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
Devin Regan '09

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

After being diagnosed with Stage 1 Melanoma and undergoing a successful surgery to remove the tumor, Devin Regan '09 learned that most standard shirts offer little to no UV protection. The need to protect his skin and a refusal to stay indoors led him to found Rayward Apparel, a clothing company that produces UV apparel that protects as well as it performs. Read more about Devin and Rayward Apparel, and visit them at the Terrapin Taste Fest this Sunday at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. GET TICKETS
 

 

2. Quotables

Lindsay Gill ‘06

- Alum Harnesses the “Power of Moms” to Help Families in Need

"Last December, Lindsay Gill ‘06 made a New Year’s resolution: Take one step toward creating an organization to help moms in need. On January 1, 2021 she made that move - she bought a domain name, and came a bit closer to launching The Napkin Network." Sala Levin '10, Alumni BlogREAD MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

NextNow Fest 2021
- NextNOW Fest - Ends Sept. 19

Catch the NextNOW Fest hosted by the Clarice Performing Arts Center before it's gone. The NextNOW Fest is an inspiring arts experience that celebrates imagination, creativity and community. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and our community, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art transforms our future and (re)connects us all. DETAILS

 

4. Let's Get Social

September 11 memorial at McKeldin Mall.
- Instagram Aesthetic


Terps honor those lost during September 11 at a memorial on the McKeldin Mall. SEE POST

 

5. Friendly Reminders

#TerpBusiness
- Terps Supporting Terps
 

Are you a Terp business owner? Submit your business’ information to access a list of the Alumni Association's business resources and for a chance to be featured on the Alumni Association’s social media during #TerpBusiness Thursdays. JOIN #TERPBUSINESS

 

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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