CMNS Alumni Network

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) Alumni Network is a chartered organization of the Alumni Association that works in partnership with the college and the Alumni Association to advance alumni relations. The network is guided by the vision and leadership of dedicated volunteer officers, the Division of University Relations, and the College dean. 

The mission of the CMNS Alumni Network is to promote and support the college, encourage academic and professional excellence, facilitate career development for both current students and graduates, while fostering and strengthening a lasting relationship between the college and its alumni.

All college alumni are encouraged to join the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Membership in the Alumni Association will enroll you automatically in the CMNS Alumni Network. 

The CMNS Alumni Network hosts a variety of events throughout the year to foster community among all CMNS alumni. Past events have included a guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; a private lecture in the UMD Astronomy Observatory; a brewery tour, tasting, and beer master talk; and much more.

CMNS Alumni Network Officers

  • Betsy Read-Connole (M.S. '92, Microbiology; Ph.D. '00, Molecular and Cell Biology), President 
  • Terry McTigue (B.S. '84, Zoology), Vice President
  • Deborah Eason (B.S. '81, Mathematics, M.S. '91, Computer Science), Treasurer
  • Albert Epshteyn (B.S. '01, Biochemistry; Ph.D. '06, Chemistry)
  • Jannie Lindsay (B.S. ’91, Biological Sciences) 
  • Mary Melnyk (B.S. ’86, Zoology)
  • Bipin Shrethsa (B.S. '05, Biological Sciences) 
  • Jeffrey Shupp (B.S. '01, Biological Sciences)
  • George Stantchev (Ph.D. '03, Mathematics) 
  • Noreen Welch (B.S. '90, Computer Science) 
  • Berwin Yuan (B.S. '19, Biological Sciences & Psychology)


These officers work alongside Sarah Dudley, CMNS Program Manager of Development and Alumni Relations, to strengthen and grow the college's alumni community. 


Do you have an idea for an event or program for CMNS alumni? Are you interested in joining as a leader or learning more about the network or the programs it offers? Contact Sarah Dudley at