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Friday Five: Help Terp Teachers

Friday Five: Help Terp Teachers

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
UMD Do Good Service Month

- Do Good with LAN: Fulfill a Terp Alumni Teacher's Classroom Wishlist

Do you like giving back to the community, especially our educators? Now is the time — Join the Latinx Alumni Network (LAN) as we fulfill the classroom wishlists of two Terp teachers: Lilian Marroquín '21 at Oakland Terrace Elementary School and Paola Castro '20 at Wheaton Woods Elementary School.



2. Quotables

Theodore “Ted” A. Offit ’77

- Meet the Board of Governors: Theodore “Ted” A. Offit ’77

"The University of Maryland was a fond but distant memory for attorney Theodore “Ted” A. Offit ’77 when he traveled to Philadelphia 20 years ago to open his law firm’s third office.”

Allison Eatough '97, Alumni Blog. READ MORE


3. A Little Fun

Tetsudo Digital Puzzle
- Take a Puzzle Break

How good are you at solving puzzles? Take a stab at our Tetsudo digital puzzle, with levels ranging from easy to supreme. You can even change up the shape of the puzzle pieces for extra difficulty!



4. In Your Terp Community

- Join a Network Board

The Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to serve on our regional and affinity network boards. If you have prior volunteer board experience, event planning, marketing and social media experience, please consider sharing your time and talents with us! Apply by April 30 for consideration.

Here's what a fellow Terp, Marissa Caeser '16, had to say about joining a board: "I serve on the University of Maryland Black Alumni (UMBA) as Membership Chair because as a fairly recent graduate, I wanted to help bridge the gap between former and current students of color. Serving on an alumni network board has allowed me to promote the importance of mentorship on and off campus, and play a role in shaping future change makers within the UMD community." 



5. Friendly Reminders

Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory
- Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory

Whether you need a new financial planner, career coach, an artisanal gift, or something else — check out the NEW Terp Business Directory to find a #TerpBusiness that meets your needs. If you are an alum looking to promote your business, products or services, sign up to join the Terp Business Directory today for exposure to our network of 400,000 Terps worldwide.


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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