Congratulations to Emma Rose Adams, a 2019 Stevenson University Business Communication graduate, who has made New York City her new home as she begins in-person Masters classes at the Parsons School of Design, working towards an MPS degree in fashion management. Emma has utilized her four years on SU's NCAA field hockey team as well as the advice of her professors to continue her work remotely for T. Rowe Price from her apartment in Kips Bay near Park Avenue and the fashion district. Emma says she is realizing her dream come true, one that SU helped come alive. Best wishes for this new venture, Emma!
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Congratulations to Stevenson alum Naseehaa Bacchus, a Business Communication graduate, for being featured in the winter 2020 edition of the SU alumni magazine. Her interest in writing, creative design and the arts drove her to choose Stevenson, where she excelled. Her story highlights the versatility of the communication grad. Read all about her journey here.
Stevenson's Communication department will offer a course in Non-Verbal Communication, taught by Dr. D.M. Greene, in the spring session, 2021. Consider signing up for this fascinating course that focuses on the exchange of information through body language including eye contact, facial expressions, gestures and more. Since communication skills are ranked by employers among the top skills in 2020 job postings, according to Indeed.com, understanding the full range of communication is essential to success in a career.
The class is offered synchronously online on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:15 p.m. The prerequisite is one communication class.
Dr. Greene has been a member of Stevenson's faculty since 2004. (Photo by kraken on Unsplash)
Congratulations to Business Communication senior Brittany Whitley who will not only graduate a semester early, but has now been accepted at Georgetown University for a Master's degree program. The degree in Sports Industry Management will help students "gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics, planning, and operations pertinent to the success of multi-million-dollar athletes, businesses, brands, and events that make up the $75 billion-dollar, rapidly changing sports market," according to the website. Courses for the degree begin in January.
Brittany's interest in the sports management career field was complemented by her participation on Stevenson's NCAA Division III women's basketball team, among other interests. The department wishes her the best of success! (Photo from gomustangsports.com)
Congratulations to Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus for her contributions to the 2020 virtual National Communication Association convention. Dr. Bell McManus (in photo, top center) and former Business Communication professor Chip Rouse presented "Implementing Opportunities for Student Engagement to Enhance Retention: Communication at the Crossroads of Institutional Survival and Demise" during a virtual panel entitled "Communication at the Crossroads: Disciplinary and Departmental Responsiveness and Resilience." Dr. Bell McManus also presented "Learning Activities for Critical Thinking and Reflection on Communication Ethics" as part of the Communication Ethics Division. (Screenshot photo courtesy of Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus)