The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will be cohosting an event on March 1, 2016, with the Smith DC/NoVa Alumni Club featuring Bill McGowan of Clarity Media Group and author of Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time. McGowan will be presenting a workshop on building blocks of speaking in a memorable way, which has a huge impact on how people are perceived.
Business leader, Navy veteran and Smith School benefactor Leo Van Munching Jr. ’50 died on Feb. 14, 2016, at his home in Darien, Conn. He was 89. Van Munching Hall, home to the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the School of Public Policy, bears his name.
Bill McDermott is a fantastic storyteller with tremendous energy. The CEO of SAP enthralled an audience of students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with tales of his life experiences. From his first entrepreneurial venture, to his most memorable sale, to his an overhaul of the worst branch at Xerox, to what he learned from a terrible accident, McDermott had his audience on the edge if their seats.
Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about “100 days until Graduation,” a special event for seniors at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to celebrate their final 100 days as a Smith undergraduate and to prepare them for their entry into the Smith Terp Alumni community.
“America is witnessing a political supernova — voter flirtation with Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders — because both political parties have failed ordinary folks," Smith School economist Peter Morici says. He says Trump would set himself up for the GOP nomination and the White House by making “moderate governor” John Kasich his running mate.