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Friday Five: Welcoming Terps to the Alumni Association

Friday Five: Welcoming Terps to the Alumni Association

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’s essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
BAW Preview Event

- CinemaScape: Terps Under the Stars - June 19 | 6 p.m. EDT

Join us for the first and only in-person Black Alumni Weekend preview event of the year. Enjoy music, food and fun with your fellow Terps as we watch the film "Glory Road" together at Black Terp-owned Hennessy Creek in Brandywine, MD. REGISTER

- Office of Student Financial Aid - June 15 | 7 p.m. EDT

Hear from Malina Heng '06 from the Office of Student Financial Aid on how to pay for your student's future education at the University of Maryland. Malina will cover financial aid terminology and types of aid, the financial aid rewarding cycle and information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SIGN UP

2. Quotables
From left to right: Jason Kraus ‘10 and his family; Sydni Cohen ‘14, M.Ed. ‘15

Terp Writer’s Corner: Jason Kraus ‘10 and Sydni Cohen ‘14, M.Ed ‘15

"When Sydni Cohen ‘14, M.Ed ‘15 and her husband saw the book 'Belly Rubbins for Bubbins' they fell in love with the story and mission. Cohen, a special-education teacher, reached out to the author and was pleasantly surprised to find out that  Jason Kraus ‘10 was also a Terp. These two Maryland alums (who to this day, have still never met in person) teamed up to rewrite the original story and create the first-of-its kind inclusive children's book, specifically designed to serve children with learning differences." Ellie GeraghtyAlumni Blog; READ MORE


3. A Little Fun
Students and parents at UMD 2021 Spring Commencement

- UMD Spring 2021 Commencement Featured Gallery

As Commencement ceremonies were held at Maryland Stadium, the Class of 2021 was welcomed into the Alumni Association by staff at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. SEE GALLERY



4. Let's Get Social

Andre Campbell '09, a.k.a DJ Right Touch!.

- Instagram Aesthetic
Andre Campbell '09, a.k.a D.J. Right Touch, preparing to drop some beats. He'll be spinning records at the Black Alumni Weekend Preview Event, Cinemascape: Terps Under the Stars. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

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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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