The iSchool Alumni Network
promotes and supports the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool), encourages academic and professional prominence, facilitates career development, inspires a spirit of loyalty, and fosters lasting connections that create a beneficial network of UMD iSchool graduates from all our degree programs.
“Being a member of the Alumni Network has given me an opportunity to stay involved in the iSchool and to support new cohorts of students. Although we do many things as an alumni group, each time we give a scholarship to a student or sponsor a student event, I am particularly reminded of the importance of our work as Alumni Network members.” ~ Tori Weaver, MIM, class of 2005What does it mean to be part of the iSchool Alumni Network?
Our mission is to promote and support the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool), encourage academic and professional prominence, facilitate career development, inspire a spirit of loyalty, and foster lasting connections that create a beneficial network of UMD iSchool graduates from all our degree programs.
The iSchool Alumni Network Members help organize and fund activities that:
- Foster professional development opportunities for alumni
- Connect alumni with current students and faculty
- Organize alumni networking and social events
- Build and maintain support for the iSchool through industry partnerships
- Provide or facilitate mentoring, capstone, field study, and internship opportunities for students
- Provide iSchool students with enhanced academic programming opportunities, scholarships, and student event sponsorships
- Provide alumni networking events, social events, and professional development grants
“For me, being a member of the Alumni Chapter isn’t just about fundraising, it’s also about being a part of a community. From social events to educational webinars, I really appreciate the opportunities that being a chapter member provides to be involved with the iSchool and other alumni.” ~ Megan Fratta, MLS, class of 2016 What We Do
Alumni Network Board Members
If you are a UMD iSchool Alumn and interested in serving on the UMD iSchool Alumni Network Board or a Committee, please contact us.
President: Sukhneet Kaur, BSIS, Class of 2018
Secretary: Mayanka Jha, MIM, Class of 2019
Treasurer: Paul Cheakalos, BSIS, Class of 2018
Young Alumni Representative: Aakanksha Singh
Member at Large: Elizabeth (Liz) Boniface, MLS, Class of 2013
Member at Large: Kati Ilieva, BSIS, 2021
Member at Large: Suzy Wilson, MLIS, Class of 2018
Member at Large: Ronit Gopalani, BSIS, 2019
Reasons to Join
With other alumni and friends of the iSchool
With events at the school and university
Meaningful was to give back to the iSchool and help the next generation of Terps
The many personal benefits offered through the Alumni Association (e.g., amazing discounts through Terp Deals)