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Dean Newsletter FeatureJune Highlights with Dean Prabhudev Konana

“We just celebrated commencement with two in-person ceremonies, and it was wonderful to be together to congratulate the newest members of the Terp alumni community – 857 undergraduate students, 190 business master’s students, 147 MBA students, 15 PhD students, and 41 EMBA students.


Amit Mehta, MBA ’86, shared thoughtful, insightful and often very funny advice for the graduates. As Portfolio Manager and Managing Member of Crestwood Capital Partners, a global long-short hedge fund headquartered in New York, Amit shared that navigating the 2009 financial crisis was extremely difficult – but a little bit of skill and a lot of luck paved the way for success." Read the Dean's letter.

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Jessica Ennis Alumni SpotlightJessica Ennis, EMBA '20 - Standing Up for Climate Change and Leading With Purpose

Jessica Ennis, EMBA ’20, set out to forge a career rooted in purpose. Now, that purpose has taken her all the way to the White House.


Ennis, recently appointed as the public engagement director in the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is leading the way, through her work dedicated to addressing climate change.


She spent the last 14 years of her career at Earthjustice, a national non-profit public interest law organization, serving most recently as its legislative director for climate and energy. In this role, Ennis played a crucial role in pushing for curbing methane emissions and helping establish a community solar program in Maryland. Read Jessica's full story.

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Welcome Class of 2022 

The Maryland Smith Office of Alumni Relations is excited to welcome the Smith Class of 2022 to our alumni community of 68,000+ alumni!

We understand there is a lot to navigate during your transition from student to alumni. Our New Alumni Welcome page is designed to share how you can stay informed about what’s happening with your alma mater and how you can stay involved with our exclusive alumni events.

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Summer Smith Events 2022

Connect with Smith Terps in DC, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore with the following upcoming events. 

Thursday, June 23 | 5 - 7 pm

Baltimore Terps Networking Happy Hour

Join the Smith Baltimore Alumni Club and the Alumni Association's Baltimore Alumni Network for an evening of networking at The QG. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Registration is $10 in advance. Register Today.

Tuesday, June 28 | 8 - 9:30 am

Terp Titans: Cary Hatch '78

Enjoy breakfast and conversation about business challenges of entrepreneurs with the Smith DC/NoVA Alumni Club and the Alumni Association's NOVA and DC Terp Networks. Cary Hatch is Managing Director and Brand Advocate of HART MDB+. Register Today.


Note: The Terp Titans event will be held at Smith's DC Campus. Please plan to go through a security checkpoint upon arrival. Also, attendees are encouraged to use the metro (Federal Triangle station) to get to the DC Campus.

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2022 Enterpreneur Conference 

Registration is now open for the third annual EnTERPreneur Conference! Join fellow Terp entrepreneurs for the opportunity to network and learn from experts across different sectors. Topics include transitioning from crisis to championship, marketing technology, healthcare disruptors and digital currency, among others. This event also features Under Armour executive chairman and brand chief Kevin Plank '96 in conversation with President Darryll J. Pines. Registration starts for as low as $30 for members of the Alumni Association. 

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Check out the 19th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, with recommendations from faculty members at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. This year’s list includes new and older books on the Fed, problem-solving, entrepreneurism, memory, vaccines, and human nature, plus fiction picks about saving the planet, war and international spies.

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Tumbler Alumni Association

The University of Maryland Alumni Association is here for you, fearlessly committed to your success. The Alumni Association encourages Terps to develop strong ties with each other and Maryland through an engaging mix of programs and activities. Membership provides you with the best way to stay connected to fellow alumni and the university and save on products and services across the country. Become a member by June 30, 2022 to receive your gift. One gift per membership. Join or renew your membership today. 

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June 9 EnTERPreneur Conference (On Campus)
June 15 Re-entering the Job Search With Confidence (Virtual) 
June 21 Begin Your Journey to Better Work-Life Balance (Virtual)  
June 22 Philly Terps Alumni Summer Happy Hour Series (Philadelphia)  
June 23 Baltimore Terps Networking Happy Hour (Baltimore)
June 28 Terp Titians: Cary Hatch '78 (Washington, DC)  
Alumni Association Events Check here for additional events with fellow Terps 

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