Brown School of Business and Leadership

With a career spanning over half a century, Victoria J. Doby, D.B.A, C.P.A. is retiring from Stevenson University. Dr. Doby is a Maryland native that grew up in Loch Raven Village. She studied at Loyola University where she earned her B.A. in Business Administration and M.B.A with a concentration in Finance. Later, she obtained her D.B.A. in Accounting with a supporting field of Finance at The George Washington University. In the midst of earning her degrees, Dr. Doby worked for the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. At the Fed, she served in the Planning Department and then on the New Building Project.

Dr. Doby’s financial background, coupled with her husband’s recommendation to study Accounting and her professor’s recommendation to teach it, inspired her to pursue it as a career. Surely, being raised in a family of accountants had a positive impact on her career choice as well.

During her time at Stevenson, Dr. Doby served on the Members in Education Committee of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), including as co-Chair for 10 years. One of her memorable moments was testifying in Annapolis on behalf of Maryland educators to get requirements for taking the CPA exam changed back to 120 hours.

Her dedication to helping our Mustangs as both a Professor and Program Coordinator of Accounting was evident. Her favorite class to teach has been Advanced Accounting because that’s when “everything starts to connect for students”. The highlight of each year was always seeing her students walk the stage at graduation. Her most unforgettable moment at Stevenson was presenting her son with his diploma during commencement.

Dr. Doby has been married to her husband John Doby for almost 53 years. Together they raised John Doby, Jr., who is married to Lauren and has three children ages 4, 7, and 10. Dr. Doby loves watching her grandchildren’s lacrosse games and playing with her dog Ellie. Upon retirement, she is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends.

Needless to say, Dr. Doby has made an undeniable difference within the Stevenson community over the past 28 years. We thank her for all that she has done, and we send our best wishes for a happy retirement. Certainly, she will truly be missed.

Congratulations to the BSOBL Dell Scholarship recipient, Zachary Rutsch. Zak is a Business Administration Major with a double track in Sports Management & Finance from Maryland. He has received numerous honors and accolades for his academic achievements throughout his matriculation at Stevenson, including induction into Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Additionally, Zachary is a leadership scholar and star kicker on the football team. The University announced this February that the Middle Atlantic Conference named Rutsch to the All-MAC Second Team this fall. Both Zak and his former roommate JT (School of Science) were honored at the Dell Scholarship event held on March 22, 2023.

The Dell family holds a strong conviction that the future success of American enterprise in the global marketplace depends on uncompromising integrity, teamwork, sound understanding of and disciplined execution of effective business practices, and a strong work ethic. In recognition of Stevenson’s commitment to preparing the next generation of business leaders and scientists, Mr. and Mrs. Dell chose to endow a scholarship to recognize excellent students in both the Brown School of Business and Leadership and the Fine School of the Sciences. They hope to inspire students to develop the personal qualities and skills that will enable them to contribute to and be competitive in the global workforce.

Left to Right: Zachary Rutsch, Mr. Sam Dell, JT Tyson

On February 16th, Dr. Schiller’s Visual Merchandising class (FMER 360) was invited to Christopher Schafer Clothier to learn about visual merchandising practices in high end menswear and custom tailoring. Aaron Hernandez, store manager and Fashion Merchandising alum, shared with students his professional journey in menswear and how he merchandises the three-floor location.

Christopher Schafer Clothier is an upscale tailor shop that has locations in both Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. Owner Christopher Schafer makes it the company’s mission to curate outfits that show off their clients’ personal styles. Students were treated to doughnuts and coffee as well as a Q&A at the end of the presentation with Mr. Hernandez.

Fashion Merchandising Students, along with Stevenson Alum Aaron Hernandez and Dr. Schiller at Christopher Schafer Clothier Baltimore location.

By Brooke Thomas

On Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, Stevenson hosted their annual Fall Career & Internship Fair. This event provided an excellent opportunity for students to network with industry professionals during what is considered “the heaviest recruitment season of the year”.

There were over 100 Mustangs in attendance and an astounding number of 36 employers were eager to discuss job and internship opportunities within fields such as Business, Marketing, Finance, and Public Service. Students came prepared with their striking professional attire, polished resumes, and knowledge of the companies in attendance. Certainly, this impressed the employers immensely.

BSOBL collaborated with the Career Connections Center to organize two exciting events that occurred during the career fair. There was a Food & Networking event, where students got to speak with employers in a more casual setting. Additionally, the Enactus Success Studio set up a pop-up shop for students. Mustangs were able to take professional clothing free of cost! With all of this excitement, certainly we are eager about the next Career & Internship Fair!

See the Fall 2022 Career & Internship Fair Photos here.

By Brooke Thomas

On September 28th, 2022, the Future Real Estate Leaders (FREAL) held an engaging Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Baltimore Networking Event. Over 150 people were in attendance. Students had the opportunity to network with industry professionals, and gain insight related to real estate. FREAL considers this event to have been a major success! FREAL is a relatively new club on Stevenson’s campus.

The club was founded by President Tyger Zan and Vice President Dylan Gettier last year. They formed this club to expand their knowledge of real estate outside of their coursework at Stevenson. The three major components of the club are Connect, Inspire, and Community. Tyger and Dylan are extremely passionate and enthusiastic about a future career in real estate and are looking for equally ambitious Mustangs to join. Be on the lookout for upcoming FREAL events and email for more information about the club!


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