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Business Communication News

Date: May 2014

The department of Business Communication sends out a big congratulations to three of its own who were chosen as USILA All-Americans in lacrosse this week. Selected for the first team as well as named the Specialty Player of the year for his face-off skills was senior Brent Hiken. Joining Brent was junior midfielder Tony Rossi, selected for the third team, and senior defender Ryan Rubenstein earned an Honorable Mention. Brent was also one of three Mustang seniors chosen to play in the 2014 USILA Division III North-South All-Star Game on Sunday, May 25, at Bank Stadium.Way to go, Mustangs!

As they graduate, we are hearing from several of our BizComms who have landed great jobs already.

Congratulations thus far to Morgan Leepa (at left), who will begin work at Agora Publishing as a Creative Marketing Assistant; to Morgan Buckingham (third from left), who will start working in administration and marketing at Arthur Bell and Associates; and to Jamie Schaefer, who will continue her work, now full-time, at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Alex Zeidler has accepted a position at the new Horseshoe Casino as an advertising coordinator, and Marilyn Lovo will be working part-time for Q Marketing and Design while job searching in the Washington, DC, area. Michelle Larkin (third from right), will begin full-time work at Disney World in June, and Tiera Willey will begin work as manager of community relations for MGM International Resorts after she completes three months of training in Las Vegas. Lynn Aaron Nichols (second from right in the photo) is working for eventi planning as an assistant coordinator as well as holding down a job at Sascha's Catering as a personal assistant to the sales manager.

Kera Madden has accepted a job with Toyota Financial as a customer service representative, and will start in June, and Johnny Mills has begun a job as the administrative assistant for Academic Affairs at the Freire Charter School. Chelsea Moog tells us that she has begun work with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as their special events associate, and Christopher Ledgerwood is moving to Kirkland, Washington, outside of Seattle, to coach lacrosse and work for FieldTurf in sales and customer service. Avi Miller reports that he will be attending the University of Akron for graduate school with a graduate assistantship. Kristen Baione has taken a position as a Sales and Communications Coordinator with Sustain Creativity in the Washington, DC, area. Can't wait to hear more good news from the BizComms!

The Business Communication department has selected Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the site for this fall's First Year Seminar trip. Past visits have included Washington, D.C.; New York City; and Annapolis, Maryland. Philadelphia is a perfect site because of its great historical past and its proximity to Stevenson University. Professors Heather Harris and Deric Greene made a reconnaissance day trip to the "City of Brotherly Love" to check out the sights and make some plans in preparation for the September outing. Here, the famous statue of fighter Rocky Balboa is front and center in Philadelphia's downtown area. (Photo by Deric Greene)

In an effort to make sure each BizComm is fully prepared for the kind of speaking opportunities they will be offered in their careers, the department will offer an "Advanced Public Speaking" elective course this fall, taught by assistant professor Christine Noya, pictured at left receiving an award for her service on campus.

The course will focus on the kind of oral communication contexts that students will face once they graduate, and give lots of personal, professional and team feedback to those enrolled. (Photo from SU Flickr)

Congratulations to three BizComm faculty members -- Leeanne Bell McManus, Christine Noya and Chip Rouse -- who were recognized at the annual end-of-the-year festivities for their work as part of the "Faculty in the Halls" initiative.

Their award for "Fostering Learning" included a certificate and a monetary award for their work during the 2013-14 academic year in the first-year residence halls.

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