Volume 11 No. 1 SPRING 2010

Smith at a Glance

Scholarships make it possible for many Smith students to stay at school, especially during hard economic times that may stress their families’ financial situations. Every scholarship recipient has a story. Here’s a few:

This scholarship means more to me than just money. It is the ability to go through a semester without stressing about the costs of attendance and furthermore it has demonstrated to me personally the importance of generosity.
Fadzai Nhamburo, Class of 2010

This award will undoubtedly help bring me one step closer to my dreams by easing some of the financial burden inherent in the university process…I will be able to dedicate even more of my brainpower to meeting goals, personal development, career advancement and giving back to the Smith community. – Eugene Vassilas, Class of 2010

While I attend the Robert H. Smith School of Business, I also have a part-time job to help pay for my tuition. It’s not always easy to juggle work and school, and I am truly grateful for the assistance that I am receiving because of you. – Rizwan Shamim, Class of 2011

Higher education has never been easy for me. I have always worked hard, at time balancing a full-time work schedule as well as a full-time class schedule in order to be able to pay for my education. Thankfully, I have always had help from generous donors such as BB&T Bank and the Smith School of Business to help fund my education. – Jose Alvarez, Class of 2010

I realize that the current difficult academic times have placed many demands on donors…This scholarship will help me to complete my senior year at the University of Maryland and obtain my degree in Accounting. – Sarah Thaler, class of 2010

Smith School in the News – Smith Business Spring 2010

The Economist – Nov. 19, 2009 – An article delves into new research from Tao Chen, assistant professor of marketing, that studies the psychology of why consumers purchase extended warranties.

CBS News – Nov. 19, 2009 – Aviation operations researcher Michael Ball, director of research and Orkand Corp. Professor of Management Science, talks about overhauling the air traffic control communications system.

BusinessWeek – Nov. 2, 2009 – Anil K. Gupta, the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy & Organization, and Smith alumna Haiyan Wang write about how western business schools should play Asia.

C-SPAN – Nov. 2, 2009 – The launch of the Center for Financial Policy was carried live for the morning session of the Roundtable on Executive Compensation. Coverage also included the afternoon panel on compensation reforms and remarks by Federal Reserve Board Gov. Daniel Tarullo.

The Washington Post – Oct. 27, 2009 – Janet Wagner, Associate Chair of Marketing and Associate Professor, comments on consumer spending.

The Washington Post – Oct. 2, 2009 – Columnist Steven Pearlstein writes about the launch event of the Center for Social Value Creation and quotes Dean Anand Anandalingam in a piece about rethinking capitalism.

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