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 Love Week

- Terrapin Love Week | Feb. 7-12

Join us for our second annual Terrapin Love Week, a virtual celebration of Terp love in all forms — romantic love, self love, platonic love and more. This February, connect with fellow Terps for love song and romcom trivia, learn how to develop deeper relationships, and learn how to decorate a delicious cake with Red Bandana Bakery (Alumni Association members receive a discount on baking kits). SIGN UP

 

2. Quotables

John C. Ford ’64 and Sandra Sollod Poster ’64

- Legacy Award: John C. Ford ’64 and Sandra Sollod Poster ’64

"Fellow Terps and philanthropists John C. Ford ’64 and Sandra Sollod Poster ’64 have been married for 28 years. But their history with UMD dates back to 1960, when they were both freshmen radio and television students." Allison Eatough '97, Alumni BlogREAD MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

Thomas Canary
- Flag Suit Guy's Colorful Story

"Attendees at Maryland sporting events always have plenty of stars to watch on the playing field or court, but since Fall 2021, when fans reemerged from the pandemic lockdown, there’s been a colorful new one rising in the stands. Thomas Canary, a graduate student who finished his B.S. in marketing in December, wears his Maryland pride in the form of a flashy yellow, red, black and white suit adorned with a Maryland flag pattern. It’s a wardrobe decision that has earned him the nickname 'Flag Suit Guy' and could propel him into the ranks of campus student legends like the mellow 'Pan Flute Guy' or the palm-slapping, BMX bike-riding 'High Five Guy.'" READ MORE ON MARYLAND TODAY

 

4. Let's Get Social

K-9s Jimbo, Bracken and Pink
- Instagram Aesthetic


K-9s Jimbo, Bracken and Pink retire from explosives detection service after nearly ten years. SEE POST

 

5. Friendly Reminders

#TerpBusiness
- Terps Helping 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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