Patrick Maggitti, PhD ’06, has always had a lifelong passion for learning — a passion he uses daily as dean of Villanova University’s School of Business.
As the son of a single mother, Khalil Pettus ’15 worried about paying for college. “I knew the financial burden could be pretty heavy for the two of us,” he says.
Companies guilty of accounting trickery don’t want Howard Schilit, MBA ’76, PhD ’81, anywhere near their books. The CEO of Schilit Forensics and co-author of “Financial Shenanigans” has a remarkable track record of cutting through corporate spin and telling investors what they really need to know before it’s too late. Now the Smith alumnus is passing on his techniques to undergraduates at the school through the Schilit Scholars in Accounting program.
The football field wasn’t the only place Terrapins quarterback CJ Brown, MS ’15, faced pressure to deliver during the team’s inaugural Big Ten season in 2014. He also studied delivery of products in Smith’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program.
It’s easy being green at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. At least for Kermit the Frog, who was presented with an honorary MBA degree at a special ceremony this spring. Didn’t know a puppet frog could get an MBA from Smith? Where have you been!?