Past Commencements

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December 2016 Richard L. Novak ’62, Operating Partner at Linden Capital Partners
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May 2016 Marc Greenberg ‘93, Vice President, Finance & Strategy, Pixar Animation Studios
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December 2015 William M. Greenblatt '79, Founder and Chairman, SterlingBackcheck
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May 2015 Mark Manoff, Americas Vice Chair, EY
Alex Triantis, Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business
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December 2014 Ronald D. Paul ’78
CEO and Chairman of the Board, EagleBank
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May 2014 MBA and MS Ceremonies: Alex Triantis, Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Undergraduate and PhD Ceremony: Bruce Richards, CEO and Co-Managing Partner, Marathon Asset Management
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December 2013 Master of Ceremonies: Dean Alex Triantis
Student Speakers: Alaina Rothstein and Andy Cooney
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May 2013 Eric Francis
President and CEO, Capital Building Maintenance Corporation
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December 2012 Barry Gossett
Retired Chairman and CEO of Williams Scotsman, Inc.
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May 2012 Michael Ward
Chairman and CEO of CSX
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December 2011 Milton T. Matthews ’68
Retired Vice President of Sales and CCO of The Hershey Company
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May 2011 James S. Turle
Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young
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December 2010 Bob Johnson ’80
Chief Service Officer, Sprint Nextel
May 2010 William Gossman, MBA ’91
CEO of hi
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December 2009 Bob Johnson, ’80
Chief Service Officer, Sprint
(Rescheduled due to inclement weather)
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May 2009 William Mayer
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December 2008 Richard Perlmutter
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May 2008 Robert H. Smith, ’50
Former Chairman, Vornado/Charles E. Smith
Topic: Don't be afraid to fail.
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December 2007 Allan Edelson, ’81
Director, Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, Inc.
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May 2007 Teresa (Terri) Iannaconi, MBA ’78
Partner, KPMG, LLP
Topic: Her experience as a woman in business and lessons learned.
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December 2006 Richard Schaeffer, ’74
Chairman, NYMEX Holdings, and New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
Topic: Giving back, making connections and staying involved.
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May 2006 Carly Fiorina, MBA ’80
Former Chairman & CEO, Hewlett-Packard
Topic: How to be successful in business.
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December 2005 Robert Isaman, ’85
Vice President, Integration, UTC Fire & Safety
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May 2005 Kevin Plank, ’96
Founder & CEO, Under Armour
Topic: You Must Protect This House: Giving back and staying involved with UMD.
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December 2004 William Longbrake '76
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May 2004 Gary Williams '68
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December 2003 Paul J. Norris MBA '71
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May 2003 Dave Goldfarb '79
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May 2002 Rosendo (Ro) Parra, '82
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December 2001 Christopher Kubasik, '83
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May 2001 Al Carey
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