Stephanie Verni, associate professor of Business Communication, has earned another award from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, as her second novel, Baseball Girl,  was honored for work in sports fiction. 

Professor Verni writes, "When you sweat over a project for as long as I did (and for some people even longer), when you pour your blood, sweat, and tears into it, and when you make other sacrifices to complete the project, there’s a quiet satisfaction that comes from it. Receiving recognition just makes it that much sweeter."

Professor Verni's first work, Beneath the Mimosa Tree, also won honors from Readers' Choice and from the Indie Excellence Book Awards. The department hopes you will join us in congratulating Professor Verni for her outstanding creative work.