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
Black Alumni Weekend

- Black Alumni Weekend — April 22-24

The inaugural Black Alumni Weekend is fast approaching, and you won't want to miss out. This reunion weekend will highlight the accomplishments of Black Terps while featuring a musical festival, scholarship and award gala, a brunch and much more. Make 2022 the year you come back to campus—and be a part of the next first for the University of Maryland. 

SEE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
 

2. Quotables

Lakisha Ann Woods '97

- Get to Know Lakisha Ann Woods '97 — Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects

"Lakisha Ann Woods ’97, CAE, is the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a dynamic network of more than 94,000 architects and design professionals throughout 200 chapters committed to enhancing the built environment.”

Tracey White '18, Alumni Blog. READ MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

Terps Under 30 Panelists (from left to right): Ashmi Sheth '14, Sarah Oke '18, Jaime Martin Ko Atilano '20
- Terps Under 30 Recap Album

Three amazing Terp panelists (left to right: Ashmi Sheth '14, Sarah Oke '18 and Jaime Martin Ko Atilano '20) headed the Terps Under 30 event on April 6, sharing stories of adversity, strength and fearlessness.

SEE ALBUM

 

4. In Your Terp Community

Annapolis Terps at Crooked Crab brewery.

- Beer Tasting at Crooked Crab

Last Saturday (April 9), the Annapolis Terps Network hosted a behind-the-scenes tour and beer flight tasting at Terp-owned Crooked Crab brewery in Odenton, Md. Pictured left to right: Devin Brooks '19, Jim Perrus '89, Earl Holman '09 (Crooked Crab co-owner), Jay Adams '09, and Lynn Vosburgh Dunn '80. Interested in connecting with Annapolis Terps? Check out the network here. Explore all regional/affinity networks here.

 

5. Friendly Reminders

Montgomery County Crab Feast
- Find Your Network
 

You have an extensive network of Terps at your fingertips, and we’re here to connect you with others in your industry, provide career development and help you discover your passion. Expand your social circle through the latest events, programs and news in your area, affinity or interest. Have your voice heard in your network’s upcoming programs, and form a community with like-minded Terps. Find regional networks here, and affinity networks here.

 

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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