Hanks, and Marvin’s Room with Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton. Schram has also appeared on the television show Monk.

Schroeder, Brian — Class of 1996, played professional baseball in the Frontier League in 1995.

Schroeder, Leonard T. — Class of 1941, proclaimed in news accounts as the first U.S. soldier to land on the French shore from a water-borne craft on D-Day.

Schroy, Ken — Class of 1975, played in the NFL for the New York Jets from 1977 to 1984.

Schulman, Mary — Class of 1997, co-founder of the snack food company Snikiddy, Inc.

Schultze, Charles — Ph.D. 1960, served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors.

Schultz, John — Class of 1977, played in the NFL from the Denver Broncos from 1976 to 1978.

Schulze, Karen Ann Hansen — Class of 1969, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1968 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Schwahn, Mark — Class of 1989, creator of the TV show One Tree Hill and co-writer and producer of the TV show Nashville.

Scott, Chad — attended from 1995 to 1997, played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1997-2004) and New England Patriots (2005-2006).

Scott, Da’rel — Class of 2010, played in the NFL for the New York Giants from 2011 to 2013.

Scott, Sean — Class of 1993, played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys in 1988.

Scotti, Ben — attended from 1955 to 1960, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1959-1961), Philadelphia Eagles (1962-1963), and San Francisco 49ers (1964); co-producer of the television series Baywatch and co-owner of All American Communications.

Scotti, Tony — Class of 1961, co-producer of the television series Baywatch and co-owner of All American Communications.

Sejdic, Amar — Class of 2018, playing professional soccer in the MLS with the Montreal Impact (2019-present).

Seigel, Arnold — Class of 1944, designed and built the first arena large-screen projection television system, which was featured in the Capital Centre in Landover, MD, when it initially opened. Was the director of instructional television at UMD.

Seitz, Chris — attended from 2005 to 2007, professional soccer player for Real Salt Lake (2007-2009), Philadelphia Union (2010), FC Dallas (2011-2017), Houston Dynamo (2018), and D.C. United (2019). Member of the U.S. men’s soccer team in the 2008 Olympics.

Shank, Henry — attended from 1915 to 1916, played professional football for the Decatur Staleys in 1920.

Shapiro, Adam — Class of 2002, television and film actor who appeared on Broadway in “Waitress” and played the role of Avie Tevanian in the movie Steve Jobs.  Also co-starred in the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever.

Shapiro, Mindy — Class of 1982, earned the first undergraduate degree in women’s studies and founded the National Women’s Studies Association Jewish Women’s caucus.

Shapiro, Peter — Class of 1994, member of the Prince George’s County Council from 1998 to 2004, including two years as council chair.

Shawaryn, Mike — attended c. 2012 to 2016, playing professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox (2019).

Shen, Chun-Shan — Ph.D. 1961, professor of physics and president of National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan from 1994 to 1997.

Sheppard, Steve — Class of 1978, member of the 1976 U. S. Olympic men's basketball team that won a gold medal; also played professional basketball for the Chicago Bulls (1977- 1979) and the Detroit Pistons (1978-1979).

Sher, Richard — Class of 1963, M.A. 1965, reporter, news anchor, and talk show host on Baltimore television for nearly 40 years.

Sher, Stacey — Class of 1983, Hollywood producer who has been involved with such projects as Pulp Fiction, Out of Sight, Garden State, The Hateful Eight, and Django Unchained.

Shevin, Matt — Class of 1991, an actor and writer who has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) and Road Hard (2003) and in the short film The Beneficiary (2008). Also writes the blog “Inside the Actor’s Studio Apartment.”

Shields, Portia — Ph.D. 1974, former president of Albany State University (1996-2005) and interim president of Tennessee State University (2011-2012).

Shimizu, Holly H. — M.S. 1984, executive director of the U.S. Botanic Garden from 2000 to 2014.

