Nancy Metrenas

Nancy Metrenas, Administrative Assistant, College Park Scholars

Beloved Scholars Central Administrative Assistant Retires after 16 Years

For the last month, former and current University of Maryland students, staff and faculty have been stopping by Scholars Central Office to congratulate Nancy Metrenas on her retirement.



After being offered a job by the original College Park Scholars staff in 2000, Metrenas said that she took  the job because she "felt good vibes" from the staff. Her 16 years in College Park Scholars make her the longest serving member of the central staff in program history.


Scholars Promoting and Revitalizing Care (SPARC)

SPARC plans to foster culture of care in Scholars community

This semester, College Park Scholars is launching Scholars Promoting and Revitalizing Care (SPARC), a student-led, staff-supported initiative that promotes the wellbeing of all members of our community.



The club will hold its first interest meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. to gauge what care means to students and how they can show care for others.

Sarahann Yeh

Yeh spent an afternoon coloring with neighborhood children, and she hung their artwork on her wall (left),  Yeh posing on beaches in Santai Dipantai (right). Courtesy of Sarahann’s Instagram

From College Park Scholar to Fulbright Scholar: Life Sciences Alumna serving in Indonesia



Life Sciences alumna Sarahann Yeh arrived in Indonesia on Aug. 23 to work with high school students at SMAN 7, a public high school on the outskirts of Bandar Lampung city.

Yeh received the Fulbright Scholarship this past spring, which funded her nine-month trip and connected her with service opportunities in Indonesia. She is also serving as a U.S. cultural ambassador, and she credits Scholars for helping her to discover her passion for cultural advocacy.