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The Southern Management Leadership Program

The Southern Management Leadership Program (formerly the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program) is a three-year experiential learning program that supports, develops, and graduates ethical leaders who want to energize and give back to their local communities. Students complete their associate’s degree at Montgomery College and transfer as a cohort to complete their undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park. When they graduate, they continue to stay connected through professional relationships and lifelong friendships.

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The Southern Management Leadership Program Offers

At Montgomery College:

  • A network of aspiring entrepreneurs
  • One-on-one advising and mentoring plus paid internships
  • 55% scholarship funds covering tuition and fees
  • Additional funds for books and supplies
  • Exclusive 3-credit courses in entrepreneurship

Supporting Students.  Developing Leaders.

At University of Maryland:

  • Lifelong network of entrepreneurial partners
  • A scholarship covering up to 50% of tuition
  • Career guidance and support
  • A minor in technology entrepreneurship from University of Maryland, College Park

SMLP Serves

Latest News

SMLP Podcast: Juliza Majano Interviews Natali Fani-Gonzalez

http://mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/southern-management-leadership-program/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Natali-Fani-Gonzalez-with-Juliza.m4a Click above to hear the podcast! by Juliza Majano Natali Fani-Gonzalez was the Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Planning…

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SMLP Podcast: Franco Edah Interviews Ian Lotinsky

https://youtu.be/8k_BfIjDFvY by Franco Edah Mr. Lotinsky is the CTO and the Head Platform of LearnZillion, a major online educative solutions…

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SMLP Podcast: Jin Lee Interviews John Kolm, CEO, Team Results USA

https://youtu.be/3Pq8CyjQYIE by Jin Lee John Kolm, the CEO of Team Results USA, has had and continues to have multiple careers.…

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SMLP Podcast: Michelle Hunt Interviews Kiesha Haughton

https://youtu.be/Di2Fcb6aWb8 by Michelle Hunt Kiesha Haughton is a successful business owner and MBA achiever! From the short 30-minute interview with…

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Cheryl Hillman: Leadership, Culture of SMC, and SMLP’s Vision

On October 2, Cheryl Hillman, daughter of the late David Hillman who founded the Southern Management Leadership Program (formerly the…

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SMLP Podcast: Ashley Waaldijk Interviews David Smith, Co-Founder, Winsmith Games

https://youtu.be/XJ4mL0JFrT4 by Ashley Waaldiji David Smith, Founder and CEO of Winsmith Games, has been designing and tweaking games since he…

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Professional Development Speaker Series

Professional Development Series: John Kolm, Team Results USA, “Virtual Team Leadership in a Virtual Environment”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdSaphM37kU&feature=youtu.be If you missed our second live speaker event in the Professional Development for College Students series--with John Kolm, Founder…

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SMLP Podcast: Nathan McMullen Interviews Nakapan Phungephorn

https://youtu.be/yiSPhMKBykA by Nathan McMullen Nakapan Phungephorn is a former professional kickboxer, MMA fighter, several time world champion in Brazilian jujitsu,…

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Professional Development Speaker Series

SMLP Launches Professional Development Seminar Series with Dan Simons

https://youtu.be/_7qpkXJzGJw The Southern Management Leadership Program is happy to announce the launch of a brand new Professional Development Speaker Series…

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SMLP Gets Out the Vote

SMLP Students Get Out the Vote!

Montgomery College's Southern Management Leaders reached over 400 voters in Montgomery County--in districts that historically have low voter turnout--with personal…

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Welcome the New 2020 Cohort to SMLP

  The Southern Management Leadership Program welcomes the 20-21 cohort! Students in this cohort represent, as always, wide ranging interests…

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2019-2020 Year in Review

May 15 marked the completion of Year One for the Southern Management Leadership Program students at Montgomery College as they…

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