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, FPE Alumni have found employment opportunities across the U.S. and in international locations, too. Most alumni continue 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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To get involved with FPE and/or the Clark School, contact:

Kyle Zeller
Associate Director of Development
3106C JM Patterson Building
College Park, MD 20742
Office: 301-405-5841