Shiner, Dick — played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1964-1966), Cleveland Browns (1967), Pittsburgh Steelers (1968-1969), New York Giants (1970), Atlanta Falcons (1971-1973), and New England Patriots (1973-1974).

Shipley, H. Burton — Class of 1914, University of Maryland baseball coach from 1924 to 1960; also played professional baseball and managed in the North East League and the Eastern Shore League. The <baseball field> in Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium was named for him in 1956.

Shirzad, Faryar — Class of 1986, adviser to President George W. Bush on international economic affairs.

Shoals, Roger — Class of 1963, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns (1963-1964), Detroit Lions (1965-1970), and Denver Broncos (1971).

Shue, Gene — attended from 1950 to 1954, former professional basketball player, coach, and general manager; played basketball for the Philadelphia Warriors (1954-1955), New York Knicks (1954- 1956 and 1962-1963), Fort Wayne Pistons (1956-1957), Detroit Pistons (1957-1962), and Baltimore Bullets (1963-1964); coach for the Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Clippers.

Shuldes, Jennifer Louise Charlton — Class of 2010, chosen as Miss Maryland in 1985 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Siedling, Bill — Class of 1966, played professional baseball for the Washington Senators organization from 1967 to 1968.

Siegel, Leah — Class of 1989, one of the first women to become a full-time field producer for ESPN and three-time Emmy Award winner.

Sievers, Eric — Class of 1980, played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers (1981-1988), Los Angeles Rams (1988), and New England Patriots (1989-1990).

Sikyala, Mukala — Class of 2001, played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers in 2002 and in NFL Europe for the Berlin Thunder, also in 2002.

Siljkovic, Vedad — Class of 2004, played in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes in 2002.

Silverman, David — attended c. 1975 to 1979, animator, director, and producer on The Simpsons, director of The Simpsons Movie, and co-director of Monsters, Inc

Silverstein, Robert — Class of 1982, former executive producer for “Access Hollywood.”

Silvetti, Sara — Class of 2005, alternate on the U.S. women’s field hockey team in the 2008 Olympics.

Simler, George — Class of 1948, general in the U.S. Air Force.

Simmons, Jack — attended in 1944, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts (1948), Detroit Lions (1949-1950), and Chicago Cardinals (1951-1956).

Simmons, Rasheed — attended from 1996 to 1999, played in the Arena Football League for the Detroit Fury in 2002.

Simon, David — Class of 1983, co-creator of the HBO miniseries entitled The Corner for which he won an Emmy; also created the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street and the HBO series The Wire; 2010 MacArthur Fellow.

Simon, Geroy — Class of 2014, played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997 and in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1999-2000), B. C. Lions (2001-2012), and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2013). Named the Canadian Football League’s most outstanding player in 2006 and inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

Simon, Nicholas — Class of 1976, former vice president of business and corporate development at Genentech, a major biotech company.

Simpson, Vivian — attended from 1922 to 1923, leading figure in the Chi Omega/women’s rights controversy at the university in the 1920s.  She later became the first female Secretary of State for Maryland.

Sitrick, Michael — Class of 1969, one of the top crisis managers in Hollywood. His clients have included Rush Limbaugh, Kim Basinger, Harvey Weinstein, and Kobe Bryant. View a list of Sitrick’s current and former clients.

Skinner, William W. — Class of 1895, nationally known agricultural research chemist and early leader in studies of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River; served eighteen years on the University of Maryland Board of Regents, seven of those as chair.

Slade, John F., III — Class of 1967, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1983 to 1999.

Slates, Kevin R. — M.S.1997, rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.

Sloyan, Patrick — Class of 1962, won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his articles in Newsday on battlefield tactics and "friendly fire" incidents during the Persian Gulf War.

Smallwood, John — Class of 1987, sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.

Smelser, Charles H. — Class of 1942, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1955 to 1963 and the Maryland State Senate from 1967 to 1995.

