Dean’s Message – Greg Hanifee, Assistant Dean of Executive Programs
Dear EMBA Community,
Happy New Year!
While the University community eases back into activities and prepares for the return of the bulk of students at month's end, the executive team is busily preparing for the start of EMBA Cohort 12 on January 16th - just days away! We're thrilled to be welcoming some fantastically talented people to our program, once again.
Additionally, we wanted to highlight the December 22nd Smith School of Business Winter commencement where nearly 400 students, including our EMBA 10 graduates, took their traditional walk across the stage. After the ceremony, which featured a commencement speech from Milton Matthews '68, our newest EMBA graduates and their families joined us for a reception and celebratory toast back at Van Munching Hall.
Congratulations again to Cohort 10! For photos of the commencement ceremony, please see 2011 Smith School of Business Winter Commencement on Facebook!
Finally, we have heard your feedback and are reworking the formatting of our future newsletters to be more user-friendly. To that end, this month's newsletter is designed specifically to bring attention to several upcoming networking opportunities.
Upcoming Smith Events
Smith Snow Day
Smith School EMBA & MBA 2nd Annual Ski Day!
RSVP to Shelbi Brookshire at email@example.com and she will send you the evite with all the details.
Monte Carlo Night
Third Annual MBA Alumni Reception - The Office of Alumni Relations invites you to the 3rd Annual MBA Alumni Reception on February 18th at the Mandarin Oriental in Southwest DC. Enjoy this opportunity to reunite and network with your fellow Smith alumni. Following the reception, enjoy a night at the casino with Smith faculty, staff, alumni and current MBA students at the annual Monte Carlo Night event. For more information and to register for the events please visit: www.smithconnector.com/mbaalum2012.
Smith Office of Executive Programs New Facebook Page
We would like to share with you Smith's Office of Executive Programs newly created Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RHSmithExecutivePrograms. This page is intended for news, events and updates on both our degreed and our non-degreed Executive Programs.
The page is set up as an 'organization' page not a profile. Thus, you would only be able to "Like" the page, not join the group and/or link to the profile. You may be wondering, can a Facebook Page see my information if I "Like" it? Our administrators would not be able to see the profiles or timelines of people who connect with or "like" our Executive Education page, only the profile picture and name. Administrators also do not have access to the "News Feed" of individual pages - meaning this page will not show the activities of those members who "Like" it. Page administrators, however, will be able to see anything you’ve made available as "Public" on your profile or timeline, just as anyone else would. Administrators from authenticated pages may also post status updates, which may appear in the News Feeds of users that "Like" our page. from time to time we may also send out updates and messages to those people that "Like" our Executive Education page.
So with all that being said, we hope that you take a moment to check us out and stay in touch!
Lifelong Learning for Alumni
Certificate in Innovation Management
Resolve to kick your enterprise up a notch or two this year! Don't miss this opportunity to boost your bright ideas and propel your business to new heights in spring 2012. Plus, make useful contacts with local angel investors at the University of Maryland’s Innovation Management Series--a great way to refresh and advance your EMBA learning.
Spend five Fridays picking up useful tips on:
The series takes place in downtown Washington, D.C.:
Plug into a powerful network of local angel investors and innovators who can help take your business to the next level in 2012 and beyond! Investor John May, co-author of Every Business Needs An Angel, and entrepreneur Tien Wong, CEO at Lore Systems, Inc., will be among those sharing their tips for success and providing practical tools to help your business grow.
Check out the series dates and details here and plan to join us this April through June. Graduates of this series will earn a Certificate in Innovation Management.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business and the A. James Clark School of Engineering have a long history of supporting entrepreneurship and technology. The Certificate in Innovation Management offers you the opportunity to work with and learn from world-class thought leaders with real expertise in launching and sustaining successful businesses.
For more information please contact Liz Barron at 301-405-5387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from Alumni Services
In Spring 2012, the Smith School will have its first printed alumni directory – University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Alumni 2012. Hopefully, you have already received a postcard or an email asking you to update your information to be included in the directory.
It is a legitimate request as we’ve contracted with Harris Connect (leader in printed directory industry) to complete this project for us. The directory will be a great resource for alumni in knowing where to connect with one another throughout the world. There is a cost for the book and/or CD and you will be asked to purchase one or the other. Hopefully, you will see the value in having the alumni book.
We want to make this inaugural directory a keepsake as well as a resource for connecting with fellow alumni. We appreciate your support in this project and we look forward to strengthening the alumni community with this and other projects.
Providing Updates for “Smith Business Magazine”
Finally, we would like to request personal updates to share with all of our EMBA alumni. We would like to highlight your successes! Please send any updates you want to share, such as a new job or a new baby. E-mail updates to email@example.com. If you are interested in submitting an announcement for the “Smith Business Magazine,” you can do so by visiting this website.
EMBA Alumni Newsletter
We have two areas where we ask you to make sure your email and mailing address are up to date.
REMINDER - Please take a moment to ensure you are member of Smith's official EMBA Alumni on LinkedIn.
Finally, we would like to request personal updates to share with all of our EMBA alumni. We would like to highlight your successes! Please send any updates you want to share such as new job or new baby. Email the updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.