Terps worldwide showed why they are #UMDSmithProud during the second annual Smith Day on Nov. 14, 2018.
Groups gathered at four regional campuses of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to celebrate. Additional alumni gatherings took place around the United States and internationally in London and Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.
School mascot Testudo and dean Alex Triantis joined the celebration in College Park, Md., where participants sampled “Smith Buzz,” a custom ice cream flavor created especially for the event. They also enjoyed a surprise performance by Smith students on the Maryland dance team, and assembled a wall mosaic comprised of 960 photos from the Smith community.
Several hundred thank you notes were also written to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Participants in all locations received Smith pennants and stickers to display their school pride in their offices, dorms, and on electronics.
Energy company Exelon won the corporate photo contest with an image of nine #UMDSmithProud alumni. Alumni teams from Marriott International, IBM and HealthPRO Heritage also submitted photos.
Overall, the annual showcase of Maryland Smith pride brought more than 300 Smith Terp alumni together at 11 host events. In addition, the celebration generated numerous social media posts with #UMDSmithProud.
Save the date for next celebration on Nov. 13, 2019. Interested in being a Smith Day ambassador next year? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.