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University of Maryland College Park

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College, renamed in 1916 to Maryland State College, in 1920 to University of Maryland, and finally in 1988 to the University of Maryland, College Park. It is a constituent of the University of Maryland System.

Location:
College Park, MD

Founding Date:
1856

Motto:
Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine

Team:
Terrapins

Mascot:
Testudo the Terrapin

Enrollment:
35,000

Official Website:
http://www.umd.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roscoe Bartlett
Politician
3-Jun-1926   Congressman, Maryland 6th
Art Bell
Radio Personality
17-Jun-1945   Radio talk show host specializing in UFO's
Carl Bernstein
Journalist
14-Feb-1944   Broke the Watergate story
Len Bias
Basketball
18-Nov-1963 19-Jun-1986 Boston Celtics draft pick, died of cocaine OD
Sergey Brin
Business
21-Aug-1973   Co-Founder of Google
Albert P. Carey
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Frito-Lay North America
Kiran Chetry
Journalist
26-Aug-1974   CNN anchor
Lacy Clay
Politician
27-Jul-1956   Congressman, Missouri 1st
Gary Collins
Football
20-Aug-1940   Former Cleveland Browns WR
Tom Davis
Basketball
3-Dec-1938   Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach, 1986-99
Dominique Dawes
Gymnastics
20-Nov-1976   Olympic gymnast, Magnificent Seven
Roy P. Dyson
Politician
15-Nov-1948   Congressman from Maryland, 1981-91
Raul J. Fernandez
Business
c. 1967   Founder of Proxicom
Carly Fiorina
Business
6-Sep-1954   CEO of Hewlett Packard, 1999-2005
Ralph Friedgen
Football
4-Apr-1947   Maryland Terrapins Head Coach
William F. Goodling
Politician
5-Dec-1927   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1975-2001
Clayton Greene, Jr.
Judge
22-Jan-1951   Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Michael D. Griffin
Government
1-Nov-1949   NASA Administrator
Joe Haldeman
Novelist
9-Jun-1943   The Forever War
Jim Henson
Performance Artist
24-Sep-1936 16-May-1990 Creator of the Muppets
Gordon Humphrey
Politician
9-Oct-1940   US Senator from New Hampshire, 1979-90
Franklyn G. Jenifer
Educator
26-Mar-1939   President of UT-Dallas, 1994-2003
Stan Jones
Football
24-Nov-1931 21-May-2010 Hall of Fame Lineman, Chicago Bears
Tom Kindness
Politician
26-Aug-1929 8-Jan-2004 Congressman from Ohio, 1975-87
Ernest Konnyu
Politician
17-May-1937   Congressman from California, 1987-89
John N. Lauer
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Oglebay Norton, 1997-2002
Sean McCormack
Government
c. 1964   State Department Spokesman, 2005-09
Brian McLaren
Religion
1956   Cedar Ridge Community Church
C. Thomas McMillen
Politician
26-May-1952   Congressman from Maryland, 1987-93
Parren J. Mitchell
Politician
29-Apr-1922 28-May-2007 Congressman from Maryland, 1971-87
Renaldo Nehemiah
Track and Field
24-Mar-1959   Hurdles
Dick Nolan
Football
26-Mar-1932 11-Nov-2007 49ers Head Coach, 1968-75
Robert M. Parker
Critic
23-Jul-1947   The Wine Advocate
Rosendo Parra
Business
12-Nov-1959   Senior VP, Dell Computers
Jane C. Pfeiffer
Business
29-Sep-1932   Chairman of NBC, 1978-81
Amy Ridenour
Activist
1959   National Center for Public Policy Research
Dutch Ruppersberger
Politician
31-Jan-1946   Congressman, Maryland 2nd
Rowan Scarborough
Journalist
?   Rumsfeld's War
Walter Scheib
Chef
3-May-1954   White House Chef, 1994-2005
David Simon
Author
1960   The Wire
Michael Sitrick
Business
8-Jun-1947   Sitrick and Company
Daniel Snyder
Business
1965   Owner, Washington Redskins
Esteban Torres
Politician
27-Jan-1930   Congressman from California, 1983-99
Stansfield Turner
Government
1-Dec-1923   CIA Director, 1977-81
Larry D. Welch
Military
9-Jun-1934   USAF Chief of Staff, 1986-90

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Benjamin R. Barber
Scholar
2-Aug-1939   Jihad vs. McWorld
Roscoe Bartlett
Politician
3-Jun-1926   Congressman, Maryland 6th
Donna Brazile
Author
15-Dec-1959   Al Gore's 2000 campaign manager
Rachel Carson
Scientist
27-May-1907 14-Apr-1964 Mother of the environmental movement
Robert A. Corrigan
Educator
21-Apr-1935   President, San Francisco State University
Ivo Daalder
Diplomat
20-Mar-1960   US Ambassador to NATO
Donald Devine
Government
c. 1937   Director, Office of Personnel Management, 1981-85
Parris Glendening
Politician
11-Jun-1942   Governor of Maryland, 1995-2003
Janet L. Holmgren
Educator
c. 1946   President, Mills College
Jim Moody
Politician
2-Sep-1935   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1983-93
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
William D. Phillips
Physicist
5-Nov-1948   Trapped atoms with laser light
Martin Puryear
Sculptor
23-May-1941   Post-minimalist
Larry N. Vanderhoef
Educator
20-Mar-1941   Chancellor, UC Davis
Kathryn J. Whitmire
Politician
15-Aug-1946   Mayor of Houston, 1982-91
Paul Wonnacott
Economist
16-Mar-1933   Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Frances Berry
Government
17-Feb-1938   Civil Rights Commissioner, 1980-2004
Robert A. Corrigan
Educator
21-Apr-1935   President, San Francisco State University
Gregory L. Geoffroy
Educator
c. 1946   President, Iowa State University
Richard Herman
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor, UI Urbana-Champaign
Janet L. Holmgren
Educator
c. 1946   President, Mills College
Blair Lee III
Politician
19-May-1916 25-Oct-1985 Governor of Maryland, 1977-79
Susan Schwab
Government
23-Mar-1955   US Trade Representative
Larry N. Vanderhoef
Educator
20-Mar-1941   Chancellor, UC Davis
Ernest J. Wilson III
Educator
c. 1948   Dean, Annenberg School for Communication

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bear Bryant
Football
11-Sep-1913 26-Jan-1983 Legendary Alabama head coach
Ralph Friedgen
Football
4-Apr-1947   Maryland Terrapins Head Coach
Mike Gundy
Football
12-Aug-1967   OSU Head Coach
Dick MacPherson
Football
4-Nov-1930   Syracuse Head Coach, 1981-90
Bobby Ross
Football
23-Dec-1936   Retired college, NFL football coach
Lou Saban
Football
13-Oct-1921 29-Mar-2009 Head Coach in AFL, NFL, and NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy
Football
6-Mar-1892 15-May-1970 Invented football T-Formation


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