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March 2021 Alumni Newsletter
#GivingDayUMD: One Day for Terps to Make a Difference
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#GivingDayUMD: One Day for Terps to Make a Difference
On March 3, Terps will come together for the University of Maryland during its annual Giving Day. We hope you'll lend your support to the Alumni Association's new Student Engagement Fund and your favorite areas on campus.
Head of Class: Smith School Graduate Laurie De Armond '94 Guides Accounting Students into the Future
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Head of Class
Smith School Graduate Guides Accounting Students into the Future
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Tatiana Sandoval '19, prepares emergency food supplies for needy county residents at the Latin American Youth Center in Hyattsville
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'Zero Excuses'
Alum Who Attended UMD as a Dreamer Helps Other Immigrants Rebuild Their Lives
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The University of Maryland Alumni Association celebrates Women's History Month
Women's History Month
Throughout March
Join the Alumni Association throughout March as we celebrate our fearless alumnae. Events will be hosted by a variety of academic, regional and affinity alumni networks.
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The University of Maryland Alumni Association presents the Home 101 Series
Home 101
March 22-29
Let's make home somewhere that you want to spend 24 hours a day. Through this event series, you will learn from home experts how to enhance your outdoor and indoor spaces, discover ways to make your home more sustainable and safe with the use of smart (and simple) technologies, and gain insights on remodeling, home renovations and more.
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Join the UMD Alumni Career Design Fellowship
What Comes Next For Your Career?
We'll help you make a plan.
Join the UMD Alumni Career Design Fellowship, a flexible 30-day online program that will give you the clarity and confidence you need to figure out exactly what comes next for your career. Enroll by March 20 to save $50. Limited spots available.
Learn More & Enroll
Bride posing with flowers outside of the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Plan Small. Celebrate Big.
COVID-19 may have put large gatherings and special occasions on hold, but there are some things that can't be canceled, like love and joy. The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is ready to safely book your next get-together, offering indoor and outdoor spaces for micro gatherings such as weddings and special events.
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Alumni Survey Results Are In
Alumni Survey: Results Are In
We asked, and you answered.
Thank you for participating in our 2020 Alumni Survey. With your input we gained valuable insights and are already using your feedback to improve our offerings for the months ahead.
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Introducing the brand-new UMD Champions
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
Become a member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association to gain access to all of the new member experiences we have developed to help make you the best version of yourself:
  • Maryland Masterclass series hosted by high-profile Terps focused on professional advancement, personal improvement and financial guidance
  • 10% off purchases at the UMD Bookstore, online and in-store
  • Exclusive swag, giveaways, virtual resources and more
Join Today
Don't wait. Join as a lifetime member by March 31 and save up to $250. You'll also get this quarter-zip pullover (featured above on Tadiwanashe Mandima '21) for FREE when you join.
Current members: Refer a friend and you'll get a pullover, too. To receive credit for your recommendation:
  • Share this link:
  • Ensure they provide your first name, last name and class year during registration.
One gift per membership.
Explore 2022 Trips with the Traveling Terps program
Thinking About Future Travel?
2022 trips are now available with our Traveling Terps program. Head on a journey through Antarctica, get up close with wildlife in the Galapagos Islands or sip local wines at a seaside restaurant in Cinque Terre. Our excursions are packed with fun, fascinating experiences created by professional tour operators that provide superior service at an excellent value.
Explore 2022 Trips
Maryland Today – Pines' Inauguration Week Activities Announced
Maryland Today – Pines Anticipates In-Person Instruction, On-Campus Staffing in Fall
Maryland Today – A New Vision for College Park
Maryland Today – $9M Gift Founds New Institute for Performance and Technology in the Arts
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
Women's History Month - Photos of Elizabeth Hook courtesy of University Archives
Photos courtesy of University Archives
March is Women's History Month. Elizabeth Hook was the first woman to graduate from UMD, then the Maryland State College of Agriculture, in 1920. What was her major?
  1. Entomology
  2. Home Economics
  3. Education
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
Submit Your Answer
Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win an Alumni Association tumbler with straw.
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Moose via Instagram
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How it started and how it's going. Now I get to be at all the Maryland games with mom to cheer for all my friendsss! Go Terps!
#maryland #umterps #goterps #dogsofinstgram
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Rachel Gribbin via Instagram
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25 years later and we're a Terp family again! After months of waiting and some tough decisions, Parker has officially committed to University of Maryland and was accepted into the Robert H. Smith School of Business and College Park Scholars program. We are beyond proud of his achievements and excited for his new journey!
#classof2025 #umd #universityofmaryland
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