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

Black Alumni Weekend is here! Three years in the making, this inaugural weekend celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of Black Terps from a wide range of class years. Check out the full schedule of events, including a music festival, scholarship and award gala, a brunch and much more. While registration for most events is closed, you can follow Black Alumni Weekend on your Alumni Association's Instagram.

SEE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
 

2. Quotables

Bert Williams ’96

- Meet the Board of Governors: Bert Williams ’96

"When he walked across the stage at graduation 26 years ago, Bert Williams ’96 received two items: a certificate for his criminal justice degree and a University of Maryland Alumni Association key chain.”

Allison Eatough '97, Alumni Blog. READ MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

Tetsudo, Jessica Lee'14, M.Ed '19 and members of the Student Alumni Leadership Council.
- Grad Bash Recap Album

Soon-to-be graduates of the class of 2022 celebrated their success at the Alumni Association's Grad Bash. Terps enjoyed food, drinks, music and a visit from Testudo to mark their achievements. 

SEE ALBUM

 

4. In Your Terp Community

Class ring ceremony for the class of 2022.

- Soon-to-Be-Grads Receive Their Class Rings

Right before the 2022 Grad Bash, Terps received their class of 2022 rings from Balfour during a special ceremony. Interested in a class ring for your grad or wearing your own class ring with Terp pride as an alum? Visit Balfour for a full selection.

 

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. 

JOIN TERRAPINS CONNECT

 

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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