Stevenson Visual Communications Design Alumna to Address Incoming Freshman at Convocation, August 24

August 1, 2017 7 AM

Stevenson University will celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 academic year and welcome new students and their families during its annual Convocation, Thursday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Owings Mills Campus Gymnasium. This year’s event will feature a keynote by Stevenson University alumna Bryna Stello Colley ’06, visual communication design professional and co-founder of Foundry 19, a local web design agency.

Colley, a Baltimore native, graduated summa cum laude from Stevenson University in 2006 with a B.S. in Visual Communication Design. After her time at Stevenson, Colley landed a job at B. Creative Group (BCG), a highly regarded design and marketing agency in Baltimore where she secured several national accounts due to her creative competence and attention to details.

Following several years at BCG, Colley joined forces with another Stevenson alumna, Rebecca Smith Biello ’06, to start their own business, 2Fold Collective, where they hired numerous Stevenson University visual communication design graduates as interns and employees.

Colley is now partnering with a web development company to launch her most recent brand, Foundry 19, a web agency located in Owings Mills across from Foundry Row. Local clients include Mercy Medical Center, former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and the Maryland Polo Club. Colley continues to give back to Stevenson serving as guest speaker and a member of Stevenson’s Advisory Board.

Stevenson’s annual Convocation brings together all members of the University community—from new and returning students and their families to faculty, administrators, and staff—to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. This is a particularly exciting fall as SU welcomes the University’s seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph. D., who began his term on July 3, 2017.

Stevenson University is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills as well as online master’s and bachelor’s programs.