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Do Good Institute Celebrates 2017 Do Good Graduates

The University of Maryland class of 2017 was full of bold thinkers, philanthropists, change makers, idealists, entrepreneurs, advocators and social innovators. From climate change to public health, from cybersecurity to access to education, from hunger to human rights, 20 graduates committed their time, energy and passion to doing good on campus, in their communities, state and world through the 2017 Do Good Challenge.

“We are proud of the passion and commitment that University of Maryland students have shown to make meaningful changes and profound impact for some of our world’s most pressing social issues,” said Bob Grimm, director of the Do Good Institute. “With the Do Good Campus, we’re working to engage every student with experiences from orientation to graduation to inspire every Terp to make an impact for a cause they care about during their time at Maryland.”

These graduates represent nine colleges and schools at University of Maryland, including A. James Clark School of Engineering, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, College of Education, Robert H. Smith School of Business, School of Public Health and the School of Public Policy.

The Do Good Institute offers its congratulations to the following semi-finalists and finalists from the 2017 Do Good Challenge:

  • Katie Aranas, Annie’s Children
  • Shivani Bhangley, She's the First
  • Kevin Bock, TerpThon
  • Natalie Cabezas, Preventing Sexual Assault 
  • Mary Chidera Uwadineke, Oxfam at UMD
  • Colleen Connolly, Preventing Sexual Assault
  • Alanna DeLeon, Preventing Sexual Assault   
  • Sarah Geotz, She's the First
  • Michelle Glazer, Vintage Voices
  • Dewan Kazmi, Annie’s Children
  • Lara Martin, Annie’s Children
  • Jillian McGrath, Preventing Sexual Assault
  • Catie Medlock, Nourish: Mommy and Me
  • Nicole Moy, Oxfam at UMD
  • Anastasiia Polyakov, Annie’s Children
  • Geetika Reichmann, She's the First
  • Deepak Salem, She's the First
  • Joanne Vanderheyden, Nourish: Mommy and Me
  • Keith Wise, Colleges Against Cancer
  • Tracey Zhai, Oxfam at UMD