The Shell
January 2020 Alumni Newsletter
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Terps Come Home for the Holidays
The University of Maryland Alumni Association hosted its first annual holiday party at the Congressional Country Club on Dec. 5.
Featured Video
2019 Winter Commencement
Welcoming A New Generation of Terps to the Alumni Community
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Alumni Profile
Terp Profile
After Childhood Struggles in South Africa, New Purpose in 'Grace'
Alum Turns Journals Into Debut Novel
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Go Terps
Jan. 28
Columbia, Md
Terps Bingo Night at Hysteria Brewing
Join us for a fun night of bingo, BBQ and the chance to win some great Maryland-themed prizes.
Feb. 1
Atlanta, Ga
Maryland Day at Fernbank Museum
Enjoy Southern-style brunch fare with fellow Terps in the Atlanta area at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Click here for a full listing of upcoming Alumni Association events.
Membership Is All About You
Win a VIP Maryland Basketball Fan Experience
Join or renew as a member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association and be entered to win a VIP Maryland Basketball Fan Experience. Come home to College Park for this exclusive opportunity leading up to a Big Ten men’s basketball showdown between Maryland and Michigan on Sunday, March 8.
One lucky winner and their guest will receive:
  • A one-night stay in the Governor’s Suite at The Hotel at the University of Maryland
  • Two premium seats at the Xfinity Center to watch the Terps take on the Michigan Wolverines
  • Private transportation to and from the game
  • Photo with Testudo on the court during the pregame festivities, and more!
Join/Renew Today
Already a lifetime member? Lifetime members can enter to win by filling out this form.
Membership purchase must be postmarked by Feb. 29, 2020 to be entered to win. Winner will be selected on March 2, 2020 and notified by phone. Members entered into the raffle are not eligible to deduct their membership dues as a charitable contribution. Your purchase does include an optional $5 tax-deductible contribution, as allowed by law, to the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. For official rules, visit
Terps Travel (Douro River)
Belėm Tower, Lisbon
Romance of the Douro River
Sept. 22–Oct. 3, 2020
Travel through the rolling hills of the Alto Douro wine region and visit a quinta for a port tasting. Walk in the footsteps of Portuguese aristocracy at Mateus Palace. Gaze at the world-renowned University of Coimbra. Delve into Portuguese history at Guimarães, considered the country’s birthplacel. Explore lively Porto, spread across the banks of the Douro. Appreciate the splendor of Salamanca, an elegant Spanish city. Follow the historic path of great explorers in Lisbon. Book by March 10 and save $500 per couple.
Travel with Terps
UMD Right Now - UMD Alumnus A.J. Pruitt Named as Mitchell Scholar
UMD Right Now - UMD Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Agreement
Maryland Today - Return on Investment
Maryland Today - University Halves Carbon Emissions Ahead of Schedule
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
McKeldin Mall
This month marks the 62nd anniversary of the opening of McKeldin Library. Who is McKeldin Library named for?
  1. John McKeldin, mayor of Baltimore
  2. Theodore McKeldin, governor of Maryland
  3. Elizabeth McKeldin, first lady of Maryland
  4. Sheldon McKeldin, speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
  5. George McKeldin, member of Congress from Maryland
Submit Your Answer
Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win an alumni travel bag!
Allison Kipping via Twitter
Finally had the opportunity to walk for my Masters in Chemical and Life Sciences today. @UofMaryland is now my Alma Mater two times over! Thank you @DanielEFalvey for being an amazing mentor for many years!
Charles Yates Sr. via Instagram
Taking in Maryland vs Notre Dame basketball game with some great friends! Sean and John Helmer!
A Healthy Balance
Get Moving with These Easy Workplace Exercise Tips
As the new year dawns, many of us are trying to think of creative ways to fit physical fitness into our lives. How about at work? Find out how you can get moving throughout your workday from our partners at University of Maryland Medicine.
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