Smith’s Annual Monte Carlo Night Gala
On Saturday, February 22, 2014, over 200 part-time MBA students joined fellow full-time and master students, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni for the 12th Annual Monte Carlo Night Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. Sponsored by the Full-time, Part-time MBA, and Masters Student Association, the annual event benefits the M. Scott Lamana and Eric Cranford Memorial MBA Fellowship Fund, two part-time MBA students who perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon.
Attendees were dressed to impressed and the evening began with hors d’oeurvres and open bar and the hope of “winning millions.” Many students, faculty, and guests spent much of the night placing bets at the gaming tables and then as their luck ran out later in the night, attendees headed to the dance floor to enjoy live music from the band. For many, the night did not end there, many students “ubered” to the after-party at George, in Georgetown to continue the dance party into the wee-hours of the night.
Adrian Lee is a part-time MBA student in her final year at the DC campus. Over the past year, she has served as the President of the Part-time MBA Association, helping to plan events such as Night at the Nats, Homecoming Football Tailgate, and Fall Ball as well as serving as a liaison to part-time students to ensure student’s interests and voices are heard. She currently works as an engineering consultant at Herren Associates, a small consultant firm primarily serving the Navy. She is looking forward to having more spare time in the near future and hopes to fill her time with friends, sailing on the Potomac, and traveling.