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Happy Holidays from Darryll and Sylvia Pines

Letter from President Darryll J. Pines

By Darryll J. Pines

This holiday season, we celebrate the rich diversity of our campus, state and world.

Here at the University of Maryland, we are recognizing those brave individuals who broke down barriers, and honoring those who lived on this land first. We have cemented this commitment with the addition of the Heritage Community to our campus, named for Maryland trailblazers Pyon Su, Chunjen Constant Chen, Elaine Johnson Coates and Hiram Whittle, and the ancestral stewards of our land, the Piscataway People.

As a new year begins, let us remember that there is strength and beauty in our blend of identities and cultures.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a joyful new year.


President Darryll Pines and Sylvia Pines