College Park, Md. – September 8, 2011 – The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has renamed the Capital Access Network, its prominent angel investor network, to the Dingman Center Angels. The group is one of the most active in the Washington-Baltimore region and continues to fuel startups, in the past year alone increasing membership by more than 30 percent and investing in six seed stage companies.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed 19 new doctoral students to its eight individual business programs in fall 2011, making total enrollment in the program 100. The incoming class is diverse and hails from around the world, including the U.S., China, Korea, India, and France.
The Center for Social Value Creation led the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to a No. 37 global ranking (No. 28 U.S.) in the Aspen Institute’s 2011-2012 “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” survey of business schools. Schools are recognized for demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and
Recent alumni of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Christos Marafatsos and Kosta Dionisopoulous launched Delta Produce in 2009 with a strategic detailed approach to penetrate and innovate in the perishable food industry – a sector valued at over $2 billion in the Washington, D.C., metro area alone.
Albert (Al) P. Carey was named chief executive officer of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, a unit of PepsiCo. Carey received his B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1974 and is a former member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and also a former member of the University of Maryland College Park, Inc. Foundation Board of Trustees. Carey is scheduled to speak at the popular CEO@Smith Speaker Series on Nov. 15. Carey assumed this role in Sept.
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.