Smilovic, Jason — Class of 1997, screenwriter and film producer. His credits include Condor (2018), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), and My Own Worst Enemy (2008).

Smith, Clarice — attended from 1951 to 1953, artist and art collector; namesake of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Smith, Harry — Class of 1949, invented pulse doppler radar.

Smith, Irvin — Class of 1990, played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1993-1997), San Francisco 49’ers (1998), and Cleveland Browns (1999).

Smith, Joe — attended from 1993 to 1995, played in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors (1995-1997), Philadelphia 76ers (1997-1998), Minnesota Timberwolves (1998-2000 and 2001-2003), Detroit Pistons (2000-2001), Milwaukee Bucks (2003-2006), Denver Nuggets (2006-2007), Chicago Bulls (2007-2008), Cleveland Cavaliers (2007-2009), Oklahoma City Thunder, (2008-2009), Atlanta Hawks (2009-2010), and Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets (2010-2011).

Smith, John — Class of 1921, former president of Seaboard Air Lines Railroad, one of the nation’s largest transportation companies, which later merged into CSX.

Smith, Robert H. — Class of 1950, developer of the Crystal City complex. The Robert H. Smith School of Business is named for him.

Smith, Scott — Class of 1981, played professional baseball for the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs organizations from 1981 to 1983.

Smith, Torrey — Class of 2010, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens (2011-2014), San Francisco 49ers (2015-2016), Philadelphia Eagles (2017), and Carolina Panthers (2018).

Smoot, Chris — Class of 1984, played professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves in 1992.

Smith, William B. — Class of 1962, long-serving executive at AT&T as well as ITT Europe and Telco Systems, Inc.

Smith-Puzo, Keli — Class of 2001, member of the U.S. women’s field hockey team in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Snider, Ed — Class of 1955, former chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Snyder, Daniel — attended c. 1983, owner of the Washington Redskins.

Snyder, Jerry — attended from 1926 to 1929, played in the NFL for the New York Giants (1929) and Staten Island (1930).

Snyder, Michele — Class of 1986, minority owner of the Washington Redskins.

Snyder, William R. — Class of 1951, former vice president and secretary of Crown Central Petroleum Corp.

Solanas, Valerie — Class of 1958, achieved her 15 minutes of fame by attacking artist Andy Warhol on June 3, 1968, shooting him three times in the chest and nearly killing him.

Solt, Ron — attended from 1980 to 1984, played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts (1984-1988 and 1992) and Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1991).

Spalding, Basil Dennis — Class of 1909, led the American infantry unit that made the initial attack on German forces in October 1917 during World War I.

Spero, Deborah — Class of 1970, Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, April 2004 to August 2007.

Spiegel, Henrietta — Class of 1989, oldest person known to have graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree, receiving her degree in English in May 1989 at the age of 83.

Spies, Gary — attended c. 1975, played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization in 1976.

Springer, Earl — Class of 1941, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies (1940) and Detroit Tigers (1941) organizations.

Stamp, Adele H. — M.A. 1924, the university's first Dean of Women, serving from 1922 to 1960. The Stamp Student Union was named in her honor in 1983.

Staniszewski, Lindsay — Class of 2010, chosen as Miss Maryland in 2010 and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Starks, Randy — attended from 2001 to 2004, played in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans (2004-2007), Miami Dolphins (2008-2015), and Cleveland Browns (2015).

Starling, Walt — attended from 1970 to 1973, Washington air-traffic radio reporter from 1974 to 1995; died in January 2005.

Steinberg, Charles — Class of 1980, baseball executive for the Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and San Diego Padres.

Steinberg, Norman — Class of 1961, Hollywood screenwriter and Emmy Award winner. Wrote the screenplays for such films as Blazing Saddles, My Favorite Year, and Johnny Dangerously. Also served as writer, creator, showrunner and executive producer for such television programs as Cosby, When Things Were Rotten, and Doctor, Doctor.

