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A Special Message from President Pines

President Darryll J. Pines

Dear Classes of 2021 and 2022,

Congratulations! The conferral of your degree is a milestone achievement that brings great pride to your family, friends and the University of Maryland.

We celebrate this occasion with incredible excitement and enthusiasm. Facing unprecedented circumstances, your classes at Maryland demonstrated great perseverance with intellectual and personal accomplishments as well as positive contributions to our community and beyond.

The faculty, staff and administration of the university are confident that you are prepared to move fearlessly forward and continue on a path of excellence. Now is the time to make your mark in addressing the grand challenges of our time, from public health and racial injustice to climate change, refugee migration and threats to civic engagement.

Along the way, take heart in your new family of Terp alums, more than 400,000 strong. We are all connected by our love for this university and our dedication to using our knowledge and experiences to better serve our neighbors and our world.

My very best wishes to you, your family and friends.


Darryll J. Pines Signature

Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland
Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering

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