A wonderfully energized Convocation ceremony on August 23, 2018, welcomed transfer and first-year students, their families, faculty and staff to a new year at Stevenson University. In the photos above, clockwise from top left, Provost Susan Gorman, Ph.D., offered an initial greeting to those in attendance in the gym, and the marching band was again on hand to bring a vibrancy to the occasion. Members of the University Singers, including Business Communication major Emma Cathy Smith (in band uniform) also offered a taste of their musical talent. BizComm senior and SGA president Lauren Novsak spoke for the students as she extended a thoughtful greeting to the new Mustangs.  SU President Elliot Hirshman was eager to get the academic year off to a good start, and the RAs (in blue t-shirts) energized the gym with their enthusiasm.

In the photo at bottom center, BizComm alum Julie Mazer is flanked by two Business Communication faculty members, Leeanne Bell McManus and Stephanie Verni. Julie joined the Sodexo staff as a marketing coordinator and was on hand at the picnic following Convocation to greet parents and new students.