Sterman, George — Ph.D. 1974, director of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stoney Brook University. Received the 2003 Sakuri Prize for his work in elementary particle physics.

Stevens, Beth — Ph.D. 2003, received a MacArthur fellowship, also known as the Genius Grant, in 2015 for her ground-breaking research on the function of microglia in the brain.

Stevens, Myron Browne "Mike" — Class of 1927, played professional baseball in the 3 I League in 1927.

Stewart, Debra — Class of 1967, became the first female dean at North Carolina State University when she was named to head its Graduate School in 1988.

Stinnett, Jake — attended c. 2010 to 2014, played professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization from 2014 to 2019.

Stone, Diamond — attended from 2015 to 2016, played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2016 to 2017.

Strawberry, D.J. — attended from 2003 to 2007, played in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns from 2007 to 2008.

Stuart, Connie — Class of 1960, staff director and press secretary for First Lady Patricia Nixon, 1969 to 1973.

Stull, Paul — Class of 1964, member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2011.

Stuntz, John — Class of 1947, M.S. 1950, senior engineer in the aerospace division of Westinghouse as well as the company’s executive president of the Defense and Electronics Center.

Suddarth, Roscoe Seldon — M.A. 2008, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan from September 1987 to July 1990 and Deputy Inspector General of the State Department from 1991 to 1994.

Sugar, Bert — Class of 1957, sportswriter and editor and boxing historian.

Sussman, Gregg — Class of 2010, former sports radio talk show host on WFAN in New York, Sirius XM, and Fantasy Sports Network and director of content for FNTSY Sports Network.

Sutyak, Allan (Bud) — Class of 1969, played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization from 1966 to 1967.

Swalwell, Eric — Class of 2003, U.S Representative from the 15th District of California since 2013. Democratic presidential candidate in 2019.

Swan, Mildred (Mitzi) Freishtat — Class of 1951, early Maryland civil rights activist who organized an interracial tennis match at Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park in 1948. She was arrested and stood trial for her actions.

Sweeney, Thomas R. — Class of 1937, Ph.D. 1945, chemical researcher who led a project to develop an anti-malarial drug at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, giving the drug its name, mefloquine.

Sweeney, Tim — Class of 1993, founder and CEO of Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, the most profitable video game on record.

Sweeris, Todd — Class of 1998, member of the 1996 and 2000 U. S. Olympic table tennis teams.

Swinson, Scott — attended c. 2005 to 2009, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization from 2010 to 2012.

Swoboda, Ron — attended from 1962 to 1963, played professional baseball for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and New York Yankees from 1965 to 1973; had a second career as a national television ad personality.

Swope, Matt — Class of 2003, played professional baseball for the Montreal Expos organization in 2002.

Sydnor, Chad — Class of 1990, played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears in 1989.

Symons, Thomas B. — Class of 1902, dean of the College of Agriculture, 1937 to 1950, acting president of the University of Maryland, 1954, and director of the Cooperative Extension Service, 1914 to 1950. Symons Hall is named for him.

Tambunting, Jesus — Class of 1960, former chairman and CEO of the Planters Development Bank, the leading U.S. lender to small and medium-sized businesses. Served as Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1993 to 1998.

Tate, Deanna — Class of 1990, played professional women's basketball for the New England Blizzard from 1997 to 1998 and the Chicago Condors in 1998.

Taylor, Hudson — Class of 2010, former UMD wrestler, founder of Athlete Ally, and LGBT rights activist.

Teasley, Ellendea Proffer — Class of 1966, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship in 1989 in recognition of her work as an author, publisher, and translator of Russian literature into English.

Thierfelder, William K. — Class of 1982, president of York Barbell Co. and president of Belmont Abbey College since 2004. 

Thomas, Alyssa — Class of 2014, playing in the WNBA for the Connecticut Sun (2014-present).

Thomas, Frank — attended c. mid-1970s, played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 1978 to 1984.

