Known by the turtle buttons they wear with pride (and a little friendly persuasion from Professor Bryan) at conferences, the alumni of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering provide enthusiastic support unparalleled at the University of Maryland at College Park and perhaps anywhere else. The department takes great pride in the emotional and financial support provided by its alumni as well as in the leadership roles assumed by so many of its graduates within the fire safety community.
Our alumni, located throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, constitute a strong professional network since 98 per cent of the graduates have remained with the profession. We are proud of our graduates and we are closely connected with them through a strong alumni association.
Since Orville (Bud) Slye earned the first BS degree in 1962, the Department of Fire Protection Engineering has awarded approximately 800 BS degrees and 60 MS degrees. Alumni holding these degrees have found employment opportunities throughout the USA as well as in many foreign countries. Most alumni have continued to work within the fire protection field throughout their careers, a testament to the interesting and rewarding nature of fire protection engineering.
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Clark School Alumni contact:
Josey Simpson '84
Director of Alumni Relations
3216 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building