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Congratulations to the organizers and all involved in this year's Stevenson University Scholars' Showcase. The event took place on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, and featured Professor Lori Rubeling as the keynote speaker. Photographed above are (from left) Dr. Paul Lack, dean and executive vice president for academic affairs; Dr. D. M. Greene, one of the conference organizers and associate professor of business communication; Holley Cox, the president of the Maryland Epsilon chapter of the Alpha Chi honor society;  Lori Rubeling, professor of art and visual communication design; Dr. Heather Harris, another of the conference organizers, the co-moderator of Alpha Chi, and associate professor of business communication; and Dr. Kevin J. Manning, president of Stevenson University. Photo courtesy of SU Marketing and Digital Communications

It was just a little more than a year ago when the BizComm department threw a terrific surprise shower for Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus, who was expecting her first child. Now, one year later, Isabella -"Bella" - McManus is celebrating her first birthday. Here she prepares to enjoy a girly cake from "Once Upon a Crumb" bakery. (Photo from Leeanne Bell McManus)




Several BizComm students and faculty members attended the most recent meeting of the Chesapeake chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association. They enjoyed a career panel comprised of professionals in event planning and management, hospitality, and event sales, and included (top photo, l-r) Lindsay Ruocco of Visit Baltimore"; Robyn Hulvey from the Henry Jackson Foundation; Richard Hays, the regional sales manager at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa; Jill Oxendine-Medley, of the Loews Annapolis Hotel; Marci Glavin, the associate regional vice president of HelmsBriscoe; Lesly Rehaut, director of sales for onPeak; Pat Mallak, a senior account executive for Marriott; and Janee Pelletier, COO of Conference & Logistics Consultants, Inc. The panel was followed by a "What's Trending" in the event planning business presentation by two employees of Feats, Inc. -- Petra Compel and Andrew Zill. The students and faculty from Stevenson included (l-r) Professor Stephanie Verni, Nicolette Stoner, Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus, Megan Donahue, Tara Shishmanian, Department chair Chip Rouse, Jackie Cooper and Christine Edwards.

Students in Professor Inna Alesina's Introduction to Corporate Communication Design class (VCD 270) are collaborating with the Office of Integrity to brainstorm for the creation of a branding campaign on the subject of integrity. Here, sophomore Rachel Dolle practices her presentation skills as she presents one of her concepts for the activity to Professor Alesina, who offers some critique and encouragement.

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