Thomas, Gene — Class of 1996, played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants organization in 1993.

Thomas, Jaimie — Class of 2009, played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts in 2010.

Thomas, Jennie — M.L.S. 2000, archivist at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Thomas, Ratcliff — Class of 2001, played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2001.

Thomas, Samuel — Class of 1871, served as a scout for General George A. Custer and participated in the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Thompson, Aaron — Class of 2001, played in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts in 2002.

Thompson, Craig — Class of 1992, partner at Venable LLP known for his deep commitment to community service.

Thomson, Shirley — M.A. 1975, former chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian equivalent of the United States' National Endowment for the Arts.

Tice, John — Class of 1982, played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1983-1991) and Minnesota Vikings (1992-1994).

Tice, Mike — attended c. 1978 to 1981, played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks (1981-1988 and 1990-1991), Washington Redskins (1989), and Minnesota Vikings (1992-1993 and 1995); head coach of the Minnesota Vikings (2001-2005); other NFL coaching positions included tight ends (Minnesota Vikings, 1996), offensive line (Minnesota Vikings, 1997-2000), offensive line/interim head coach (Minnesota Vikings, 2001), assistant head coach/offense (Jacksonsville Jaguars, 2006), assistant head coach/offensive line (Jacksonsville Jaguars, 2007-2009), offensive line (Chicago Bears,2010-2011), offensive coordinator (Chicago Bears, 2012), offensive line (Atlanta Falcons, 2014), and offensive line (Oakland Raiders, 2015-2017).

Tischler, Morris — Class of 1952, M.A. 1955, received patents for the first solid-state cardiac pacemaker, cardiac monitor, nerve stimulation oximeter design, and colored printed circuits.

Toliver, Kristi — Class of 2009, playing in the WNBA for the Chicago Sky (2009), LA Sparks (2010-2016) and Washington Mystics (2017-present). Became the fourth woman ever named to an NBA coaching staff in 2018, when the Washington Wizards hired her as an assistant coach for player development. Toliver was the first active WNBA player to join an NBA staff.

Torres, Esteban — Class of 1965, U.S Representative from the 34th District of California from 1983 to 1999.

Trandahl, Jeff — Class of 1987, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1998 to 2005 and executive director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 2005-present.

Trogdon, Floyd — Class of 1950, M.S. 1951, achieved the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force and served as deputy assistant secretary of defense (Production Engineering and Material Acquisition). Recipient of numerous military decorations including the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.

Trimble, Steve — attended from 1978 to 1981, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1981 to 1983.

Trout, Casey — Class of 1999, played professional baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 1999 to 2000.

Truitt, Reginald Van Trump — Class of 1914, leading naturalist and marine biologist and pioneer in Chesapeake Bay research. Founder of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.

Trusky, Ken — attended c. 1987 to 1989, played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1989 to 1991.

Turner, Mark — Class of 1978, president of the Steak Escape restaurant chain.

Twellman, Taylor — attended from 1998 to 2000, professional soccer player for the New England Revolution from 2002 to 2010.

Tydings, Joseph — Class of 1951, U. S. Senator from Maryland from 1965 to 1971 and former member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents.

Tydings, Millard — Class of 1910, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 2nd District of Maryland (1923-1927), four-term U. S. Senator from Maryland (1927-1951), fierce opponent of McCarthyism, and father of Philippine independence. While in the Maryland State Senate, Tydings sponsored the legislation that united the College Park and Baltimore campuses into the University of Maryland. Tydings Hall is named for him.

Tyser, Ralph J. — Class of 1940, former president of Globe Distributing Co. Tyser Tower in Maryland Stadium is named for him.

Urie, James — Class of 1974, former head of University Music Group Distribution.

Updegrove, Mark D. — Class of 1984, author of two major books on the U.S. presidency; appointed director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, TX, in 2009.

Valenti, Michael — Class of 1987, writer/director for Loch Raven Films.

