College News and Fun Facts: University of Maryland

Notable Alumni:

Co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, attended UMD and graduated with a BS in Computer Science in 1993. Source

Three-time Olympic gymnast, Dominique Dawes, attended UMD and graduated in 2002 after winning the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Source

Jim Henson, founder of Muppets, graduated UMD with a degree in Home Economics. His initial projects in puppet-making (puppeteering?) started during his freshman year in college, where he created Sam and Friends. Source

Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, is also a UMD alumnus. Source

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