Jun 022016

Our Part Time MBA team is here to answer any questions you have about our program and our admissions process.You’ll see our friendly faces popping up at information sessions, coffee chats, and lots of admitted student events leading up until orientation. Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about our Part Time MBA program!

Julie DellingerJulie Dellinger
Associate Director, Part Time MBA Admissions & Social Media
Email: jdellinger@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 240-565-2117

Julie joined the Smith School of Business in 2012 and has been focusing on Part Time Admissions and Social Media ever since. She earned her undergraduate degree from Shepherd University and continued her education with Smith’s Leadership Academy in 2013. As a Leadership Academy student, Julie was taught by top Smith faculty in the following subject areas: strategic thinking, project management, customer service excellence, financial acumen, negotiations and leadership.

Prior to entering the world of higher education, Julie spent 13 years in marketing and public relations serving as the Marketing Director at various companies. In addition to her current position at Smith, she also works as a freelance Marketing Consultant and runs her own lifestyle blog.

A native of Maryland, Julie lives in Carroll County and loves spending time with her husband, son and neurotic rescue dog. When she’s not blogging, reading, or catching up on her Netflix queue, she is usually devising ways to plan yet another vacation.

Fun Facts about Julie:
Favorite TV shows: Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Orphan Black, Scrubs
Favorite Band: Train
Can’t Resist Dessert: Basically anything combining sweet & salty!

Alley BentonAlley Benton
Assistant Director, Part-Time MBA Admissions
Email: abenton@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 240-204-7377

Alley began working with the Smith School’s MBA Admissions team in 2014, first with the Full-Time MBA program and now with the Part-Time MBA program. Prior to joining Smith, Alley worked in off-campus housing in the Midwest and more recently moved to the DC area where she spent several years working as a senior admissions counselor for the University of North Carolina, facilitating their online MBA program. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Spending a lot of time moving state-to-state, Alley has lived all over the Midwest, but now calls Maryland home. When Alley’s not spending time with her husband or crazy dog, Spector, she can usually be found curled up with a book or trying to enjoy the Maryland sunshine.

Fun Facts about Alley:
Favorite Spot in Maryland: Baltimore Aquarium
Last Binge Watch: Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt
Favorite fast food: Chick-fil-a

Edward BempongEdward Bempong, M.A.
Assistant Director, Part-Time MBA Admissions
Email: ebempong@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 240-204-0342

Edward is the Assistant Director of Admissions for the Part-Time MBA program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Washington, DC campus. Edward joined the Smith School in April 2016.

Prior to assuming this position, Edward was the Coordinator of Academic Success Initiatives in the Department of Resident Life at the University of Maryland, College Park where he managed high-quality academic programming for the 9,000 students living on campus. With more than a decade of experience in Student Affairs, Edward has a keen understanding of student needs. He has taught a variety of university undergraduate courses, managed orientation programs and events, and served as a career advisor.

Edward earned both his undergraduate degree in History and graduate degree in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland College Park. When not at work, he can be found volunteering as a Firefighter and EMT with the Hyattsville (MD) Fire Department.

Fun facts about Edward:
Favorite Book: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Favorite Movies: Coming to America, A Bronx Tale
Hobbies: Collecting vinyl records, photography, playing the bass and acoustic guitars

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