Gemstone Honors Program

Gemstone Friends and Family

Gemstone Friends & Family (GFF) is the community of parents, families, friends, current students and alumni who support the Gemstone Honors Program at the University of Maryland.

Upcoming Events

Coffee & Conversation

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, 10:30am-12:00pm in Rockville, Maryland at the Musselman Residence


Coffee & Conversation is an opportunity for parents and adult family members of Gemstone students to socialize, hear about updates and happenings from Gemstone Honors Program staff members and share their Terp pride.
It will be hosted by Bob & Alane Musselman (parents of Patrick Musselman, Class of 2018, Team PRINT) at the Musselman Residence in Rockville. Location address to be provided via confirmation email upon completed RSVP. This event is intended for parents and adult family members of Gemstone students and will be capped at a maximum capacity of 60 attendees.

Have questions? Email Leah Tobin, Gemstone Assistant Director for Student Engagement, at

Gemstone Spring Awards Reception

Sunday, April 30th, 4:00-6:00pm at Riggs Alumni Center


The Gemstone Honors Program will recognize significant contributions from members of all Gemstone cohorts. Gemstone awards, based on nominations from Gemstone mentors, librarians, students, and staff, will be presented*. This event is open to all current Gemstone students, their families and friends, Gemstone alumni, and Gemstone campus partners. For more information on the awards, please visit our our awards page.

*Senior award winners will be announced at Citation Ceremony on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at the Memorial Chapel; however, all senior award nominees will be recognized at the Awards Reception.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, April 14th by 5pm.
Have questions? Email Jessica Lee, Gemstone Coordinator for Student Engagement at


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