One of the most meaningful contributions an alumnus can make to the
Smith School is the gift of your time and expertise through the MBA
Alumni Mentor Program.
The program gives MBA students the opportunity to
obtain practical career guidance from talented professionals who
share personal and professional insights into their fields and
provide information about career opportunities. Throughout the year
the Smith School provides opportunities for mentors and students to
connect at networking and social events. Levels of involvement are
flexible, for the convenience of mentors.
Smith has created a multi-level program that
makes the most of the varying levels of experience of our younger
and older alumni. MBA students connect with recent alumni mentors.
These young professionals are in turn mentored by more experienced
alumni. This arrangement allows for relationship-building that
continues during a student’s business education and beyond.
Through Smith’s Alumni Mentor Program, alumni are
building a community of encouragement and support that challenges
both recent and more established Smith grads to reach for their
goals. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Mentor, please
contact Michele Frazier at 301.405.2449, or e-mail
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Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our alumni and friends,
the 2004-2005 school year brought a host of enhancements to the
Smith School and its programs. Robert H. Smith’s gift of $30 million
to the University of Maryland will benefit the Smith School
immensely, as we educate a new generation of leaders for the digital
Such remarkable support strengthens the Smith
School’s commitment to addressing the challenges and opportunities
that spring from a global, digital and increasingly interconnected
economy. Our strengths in integrating fundamental business
principles with the most cutting-edge e-business applications puts
us in a unique position to pioneer solutions and prepare leaders for
tomorrow’s dynamic and unpredictable business world.
The Smith School’s 2004-2005 Honor Roll
recognizes the contributions that have made this innovative teaching
and groundbreaking research possible. This year’s accomplishments
Expansion of Smith Executive MBA program in
China with a new offering in Shanghai and launched a global
Executive MBA program in partnership with GSBA in Switzerland;
Expansion of Smith School Fellows program,
which will transform the undergraduate experience;
Establishment of the Center for Health
Information and Decision Systems;
Start of an ambitious renovation and expansion
of Van Munching Hall.
Heartfelt thanks to the alumni, students,
businesses and organizations, faculty and staff, and friends who
invested in the Smith School last year. Because of your generosity,
we were able to provide scholarships, purchase technology, start new
programs and strengthen existing ones.
In this report we particularly recognize your
financial support, but financial support is just the tip of the
iceberg. Over the past year our alumni and friends have also
supported us in a host of ways as volunteers, mentors, sponsors and
partners. We acknowledge your invaluable contributions with
appreciation and gratitude.
With the support of alumni and friends around the
world, the Smith School will continue to make a real impact on a
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