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2010 Spring Commencement

Comcast Center was full of good cheer as the Smith School celebrated the commencement of 780 undergraduates, 360 MBA/MS students, 51 EMBA students, and 9 doctoral students on May 21.

William Gossman, MBA ’91, CEO of hi5 and keynote speaker at commencement, urged students in his commencement address to “practice their leadership skills on themselves.”

“Don’t assume legitimacy. Don’t search for legitimacy. Create it for yourself, today,” said Gossman. “Once you have created that vision and that legitimacy, you need the courage to make it so.”

2009 Winter Commencement

he 2009 Winter Commencement for the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in the Comcast Center. This semester, 145 undergraduate students, 129 Master of Business Administration students, 1 Executive Master of Business Administration student, and 5 Doctoral students will be graduating from the Smith School.

Bob L. Johnson, the chief service officer for Sprint, will be the commencement speaker. Johnson is a University of Maryland alumnus and the co-chair of the Smith School Advisory Board.

Bill Mayer Delivers Keynote Speech at Commencement Congratulations, Smith School Graduates!

In a lively ceremony on May 22, 2009 at the Comcast Center, four PhDs, 100 executive MBAs, 300 MBA/MS, and 825 undergraduates graduated with business degrees from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Former Smith School Dean William E. Mayer ’66, MBA ’67, delivered the keynote address as thousands of friends and family members gathered to cheer on the newest Smith Terp alumni.

William E. Mayer to Speak at U-Md. Business School Commencement

College Park, Md. – May 15, 2009 — The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that William E. Mayer, senior partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners, chairman emeritus of the Aspen Institute and former dean of the Smith School, will deliver the keynote speech at the May 22 graduation ceremony. Mayer will address approximately 1,000 Smith School undergraduate, master and doctoral graduates at the 4 p.m. event at the Comcast Center on the university’s College Park campus.

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