Marina Harrison Award competitor

Marina Harrison is a former beauty queen from Maryland who was the first woman to represent that state at both Miss USA and Miss America. Harrison was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, grew up as a military brat, living in locations all around the United States. Harrison entered her first pageant at age 21 in the hope of gaining scholarship money after her parents were unable to pay her tuition costs. Harrison first competed in the Miss Maryland 2002 pageant held in June 2002, where she placed fourth runner-up. She returned in 2003 as Miss Burtonsville, and won the Miss Maryland 2003 title. Harrison represented Maryland in the Miss America 2004 pageant held in Atlantic City, New Jersey in September 2003. She placed third runner-up in the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Ericka Dunlap of Florida. After giving up her Miss Maryland crown, Harrison competed in and won the Miss Maryland USA pageant, which was held in North Bethesda, Maryland in December 2004. Representing Maryland in the Miss USA 2005 pageant held in Baltimore in her home state in April 2005, Harrison placed in the top ten, and was the first delegate from Maryland to make the cut since 1995.


1. University of Maryland, College Park Colleges/University

The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league.

Type Land-grant university
2012. 412 mil. $
2010. 363 mil. $
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1101 Main Administration Building, 20742 - College Park, Maryland
2013. 26,658
2010. 26,922
2009. 26,542
2013. 10,614
2011. 10,805
2010. 10,719
Acceptance rate
2012. 46.8 %
2010. 45.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.16 K $
2011. 8.66 K $
2010. 8.42 K $
2009. 8.05 K $
2008. 8.01 K $
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Wikipedia article

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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Maryland, College Park connected by profession and/or age

b. 1981., Award competitor
b. 1951., Actor
b. 1982., Soccer Midfielder
b. 1969., Politician
b. 1922., American Football Quarterback
b. 1954., Celebrity
b. 1984., American Football Guard
b. 1926., Military Person


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