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4th Annual MBA Awards Banquet

May 22, 2015


The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business community came together to celebrate the achievements of full-time MBA students at the 4th Annual MBA End-of-the-Year Banquet on May 14, 2015, held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

Students appreciated the chance to mingle with their peers, as well as interact with their professors outside the classroom. The banquet is a chance for the Smith community to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of not only our spring MBA graduates, but also all of our MBA students, faculty and staff who have shown such dedication over the past year.

Second-Year MBA Awards

Community Development 

  • Anna Anderson
  • Jason Berkowitz
  • Anusha Nallapati
  • Ashish Paul 

Brand Ambassador

  • Jen Long
  • Gary Woodhurst

Classroom Contributor

  • TJ Becker
  • Nadine Payne

Career Contributor

Sasha Smith

Second-Year MVP

  • Jamin Gallman
  • Chavuanne Wills

Academic Achievement

  • T.J. Becker
  • Lohitha Devireddy
  • Yiling Gan
  • Gariska
  • Stephen King

First-Year MBA Awards

Rising Stars 

  • Allison Davern
  • Sarah Evangelista
  • Molley Hardin
  • Laurence Pitsenberger
  • Jaime Zagami 

Impact Award

  • Katica Kiss
  • Gloria Zhang

First-Year MVP

  • Talel Aissi

Faculty & Staff Awards

Most Effective Core Professor

  • David Godes
  • Rachelle Sampson

Most Effective Elective Professor

  • Yogesh Joshi
  • Wendy Moe

Most Engaged Professor

  • Mike Faulkender
  • Charley Olson

SMITH Award 
(Steward of the Smith brand within and outside the community, Mentor to current students and alumni, Involved in the daily activities of the MBA program, Teaching excellence displayed in all courses, Highly regarded by the full-time MBA students)

  • S. Lele

Staff Engagement Award

  • Emily Glasser

For more information about the full-time MBA program, visit:

- Caroline Lukich, Office of Masters Programs

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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