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Joe ValderasBusiness Communication alum Joe Valderas (SU 2011) has recently become involved with the First Tee Program of Baltimore by joining their Young Professionals Board.  He writes, "This amazing program brings the great game of golf to Baltimore's youth and provides a wonderful mentor opportunity. Please reach out if you'd like more information and thank you in advance!"

According to its website, "The First Tee of Greater Baltimore is a character education program aimed at helping change the trajectory of Greater Baltimore youth. We teach Life Skills and Healthy Habits to youth at five different locations in Baltimore city: Clifton Park Golf Course, Forest Park Golf Course, Pine Ridge Golf Course, Mount Pleasant Golf Course and Carroll Park Golf Course. Through the game of golf, we have been able to

  • Affect the lives of 800 youth from Baltimore City each year
  • Provide scholarship opportunities and academic support through the game of golf
  • Instill our Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits curriculum to each student that participates in our program
  • Strengthen relationships with our community
  • Provide opportunities for students to caddy at clubs in the Baltimore area." (Photo from LinkedIn)
     

Dr. Heather Harris and colleaguesStevenson's own Dr. Heather Harris, along with with Dr. Omowale Elson and Dr. Douglas Brunton, presented to a full house at Bird in Hand cafe and bookstore in Baltimore's Charles Village on Nov. 16, 2019, to hear about Dr. Harris' newly edited book, Neo-Race Realities in the Obama Era. Dr. Harris' colleagues were two of the eight contributors to the edition. Congratulations to Dr. Harris! (Photo from LinkedIn)

List of Fall Sportmanship nominees

Congratulations to Business Communication senior Emma Adams, who along with six other Mustangs, was named to the fall Middle Atlantic Conference Sportsmanship Team. Emma is a field hockey student athlete, who, according to the award, exemplifies "great character and demonstrate the act of sportsmanship both and off the field. These student-athletes were selected by the head coaches from their respective teams. They represent their team, institution and the conference with high integrity, and exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches and opponents."

William Betason, Chip Rouse and Hunter McIntyreThe communication department welcomed S.A.F.E. Management's Hunter McIntyre (in the photo, right), the director of operations in Baltimore, as the 12th annual Shapiro/Rouse lecturer at Stevenson University. He was introduced by Business Communication alum Will Beatson (left). Hunter spoke to a crowd in the Claire Moore room on Nov. 19, 2019, about the importance of communication in the business forum, and was helped with examples from Will as well. Both men were welcomed by Chip Rouse (center), associate professor of business communication, and everyone in the crowd was treated to a copy of Perfecting Your Pitch by Ron Shapiro, a book that Hunter worked on and spoke about during his talk, and which he gave away as a gift.

The series was begun 12 years ago through a generous donation by Ron Shapiro -- negotiator, agent, attorney, author. The department of business communication is grateful for Ron's generous spirit.

 
 
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