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Friday Five: See You in Manhattan!

Friday Five: See You in Manhattan!

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
10th Annual Maryland in Manhattan

- 10th Annual Maryland in Manhattan — May 25 | 6-10 p.m. EDT

Tickets for Maryland in Manhattan are now on sale. Join us for a memorable evening with alums and friends featuring food, an open bar, live music and UMD celebrity appearances. During this event, we will also honor four amazing Terps with the Terrapin Connector Award.



2. Quotables

Sasha-Loriene McClain ’12

- Painting a New Landscape: Alum’s Organization Brings Together Women Artists of Color

"Sasha-Loriene McClain ’12 likes to joke that she was the world’s briefest studio art major. Thirty-six hours after she’d rearranged her four-year plan at the University of Maryland to study art instead of economics, her parents told her if she wanted to follow that route, she could do it at community college. As immigrants who’d sought refuge from the Liberian civil war, they saw economics as the better path to a secure future."  Sala Levin '10, Alumni Blog. 



3. A Little Fun

Konshens, a Washington, D.C., native and rapper, showcasing 'Classically Dope,' which combines classical music and hip-hop during a rehearsal on April 28, 2022. (Cam Andrews/The Diamondback)
- UMD Music School’s ‘Classically Dope’ Concert Will Blend Hip-Hop and Classical

"This past April, there was a rehearsal inside Dekelboum Concert Hall, and the members of the University of Maryland wind orchestra stood up, leaving their traditional seated set-up behind. Some of the student musicians made ear-splitting screams while others stomped their feet. And musical improvisation on instruments happened, too. Nothing seemed planned, and no one seemed to be following anyone else. It was organized chaos."



4. In Your Terp Community

Alumni Association staff at A Celebration of Terps: Featuring the Maryland Awards.

- #Glamorous at A Celebration of Terps

Your Alumni Association had a blast dressing up to honor phenomenal alums at A Celebration of Terps: Featuring the Maryland Awards. Learn more about this year's awardees at


5. Friendly Reminders

Free tumblr when you become a member.
- Alumni Association Membership

As a lifelong Terp, your Alumni Association is the No. 1 way to stay connected to the resources of your alma mater.

Now is the time to join your Terp community as a member for opportunities to advance personally and professionally. With your membership, you'll unlock access to exclusive perks and opportunities, like free eventswebinars, and national discounts.

Join by June 30 and receive a Maryland alumni insulated travel tumbler with straw.

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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