University of Maryland (UMD) alumni John Ford ‘64 and Sandra Poster ‘64 met during their undergraduate years in the UMD Theatre program, then known as Speech & Dramatic Arts. They went on to build careers in speech and communications, and they are longtime patrons of the arts.
On March 23, 2017, Professor Misha Kachman presented a lecture, "The Career of a Young Artist. The Experience of America." at the "Academic Discourses: The School of Contemporary Spectators and Listeners" series at the Theatre Institute At Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in Moscow.