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Congratulations to Business Communication professor Stephanie Parrillo Verni (left in the photo) who (along with colleague Inna Alesina) was awarded an "Arts Alive" grant at the Faculty Recognition and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The grant will enable the two professors to examine the interactive connection between advertising and art as they teach during the fall semester.

Just about two months into her thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, Business Communication alumni Mackenzie Wieder wrote a post about one of the biggest challenges she has faced thus far: exhaustion. After one particularly daunting 19-mile day, Mackenzie found herself thinking about giving up, but instead, she collapsed into a 12-hour sleep in her tent and woke up feeling more optimistic. She writes:

That day was scary. I think I can attribute most of my bad mood to exhaustion. It is easy to get worn out by hiking all day, every day, which is why it is so important for me to remember the importance of a good night’s sleep, eating semi-healthy, and listening to my body when it says to slow down. I have already put so much time, money, and effort into this thru-hike and I am determined to make it to Mt. Katahdin. Like I’ve said before, I have found joy out here. I seriously love hiking but now I truly understand why people get off trail. It is nice to remember that for every bad day out here there are about 50 good ones; at least that is my ratio so far. So I will keep on trekking.

Keep on trekking, Mackenzie! We are rooting for you! (Photo from Mackenzie Wieder's Instagram)

Members of  '47 House, the integrated marketing and communication club, gathered at the home of faculty advisor Stephanie Verni to celebrate the end of a very successful year. The club's work included attending the Eastern Communication Association conference and working with other clients to provide professional services. The party, held on May 18, included dinner, festivities, and a wildly challenging game of Monikers, in which faculty members Stephanie Verni, Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse joined. Photographed are (l-r) Adrienne Civetti, Grace Clark, Claudia Tonti, Kamica Price, Meghan Loveless, Ben Wanaselja, Courtney Hottle, Quinn Luethy, and Alyssa Dahle.

Congratulations to the May 2018 Business Communication graduates who celebrated Commencement on May 17, 2018. Enjoy some graduation photographs!

Congratulations to the senior Business Communication students who enjoyed  a lovely Baccalaureate ceremony on Monday, May 14, with their faculty members and classmates. Pictured in the back row are Gage Markley,  Kamica Price,  Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus, Courtney Hottle, Dan Williams and Professor Chip Rouse. In the front are Meghan Loveless, Caroline Izzi, Kaya Roberts, Tiara Pitt, and Professor Stephanie Verni.

The Baccalaureate ceremony is a celebration of the graduates' accomplishments,  planned by the Senior Class Council.