Smith Business Magazine: Fall 2013

Smith Alumni: 55,000 strong

Between baseball games, wine tastings, panel discussions and speaker events — all great networking opportunities — being a member of the Smith alumni community provides exciting connections. 

Wherever you are in the world, chances are there’s a Smith alum nearby. Take advantage of this growing network by joining an alumni club today. 

Alumni Notes

’50s

David Reznick ’59 received the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers Lifetime Achievement Award.

’60s

Donald Linton ’60 was named a master entrepreneur.

’70s

Howard Bomstein ’70 was appointed executive marketing director of the Washington Times.

Jon Colin ’78 was appointed interim chief executive officer at EQM Technologies & Energy, Inc.

REAL660

Associate Professor Brent Goldfarb’s research indicated that mere business plans don’t help entrepreneurs looking for venture funding. So he ditched the curriculum in his business plan course. Instead, his MBA students start and run a real business--in just seven weeks.

Newsmakers

“Calculating the gains associated with increased security is problematic given that cybersecurity is a cost-saving, rather than revenue-generating, project. If you do the job right, you don’t see the benefits.” — Lawrence Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting in a Financial Times article, “Maryland Professors Weigh up Cyber Risks” / May 20, 2013 

Leading the Way in Diversity Efforts with the Help of Corporate Partners

This summer, Smith joined the ranks of other LEADing business schools.

From July 14 to Aug. 1, the Smith School hosted the first Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program, bringing 30 minority students from across the nation to Van Munching Hall to learn more about business. The program was designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who graduate with a business degree.

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