Fighting for Fairness in Business Law
T. Leigh Anenson, Professor, Business Law
Strict enforcement of the law sometimes rewards dirty-dealing and hypocrisy, which bothered T. Leigh Anenson as a business litigator.
Entrepreneur Adds Analytics Skills
Peiyan “Pearl” Yu, Master of Science
Peiyan “Pearl” Yu’s startup, NanBoOne New Media Studio, was nearly an overnight success. She and some classmates at Nanjing University in China had an idea to broadcast university events online, such as graduations. They purchased equipment and started streaming.
MBA Pro Called Up to the Big Leagues
Ted Towne, Part-time MBA
Some people claw their way into the sports industry. Ted Towne, PTMBA ’08, received an invitation to work in Major League Baseball while studying at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Students Recognize Master Teacher
Bobby Zhou, Professor, Marketing
Marketing professor Bobby Zhou’s keychain holds more than the keys to unlock his car, house and office at the at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
QUEST Student Shines at PwC
Brandon Lucas, Undergraduate
Brandon Lucas was the kid who tinkered around the house, trying to fix or build something to see how things worked. It was a Java class in high school that sparked his interest in computer science.
Getting to Yes in Silicon Valley
Yonas Beshawred, Undergraduate '09
StackShare founder Yonas Beshawred ’09 stopped counting the rejections when he went looking for funding in Silicon Valley. “I got a bunch of no’s,” he says. “I stopped counting after like 50. At that point it doesn’t matter. All you need is one yes.”
Change Agent Shines at BET
Donna Blackman, Executive MBA '10
Leaders prove their worth during times of adversity, and Donna Blackman, EMBA ’10, got her first big opportunity just 100 days into a new job at BET Networks in 2013.
Secretary of the Army, With Skills Honed at Maryland Smith
Ryan D. McCarthy, Executive MBA '13
Ryan D. McCarthy, an executive MBA alumnus at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, never thought he would be the chief executive officer of the U.S. Army.
A Sweet Career Move to Hershey
Tia Craddock, Part-Time MBA '13
Former journalist Tia Craddock, PTMBA ’13, did more than pack her bags when she attended the 2012 National Black MBA Conference in Indianapolis. Working with a career coach at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
Adding Spice to MBA Career
Jeff Knabe, MBA ’02
Change has come fast for Jeff Knabe since he stepped away from his career as an alternative rock drummer in 2000 and enrolled in business school.