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February 2022 Alumni Newsletter
The Alumni Excellence Awards
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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 alums 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: Career Week 2022
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Career Week 2022
Catch Up on This Year's Programming
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Airy, light-hearted macarons from the alum-owned Sweets by Caroline evoke the Lunar New Year holiday celebrated today in Asian countries and communities around the world. Photos courtesy of Caroline Ta/Sweets by Caroline.
Terp Profile
A Smart Cookie
Young Alum's Online Bakery Business Puts Sweet Spin on Celebrating Year of the Tiger
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Terrapin Love Week
Love Week
Feb. 7-12
Join your Alumni Association for a week of events leading up to Valentine's Day. This week includes virtual programs that explore various kinds of love—love of self, romantic love and platonic love—as well as fun social experiences to bring you closer to your fellow Terps.
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Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Welcoming Fresh Faces at the Alumni Center
The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is a home for current and past students alike. We invite you to explore our spaces for your next special event or tailgate. Meet our new events team and let us tell you about how Alumni Association members can save when they book an event at Riggs.
Students promoting Alumni Association Student Scholarships
Alumni Association Student Scholarships
Is there a current Terp in your family? If so, mark your calendars for Monday, Feb. 28, when we will begin accepting applications for our Alumni Association Student Scholarships. All current students who have completed one semester at the University of Maryland, College Park and will be enrolled full-time during both Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters are eligible to apply. Scholarship award recipients will receive $1,000 each semester.
Zach Rubin '12 and his Professional Book Club Guru cofounder Chris Williams '12
Zach Rubin '12, left, and his PBC Guru cofounder Chris Williams '12, right, at Rubin's wedding
On the Same Page: Alums' Online Book Group Expands Nationally
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When Zach Rubin '12 and Chris Williams '12 cofounded the Professional Book Club Guru, they couldn't have imagined its growth. After a pilot run at the University of Maryland, the two alums are sharing their enthusiasm for books and professional development with a wide range of readers across the country.
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Job Openings, From The Terrapins Connect Job Board
The University of Maryland - Dingman Center offering a space for growth and innovation for student entrepreneurs, is in search of a director, venture development.
Wayfair, an e-commerce company selling furniture and home goods, is searching for a data scientist.
Meridian International Center, a nonprofit that connects leaders to drive global solutions, is looking for a director, corporate relations & member engagement.
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Select a shell bracelet or a pair of Testudo socks (pictured here) when you join by March 31.
Membership in the University of Maryland Alumni Association gives you access to exclusive experiences to help you become the best version of yourself. You'll also pay it forward to the next generation of Terps, with a portion of your membership dues supporting Alumni Association scholarships and student programming.
Plus, we're offering a discount on lifetime membership through the end of March.
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Our Gift To You
Select a shell bracelet or a pair of Testudo socks (pictured above) when you join by March 31.
Lifetime memberships paid in full by April 30, 2022 will be engraved in the fall of 2022. Become a member by March 31, 2022 to receive your gift. One gift per membership.
Travel with Terps: Rivieras & Retreats
Rivieras & Retreats
Nov. 11-19
Discover the highlights of the western Mediterranean on this eight-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina. Sip vintage wine in Tuscany and visit the childhood home of Napoleon in Ajaccio. Sample locally caught fish in Palma de Mallorca, visit Park Güell in Barcelona and spend a day on the beach near Toulon.
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M. Lucia James was the first African American to become a full professor at UMD, in 1965
Image courtesy of University of Maryland Archives
February is Black History Month. M. Lucia James was the first African American to become a full professor at UMD, in 1965. Which school or college was she affiliated with?
  1. College of Arts and Humanities
  2. College of Education
  3. College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  4. College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
  5. College of Agriculture and National Resources
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Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a Maryland alumni pennant.
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Joey Price with Testudo and child at Xfinity Center
BREAKING NEWS: Cute toddler in a princess dress falls in love with a turtle and little sister dances like no one's watching to help hometown @terrapinhoops knock off #Big10 foe #17 ranked @illinimbb at home.
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