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Smith Alumni Enjoy Private Event at National Aquarium

Jun 25, 2014


On June 7, 2014, alumni of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business enjoyed a private evening event at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Md. The sold-out event was a huge hit and hundreds of alumni, family and friends enjoyed a leisurely tour, avoiding the heavy crowds typically endured during normal operating hours. 

Attendees visited the Australia and dolphin exhibits, watched 4D movies and participated in a scavenger hunt.  One of the highlights of the evening for many Terps was the meet-and-greet session with Testudo, the Maryland Terrapin’s mascot. 

Raj Leyl, MBA '96, executive vice president at eVigilant, attended the event with his family. “My kids love the Aquarium, so the event invitation immediately caught my attention. We had a great time seeing all of the exhibits without the normal crowds and we even got a few pictures with Testudo!” 

Special thanks go out to the organizing committee: 

  • Christie Bianco ’97
  • Mike Delucia ’13
  • Stacey Lacer ’06
  • Charisse Larocque ’12
  • Brian Meenaghan ’05
  • Zach Nerenberg ’13
  • Shelly Ng ’98
  • Justin Olewack ’10
  • Jackie Olewack ’10
  • Karen Reinhardt, EMBA ’11
  • Jennifer Reynolds, EMBA ’11
  • Alison Taylor ’09
  • Corrinne Talley Hobbs, MBA ’09 

“I really enjoy the Smith alumni events, and it was great collaborating with the other Smith alums on planning this event,” said Karen Reinhardt, EMBA ’11 and director of Talent & Organizational Capability at Lockheed Martin. “We were delighted with the great turnout and how well it was received. I had fun seeing old friends and meeting new people at such a fabulous venue.” 

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Their living collection includes over 17,000 animals from more than 750 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals all residing in award-winning, naturalistic habitats. For more information visit:

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The photo gallery for this event is on Facebook. 

Alissa Arford, Office of Marketing Communications


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 masters, 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.