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December 2019 Alumni Newsletter
Featured Gallery of photography from the University of Maryland Homecoming events
Featured Gallery
Homecoming 2019
The Alumni Association hosted over 1,200 Terp alumni and friends during Homecoming Weekend.
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Featured Video
Discovering New Species
Terp Documents Two Never-Before-Described Geckos
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Wildlife Conservationist, Schlyer, in a high-visibility vest with a waterfront background
Terp Profile
A Bear of a Fight
Wildlife Conservationist Champions Greater Protections
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Featured Event
Headshot of Clark School Professor Ethan Eagle Creating and Managing Innovation with Clark School Professor Ethan Eagle
Jan. 31, 8 a.m.–1:45 p.m.
A. James Clark Hall
The Terp Entrepreneur Network and the A. James Clark School of Engineering Alumni Network invite you to join this interactive workshop with Clark School Professor Ethan Eagle to learn how you can stimulate and manage innovation.

This program introduces leaders to the Innovation Genome and the creative process: a test-and-practice method for designing, developing and implementing innovation in real work situations. The aim of the program is to provide leaders with not only the perspective, vocabulary and skill base necessary to lead innovation-focused projects, people and ventures, but also practice in the practical aspects required for creating change.
Learn More
Click here for a full listing of upcoming Alumni Association events.
Network Leadership Conference Awards
 Winners stand on stage in the Riggs Alumni Center with their awards during the annual conference hosted by the Alumni Association for alumni network leaders
On Nov. 15 and 16, the Alumni Association hosted its annual volunteer leadership conference for alumni network leaders across the country. This conference equips volunteer leaders with information to continue to engage alumni and strengthen their connection to the university. A signature piece of the conference is the Friday evening awards program where we celebrate the year's achievements. This year, there were five categories and six network recipients.
Network of the Year:
Seattle Terps Alumni Network
Event of the Year:
Tips for Terps, D.C. Terps Alumni Network
Emerging Network of the Year:
School of Public Health
Volunteer of the Year:
Jeff Dashevsky, Philadelphia Alumni Network
Do Good Event of the Year:
River Clean Up, Montgomery County and Engineering Alumni Networks
Find Your Network
Giving Tuesday
Hangtag-givingTuesday at the University of Maryland Tuesday December 3rd, 2019
Today is Giving Tuesday! We are calling on all Terps and friends of Maryland to celebrate the holiday season by giving back to their favorite campus area. You can support the Alumni Association, special projects in various schools and colleges, and much more.
Give Now
Click for more details about choosing our new flag design card and earning 50000 bonus points when you spend $5000 in the first 90 days. Conditions apply.
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Last Chance to Save
Membership is the only way to gain career development, contribute to the university, and assist current students through scholarship and mentorship programs. Through the end of December, in honor of our 30th anniversary, we’re offering lifetime membership for 30% off. The price will never be this low again, so be sure to get in on the action.
When you become a member by Dec. 31, you’ll also receive the throwback Testudo shirt shown above!
Become a Member Today
*Lifetime members who join through this offer will have their names engraved on the Frann G. & Eric S. Francis Lifetime Member Wall in Fall 2020.
Skyline view of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
Medieval Sojourn
Oct. 5–16, 2020
Encounter the history of the eastern Mediterranean on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. See the Monte Carlo Casino and the historical treasures of Rome. Stroll the cobblestone streets in Sorrento and see Santorini’s breathtaking volcanic seascapes. Visit the ruins of Ephesus and stroll through Mitilini—the “Garden of the Aegean.”
Travel with Terps
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Pop Quiz
Fall afternoon view of Hornbake Plaze looking down from the roof of the Plant Sciences Building
Winter Commencement is a highlight of every December at the University of Maryland. Who is the main speaker at this year's winter commencement ceremony?
  1. James Clapper '63
  2. Domonique Foxworth '04
  3. Andrea Mitchell
  4. Carl Bernstein
  5. Cal Ripken Jr.
Submit Your Answer
Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a winter hat!
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Mrs. Veronica Segovia Bedon
via Instagram
adult holding toddler in their arms. the toddler is reaching out with one had to touch the nose of Testudo in front of the Riggs Alumni Center
Passing on Terrapin traditions. turtle emoji #umdhomecoming
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Maria Ball
via Instagram
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Such a fun day being back on campus! @maryland_alumni @marylandterrapins #UMDHomecoming #goterps







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