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Friday Five: Giving the Gift of Wisdom

Friday Five: Giving the Gift of Wisdom

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
Terps in Your Town: Seattle

- Terps in Your Town: Seattle - Jan. 18, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. PST

The Alumni Association is heading on the road and visiting a city near you! Join fellow Seattle Terps at Rainier Brewery to commemorate reaching our ambitious $1.5 billion goal for Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland. Share your passion for Maryland and celebrate boldness, curiosity and a spirit of discovery while hearing from Associate Vice President, Alumni and Donor Relations and Executive Director of the Alumni Association Amy Eichhorst about exciting updates on campus. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. REGISTER


2. Quotables

Bofta Yimam '04

- Alumni Spotlight: Bofta Yimam '04

"There’s no such thing as a slow news day for Bofta Yimam '04, an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and Washington D.C. correspondent for the Black News Channel." Allison Eatough '97, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

Two wrapped presents on the floor.
- Giving the Gift of Wisdom

Over the past year, the University of Maryland Alumni Association has had the pleasure of featuring more than 100 passionate, innovative and fearless Terps on this blog, sharing their many talents and experiences with alums around the world. In the spirit of the holidays, we asked some of them to give an invaluable gift to University of Maryland students and recent graduates: the gift of wisdom. READ MORE


4. Let's Get Social

Ilana Avergun ‘14
- Instagram Aesthetic

Terp Ilana Avergun ‘14, senior manager of events and brand experiences for the New York Yankees (so cool), is making sure you get your tickets for the Terps vs. Virginia Tech game at Yankee Stadium, part of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

- 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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