Valentine, Evelyn Pasteur — M.S. 1967, Ed.D. 1986, educator and CEO of The Pasteur Center for Strategic Management.

Van Heusen, Billy — Class of 1969, played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1968 to 1976.

Van Munching, Leo — Class of 1950, businessman and importer of Heineken and Amstel Light beers. Van Munching Hall is named for him.

Van Pelt, Scott — Class of 2016, sportscaster and sports talk show host.

Vandermeulen, Deborah — Class of 1985, former executive director of RKO Pictures/The Story Project.

Vasquez, Greivis — Class of 2010, played in the NBA for Memphis Grizzlies (2010-2011), New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans (2011-2013), Sacramento Kings (2013-2014), Toronto Raptors (2013-2015), Milwaukee Bucks (2015-2016), and Brooklyn Nets (2016-2017).

Vaux, Charlotte — Class of 1918, one of the first women to matriculate at the University of Maryland; she received a two-year degree in agriculture in 1918.

Vellano, Joe — Class of 2011, played in the NFL for the New England Patriots (2013-2014) and Atlanta Falcons (2017).

Vereb, Ed — Class of 1962, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 1960.

Vezendy, Jerry — attended from 1960 to 1964, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals organizations from 1964 to 1966.

von Fremd, Mike — Class of 1974, ABC News correspondent and Emmy Award winner.

von Paris, Ali — Class of 2012, founder of Route One Apparel.

Wade, LaMonte, Jr. — attended c. 2011 to 2015, playing professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins (2019).

Waerig, John — Class of 2000, played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions in 2001.

Waissman, Ken — Class of 1962, Broadway producer for such shows as "Grease," "Torch Song Trilogy," and "Agnes of God."

Wake, Myrtle Holmes — M.Ed, 1951, one of the first three African Americans to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Walker, Kevin — Class of 1990, played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1988 to 1992.

Walker-Kimbrough, Shatori — Class of 2017, playing in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics (2017-present).

Wallace, Al — Class of 1997, played in the NFL for the Phildelphia Eagles (1997-1999), Chicago Bears (2000), and Carolina Panthers (2002-2006).

Wallace, Rodney — attended from 2007 to 2009, competed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championships on the Costa Rican team.

Waller, Ron — Class of 1967, played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams (1955-1958) and the Los Angeles Chargers (1960); also coached in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers in 1973.

Wallop, J. Douglas, III — Class of 1942, wrote the book The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant on which the musical Damn Yankees is based.

Walters, Gary J. — attended c. 1970, assistant usher at the White House from 1976 to 1986 and chief usher from 1986 to 2006. The chief usher is in charge of all operations at the executive residence.

Walton, Jim — Class of 1981, former president/CEO of CNN.

Ward, Bob — Class of 1952, only college football player ever named an Associated Press first-team All-American at both an offensive and defensive position. Member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Ward, Michael — Class of 1972, chairman, president, and CEO of CSX Corp., a major railroad transportation corporation along the East Coast, from 2003 to 2017.

Ward, Pam — Class of 1984, first woman to do play-by-play coverage of college football on national television.

Washington, Wilson — attended from 1973 to 1974, played in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76’ers (1977-1978) and New Jersey Nets (1977-1979).

Wasmer, Pedro — Class of 1962, former president and CEO, Somerset Capital Group, Ltd., who grew up in Cuba where his family’s next-door neighbor was Fidel Castro.

Wasniewski, Matthew A. — Ph.D. 2004, historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, October 2010-present.

Watson-Walcott, Shawnta — Class of 1990, received the first-ever Miss Black USA Pageant Legacy Award for social justice, service, and academic achievement in 2010.

Weber, Bob, Jr. — attended c. 1975 to 1979, creator of "Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids;" majored in biology at the University of Maryland where he drew cartoons for the Diamondback.

Webster, Larry — Class of 2011, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins (1992-1994), Cleveland Browns (1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001), and New York Jets (2002).

