College Park, Md. – Sept. 22, 2010 – The University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business kicked off its 25th year of helping students and regional entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into successful startups with a visit yesterday from benefactor Michael Dingman, an international investor, businessman and philanthropist.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship began its year-long 25th anniversary celebration on September 21, 2010 with a day of festivities concluded by a keynote address from University of Maryland alumnus Michael Dingman, the entrepreneur-philanthropist whose gift helped transform the center into a world-class entrepreneurial institute with a worldwide reach.
On Sept. 21, 2010, from noon until 4 p.m., the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting Terp Marketplace, an event that draws student entrepreneurs to the Robert H. Smith School of Business in Van Munching Hall to sell their wares and
Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, was named one of the University of Maryland’s 2010-2011 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers. The honor goes to just five Maryland faculty each year and honors the rare combination of outstanding scholarly accomplishment with excellence in teaching. He will be delivering his Distinguished Scholar-Teacher lecture, “Competition: The Good, the Bad and the
The White House recently appointed Smith School Advisory Board member Frank F. Islam to the board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the country’s official export-credit agency. He was also named to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business, a four-year Department of Commerce appointment.
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.