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UMD’s First Memorial Celebration to Be Held Thursday

By Maryland Today Staff

The university's first annual Memorial Celebration will honor the lives of Maryland students, faculty, emeriti faculty and staff members lost over the last year in a hybrid in-person and virtual event from 2:30-3 p.m. Thursday, May 6.

“We mourn the lives lost in our University of Maryland community and feel deeply that all Terrapins should be honored for their contributions to our campus,” UMD President Darryll J. Pines said in an email to the campus community today. “This ceremony is symbolic of what it means to be part of the Terrapin family, and we encourage all members of our community to join us.”

This year's celebration will honor students, faculty, emeriti faculty and staff who passed away from January 2020 through April 2021 while enrolled at or working for the university. A list of names of those being recognized may be found on the Memorial Celebration website, where the event will be livestreamed. A limited number of UMD community members will participate in person by invitation only, based on current public health guidance.

For more information, contact studentaffairs@umd.edu or 301.314.8428.

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