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Friday Five: Join us for the Big 10 Alaska Cruise

Friday Five: Join us for the Big 10 Alaska Cruise

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 Taste Fest

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

Tickets are almost gone for the second annual Terrapin Taste Fest. Make sure to grab your spot to sample delicious food from the best #TerpBusiness(es) in the DMV area, and snag a Maryland tote bag with snacks from Terp-owned Harlan foods just for attending. Alumni Association members will also take home a Maryland-branded tumbler and mood straw. 

2. Quotables

Hannah (Lowe) Corman ’05 and her son Austin

- Finding Hope: Two Terps Launch Foundation to Help Fight Son’s Rare Disease

"The warning signs started three months after Hannah (Lowe) Corman ’05 and her husband, Mark Corman MBA ’04, welcomed their second son into the world. Austin, the fair-haired, bright-eyed, little brother to Ean, suddenly stopped pushing himself up during tummy time – an activity meant to improve babies’ motor skills and strengthen their neck and shoulder muscles." Allison Eatough '97, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

- The Big 10 Alaksa Cruise

Big 10 alums, it’s time to check Alaska off your bucket list! Join us for Alaskan wilderness wonders on this ten-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta June 17-27, 2022. As a Big 10 cruiser, you’ll enjoy events arranged specially for you, like engaging talks by Verne Lundquist, plus private Big 10 tailgates and receptions, and unique activities with Big 10 ambassadors. Come along on this escape that caters to your sense of adventure, such as old-growth rain forest hikes in Ketchikan, salmon sportfishing in Sitka, and a wildlife science expedition in Icy Strait Point, all against the backdrop of mighty fjords, totem-lined forest trails and pristine glacial waters. LEARN MORE


4. Let's Get Social

Vendor at the Terrapin Taste Fest
- Instagram Aesthetic

It's throwback time - check out a #TerpBusiness sharing these delicious cupcakes at 2019's Terrapin Taste Fest. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

UMD Champions
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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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