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February 2021 Alumni Newsletter
The Alumni Excellence Awards
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The Alumni Excellence Awards
Graduates of the University of Maryland are among the best and brightest in their fields. From scholars and innovators to entrepreneurs, teachers and researchers, our alumni are leaving their mark on our state, nation and world. The Alumni Excellence Awards recognize the accomplishments of select Terps and honor these recipients with distinction.
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Video: #NowATerp | UMD Class of 2025
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#NowATerp | UMD Class of 2025
Watch as we surprised five students with exciting news... that they are #NowATerp!
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First Terp to Start in Premier League Reaches New Heights in European Soccer
Terp Profile
Saves in the City
First Terp to Start in Premier League Reaches New Heights in European Soccer
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Terrapin Love Week
Love Week
Feb. 8-12
Join your Alumni Association for a week of events leading up to Valentine's Day. Programs include a workshop on discovering your passion and purpose, a guided discussion on self-acceptance, a partner dance class, a cooking demo featuring a romantic meal and much more. Attend two or more events and be entered in a chance to win a gourmet sweet treat box!
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UMD Champions
UMD Champions
Introducing the brand-new UMD Champions. Our Maryland bragging program is an opportunity to share your UMD pride with the world. We send you curated and tailored pride points, news and more about Maryland, and you simply click to share with your social networks. UMD Champions get access to special quarterly giveaways, free swag and more.
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2021: New Year, New Opportunities | Join President Pines As A Member
After last year, we could all use a refresh. Start your 2021 off right by joining the University of Maryland Alumni Association. By becoming a member, you'll gain access to all the new member experiences we've developed to help make you the best version of yourself.
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Maryland Alumni quarter-zip pullover
Don't wait. Join as a lifetime member by March 31 and save up to $250. You'll also get this quarter-zip pullover for free!
Current members: Refer a friend and you'll get a pullover, too. To receive credit for your recommendation:
  1. Share this link:
  2. Ensure they provide your first name, last name and class year during registration.
Become a member by March 31, 2021 to receive your free quarter-zip pullover. One gift per membership.
Giving Day 2021
Giving Day Is Coming | Save The Date: March 3, 2021
On March 3, join the University of Maryland's annual tradition: Giving Day. Thousands of Terps will come together to raise critical funds while competing in friendly campus competitions. Over $8 million has been raised since 2013 to support hundreds of campus areas, creating endless opportunities for faculty and students.

This Giving Day, the opportunity is yours. What will you support?
Maryland Today – Research Ranking Puts University of Maryland Among Nation's Top Institutions
Maryland Today – University of Maryland Announces Partnership with Jordan McNair Foundation
Maryland Today – Pines: UMD Campus Stands With Collins Family After Urbanski Sentencing
Maryland Today – Provost Rankin to Step Down
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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Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
Hornbake Plaza
February is Black History Month. Which famous Black Marylander is memorialized with a statue on Hornbake Plaza?
  1. Thurgood Marshall
  2. Harriet Tubman
  3. Benjamin Banneker
  4. Frances Harper
  5. Frederick Douglass
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Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win an Alumni Association pint glass.
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Karen via Instagram
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A great morning run at my Alma mater! Sometimes I forget how nice this campus is and I feel very lucky to call myself a terp!

#terps #umdalum #running #health #fitness #skoterps #bestschoolindmv
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Anna De Cheke Qualls via Twitter
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Humbled and grateful to listen today to @MauriceWDorsey1 - his experiences as a doctoral student at #UMD and his journey to writing books, as part of the @Maryland_Alumni Career Week. @UMDGradSchool #blackvoicesmatter #gradterps #umddocnet
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