Three current or former Business Communication students, together with two administrators, attended the IMPACT Conference, a large annual national conference focused on student civic engagement, Feb. 22-23 at the University of Virginia. The conference examines the involvement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.

Caroline Izzi, ’18 Business Communication ’19M Communication Studies (photo center), co-presented a workshop with Morgan Somerville, director of student engagement (left in the photo), and Dr. Christine Moran, AVP for Student Success (right in the photo), on the topic “How to implement an impactful campus wide day of service.” The three shared lessons and best practices from Stevenson’s Mustangs Make a Difference Day.

Business Communication major Lauren Novsak, ’19 (second from left), and alum Emma Ragon, ’16 (second from right), co-presented a workshop titled “Campfire Chats: How alumni engagement makes all the difference in Alternative Break Programs.” The session examined how the value of reflection helps students and alumni build lasting connections through programs like Mission: I’m Home.

Novsak revealed that the business communication students nominated and celebrated with Moran as she won the John H. Sarvey Administrator of the Year Award at the 2019 IMPACT Conference. (Photo from Lauren Novsak)