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December 2021 Alumni Newsletter
University of Maryland Alumni Association members wearing exclusive long-sleeve alumni shirts
Make Your Year-End Contribution
Did you know membership dues are tax-deductible and count as a charitable contribution? Membership in the Maryland Alumni Association supports programs that connect alumni and nurture the next generation of Terps through Alumni Association scholarships.
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P.S. When you become a member by Dec. 31, you'll receive the exclusive long-sleeve alumni shirt pictured above.
Become a member by Dec. 31, 2021 to receive your gift. One gift per membership. The IRS requires us to inform you that the full amount of your donation is tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes and is limited to the excess of the amount of any money (and value of any property other than money) contributed by you, over the value of the goods and services provided by the University of Maryland Alumni Association, College Park, Inc. to you.
Video: Happy Holidays from Darryll and Sylvia Pines
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Happy Holidays From Darryll and Sylvia Pines
President and Family Celebrate the New Year
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Jason M.S. '16 and Michelina Kraus pose with Gibbson, their rescue dog that spurred the alum's bestselling 'Belly Rubbins for Bubbins' book (below) and the foundation of the same name that educates about animal neglect and abuse.
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Alum's Children's Books to the Rescue
Expanding Series, Foundation Educate About Shelter Dogs
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KTH | Kits To Heart
Kits to Heart With Terps
Sunday, Dec. 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
Join the Alumni Association and Kits to Heart in a hands-on service project to prepare handwritten cards and no-sew pillows with your fellow Terps. Kits to Heart is an organization that distributes thoughtfully designed, curated cancer care kits to patients locally and nationwide.
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Career Week | University of Maryland Alumni Association
Save the Date: Career Week 2022
Jan. 24-28, 2022
Mark your calendars for our second annual Career Week, geared toward supporting Terps at any career stage. Want to be the first to know about workshops, programs and exclusive offerings during this week?
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See why Terps loved Career Week 2021 here.
Aerial view of McKeldin Mall
Survey: University of Maryland Strategic Plan
Strategic planning at the University of Maryland presents an important moment in our history for us to examine our current state and build a blueprint for the future of the university.
Please share your thoughts in this quick, five-question survey on how we can make UMD a more respectful, inclusive and supportive place to live, work and learn.
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Chuck Day '53 holding a painting of a WWII Fighter Pilot and Fellow Terp
A Chance Encounter
Alum Commemorates a WWII Fighter Pilot and Fellow Terp
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The Alumni Blog connects you with the latest at UMD. Check out articles on advancing your personal and professional goals, elevating your UMD pride, and celebrating Terp traditions, legacies and accomplishments.
Job Openings, From The Terrapins Connect Job Board
Cadmus, a strategic and technical consultancy compelled to solve the world's most challenging problems, is searching for an international sustainable development professional.
Duty First Consulting, a small business providing management consulting services to the federal government, is searching for a junior human capital analyst.
L'Oreal is searching for a scientist to join its Instrumental and Clinical Claims teams.
Come work for your alma mater! The University of Maryland is searching for a director of marketing, advancement and a marketing manager, brand.
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Beauty Shot of Dutch Waterways in Amsterdam
Dutch Waterways, featuring Floriade
April 15-23, 2022
Join us for a seven-night cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium aboard a first-class river ship! Discover Amsterdam, Bruges, Antwerp and one of the world's best gardening events, Floriade Expo 2022, wonderfully abloom with green ideas! Enjoy excursions that speak to you. Stroll through a sea of cheerful tulips, behold paintings by Dutch masters, visit a Belgian chocolaterie or bike through quaint villages.
Travel With Terps
Maryland Football
Terps to Face Virginia Tech in New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Dec. 29 | Kickoff at 2:15 p.m. EST | Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
The Maryland football team will make its 28th bowl appearance when they meet Virginia Tech in the 2021 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The game is scheduled for a 2:15 p.m. EST kickoff and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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UMD Holiday Gift Guide 2021
UMD Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Looking for the perfect gift for the Maryland fan in your life? Browse Terp-created custom cheese boxes, anti-aging skincare, award-winning books and more in our holiday gift guide.
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Maryland Today – New Film Explores Life, Legacy of Len Bias
Maryland Today – 'Wimpy Kid' Creator Jeff Kinney '93 to Address Winter 2021 Graduates
UMD Right Now – $32.5M NASA & UMD Funding Agreement Supports Study of Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites
UMD Right Now – $2.5M Gift From Clarvit Family to Fund Art and Education Resources at the University of Maryland
Stay plugged into the Maryland experience with a free subscription to Maryland Today, the university's daily e-digest of stories, announcements and other information about student life, the latest research and events that everyone's talking about.
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Pop Quiz
Photo of Jeff Kinney '93 waving to crowd with a microphone
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney '93 will be the commencement speaker at this year's Winter 2021 commencement on Dec. 20. What was the name of the comic strip Kinney drew for The Diamondback during his time at UMD?
  1. "University2"
  2. "Everything But the Kitchen Sink"
  3. "Second Nature"
  4. "Plenty More"
  5. "Igdoof"
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Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a pair of Testudo socks.
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Barbara Friedlander via Twitter
Barbara Friedlander Twitter Post
@UMDCollegeofEd @Maryland_Alumni College of Education alumni-Together again!
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Michael Locksley via Twitter
Michael Locksley Twitter Post
For all my former Terp football alumni #IYKYK From Gossett to JHH #Jose - the secret weapon in the house!
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