Category Archives: University of Maryland at College Park

Meet Mya Marie Harrison of Greenbelt

Mya (born on October 10, 1979 and raised in Greenbelt as Mya Marie Harrison) was named in honor of poet Maya Angelou, was influenced by Stevie Wonder, Minnie Ripperton, Madonna, and Fred Astaire, has won just about every music award … Continue reading

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Meet Jim Henson of University Park

Jim Henson (the Muppets!!) came to University Park as a 5th grader, and he started his puppetry career right away.  At  Northwestern High School, he creating puppets for a TV show called The Junior Morning Show.  As a commuting student at UMD, he developed the … Continue reading

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Meet Sergey Brin from Adelphi

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, was six years old when he arrived in the Adelphi area with his parents from Russia.  Educated at the University of Maryland in College Park, he would go west to Stanford and found the company … Continue reading

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