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Friday Five: Best Hits from the Terrapin Taste Fest

Friday Five: Best Hits from the Terrapin Taste Fest

Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
Terps at a tailgate.

- Friday Night Lights Tailgate - Oct. 1 | 5 p.m. EDT

Gear up with your Alumni Association, fellow alums and fans as Maryland football takes on Iowa. Join us three hours prior to kickoff for music, food and drinks at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. This is a no-cash event; please pre-register to receive your food and drink vouchers. REGISTER


2. Quotables

James Douglass Goddard Award

- A Century-Plus of Celebrating Gold Medal-Worthy Terps

"In 1911, it was a solid gold medal. Now, it’s a $1,000 prize. Either way, the James Douglass Goddard Award and its celebration are a longstanding Prince George’s County Terps Alumni Network tradition. Given each year since 1911, the James Douglass Goddard Award is a $1,000 prize bestowed upon two graduating UMD seniors from Prince George’s County, one man and one woman. The top 20 qualifying students, based on grade point average, are invited to send a cover letter and resume touting to the alumni committee their leadership roles and community service. Then, the committee selects two winners."
Sala Levin '10, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

Terrapin Taste Fest
- Best of the Terrapin Taste Fest

Missed the Terrapin Taste Fest? Check out the best hits from the Terrapin Taste Fest 2021 album to see highlights of this year's #TerpBusiness food festival.


4. Let's Get Social

Jim Henson '60
- Instagram Aesthetic

Today, Sept. 24, is Jim Henson Day! Find out how to celebrate this iconic class of 1960 alum by visiting our Instagram. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

Terrapins Connect
- Terrapins Connect

Terrapins Connect is an online platform that allows Terps to network, find exclusive job opportunities, industry specific guidance and insight, and more. Whether you are looking to get advice, give advice (or are open to both), Terrapins Connect provides opportunities for professional and personal growth, including a job board just for Terps. 


That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday, and update your information in the alumni directory to always receive the latest from your Alumni Association. Have a lovely weekend!



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