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
2021 Terp Pumpkin Tournament

- 2021 Terp Pumpkin Tournament - Oct. 25-29

Last call! We're extending submissions for the 2021 Terp Pumpkin Tournament until Oct. 24. Submit your beautifully and/or creatively carved pumpkin to be judged by an esteemed panel of alums. Voting will take place on the Alumni Association's Instagram stories Oct. 25-28. Winner will be announced Oct. 29. See more details on our Homecoming 2021 page.
 
Thank you to our presenting sponsors Cross Country Mortgage and GEICO.
 

 

2. Quotables

Taylor Dotson '21 and Joi Brown '01

- When Terrapins Connect: UMBA Mentorship Program

"When Taylor Dotson ’21 came to the University of Maryland in 2019 to get her master’s in industrial organizational psychology, she was ready to take on the academic challenge to make the final leap into her career. Understanding that academics are only half the battle to getting into the professional world, Dotson found it critical to her career goals to find a mentor at the university to use as a resource through her professional journey." Ethan Jenkins '23, Alumni BlogREAD MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

Harlem Quartet
Harlem Quartet and Aldo López-Gavilán - Oct. 24 | 3 p.m. EDT

As part of Homecoming 2021 programming, the acclaimed Harlem Quartet and piano virtuoso Aldo López-Gavilán will play a flamboyant and dynamic program featuring five works by López-Gavilán at the Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Performing Arts Center. REGISTER

 

4. Let's Get Social

UMD football team winning National Championship.
- Instagram Aesthetic


As we get ready for Homecoming 2021, let's reminisce with a little #throwback to 1953, when the Terps won their first National Championship (against Alabama!). 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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