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September 16, 2021
Ritu Agarwal Receives UMD’s Highest Honor – the President’s Medal
Recognized for her tireless efforts toward enhancing the student experience and mission of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Ritu Agarwal received the UMD President’s Medal during the 38th Annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on Wednesday.
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June 30, 2021
‘A Celebration of My Blackness’
“I just love my hair. I love the naturalness.
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June 11, 2021
Honoring and Observing Juneteenth

This year, the Maryland Smith community can observe Juneteenth through the Black Liberation in the Workplace event on June 17.

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May 10, 2021
Men of Distinction Summit Goes Virtual to Engage Maryland-D.C. High School Students

Mentoring Event Reinforces Maryland Smith Enrollment-Retention Initiative Targeting Racially Minoritized Students

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April 26, 2021
UMD Makes a New Investment in Diversity

The University of Maryland is aiming to add more than 100 tenured or tenure-track faculty from underrepresented backgrounds over the next decade with a new commitment of $40 million across schools and colleges.

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April 16, 2021
“Fearlessly Inclusive”: Spotlight on Smith’s Queer Leadership Accelerator
April is Pride Month at Smith!

The Diversity and Equity Council’s thought leadership task force spotlights affinity clubs and organizations to bring awareness to the social identities they represent and how these organizations foster societal change.

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March 12, 2021
‘A Family:’ How Smith Builds Community and Keeps Graduation Rates High

At Maryland Smith, and at organizations across the business world, our diversity is a strength.

At Smith, that strength shows through in numbers.

“It shows because of the things that we do to nurture students and support students,” says Victor Mullins, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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March 5, 2021
Women Inspire: How to Navigate Life’s Winding Road

The road to success for Route One Apparel’s Ali von Paris ’12 stretched from her University of Maryland dorm room, where she designed her first T-shirts, to the Towson headquarters of her company selling distinctive Maryland-themed merchandise now worn by everyone from students to political leaders and pro sports figures.

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February 23, 2021
Maryland Smith To Host Tenth Annual Women Inspire Event

At Maryland Smith, Women’s History Month will be off to a strong start.

On March 4, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will host Women Inspire. Now in its 10th year, the annual event celebrates alumnae leaders in business and encourages attendees to strive to reach their full potential.

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February 22, 2021
Helping Her Son Make a Difference. Then Watching Him on Inauguration Day

Llacey Simmons, MBA ’11, knows that leadership is all about making a difference.

When her son, Cavanaugh Bell, was being bullied in school, Simmons encouraged him to speak up and help others who feel the same way. That encouragement launched the creation of an anti-bullying campaign and, eventually, a community pantry to help others ease the burden of the impact of COVID-19.

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