Past Commencements

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SPEAKER INFO

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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