Belonging in Business

Jeffrey Kyei-Asare, a Class of '25 student at Smith, proves his business acumen with StreetLoveDMV, winning $20,000 at Pitch Dingman Competition and earning recognition from Vice President Harris.

Why I Give: A Game-Changing Gift

Bill Boyle ’81 has donated $1M to fund a virtual teaching studio at Smith School, aiming to enhance global learning with advanced tech. Boyle previously launched the Terp Startup Fellows program to support student entrepreneurs.

Serving the Community Beyond Campus

Smith School faculty and students are dedicated to making a community impact, providing free forensic accounting for fraud victims, supporting small businesses, and offering business and entrepreneurship education to high school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Chronic Disease Management App Takes Top Honors at Pitch Dingman

Journiy, led by critical care nurse Mildred Diggs, wins $25,000 in the University of Maryland's Pitch Dingman Competition for its culturally conscious platform aiding diabetes and heart disease management. Diggs aims to bridge healthcare gaps with tailored care plans.

Two Generous Alumni Gifts Received to Support Smith Strategic Plan

Two Robert H. Smith School of Business alumni are giving back in support of the Smith School strategic plan to reimagine learning.

Alumna says Smith Gave Her ‘The Toolkit To Thrive’

Foluké Tuakli ’16, a creative strategist at Meta, embraces life unapologetically after a transformative encounter. Her journey from the University of Maryland's Smith School to shaping industry narratives at Meta highlights her commitment to authenticity and empowerment. Read about how she pioneers storytelling in the digital age.

Using A Business Background to Create and Curate Art

Recommendations from friends and growing up in the region helped Marcus De Paula decide on the Smith School for his education. Today De Paula is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator. His sculptures have been exhibited in many places, including a piece built for Burning Man in 2022.

Elevate! Diverse Founders Panelists Offer Insights to Level Entrepreneurial Playing Field

For most entrepreneurs, acquiring capital can be the difference between a vision and seeing their venture come to life. However, for entrepreneurs from marginalized and underrepresented communities, there are even more barriers to overcome. On Thursday, Nov. 16, a panel of bank executives, entrepreneurs and investors convened in Van Munching Hall to share their lessons in acquiring capital and to highlight opportunities for general business growth for entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities during Elevate! Diverse Founders: Access to Capital.

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