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Class of 2002

Senior Class Gift

 

— Moments in Time: A Milestone Year —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 16, 2018
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Class of 2002
Senior Class Gift

University of Maryland
1856

Moments In Time:
A Milestone Year

"If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it."

excerpt from Rudyard Kipling's poem "If"


Fall 2001


September 11
Terror strikes World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA

September 12
Memorial vigil on McKeldin Mall

September 24
Tornado tears through campus

September 29
Opening of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

November 4
Women's field hockey wins ACC Championship

November 10
Terps Football claims ACC title

November 14
Nelson Mandela speaks in Cole Field House

December 22
Fall Commencement

"Tears of sadness for the tragedies we suffered this year were followed by tears of joy as
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this university and this country embraced national solidarity, achieving victory over adversity." - Candice Cooper, Class of 2002

Spring 2002


January 2
Terps Football competes in Orange Bowl

February 8
Winter Olympics open in Salt Lake City

March 3
Men's Basketball wins ACCC title in final game at Cole Field House

April 1
Men's Basketball claims first National Championship

April 26
Annual Calvert Cotillion

April 27
Annual Maryland Day

May 23
Spring Commencement

"It was not the lessons that we were taught while we were here, but rather the experiences we shared — from the everyday events to the monumental occurrences which changed our world — that have pushed us into our future." - Kerri Owen, Class of 2002

Fall 2002


September 20
Stamp Student Union's Hoff Theater reopens

October 11
Opening of Comcast Center with Midnight Madness

November 13
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan speaks in Cole Field House

November 17
Men's Soccer claims ACC title

December 21
Fall Commencement

"Looking back on this milestone year, I realize with sadness that innocence has been lost: my country's
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 16, 2018
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and my own. Yet I will leave this place ready to face the world, for I have learned! Learned what it means to rise above the times to brave the storm and, through it all, to hold my head up high." - Rachel Griffin, Class of 2002
 
Erected by University of Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicDisastersEducationSports. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2002.
 
Location. 38° 58.982′ N, 76° 56.445′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Regents Drive south of Chapel Lane, on the left when traveling north. On the grounds of the University of Maryland-College Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7660 Regents Drive, College Park MD 20742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Quad Renovation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvert Hall (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 400 feet away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (about 400 feet away); Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College (about 800 feet away); "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blair Lee III
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 16, 2018
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Woods Hall Rain Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 16, 2018
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 27, 2019, by Andy P of Ellicott City, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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