Stevenson to Welcome More Than 900 New Students at University’s Convocation Ceremonies, August 20

August 7, 2015 7 AM

Stevenson University will celebrate the beginning of college life for around 950 new freshman and transfer students and their families when the University holds its annual Convocation Ceremonies, Thursday, August 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Owings Mills Gym.

Stevenson’s incoming class is comprised of approximately 750 freshman students and approximately 200 transfer students.

The Convocation’s keynote address will be given by T. Nicole Tucker-Smith, cofounder and CEO of Lessoncast, a teacher-development platform that serves teacher preparation programs, K-12 schools and districts, and state departments of education. Tucker-Smith served as a teacher, assistant principal, and system-wide coordinator of professional development for Baltimore County Public Schools.

The University will also present its annual Outstanding Educator Award, an honor bestowed upon a high school teacher, counselor, or administrator of an incoming Stevenson student who helped that student achieve personal or academic success. This year’s recipient is Alison Stone, an anatomy teacher at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, Pa. Stone was nominated by Jennifer Farra, an incoming Elementary Education major.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.