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Smith Commencement is May 21

May 11, 2015


Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 1,200 graduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. The campus-wide ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. (Tickets are required for the main campus ceremony.) Smith’s undergraduate ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. and the graduate ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. (No tickets are required for the Smith School ceremonies.)

For those unable to attend this year’s Smith Commencement ceremonies, they will be streamed live at:

Smith School alumnus Mark Manoff, Americas Vice Chair at EY, is the featured speaker at the undergraduate ceremony. Manoff has various responsibilities across the Americas, including leading the EY Center for Board Matters, which focuses on relationships and governance with audit committees and other board members. He is also executive sponsor for Leadership Agenda, EY’s program for up-and coming senior leaders at the firm. Manoff is responsible for EY’s worldwide relationship with IBM. He serves as senior advisory partner on various clients, meeting with senior management and attending audit committee and board meetings.

The keynote speaker for the graduate ceremony is Smith School Dean Alex Triantis. Triantis joined the Smith School in 1995, first as a visiting associate professor, then an associate professor of finance, professor of finance, chair of the finance department and co-founder of the Center for Financial Policy, and now as the eighth dean of the Smith School of Business.

The student speakers are Victoria Shi, undergraduate; Jamin Gallman, MBA; and Sai Prasad Vishwanathan, MS in Marketing Analytics.

Graduates can win prizes for decorated caps! Send a picture of your cap to by Friday, May 15. Submissions will be posted to the Smith School’s Facebook page for voting. The caps with the most votes will win prizes at the graduation ceremonies.

Join the conversation on Twitter @SmithSchool #SmithGrad.

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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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