Weisman, Harlan — Class of 1975, served as the chief science and technology officer, medical devices and diagnostics, for Johnson & Johnson.

Weiss, Bob — Class of 1957, played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization in 1957 and 1958.

Weller, Chris — Class of 1966, University of Maryland women's basketball coach from 1975 to 2002. Inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Wells, Harry — Class of 1943, former chairman and CEO of McCormick & Co., the world’s largest spice company.

Wexton, Jennifer — Class of 1991, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 10th District in 2018.

Wheatley, C. Franklin, Jr. — Class of 1951, pioneer in the development of solid state circuits and devices, including the invention of the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT).

White, Charles E. — Class of 1923, M.S. 1924, Ph.D. 1926, professor of chemistry at UMD and chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1960 to 1969. The former Chemistry Library was named for him.

White, Charles M. — Class of 1913, became president of Republic Steel Corporation.

White, Charlie — Class of 2016, played professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization in 2014.

White, Howard — Class of 1963, vice president of the Jordan Brand at NIKE.

White, Randy — attended from 1972 to 1974, played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys from 1975 to 1988; member of the National Football League Hall of Fame.

Whittle, Hiram — attended from 1951 to 1952, first African American undergraduate student at the University of Maryland; entered UMD in January 1951.

Wickham, DeWayne — Class of 1974, former national president of the National Association of Black Journalists and nationally syndicated columnist for USA Today.

Wiest, Dianne — attended from 1965 to 1967, won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Bullets over Broadway; she also won the same award in 1986 for Hannah and Her Sisters.

Wilcox, Chris — attended from 2000 to 2002, played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers (2002-2006), Seattle Supersonics (2005-2009), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-2009), New York Knicks (2008-2009), Detroit Pistons (2009-2011), and Boston Celtics (2011-2013).

Wilf, Audrey Meryl Schwartz — Class of 1977, wife of Zygmunt Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings since 2005.

Williams, Albert V. (A. V.) — Class of 1917, builder, primarily of roads, including portions of the Baltimore Beltway, among many other projects. The A.V. Williams computer science building is named for him.

Williams, Brian (Bison Dele) — attended from 1987 to 1988, played in the NBA for the Orlando Magic (1991-1993), Denver Nuggets (1993-1995), Los Angeles Clippers (1995-1996), Chicago Bulls (1996-1997), and Detroit Pistons (1997-1999).

Williams, Beth — Class of 1972, internationally known expert on chronic wasting disease and brucellosis and one of the wildlife veterinarians credited with saving the population of black-footed ferrets in the American West; died in an automobile accident in January 2005.

Williams, Charles "Buck" — Class of 1988, All-American basketball player who went on to play for the New Jersey Nets (1981-1989), Portland Trail Blazers (1989-1996), and New York Knicks (1996-1998); also a member of the 1980 U. S. Olympic men's basketball team.

Williams, Edwin — Class of 2008, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (2009) and Chicago Bears (2010-2012).

Williams, Gary — Class of 1968, UMD head coach for men's basketball from 1989 to 2011. Led the Terps to the national championship in 2002. Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.

Williams, James (Jason) — Class of 1966, first African American member of a swim team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Williams, Jordan — attended from 2009 to 2011, played in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets from 2011 to 2012.

Williams, LaQuan — Class of 2011, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 and 2012.

Williams, Madieu — Class of 2004, played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals (2004-2007),  Minnesota Vikings (2008-2010), San Francisco 49’ers (2011), and Washington Redskins (2012). Received the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 2011 for his community service and charitable work.

Williams, Walt — Class of 1992, professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings (1992-1996), Miami Heat (1995-1996), Toronto Raptors (1996-1998), Portland Trail Blazers (1997-1999), Houston Rockets (1999-2002), and Dallas Mavericks (2002-2003).

