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Friday Five: Testudo for the Win in the Mascot Mania Challenge

Friday Five: Testudo for the Win in the Mascot Mania Challenge

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
A Celebration of Terps - Featuring the Maryland Awards.

- Nominate an Inspiring Terp - Accepted Through July 16, 2021

A Celebration of Terps: Featuring the Maryland Awards returns next spring to celebrate and honor the achievements of seven outstanding Terps. The Maryland Awards recognize fearless alumni who have risen to the highest levels of public service, launched successful companies, made groundbreaking discoveries and represent Terp pride. LEARN MORE AND NOMINATE

2. Quotables
Wanika Fisher '10

An Alumni Legislator’s Prince George’s County Roots Began at UMD

"Wanika Fisher ’10 has never hesitated to speak out - whether as an active undergraduate at the University of Maryland, a lawyer defending her clients, a Maryland State Delegate fighting for residents of Prince George’s County, or a member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association striving to strengthen the organization." Sala Levin '10Alumni Blog; READ MORE


3. A Little Fun
Wedding couple with Testudo at Riggs.

- How to Plan a (Post-COVID) Wedding - July 15 | Noon EDT

Calling all COVID couples and the newly engaged - join us for a virtual wedding panel discussion featuring wedding and event experts on how to plan the wedding of your dreams, post-pandemic. One lucky attendee will win a huge wedding package courtesy of our panel. SIGN UP



4. Let's Get Social

Testudo in the Mascot Mania bracket.

- Instagram Aesthetic

The next round of the tokyodachi Mascot Mania bracket is happening today! Testudo faces Youngstown State University's Pete and Penny Penguin. Visit toykodachi's Instagram stories to vote for Maryland. VOTE FOR TESTUDO


5. Friendly Reminders

McKeldin Mall watercolor print.
Time's Running Out

Haven't gotten your free McKeldin watercolor print yet? Join before June 30 to snag this exclusive member gift, gain access to member programming and events, and help elevate the next generation of Terps. JOIN NOW


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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