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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

Professional Development Speaker Series

SMLP Speaker Series: Season One!

To ensure that our students continued to have the opportunity to meet and learn from all types of people in…

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Application Deadline Extended: Apply by May 31

Applications are still being accepted for the new 2021-2022 cohort of the Southern Management Leadership Program! If you would like…

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Priority Deadline Ahead: Apply Today To Be a Southern Management Leader!

Are You a Montgomery College Student Looking for Your Community? The SMLP provides scholarship funding, credit-level courses in entrepreneurship, a…

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Info Session for Students Interested in Applying to SMLP

Join us Wednesday, April 28, from 5-6 p.m. for an Information Session where you can learn more about the Southern…

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Recruiting for the 2021-2024 SMLP Program!

Recruitment is open for the next cohort of Southern Management Leaders! If you are a Montgomery College student with aspirations…

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SMLP Podcast: Romell Neufville Interviews Matthew Hayes, Holistic Coach Click on the arrow above to hear the podcast! by Romell Neufville I had a great time interviewing Coach…

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SMLP Podcast: Destini Chesley Interviews Crystal Williams by Destini Chesley Crystal Williams is an independent echocardiographer with a story to tell.  Throughout this interview and talking…

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SMLP Podcast: Marlena Bauer Interviews Kevin Bruce by Marlena Bauer I had the privilege of interviewing my boss Kevin Michael Bruce, owner of both Kevin M.…

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SMLP Podcast: Hilary Tonle Interviews “Tungi” Click above to listen to the podcast. by Hilary Tonle Mr. Tungi--everyone calls him just “Tungi”--is the owner of…

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SMLP Podcast: Vikrum Deol Interviews Prince Singh, TruCreatives Click above to hear the entire podcast! by Vikrum Deol Prince Singh originally studied chemistry at the New Jersey…

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SMLP Podcast: Juliza Majano Interviews Natali Fani-Gonzalez 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 by Franco Edah Mr. Lotinsky is the CTO and the Head Platform of LearnZillion, a major online educative solutions…

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