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November 2020 Alumni Newsletter
Joy is Not Canceled: Reimagining the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at 15
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Joy is Not Canceled: Reimagining the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at 15
While we look back and celebrate the memories created in the past 15 years at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, we also look forward to its future and how this event space can transform itself, even in the unlikeliest of times.
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In honor of the anniversary, make sure to check out the Alumni Association social media pages on Nov. 15 for a special rental discount announcement!
Video: 2020 Life Member Wall Unveiling
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Alumni Association Life Member Wall Unveiling
Alumni Association Celebrates 893 Newest Lifetime Members at Unveiling Ceremony
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APS Executive Director Scott English ’93 shows off the recovered Inverted Jenny stamp, which had been stolen in 1955, at the 2016 World Stamp Show in New York
Terp Profile
Collecting a New Generation's Stamp of Approval
Alum Seeks to Make American Philatelic Society Relevant—Even Cool—to More Diverse Members
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Coach Talk: Happy Hour with Missy and Sasho
Coach Talk: Happy Hour with Missy and Sasho
Wednesday, Nov. 11 | 6 p.m. EST
Join fellow Terp alumni and two of the University of Maryland's most successful coaches—Missy Meharg and Sasho Cirovski—for a conversation and cocktail hour. Alumni will have the opportunity to ask the coaches questions about the past, present and future of their teams and their time at Maryland.
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Terps Together: The University of Maryland Alumni Association Cookbook
Terps Together: The University of Maryland Alumni Association Cookbook
Get ready to cook up some Maryland pride with the first-ever University of Maryland Alumni Association cookbook! This collection of recipes features Maryland and family favorites, submitted by Terps across the country. It’s our gift to you with a donation of $50 or more to the new Alumni Association Student Engagement Fund.
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Alumni Blog
Alumni Blog
The Alumni Blog keeps you connected to the UMD experience. Check out articles on advancing your personal and professional goals, elevating your UMD pride, and celebrating Terp traditions, legacies and accomplishments.
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UMDemocracy 2020 | Things To Know Before The November Election
It's Election Day! If you missed our UMDemocracy event series, check out the recordings on our YouTube channel. And visit the UMD election hub for additional resources.
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Diamondback Dash Social Media Post
Diamondback Dash Social Media Post
Diamondback Dash Recap
Thank you to the 485 runners and walkers across the country who raised nearly $21,000 for student scholarships. All through October, Terp alumni and families supported student success by participating in our first-ever virtual 5K, a joint event between the Alumni Association and the Office of Parent and Family Affairs.
Alumni Association Membership: Free When You Join Or Renew
With an Alumni Association membership, you can support student success by mentoring the next generation of Terp leaders and paying it forward through Alumni Association scholarships.
Join or renew by Dec. 31 and add this members-only T-shirt to your collection. Act fast! It's your last chance to lock in a three-year membership for $108 before rates increase in January 2021.
Already a member? You have the exclusive chance to purchase this T-shirt for $22. Buy it now.
Lifetime memberships paid in full by April 30, 2021 will be engraved in the fall of 2021. One gift per household.
Travel with Terps | Tanzania Safari
Tanzania Safari
June 24-July 5, 2021
Embark on a luxury safari in spectacular Tanzania on this adventure. Come face to face with elephants, zebras, lions and more with the help of expert guides in Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro wildlife parks. Explore the archaeological wonders of Oldupai Gorge, learn about the Masai people and savor an authentic bush lunch. Book now and save $500 per person. But hurry, space is limited!
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Pandemic Travel Do's and Don'ts
Pandemic Travel Do's & Don'ts
Thursday, Nov. 12 | 2 p.m. EST
Feeling pandemic fatigue? Ready to travel for the holidays? Thinking about planning an event? Join the Alumni Association for a virtual expert panel discussion to learn tips on how to travel safely through the holidays and plan those important gatherings with family and friends. Register by Nov. 11 for a chance to win a fabulous prize, sponsored by our panelists.
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Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick
Show your Terp pride no matter where you are and help support our veterans with Maryland Operation Hat Trick merchandise.
A portion of the proceeds from all Operation Hat Trick (OHT) merchandise goes to support veterans. For more information about OHT, please visit
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Maryland Today – Athletics Releases One Maryland Mobile App
Maryland Today – University Launches Election Portal
Maryland Today – A Terp Returns to a New Kind of Campus Life
Maryland Today – Creating Capes for a Cause
Maryland Today – Alum Known for Novels of Distant Future Earns MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
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How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
November is Aviation History Month
November is Aviation History Month. The College Park Airport is the world’s oldest continuously operating airport. When was it established?
  1. 1904
  2. 1909
  3. 1915
  4. 1920
  5. 1945
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Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a Maryland necktie.
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McKeldin Mall with Terrapin Strong Mask Display
Nostalgic moments visiting @univofmaryland campus during a pandemic where terp pride still shines through. As an alumni 11' and current grad student, I can say I genuinely miss campus, especially visits to the @umdlibraries. Until then... I hope this photo sends you love and hugs in the virtual world.
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Christy Winters Scott via Instagram
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Happy birthday @hollidaykid! #johnnyholliday Loved calling games with you when I first began broadcasting! Thank you for guiding, and encouraging me along the way! Hope that you have enjoyed your day! #TBT #MarylandMadness #terps @WaltTheWizard42 @sportscenter @notthefakesvp







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