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JANUARY 2021 Alumni Newsletter
Scott Plank '88: Investor, Convener, Innovator
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Scott Plank '88: Investor, Convener, Innovator
From being a partner in Under Armour to investing in Greater College Park's Discovery District, Scott Plank '88 works to bring people together to support job growth and opportunities within communities.
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Video: Join President Darryll J. Pines as an Alumni Association Lifetime Member
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Join President Pines as an Alumni Association Member
Add Your Name to the Frann G. & Eric S. Francis Lifetime Member Wall Alongside More Than 12,000 Terps
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Movie Photos courtesy of Disney
Terp Profile
Motivating Movies, With a Maryland Touch
Disney+ Release 'Safety' Becomes the Latest on Terp Producer's List of Underdog Films
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Career Week
Career Week
Monday, Jan. 25–Friday, Jan. 29
Steer and advance your career with the Alumni Association's inaugural Career Week. With over 20 programs, workshops, panels, member-exclusive and industry events, there is something for every Terp.
Schedule of Events
New Year, New You: Setting Goals for 2021
New Year, New You
Every Wednesday, Jan. 6–27
Join us for a four-part interactive series to help you set your 2021 goals. Each Wednesday will have a theme, focusing on personal, professional, fitness or mental/emotional goals.
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When Terrapins Connect: Danilo de Sousa Nhantumbo and Chris Light
When Terrapins Connect
Terrapins Connect is an online platform that allows Terps access to each other for networking, job opportunities, and industry-specific guidance and insight. Read the story of how alums Danilo de Sousa Nhantumbo M.A. '18 and Chris Light '92, '93 made a meaningful connection through the platform that enhanced their careers and grew their Terp network.
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2021: New Year, New Opportunities
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 of the Alumni Association, you'll gain access to all the new member experiences we've developed to help make you the best version of yourself.
Join Today
Don't wait. Join as a lifetime member and save up to $250 when you join by March 31, 2021. 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.
Maryland Today – $6.8M Gift to Extend Opportunities to Underserved Montgomery County Students
Maryland Today – Spring 2021 Plans to Look Much Like Fall's
Maryland Today – Portraits From a Pandemic
Maryland Today – Championship Chat
Maryland Today – Alum's Sweet Idea: Virtual Honey Tastings
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
Sousaphone players for the Mighty Sound of Maryland marching band practicing on Chapel Field, with masks, on a fall afternoon on October 9, 2020.
UMD's marching band, the Mighty Sound of Maryland, has played in the inaugural parades of four presidents. Who was the first president for whom the band performed?
  1. William Howard Taft
  2. Woodrow Wilson
  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. Jimmy Carter
  5. Ronald Reagan
Submit Your Answer
Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win an Alumni Association hat and scarf set.
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Tessa via Instagram
Tessa Instagram Post
Had a blast last night hosting a cheesy virtual cooking demo with @maryland_alumni! Swipe for the finished product - Beer Cheese in a Pretzel Ring. Thanks to @a.terrell4 for cooking along with me and @crookedcrabbeer for providing the beverages!
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Frenchy via Twitter
Frenchy Twitter Post
Enjoyed virtual paint n sip hosted by @UMDPublicHealth @Maryland_Alumni with my mentee & fellow SPH alumni. It was just the social event we both needed. Exposing my mentee to our amazing alumni was the icing on the cake. #ProudMentor #HappyAlumna #SPH2017 #FearTheTurtle
Scientist working on COVID-19 vaccine
How We Created the COVID-19 Vaccine So Quickly
The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best ways that we can end the pandemic, but many people are wondering how scientists created an effective vaccine in less than a year. Learn more about the development process and how it was possible to create a safe vaccine so quickly.
A Healthy Balance is brought to you by University of Maryland Medicine, a collaboration between the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Click here to learn more.




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