Smith School Honors Doctoral Students at 31st
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated
the outstanding achievements of students, faculty and alumni at the 31st Annual
Doctoral Award Banquet, held May 18, 2011. Special guests included Smith School
Dean Anand, Charles Caramello, associate provost for academic affairs and dean
of the University of Maryland’s graduate school, and Cindi Hale, assistant dean
of the graduate school, to share in the night’s celebration of achievements.
Many achievements of students got recognized (e.g., completed working papers,
advanced to candidacy, defended dissertation proposal, defended final
dissertation, published in “A” journal, received “R&R” in “A” journal, and
more). Students were asked to stand to receive applause for each of their
accomplishments, which were shown repeatedly all night-long, too, on the plasma
screens around the room.
Debra Shapiro, director of the Smith School doctoral program, noted that the
trend of students’ achievements is growing in number across the Smith School—
reflected, for example, by more than doubling of the number of dissertation proposals
defended in 2010-2011 compared to four years ago.
Please join us in congratulating the 2011 Smith School
Doctoral Program Award-winners: