College Park, Md. – March 11, 2010 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced it will receive $1.5 million from the BB&T Foundation to support to business ethics and leadership programs. Awarded over a 10-year period, the gift will fund new curriculum and the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics and Leadership lecture series at the Smith School’s new Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change, which will launch in the fall of 2010.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the 2010 annual American Marketing Association (AMA) collegiate mid-Atlantic conference on Feb. 26. The Smith School’s chapter of AMA, TerpAMA, arranged for six diverse marketing companies – including Arnold Worldwide, Constant Contact Email marketing Solutions, OP Digital, National Ad Council, Williams Whittle, and Octagon Sports and Entertainment – to lead sessions and interact with students from the Smith School and other regional business schools.
The Office of Career Services spearheaded a hugely successful Consulting Panel on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. Carolyn Eichler, MBA ’90 – partner at Computer Sciences Corporation; Mark Horn – principal at Deloitte Consulting; Landon Johnson, MBA ’99 –president of Talant; and Kurt Reisenberg – executive director at Corporate Executive Board – offered candid insight into the consulting industry.
Students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, are getting first-hand experience in becoming entrepreneurs by working and running the Smith Store.
Former CEO of Southwest Airlines Helped put the “Friendly” in Friendly Skies
On Feb. 24, 2010, CEO@Smith, a new speaker series designed to put students and top executives in an interactive lecture environment, kicked off the spring semester with Jim Parker, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chairman of the board of Southwest Airlines.
About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.