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Senior Samantha Perillo, the libero on Stevenson University's volleyball team, was one of two seniors celebrated during Senior Night on Oct. 22. The team grabbed a 3-0 win against Arcadia in a Commonwealth Conference game, and Stevenson (23-3, 7-0 MAC) hopes to maintain their perfect record since joining the Commonwealth conference two years ago. Perillo has one more conference game before advancing to the Commonwealth tournament. Here she is shown with members of her family on Senior Night.

Congratulations to junior Lanie Swanhart, a member of the SU cross country team,  and to BizComm alum Tom McGonigal ('05), who participated in the first-ever cross country race run at Stevenson University, the Twilight Tune Up. Swanhart finished the 4K in just over 16 minutes, ending as one of the top-10 finishers and helping Stevenson to a third-place finish. McGonigal, who served as an assistant cross country coach after he graduated, was thrilled to have a chance to run the course even as an alum, with a time of just over 17 minutes. Here's to you, our speedy BizComm runners! (Photos courtesy of Carol Zimmerman and Tom McGonigal)

In the second Lunch Lessons of the semester, the department of Business Communication welcomed three alumni guests who spoke with the students about their paths from Stevenson (or Villa Julie College) to where they are today. Lauren Humphries (left) currently works as the marketing manager for the LUNGevity Foundation, having moved to that position from her former spot at Towson University as the coordinator of marketing and special events for campus recreation. Julia Pettingill Webster, CPSM, (center) now works as the senior marketing coordinator at RK&K, a multi-discipline civil engineering consulting firm. Jake Quimby (right) works at Stevenson University as a communications specialist in the Office of Admissions, where he assists in developing, writing, and designing recruitment communications, including print and digital media.

The alums spoke about their careers and offered some advice to the 12 students attending the catered luncheon.

The BizComm First-Year Seminar students had a terrific time on their Sept. 19 trip to Philidelphia. Stops there included Constitution Hall, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Independence Hall, and the Philadelphia African American Museum, as well as Love Park, and the famed steps Rocky Balboa climbed in triumph. Here, the group disembarks from their coach after the long day. The six full-time faculty members in Business Communication, as well as two departmental interns -- Nicolette Stoner and Tyler Turk -- accompanied the first-year students.

Several BizComms attended Career Services' recent "Senior Seminar," a workshop designed to get the seniors career-ready through panel discussions, interviews and other experiential learning activities. Graduate Alex Weitz (in the photo on the left) joined the group to offer tips for career readiness and the job search. Included (from left) are Weitz, Kiara Reed, Donnuelle Durham, Sean Waag, Allie Nelson, Ike Williams, Alyssa Yuan, Taylor Thompson, Nicolette Stoner and Sam Schaeffer.

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