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As a school year defined by the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end, the University of Maryland community is celebrating the achievements of the 2021 graduating class. These students persevered in the face of adversity to create positive change in the world and found innovative solutions to problems our communities face. The Class of 2021 is full of bold thinkers, philanthropists, changemakers, entrepreneurs, advocators, researchers and nonprofit leaders who are passionate about doing good on campus, in their communities, and throughout their careers. 

The Do Good Institute is excited to award 40 of these dedicated students who make up the Class of 2021 with a Do Good Medallion. Each awardee is being recognized for their extraordinary commitment to social impact and innovation and their efforts to bolster the University of Maryland's impact as the nation's first Do Good Campus. These Do Good grads are working to tackle social and environmental issues including health accessibility, hunger and poverty, climate change and more. 

The 2021 Do Good Medallion honorees – both undergraduate and graduate students – were selected from thousands of students across campus who competed as a semi-finalist or finalist in the annual, campus-wide Do Good Challenge; participated in our selective Do Good Accelerator Fellows program; served in the first cohort of Do Good Ambassadors; worked with local mission-driven organizations as an Impact Intern; and/or completed the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. These graduates represent seven colleges and schools at University of Maryland including A. James Clark School of Engineering, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences,, College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Robert H. Smith School of Business, School of Public Health, and School of Public Policy, as well as the UMB School of Social Work and living/learning programs within College Park Scholars, Honors College, and CIVICUS at UMD.

The Do Good Institute offers its congratulations to the following graduates: 

  • Ayesha Amsa: School of Public Policy | Fall 2020 Impact Intern with Congressional Hunger Center
  • Jon Apfelbaum: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Catherine Armbrust: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Adharsh Babu: College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences; Honors College (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) | 2019 Do Good Challenge semi-finalist with DriveBox 
  • Emily Berry: College of Behavioral and Social Sciences | Summer 2020 Impact Intern with Vikara Village 
  • Patrick Cole: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Manpreet Dayal: College of Behavioral Social Sciences; School of Public Policy | Summer 2020 Impact Intern with Bright Beginnings
  • Grace Deleon: School of Public Health | Fall 2020 Impact Intern with Network for Victim Recovery of DC
  • Shari Feldman: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy | TIAA Fellow
  • Nicki Fiocco: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Niloy Gupta: A. James Clark School of Engineering; Honors College (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) | 2019 Do Good Challenge semi-finalist with DriveBox 
  • Sara Hatfield: School of Public Health | 2021 Do Good Challenge finalist with Public Health Beyond Borders
  • Joey Heavner: School of Public Policy | Fall 2020 Impact Intern with Calvert Impact Capital 
  • Glenn Helme: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Cody Impton: School of Public Policy | Do Good Now teaching assistant | Fall 2020 Impact Intern with IMPACTdmv
  • Neil Johnson: College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences | Co-founder, Chat Health | 2019 Do Good Challenge semi-finalist
  • Sang Kim: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Preritha (Ritu) Konanur: School of Public Policy | Do Good Ambassador
  • Joyce Koo: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Chanel Little: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Shontia Lowe: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Lizzie Mafrici: College of Arts and Humanities; School of Public Policy; CIVICUS | Summer 2020 and Spring 2021 Accelerator Fellow
  • Jason Malkofsky-Berger: Robert H. Smith School of Business | Co-founder Recyclify | 2018 Do Good Challenge finalist
  • Manasvinee Mayil Vahanan: College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences | 2019 and 2021 Do Good Challenge finalist with Public Health Beyond Borders
  • Armani McMillan: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Jasmine Milner: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Cedric Nwafor: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy | Founder, ROOTS Africa | 2021 Do Good Challenge winner
  • Rebecca Patterson: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Kelly Peaks: School of Public Policy | Summer 2020 Impact Intern with Maryland League of Conservation Voters 
  • Antonio Santoro: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Jeremy Schmidt: School of Public Policy | Summer 2020 Impact Intern with ROOTS Africa | 2021 Do Good Challenge winner with ROOTS Africa
  • Veeraj Shah: School of Public Health; College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences | Co-founder, Chat Health | 2019 Do Good Challenge semi-finalist and 2021 Do Good Challenge winner
  • Elana Sichel: Robert H. Smith School of Business; College Park Scholars (Media Self & Society) | Co-founder, Corona Connects | 2021 Do Good Challenge finalist
  • Sophie Siebach-Glover: School of Public Policy; School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore | Summer 2020 Impact Intern with Perfect Strangers 
  • Olivia Smith: School of Public Policy | Summer 2020 Impact Intern with The Giving Square
  • Jonathan Taylor: Robert H. Smith School of Business; Honors College (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) | 2019 Do Good Challenge semi-finalist with DriveBox 
  • Alyssa Tomlinson: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Kurt Turnier: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Agustin Umanzor: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy
  • Shavon White: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, School of Public Policy

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