The Shell
August 2019 Alumni Newsletter
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Hot Summer Events
Terps are having lots of fun in the sun! Check out the diverse events our networks hosted across the summer in July.
Featured Video
The Power of Collaboration
The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
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Alumni Profile
Alumni Profile
A Jarring Success
Alum Builds Business on Layered Desserts
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Alumni Survey
Deadline extended! This is your last chance to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. Take our quick survey by Aug. 15 so that we can better serve you and your fellow Terps.
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Ocean City Summer Party 2019
On July 6, nearly 100 Terps gathered together for our third annual Ocean City Summer Party on the outdoor deck of Fagers Island with a view of the bay. Terps heard from our new Board of Governors president, Jim Spencer ’90, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
From those living on the shore year-round to alumni vacationing for the weekend, it’s a spirited afternoon full of Terp pride.
To get involved and help host more events on the Eastern Shore, contact
Click here for a full listing of upcoming events.
We are proud to announce a new partnership with The Hotel at the University of Maryland, the official preferred hotel of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. The partnership creates synergy between The Hotel and our alumni programs and events and includes a special perk for alumni.
Book Your Room Today!
University of Maryland Day at the Maryland State Fair is Saturday, Aug. 24.
Join us for a day full of Maryland spirit including Testudo, face painting and a performance by the Mighty Sound of Maryland band. Enjoy a buy one get one ticket available exclusively for Terps. Use the password TERPS and we'll see you at the fair!
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The Alumni Excellence Awards
The University of Maryland Alumni Association awards and recognizes alumni throughout the year for their fearless accomplishments.
Know an inspiring young alum who is making waves in their career? A Terp who is doing research that is changing the world? Perhaps a former classmate who has achieved above and beyond during their lifetime? Nominations for The Alumni Excellence Awards are being accepted through Aug. 19 in four categories: Rising Terp Award, Research Award, EnTERPreneur Award and the Legacy Award.
Nominate a deserving Terp today
Terp Deals
Membership Comes with Savings
You don’t have to be on campus to take advantage of member benefits. With Terp Deals, University of Maryland Alumni Association members save up to 50% off at more than 150,000 restaurants, retailers and more nationwide. Members also receive a one-time $100 travel credit toward their first hotel booking.
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Croatia and the Dalmation Coast
May 11–22, 2020
Are you a "Game of Thrones" fan? Enter Dubrovnik through the grand Pile Gate and stroll the lime-stone paved Stradun. Witness the sun-soaked Dalmation Coast, a stretch of milk-white sands, sleepy harbors and azure seascapes. Stand amid the imposing Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace. Book by Aug. 20 and save $500 per couple!
Travel With Terps
Maryland Today - Students to Send Experiment to International Space Station
UMD Right Now - University of Maryland Ranked No. 5 in the Country Among Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students
Diverse Issues in Higher Education - University of Maryland Summer Camp Strives to Diversify Computer Science
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
Each year, the First Year Book program at UMD provides all first-year students with the same book and encourages them to read it as a shared intellectual experience. Which of the following has not been a First Year Book since the program’s beginning in 1993?
  1. “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank
  2. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
  3. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  4. “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond
  5. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
Three Terps who respond correctly will win a copy of this year’s First Year Book, “Demagoguery and Democracy” by Patricia Roberts-Miller.
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Baltimore Terps via Instagram
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Loved seeing my fellow alumni #terps #terps4lyfe #terps4life #umd #umdalumni #stayfearless #stayfearlessumd







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