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Friday Five: Celebrate Valentine's Day with Fellow Terps

Friday Five: Celebrate Valentine's Day with Fellow Terps

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
Terrapin Love Week

- Terrapin Love Week | Feb. 7-12

Join us for our second annual Terrapin Love Week, a virtual celebration of Terp love in all forms — romantic love, self love, platonic love and more. This February, connect with fellow Terps for love song and romcom trivia, learn how to develop deeper relationships, and learn how to decorate a delicious cake with The Red Bandana Bakery (Alumni Association members receive a discount on baking kits). SIGN UP


2. Quotables

Bridget T. Kelly, M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ’01

- Research Award: Bridget T. Kelly, M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ‘01

"Bridget T. Kelly, M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ’01 had a racial awakening while at the University of Maryland earning her doctoral degree. For the first time in her academic life, she had a Black teacher – Professor Sharon Fries-Britt ’77, Ph.D. ’94. Kelly, who is also Black, grew up in predominantly white neighborhoods in Massachusetts and Tennessee during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s." Allison Eatough '97, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

Katherine Gourianova ’23 and Eric Clawson ‘83
- Giving Curling a Whirl

"Luckily for me, on this day in late January, two expert Terps have volunteered to show me the ropes: Katherine Gourianova ’23, a member of Team USA who won the 2019 Mixed National Championship and competed on the world stage, and Eric Clawson ‘83, Team USA coach during that year’s world championship. They make the sliding and sweeping look easy, but I promise, it’s not.READ MORE ON MARYLAND TODAY



4. Let's Get Social

Snowman on UMD campus
- Instagram Aesthetic

Creative Terps build a snoman on UMD's campus. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

Terps at a network 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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