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Dr. Kimberly Tucker, Director of the Center for Environmental Stewardship (CES), received recognition as the Student Employee supervisor of the year. Currently Dr. Tucker oversees 2 employees. Diamond works as the CES assistant and Kate works as a biology research assistant. Plenty of positions will open up next fall in CES and in biology research, so be on the lookout to work with an award winning boss!

 This is Dr. Tucker’s second major award since coming to Stevenson in 2013. She won Advisor of the year for Environmental Club in 2014. Congrats on an awesome achievement!

Madison Socks (BIOTECH ’16 ; F. SCI ‘17) has earned recognition as being Student Employee of the Year for Stevenson University. Beyond that, Madison was selected as Maryland Student Employee of the Year by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators. Her employment advisors, Laura Guida and Sarah Brush (pictured above), nominated Madison for her hard work and dedication to the job. As a Laboratory Assistant, Madison helps organize laboratory equipment, prepare classes, and monitors the proper disposal of hazardous waste. Congrats to Madison and all of the other wonderful student employees of the School of the Sciences.

 

Peter Hoblitzell has the most double’s wins in program history for tennis. Peter and his teammate Bryan Gieselman took down Albrights No. 1 doubles pair 8-4. The duo has now won four straight double matches while peter has won three straight singles, playing at No. 2. Good luck to Peter on the rest of the season!

Senior Kathy Acosta will be working with Mount Rainier National park in Ashford, Washington after graduation. She will be working with the Cascade Butterfly Program to monitor subalpine butterfly populations, plant phenology, and communicating the program progress and findings to the public. The Cascades Butterfly Program is a volunteer-based program that monitors the distribution and abundance of subalpine butterflies. Butterflies are very sensitive indicators of climate change and when monitored can give information about changes to an ecosystem.

Kathy will travel in June out to Washington where she will live in a bunkhouse provided by the internship for 12 weeks. The park is located in a very desolate area. The closest small grocery story is 35 miles from the park and larger stores are over 60 miles from housing. Cell phone coverage is very limited and it is not unusual for snow every once in a while over the summer. An average day of work for this internship requires between 5 and 10 miles of hiking a day, and multiple overnight camping sites on a weekly basis. 

12 volunteers came together to remove over 500 pounds of trash from Gwynns Falls watershed on April 5th. The section of the watershed that was cleaned sits between the Owings Mills and recently acquired Owings Mills North campuses. During this event, over 1100 items were collected in 3 hours. Some interesting pieces of waste were found including but not limited to: 6 tires, 15lbs. of astroturf, a tricycle, a fridge drawer, a propane canister and so much more. 

On April 21st, Stevenson’s Greenspring campus will have GreenFest, which is an entire event dedicated to being more environmentally friendly. During this all day event, there will be seminars in St. Paul Companies Pavilion on animal behavior, essential oils, green policing, environmental ethics and meditation stress management. There will also be live animals, vegan food, and beekeeper Dr. Matanoski on the quad to talk about the importance of our environment!

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