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Friday Five: A Campus Legacy, by Design

Friday Five: A Campus Legacy, by Design

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
Kara McGrath ’13

- Terrapin Taste Fest - Sept 19 | 11-2 p.m. EDT

Meet Kara McGrath ’13, one of the vendors who will be sharing delicious food at the Terrapin Taste Fest. "Committed to the promotion, education and enjoyment of all things cheese, Kara McGrath ’13 is the founder and owner of Paste & Rind Cheese Co., which provides artisan cheese-focused curating services for all occasions. Whether it be guided tastings, custom gift boxes or beautiful displays, if you can dream it, Kara will cheese it." Read more about Kara here, and visit Paste & Rind Cheese Co. at the Terrapin Taste Fest Sunday, September 19. 

2. Quotables

Emily Leo ‘22

- Meet 2021 SALC Vice President of Alumni Programming, Emily Leo ‘22

"Emily Leo ‘22 is a bioengineering major from Potomac, Maryland. Leo has strong roots to the University of Maryland with 27 Terp alumni (and counting) in her family. Leo said her Terp legacy makes being a part of the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) so much more personal and special." Abby Humbel '21, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

Map of major buildings on Maryland's campus.
- A Campus Legacy, by Design

"For three decades, alums from UMD’s Architecture Program have revisited the familiar grounds of College Park, lured not by basketball season or Maryland Day, but by the rare privilege to make a permanent contribution to campus. Since Tom Eichbaum ’74 designed Van Munching Hall in the early 1990s, Terps have mapped out more than 25 buildings on Maryland’s campus, not including countless additions and renovations, projects throughout Greater College Park and over a dozen master plans." Check out Maryland Today's interactive map to learn about the different major Maryland landmarks and architectural contributions. READ MORE


4. Let's Get Social

Jones-Hill House
- Instagram Aesthetic

Jones-Hill House is officially open, kicking off the 2021 season of Maryland football. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

Two Terps toasting with insulated can koozies.
- Membership Rewards
Free events. VIP campus perks. Bookstore discount. Unlock these benefits when you become a member of the Alumni Association. Plus, save up to $250 on lifetime membership and get a choice of this Maryland flag insulated koozie (pictured) or towel when you join by Sept. 30. JOIN NOW

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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