Office of Alumni Relations

Smith Lifelong

Maryland Smith is offering a free series of webinars for alumni and friends as part of the Smith Lifelong program. In this series, we will connect you to faculty experts on supply chain, financial risk management, and global economic insights who will set context, highlight implications, and discuss solutions for you and your business during these uncertain times. All webinars are being recorded and will be available online. Please join us.

Keep Together

The University of Maryland has launched the Keep Together website to help Terps stay connected, informed and encouraged during this time. The response to the website has been wonderful—thank you to everyone who has shared words of encouragement and posted their favorite Terp photo using #ShellsUnited. Continue posting to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or submit a note with your favorite Terp photo on the Keep Together website, and we will post on your behalf. This is what it means to be a Terrapin.

Women Inspire

The ninth annual Women Inspire (formerly Women Leading Women) program showcased two of Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business - Meg Goldthwaite, MBA ’96, chief marketing officer at NPR and Sherika Ekpo, MBA ’09, global diversity and inclusion lead at Google AI.

Visit to watch the video, learn more about the program and the honorees.

Terrapins Connect

The University of Maryland's community for mentorship and purposeful connections for students and alumni. Sign up to build connections, mentor a fellow Terp and join an industry group. Find groups focused on business, technology, entrepreneurship and more! Join our community.

Smith School Alumni Reunion 2019Alumni Reunions - Postponed

Smith graduates from the classes of 2019, 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975 and 1970: we regret to inform you that your Smith Reunions has been postponed. We will notify you when the new date is set. For more information about Smith Reunions, please visit

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  • Removing Fear from the Equation
    Ellen Polansky '87
    People with a global mindset have spent time understanding, accepting and leveraging similarities and differences among cultures and business practices. For Ernst & Young Managing Director, and Global Service Coordinating Partner, Ellen Polansky ’87, developing this mindset starts with breaking down stereotypes and barriers and for some, fear. No one’s success equations should be based on fear. As a Maryland Smith graduate, success comes from being “Fearless” exclaims Polansky.
  • Telling Stories, With Boundaryless Thinking
    Kristin Fallon ’11
    A global mindset is essential for success in an increasingly interconnected world. For Kristin Fallon '11, that means developing boundaryless thinking, with no set geographical reference. “It is about thinking outside of your immediate world and really accounting for the world at large. We are in the U.S. and so we are thinking about the world from the perspective of the U.S. – as someone from Europe looks at the world from a European perspective.
  • From Retail Banking to Jewelry Business
    Heather Maier '91
    Heather Maier, MBA ’91, has always had a creative and business-oriented mind. Her interests in design and art were balanced with her skills in math and finance. And now, her year-old business, Hedy’s Gems, combines all of these. Maier was born and raised in the DC area and earned her bachelor’s degree in math & business from Wake Forest University. After college, Maier moved back to DC and worked in retail banking with the goal of making a career in the world of finance.