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True to Stevenson’s collaborative approach to learning, The Mill Agency is a unique, student-driven environment where School of Design majors interact and work on communication and design solutions to meet clients’ needs in an agency-like setting. 

mill logoStudents use design thinking and creative strategies to execute professional solutions through research, discussion, iterative making, and formal presentations—all for real-world clientele in the Baltimore area. From writing press releases and contacting media to curating social media posts, shooting video, and designing brands and collateral, the Mill goes beyond classroom walls as Stevenson’s full-service, student-run communication agency. 

Dr. Leeanne M. Bell McManus, professor of communication, says the course operates like an internship. “It’s a good class for students to take because it allows them to get that experience that some of them might be lacking. They realize how to manage their time—there’s a lot of work that needs to get done.” 

Past clients have included: Baltimore Greenway Trails Network, BricknFire Pizza, the Eastern Communication Association, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Stitching Maryland Together, and the University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center. 

“The Mill offers a unique experience that incorporates professional work from a classroom setting. Essentially, it’s an internship that prepares you for work in the real world. Not to mention, the variety of disciplines represented in the class that allow you to cultivate skills for a variety of fields.”

—Ryan Patrick, Business Communication '22

emmy award greg st clair jr

Greg St. Clair, Jr. ‘17 recently won an Emmy award for his work as an associate producer on the “NFL 100 Greatest” television series. 

Although a graduate of Stevenson’s Accounting program, Greg ultimately fell in love with film after declaring a minor in Film and Moving Image. “Although I am not pursuing a career in accounting, the networking and relationship building opportunities provided by SU’s Accounting department have helped me in advancing my current career path in film. One reason I received a job opportunity from the Baltimore Ravens was due to a networking connection,” Greg says. 

After taking an elective English course where the students had to dissect movies and stories into common themes, Greg felt that film was his true calling. While part of the Film and Moving Image program, he had the opportunity to attend the SXSW Film Festival in 2016: “[this] really opened my eyes to all of the possibilities in film.” 

As Associate Producer on “NFL 100 Greatest” for the NFL Network, Greg produced a handful of segments, including pieces on Ozzie Newsome and Super Bowl Halftime shows. You can find these works here. One day, when Greg opened a package in the mail to find an Emmy award with his name on it, he felt what he could only describe as surreal.  

“I feel validated on my decision to pursue my minor as a career path in lieu of my major, that I’m on the right path, and that I am good enough to be in this industry. That being said, my goals are still greater than this award and the part that I played, as I am continuing to grow and develop my skills as filmmaker and as a storyteller. That’s what I continue to strive for.” 

Looking back at his time at Stevenson University, Greg says, “Stevenson is like the land of opportunity. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if it wasn’t for Stevenson."

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