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August 2020 Alumni Newsletter
Alexander Mikhailovsky '18
How the Alumni Association Helped Me Land a Job
After Alexander Mikhailovsky '18 graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, he was deployed to Afghanistan. When he returned to the United States and faced the task of finding a job, Alex turned to the University of Maryland Alumni Association for help.
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Thank A UMD Alumni Healthcare Hero Video
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Thank A UMD Alumni Healthcare Hero
We Thank and Take Pride in the UMD Alumni on the Front Lines of Covid
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Alum's Debut Novel Uses Mystery to Examine Racial Equity in Legal System
Terp Profile
Whose America?
Alum's Debut Novel Uses Mystery to Examine Racial Equity in Legal System
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Events
UMD Alumni Career Design Fellowship
Career Design Fellowship
Wondering what comes next for your career? Now's the time to make a plan. Starting Aug. 15, this 30-day online program will give you the clarity and confidence you need to create a fulfilling career.
Spots are filling up! Enrollment closes Aug. 10.
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Terrapins Connect
Take 10 for a Terp Today!
Take a 10-minute break and find a Terp to reach out to during these uncertain times. Connect with like-minded individuals, create mentor/mentee relationships and filter students or alumni based on interest, location, major, industry—and more!
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UMD Champions
UMD Champions
How much Maryland pride do YOU have? Become a UMD Champion to strengthen your connection to your alma mater. It's super easy: Get exclusive content right to your inbox and simply click to spread positive UMD messages to your social networks. Join UMD Champions today.
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#TeachKidsMoney
#TeachKidsMoney
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12pm EST
Join us for an interactive discussion with Mac Gardner '98, as he shares insight on how to discuss finances with your kids.
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Coming Out of Your Shell: Successful Strategies for Raising Funds During Times of Crisis
Coming Out of Your Shell: Successful Strategies for Raising Funds During Times of Crisis
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 5pm EST
Please join us for an interactive and informative evening with fellow alumni to discuss raising capital in the current funding environment. Take home the information and confidence to begin your own prosperous funding campaign when the time is right.
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Membership
Alumni Association Membership | Free Gift When You Join Or Upgrade
When you join as a lifetime member in your Alumni Association, you make your mark with something concrete—your name will be permanently engraved on the Frann G. and Eric S. Francis Lifetime Member Wall.
As a thank you gift for your lifetime (or three-year) membership, choose between a Maryland bangle bracelet or necktie!
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Show your eternal love for the black and gold and your commitment to our alma mater.
Lifetime memberships paid in full by April 30, 2021 will be engraved in the Fall of 2021. Bracelet or necktie selection only for three-year or lifetime membership purchases. One gift per household.
Travel
Coast of Ireland
Undiscovered Ireland
June 19–30, 2021
Discover Ireland's breathtaking coastal landscapes, from the western Wild Atlantic Way to northern County Donegal's pristine scenery, on this 10-night, small-group adventure. Marvel at the Slieve League sea cliffs and Giant’s Causeway, and stroll through Dublin and Derry, Northern Ireland. Explore serene islands, watch sheepdogs herding a flock, taste classic foods on a culinary tour and much more! Enjoy stays at deluxe and first-class hotels, including a castle estate.
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STAY INFORMED
VP of UR Transition
UMD President Darryll J. Pines informed the University of Maryland community on July 6 that Jackie Lewis, vice president for university relations, will be leaving her role at Maryland to pursue a new opportunity as vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Missouri. Lewis spent three years leading UMD’s fundraising efforts.
She will be replaced by Brodie Remington, who served Maryland in the same role from 1999 to 2012. "Brodie is a familiar and respected colleague to many of us at the University of Maryland," Pines noted. "He executed the Great Expectations $1 billion campaign and helped establish the University of Maryland College Park Foundation."
The University of Maryland community is grateful to Jackie Lewis for her dedicated service. For additional information on the announcement, please click here.
News
UMDRN – University of Maryland Solidifies Commitment to International Students
UMDRN – UMD Announces SAT/ACT Tests Optional for Spring and Fall 2021 Admission
Maryland Today – Faces on the Frontline
Maryland Today – Former Olympic Gymnast Takes the Next Leap
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
Illustration by Jason Keisling
Aug. 11 marks the 47th anniversary of a performance by which legendary act at Cole Field House?
  1. The Rolling Stones
  2. Aretha Franklin
  3. Paul Simon
  4. Diana Ross
  5. Elton John
Submit Your Answer
Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a throwback Testudo T-shirt.
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Selvon M. Waldron via Twitter
@Horizon_SW
Selvon M. Waldron Social Post
Testudo is still protecting the campus. He gave me some good advice today @UofMaryland @Maryland_Alumni
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Chipper Hartman via Instagram
@chipperhartman
Chipper Hartman Social Post
I love my new UMD jersey!!! Go terps @umdterrapins @univofmaryland
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A Healthy Balance
A Healthy Balance Blog
Wearing a Mask: Myths and Facts
Have you fallen for a coronavirus mask myth? Wearing masks has become part of daily life in Maryland, but there are still many misconceptions about their role in coronavirus prevention. Learn the truth behind these common mask myths so you can better protect yourself and your community.
A Healthy Balance is brought to you by University of Maryland Medicine, a collaboration between the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Click here to learn more.
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