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Business Communication alum Kayla Wilson (at center in the photo taken  during her internship) spent the summer working for the Office of the Attorney General and Secretary of State's Office in Maryland, helping to create a new flag protocol for fallen soldiers and assisting with the draft of a ballot question for the coming election. She was excited to meet so many professionals who have a passion for working in public service.

Kayla also traveled to Croatia for three weeks as a part of the Intellectual Property Study Abroad program offered at Michigan State University College of Law, where she is studying.  Kayla writes, "There's a different dynamic among people over there compared to America, and it was very interesting to watch interactions among people and how they communicate with each other and with Americans."

She adds, "My degree in Business Communication remains invaluable. I am so glad that I took interpersonal and intercultural communication. Those classes really helped me communicate with the locals and understand some of their mannerisms and reactions to me."

Kayla is excited to return to school in the fall, for along with her other classes, she is participating in an externship with the National Labor Relations Board in Detroit this fall. Congratulations, Kayla, for such amazing success!

Business Communication grad Michelle Larkin (Stevenson University class of 2014) writes that she has accepted a new job at Disney. Currently an event coordinator at Walt Disney World, Michelle will be joining the Corporate Alliance team "supporting runDisney and all its sponsorship partners. And when there's a race weekend in California in two weeks, what would be the logical first assignment? The Disneyland Half Marathon, of course!" 

According to Disney's website, the Corporate Alliance team works with a variety of companies so that all parties can mutually benefit each other "by using the other companies' abilities and strength." Congratulations, Michelle! Here she is in a photo with Minnie Mouse in Disney World.

We recently heard from junior Lauren Kiper, who was especially enthused about her summer experience. She writes: "This summer I have been working at Medifast in their marketing department alongside [BizComm alum] Samantha Perillo! The internship is titled "College Brand Ambassador" and has allowed me to work in the marketing department where I have been writing blog posts and creating many design advertisements. In addition, I market for Medifast at the Inner Harbor every Sunday morning at their Waterfront Wellness partnership. I have officially fallen in love with marketing and advertising!" Congratulations, Lauren, on such a wildly productive summer.
BizComm alum Matt Easter (2006) checked in with the department, letting us know of his recent relocation to the Netherlands. He plans on beginning study for a Master's degree, since graduate study in the country is very affordable. Matt's background in marketing, engineering and quality control gives him lots of options. He reports that he has just returned from a fabulous vacation in Croatia and continues to practice his Dutch. Keep in touch with us, Matt! (Photo from Facebook)

The department of Business Communication is happy to welcome three new adjunct faculty members for the fall term.

Jaye Matthews is the Executive Director of an NPO, the Stepping Stones Shelter, that services homeless families in Montgomery County, Md,, and is CEO of J. Matthews International, LLC, through which she consults in business innovation and strategy through digital marketing and public relations. Professor Matthews will be teaching two sections of Introduction to Public Speaking. (Photo from LinkedIn)

Laura Davis comes to Stevenson with years of teaching experience and a MA in TESOL from George Washington University. Professor Davis' focus has been English as a second language and international students, and is on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University Center for Leadership Education. She will be teaching two sections of Introduction to Public Speaking. (Photo from Johns Hopkins University)
 

 

Dr. Omowale Elson is no stranger to Stevenson. He was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Lambda Pi Eta induction ceremony and will be teaching two sections of Introduction to Public Speaking on Mondays and Wednesdays. Dr. Elson is the vice-president for Business Development at Elson Consulting Group and has taught at the University of Maryland University College and Trinity Washington University. (Photo from LinkedIn)

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