Who We Are

Adele's Circle of Women is founded on the legacy and visionary contributions of Adele H. Stamp, the first Dean of Women at the University of Maryland. Created in 2013, we are a dedicated group of women graduates who combine their energy and expertise to achieve maximum success in their personal and professional lives. We honor Adele by emulating her excellence, high standards, and outstanding traditions. Learn more about us>>>

Adele's women gathered at tables

 

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Core Values

Marsha speaking to audience of Adele's women

Leadership * Sisterhood * Diversity * Commitment * Excellence

Our vision is to build a fellowship of women to effect positive change by empowering women students at the University of Maryland to realize their full leadership potential within our community and beyond.

Our mission is to advance and enrich the lives of women by inspiring them to follow their passions and by engaging them as community leaders and global citizens through training, development, and mentorship.

Our members comprise a diverse, cross-cultural, intergenerational community of alumnae and friends who serve as mentors, life coaches, and career advisors.We represent a wide variety of skill sets and life experiences providing an opportunity to share a broad spectrum of practical advice on professional and personal development.

Our philosophy is value-based and founded on a culture of excellence, a spirit of professionalism, and a drive for improvement. We strive to foster confidence and recognize competence in an effort to harness each woman's voice and leverage her personal narrative.

Our programming prepares students to fully engage in an evolving world.

Contact Information

For more information on the Adele's Circle of Women, contact adelescircleofwomen@umd.edu. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


Background

Adele's Circle of Women is founded on the legacy and visionary contributions of Adele H. Stamp, the first Dean of Women at the University of Maryland. Created in 2013, we are a dedicated group of women graduates who combine their energy and expertise to achieve maximum success in their personal and professional lives. We honor Adele by emulating her excellence, high standards, and outstanding traditions.

Adele's women event photo

 

Scholarship

 

Tamara Bethea

Tamara was born and raised in PG County, Maryland. She is an Accounting/Information Systems major at the University of Maryland – Go Terps!  On campus, Tamara is involved in an internship and several organizations that allow her to put her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion to work. Currently, Tamara serves as the Special Projects Intern in the Office of Career Services. In this role, she engages in creating initiatives that promote a more inclusive experience for the student body at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This year, Tamra has chosen to focus on minority populations and carve out a campaign that seeks to better service underrepresented groups. Additionally, Tamara is the Executive Vice President of the Black Business Association, a Forté organization ambassador, and Treasurer of the Black Student Union. Tamara’s fun fact is that she has been learning how to sew over quarantine and has already started making her own summer wardrobe.




Sora Suh

Sora is currently enrolled as a senior majoring in Public Health Science at the University of Maryland. Sora’s educational goal is to finish her bachelor's in Public Health Science and pursue a master's in Health Science with Physician Assistant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Sora has been involved in Care Partners for Change since 2015 and helped stop child marriage, protect the life of a mother and infant, and send school supplies to girls. Sora recently joined U21 Global Citizenship Program to develop her leadership skills and learn more about global health and gender equality. Sora has been an endodontist assistant since 2007 and has leadership qualities and experience from my endodontist office as the office manager. Sora leads by example, works effectively with a team, and supports women in the workplace. In today's society, many workplace barriers restrict women's leadership opportunities and fairness in the workplace, in particular, women of color face systemic gender and racial discrimination. Sora strongly believe that there is an urgent need to take concrete global action to eradicate early child marriage and child sexual abuse. Furthermore, we must collectively speak up to eliminate gender discrimination, gender bias, and violence against women and girls. All women should help and support each other and protect the most disadvantaged groups including women of color, women with disabilities, lesbians, bisexual women, and women living in poverty in our society.



Piper Jackson

Piper is a freshman Public Policy major at UMD. She participated in the Carillon Living Learning Program as a freshman this year. Additionally, Piper is the Membership Chair of the University of Maryland's chapter of iGNiTE, which inspires women to be politically engaged and run for office. Piper is also a member of Gamma Phi Beta and looks forward to more leadership opportunities within the organization in the coming years.Piper has been accepted into the Federal Fellows program for her sophomore year and is excited for the experience in political engagement and advocacy. Piper has been surrounded by so many strong and confident women so far at UMD and is excited to continue doing so!



Megan Ash

Megan is a master's student in the International Education Policy program at the University of Maryland. Before coming to UMD, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, where she became passionate about promoting women's and girls' empowerment through education. As a master's student, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with an international nongovernmental organization on girl's leadership and empowerment programming, and is an active member of her program's Student Board and Preview Committee. Originally from Colorado, she loves the outdoors and has enjoyed exploring Maryland and the surrounding areas since moving here. 



Kaia Ungerer


Kaia is a sophomore Chemistry major at the University of Maryland, minoring in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. An aspiring cosmetic chemist, she also embarks in College Park Scholars at the University of Maryland. She has a passion for learning and is driven to help and empower those around her. As a Peer Educator for the Health Center, she works to promote the holistic wellbeing of others by teaching informed harm reduction education for mental health, sexual health, and alcohol and drug use. She worked as a Research Intern for Evolving Minds, a mental health non-profit in which she authored 5 blogs to inform and educate the importance of alarming mental health disparities. She hopes to continue to support and inspire students for the remainder of her college career and once she enters into the workforce.