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Friday Five: Maryland for the Win!

Friday Five: Maryland for the Win!

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
Jessika Portney '08

- Reflect and Rebuild - July 29 | Noon EDT

2020 was the most stressful working year for many Terps. Now what? Executive and Leadership Coach Jessika Portney '08 will provide you with the tools to reflect on how the pandemic affected you professionally and personally and will help you build practices for positive growth and continued resilience as we re-emerge from COVID-19. SIGN UP

2. Quotables
Adam Reisfield '20

Going Beyond Your Limits with Adam Reisfield '20

"This class of 2020 alum is teaching himself something new every day. He uses skills he learned in the Robert H. Smith School of Business in addition to newly acquired skills to help grow a startup company." Spencer Friedman '22, Alumni Blog; READ MORE


3. A Little Fun

2021 Best of Awards - Unique Venues
- Vote for Maryland!

The 2021 Best of Awards - Unique Venues has nominated the University of Maryland in two categories - "Best Venue for Locally Sourced Catering" and "Best Venue for Weddings." Help your alma mater receive the recognition it deserves by voting for UMD in both categories. VOTE NOW



4. Let's Get Social

Suzanne Freynik Ph.D. ’15

- Instagram Aesthetic

Suzanne Freynik Ph.D. ’15 finds success with the help of the TerpsThrive women-centered mentoring program. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

Preserve Maryland tradition.
Your Membership Counts

An ice cream cone from the Maryland Dairy, a dip into the ODK Fountain, a rub of Testudo’s nose for good luck and an afternoon spent cheering on the Terps in your best Maryland colors. These are just some of the traditions that make Maryland special. An Alumni Association membership helps preserve Maryland tradition and is one of the ultimate ways to show your Terp pride. Your membership unlocks access to free member-only events, discounts, newsletters and more. Whether you etch your name in Maryland legacy by joining as a lifetime member or renew your commitment to the university each year, all Alumni Association members elevate the next generation of Terps and your proud university. BECOME A MEMBER


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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