Willis, Tom — Class of 1989, M.Ed. 1988, born without arms, Willis is an active advocate for the abilities of people with disabilities and highlighted his message by throwing out the first pitch with his feet at the Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles game on July 7, 2011, at Fenway Park.

Willis, Vic — Class of 1937, played professional baseball in the Susquehanna League in 1936.

Wilson, Dennard — Class of 2004, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins in 2004.

Wilson, Eric — Class of 1985, played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills (1985-1986) and Washington Redskins (1987).

Wilson, Jerusa C. — Ph.D. 1962, one of the first African Americans to receive a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland.

Wilson, Josh — Class of 2007, played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks (2007-2009), Baltimore Ravens (2010), Washington Redskins (2011-2013), Atlanta Falcons (2014), and Detroit Lions (2015).

Wilson, W. Robert — Class of 1949, chairman and chief executive officer of Lukens, Inc., a holding company with subsidiaries producing steel plate and plate products, materials-handling equipment and supplies, glass bead, and highway safety products.

Wilson, Tim — attended from 1974 to 1977, played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers (1977-1982) and New Orleans Saints (1983-1984).

Wingate, Elmer — Class of 1951, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts in 1953.

Wiseman, Joseph Alexander — Ph.D. 1959, first African American to receive a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland.

Wiseman, Rose Shockley — M.Ed, 1951, one of the first three African Americans to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Wiser, Phil — Class of 1990, president and chairman of Sezmi, a home entertainment technology and services company based in California and former chief technology officer of Sony Corporation of America.

Witmer, Jill — Class of 2015, member of the U. S. women’s field hockey team in the 2016 Olympics.

Wood, Rachel Cora — Class of 2010, actress and producer. Appeared in the Hollywood films Survival and National Treasure II: Book of Secrets as an undergraduate.

Wootten, Morgan — Class of 1956, legendary basketball coach at Hyattsville's DeMatha High School; he won more than 1,250 games and is the only high school coach who has been inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.

Wraase, Dennis — Class of 1966, president of PEPCO.

Wright, John Oliver — Class of 1948, played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts in 1947.

Wyatt, Kervin — Class of 1984, played in the NFL for the New York Giants in 1980.

Wycheck, Frank — attended from 1990 to 1993, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins (1993-1994) and Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans (1995-2003).

Yang, Eun — Class of 1995, news anchor for WRC-TV in Washington, DC.

Yates, Barry — attended from 1969 to 1971, played in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76’ers from 1971 to 1972.

Yeatman, Will — Class of 2014, played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins from 2011 to 2013.

Young, Adriyah Marie — Class of 2013, appeared in one episode of the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever as high school student Corley.

Young, Erik B. — Class of 1974, president of Medical Center Development Corp.

Young, Robert Nicholas — Class of 1922, general in the U.S. Army.

Young, Tracy — Class of 1997, first woman nominated for and the first woman to win a Grammy Award in the remixing category.

Yorke, James A. — Ph.D. 1966, Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Maryland and one of the originators of the mathematical term “chaos.” Yorke shared the 2003 Japan Prize in recognition of his ground-breaking research.

Yorn, Rick — Class of 1990, manager for such entertainment figures as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johansson, and Martin Scorsese.

Zern, Leidy — M.S. 1929, worked with UMD professor Richard Munkwitz to invent and patent a process to decrease the amount of sedimentation in chocolate milk.

Zink, Charles — Class of 1971, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the PGA Tour from 1986 to 2017, including a stint as co-chief operating officer from 2002 to 2016.

Zolak, Scott —attended from 1989 to 1991, played for the New England Patriots (1992-1998) and Miami Dolphins (1999). Quarterbacked the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, 1996.

Zupnik, Stanley — Class of 1959, producer for the films Glengarry Glen Ross, Dreamscape, Wildfire, and Fear City and president of Majestic Builders, developers of the Rosslyn Center, Van Ness Center, the Chevy Chase Building, and Vista Hotel.