This spring, we celebrate and honor the achievements of eight outstanding Terps at A Celebration of Terps: Featuring The Maryland awards. These awards recognize fearless alumni who have risen to the highest levels of public service, launched successful companies and made groundbreaking discoveries.

Nomination for 2023 awards will open in April. Visit our Awards and Recognition webpage for more information on nomination and selection processes.

About the Event

An invitation only black tie dinner and award ceremony will be held at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on Friday, April 29, 2022. A recording of the ceremony will be available here.


Hall of Fame

Dominique Dawes ’02 Portrait

Dominique Dawes ’02

Founder and CEO, Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academy

Hall of Fame

Jeff Kinney ’93 Portrait

Jeff Kinney ’93


President’s Award

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden MD, MHS ’90 Portrait

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden MD, MHS ’90

Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism Vice President, Chief Diversity OfficerJohns Hopkins Medicine

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Cedric Nwafor ’18 Portrait

Cedric Nwafor ’18

Executive Director, ROOTS Africa

Tyser Gottwals Award

Jeremy D. Rachlin, ESQ. ’02 Portrait

Jeremy D. Rachlin, ESQ. ’02

Principal, Bulman, Dunie, Burke & Feld

Spirit of Maryland Award

Kirk Bell ’88 Portrait

Kirk Bell ’88

Director, Enterprise DataFannie Mae

Do Good Award

Lumnwi Audrey Awasom ’18 Portrait

Lumnwi Audrey Awasom ’18

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Uprising

Elaine Johnson Coates Award

Reginald Dwayne Betts ’09 Portrait

Reginald Dwayne Betts ’09

Founder and Director, Freedom Reads


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jim Perrus at or 301.405.7891.


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