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You're Invited to Welcome Receptions for Merrill College Dean Rafael Lorente

You're Invited: Welcome Receptions for Merrill College Dean Rafael Lorente

You're invited to meet the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism's new dean, Rafael Lorente! We are hosting a series of welcome receptions in College Park, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and virtually. 

You will hear from Dean Lorente about his vision for Merrill College and developing entrepreneurial-minded students who are redefining journalism and reaching the top of countless other industries. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A, and meet other Merrill alums and friends. 

Each reception is free of charge, and registration is required. We hope to see you at one or more of the events! 

Additional events with Dean Lorente will be held across the United States in the spring and summer of 2024. Please reach out to Katie Aune ( if you are interested in hosting an event in your area. 

College Park Welcome Reception

When/Where: Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m. ET, in the Knight Hall atrium, 7765 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Baltimore Welcome Reception

When/Where: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET, at The Baltimore Banner, 621 E Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202

D.C. Welcome Reception

When/Where: Thursday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. ET, at the home of John Jenkins ('72) in Woodley Park, which is accessible by the Metro (address provided upon registration)

Virtual Welcome Event

When/Where: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12-1 p.m. ET, virtually via Zoom

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