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Business Administration major Iliyan Slavov will begin a semester-long Program Management internship with the World Trade Center Institute on January 30th, 2019. Iliyan was also the recipient of the Geraldine and Sam Dell Scholarship Award in April 2018. He will graduate in May 2019.Iliyan Slavov

Slavov credits his professors at the Brown School of Business and Leadership with assisting him with obtaining the internship. "...they help us build our paths based off their experience, wisdom, and observations about us. In my case, Dr. Leather who is my advisor mentioned the WTCI a couple of times since we started talking about possible internships during the winter of 2018" he said.

To apply for the internship, Iliyan submitted his resume, a cover letter, and answered some short questions before landing an interview in December 2018, and was notified in January 2019 that he was accepted.

As a Program Management intern, Iliyan will be assisting the Manager of the EDGE Program and Client Services and the Assistant Manager of Operations and Program Support. The EDGE program is WTCI's Emerging and Developing Global Executive Program which has a mission "to cultivate a group of emerging global executives in Baltimore who will ultimately contribute to greater success and growth for Baltimore area international businesses" according to the WTCI website.

Iliyan will also be performing research and analysis on Maryland’s top international companies/industries and strategic alliances, as well as researching potential new sources of revenue for the EDGE program.

"I am very thankful to Dr. Leather - she and I worked closely on this internship application - for all of her help, support, and confidence in me. Also, I am super excited to start this new chapter of my life!" says Iliyan.

Congratulations Iliyan!

Read more about the WTCI EDGE program

 

Brown School of Business and Leadership Dean Aris Melissaratos was nominated for the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award by the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The MDHCC will hold their annual Awards Gala on January 24, 2019 at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore. This will be their sixth Awards Gala.

From the MDHCC website:

“We want to congratulate all 2018 Business Excellence Awards nominees,” said Jorge Eduardo Castillo, MDHCC’s Chairman and President. “The contributions, dedication, and commitment that these individuals and organizations shave shown to our Hispanic businesses and Hispanic communities at large are commendable and must be publicly recognized. We are honored to be the institution that has the privilege to recognize them and say thank you for their outstanding achievements."

For more information, visit the MDHCC website.

MDHCC

 

Senior Digital Marketing and Theatre major Jack Rizzo recently wrote the first student feature article for En Root, the monthly newsletter from OutGrowth, a local non-profit organization founded by Anna Fitzgibbon that links students with local farmers to provide experiential learning opportunities for college students. Read Jack's article here.

Jack Rizzo

 

Congratulations to the Brown School of Business and Leadership students who received their diplomas at Winter Commencement 2018 on Monday, December 17th. Graduate Annaliese Rutishauser also received the  Orsia F. Young Leadership Award .

The list of graduates are:

Sayam Amjad Abbasi
Computer Information Systems
 
Aqeel K. Mooring
Computer Information Systems
 
Sarah Elizabeth Antonelli
Business Administration
 
Stephanie Derrick Pelap Kamden
Business Administration
 
Courtney Rose Barnett
Business Administration
 
Kenetia Zhane Pinkett
Business Administration
 
Ean Navoy Brown
Business Administration
 
Anthony Lawrence Raspa
Business Administration
 
Keith A. Brown, Jr.
Computer Information Systems
 
Michael Gerrit Rhodes
Business Information Systems
 
Ian Robert Cleary*
Digital Marketing
 
Emily Lynne Ringrose**
Business Administration
 
Alexis T. Collins
Digital Marketing
 
Michael James Rose*
Accounting
 
Mike Russel Balingit Datu
Computer Information Systems
 
Annaliese Lucy Rutishauser***
Business Administration
 
Scott Gerald Dorman
Business Administration
 
Michael Thomas Scarbath
Business Administration
 
Quenlan Jeremiah Dunn
Business Information Systems
 
Rachel Mary Schaeffer**
Accounting
 
Jessica Hope Hendrix
Business Administration
 
Vincent John Simmons, Jr.
Business Administration
 
Montana Chance Herndon***
Business Administration
 
Walter Robert Smoot, Jr.
Business Administration
 
Jihye Kang**
Business Administration
 
John Harrison Snider
Business Administration
 
Michael Allen Katsenberger*
Computer Information Systems
 
Richard Allen Startt***
Computer Information Systems
 
Jonathan David Lugo
Business Administration
 
Paul Edward Turnbaugh**
Computer Information Systems
 
Raven Alexandria Manns
Business Administration
 
Ashley Nicole Wolfe
Business Administration
 
Ilyas Majid Mirza
Business Administration
 
Harrison T. Youngkin
Business Administration
 

*** Summa Cum Laude    **Magna Cum Laude    *Cum Laude

 

Winter Commencement 2018

 

 

On Friday, December 7, the Brown School of Business and Leadership held its Third Annual Student Showcase on the third floor of the business school. The Showcase featured Accounting, Information Systems, Business Administration, and Marketing students' projects, posters, videos, video games, and internship experiences. 

Barbara Rowell, Chair of the Accounting department, stated “The Showcase gives students an opportunity to present their research, project, or internship to other students, the faculty, administrators, and employers and also gives employers an opportunity to see the high level of work our students can produce.”

Dr. Alan Carswell, Chair of the Information Systems department, said the event is "an outstanding example of how Stevenson University extends learning activities beyond the classroom." Information Systems projects include mobile apps, video games, and social platforms. Art Fifer, Assistant Professor of Information Systems also had a display for mission trips to New Orleans. "Stevenson students, faculty, and staff have been traveling to New Orleans for ten years. Initially our trips were to help the community recover from the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. In these travels we have made many close friends and relationships with organizations, none more important than the friendship and relationship with St. Mary’s Academy. Thirty-two of us provided 65 additional and newer computers, recycled over 500 old dilapidated laptop computers ... and repaired the Academy’s servers which had failed over Christmas and made them functional again." said Fifer.

Dr. Zamira Simkins, Chair of the Business Administration department said "The event is a showcase of our students’ curricular and co-curricular achievements. For example, Annaliese Rutishauser presented about her internship with Northrop Grumman. Annaliese will be joining Northrop Grumman upon her graduation this December."

Dr. Takisha Toler, faculty lead for Marketing, was excited to share the results of a study conducted by her MKT 307 Market Research class. "My students examined the impact of Alcohol Brand Mentions in Music on the Consumption Patterns of  Consumers". Dr. Toler's MKT 311- Consumer Behavior class also provided the results of research they conducted and made recommendations for market segmentation expansion for major companies.

Other examples of student projects included:

  • First Year Seminar personal branding presentations
  • Details of social media marketing campaigns by MKT 320 Social Media Marketing students that included content and engagement strategies, advertising, and analytics
  • Interactive games developed in Python by IS 240 Programming Concepts students
  • Inside look at internships with an accounting firm, a technology firm, and an insurance company

The event was well attended by students, faculty, administrators, and guests as you can see from the photos below!

Brown School of Business Third Annual Student Showcase