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May 2021 Alumni Newsletter
A Celebration of Terps: featuring the Maryland Awards is the annual hallmark Alumni Association event honoring amazing alumni and friends.
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A Celebration to Remember
On April 23, the Alumni Association's marquee event, A Celebration of Terps: Featuring the Maryland Awards, returned as part of President Pines' Inauguration Week. Six outstanding Terps were honored at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center as alums from around the world participated in the festivities through a livestream broadcast. Visit the alumni blog to learn more about the awardees and the ceremony.

Thank you to everyone who virtually attended any of the Inauguration Week events. In case you missed it, check out some of these memorable events through recordings, including the investiture ceremony of President Pines, Innovate Maryland and Maryland Day, where Dom Rabrun '10 taught us how to draw our beloved mascot Testudo.
Video: Sustainability at UMD
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Sustainability at UMD
UMD Addresses Climate Change by Investing in our Planet's Well-being.
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In her new book, White Magic, out today, Elissa Washuta '07 tells the story of how witchcraft served as a way out of drinking - and how the world of the occult has turned trendy. (Photo by Marcus Jackson)
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Witchy Woman
Alum's Fourth Book Explores the Occult, Addiction and Internet Covens
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EnTERPreneur Conference | June 2-4, 2021
EnTERPreneur Conference
June 2-4
This year's EnTERPreneur Conference will be hosted virtually June 2-4, featuring events and resources to help your business thrive. Learn how to bounce back after the COVID recession, rebrand and reinvent your business, foster a diverse and safe workplace, make a social impact and more. A fireside chat between President Pines and Ethan Brown MPM '97, founder of Beyond Meat, will take place on June 3. The EnTERPreneur Conference will also feature a virtual resource booth so you can access business tools from campus partners.
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Terrapins Connect Job Board
This alumni-only job board allows you to effortlessly access job opportunities or hire your fellow Terps. Check out these featured job listings:
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UMD Champions
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.
Become a UMD Champion
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We've Saved a Place for You
Leave your legacy on the campus you love by reserving a personalized brick at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, steps away from Maryland Stadium. All who walk on campus—thousands of students, alumni and Terp fans—will recognize your role in helping to build and sustain our Maryland legacy. Don't wait! Reserve your brick by June 30 to have it installed this year at Homecoming.
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Alethia Nancoo '90, M.Ed. '92
Alethia Nancoo '90, M.Ed. '92: Exactly Where She Should Be, Then and Now
On the same day Americans elected their first female vice president, Alethia Nancoo '90, M.Ed. '92, shattered a glass ceiling of her own. Nancoo became the first African American woman to serve on the global board of Squire Patton Boogs, one of the nation's largest law firms.
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Membership Supports The Fearless Generation - Stay Fearless | University of Maryland Alumni Association
Your Alumni Association is truly yours: It's the one resource that can connect you with fellow Terps, prepare you for new opportunities, and strengthen your legacy and alma mater.
Membership also allows you to pay it forward to the next generation of Terps through Alumni Association scholarships and student support. The Association awarded $60,000 in scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year, made possible by membership dues.
McKeldin Mall Watercolor Print
Join Today
Join before June 30 to receive this FREE McKeldin Mall watercolor print.*
Lifetime memberships paid in full by April 30, 2022 will be engraved in the fall of 2022. Become a member by June 30, 2021 to receive your watercolor print. One gift per household.
*Frame and mat not included.
The Trevi Fountain in the Trevi district of Rome, Italy
Mediterranean Palette
Oct. 16-26, 2021
See the Roman palace in Split and treat yourself to Italian cuisine in Syracuse. Explore ancient ruins in Pompeii, discover Rome's relics and see the Duomo in Florence. Drive along the Grand Corniche in Monte Carlo, wander the countryside of Provence and stroll the beach in Palma de Mallorca.
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Great news, UMD alumni: Did you know that you could get a discount on car insurance? The University of Maryland Alumni Association is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Geico to offer you a special alumni discount!

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Maryland Today – At Investiture, Pines Announces Bold Agenda to 'Move Maryland Forward'
Maryland Today – Site Selected for Campus Memorial to Collins
Maryland Today – Commencement to Be Held In-Person at Maryland Stadium, Streamed Online
Maryland Today – Community Planning Scholar Named Dean of School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
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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President Pines' New Ice Cream Flavor
Last month, UMD President Darryll J. Pines was celebrated with the debut his own flavor of ice cream at the Maryland Dairy, called TerraPines and Pralines. Who was the first UMD figure to receive this dairy-rich naming honor in 2004?
  1. Former men's basketball coach Gary Williams
  2. Former football coach Ralph Friedgen
  3. Former president C.D. "Dan" Mote, Jr.
  4. University archivist emerita Anne Turkos
  5. Women's basketball head coach Brenda Frese
Submit Your Answer
Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a Testudo alumni garden flag.
Eun Yang's Verified Profile
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Eun Yang's Social Post with President Pines
What an honor to host the inauguration of the President of the @univofmaryland, Darryll Pines. Dr. Pines spoke about big initiatives for the school, with a commitment to diversity, the environment and the arts. #goterps
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Josh Kail via Twitter
Phoebe the Pupper
Replying to @UofMaryland

Happy #NationalPetDay from Phoebe!! #TerpsForLife




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