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Communication News

Date: Mar 2015

Senior Gabby Kuhar is learning a lot in her internship at Excel International Sports, a division of World Strides, under the mentorship of Eric McAleer. The company plans and arranges international travel excursions for college, high school and youth sports teams as they seek to play international competitors in European countries in particular. Gabby has been working on the company's website, organizing trip details, and writing copy for promotional work, among other things.

Stevenson University BizComm faculty and students traveled to Puerto Rico during spring break week as part of their Advanced Intercultural Communication course, taught by Dr. Deric Greene and assisted by Professor Chris Noya. They saw much of the island, including walking tours of Old San Juan, a trip to the rain forest, and a day with students and faculty at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (the University of the Sacred Heart). They shared stories of educational experiences with the students there, and learned much about each other's culture during the visit. In the photographs above, the BizComms  pose with the students from Puerto Rico during some of the activities.

Senior Amy Sharfman is completing her second Stevenson internship, this one with the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a non-profit foundation that educates, supports research, provides financial and emotional assistance and advocates for better breast cancer policy. Under the supervision of Kim Schmulowitz, the communication and marketing director (on the left in the photo), and Lauren Pichotta, the communications and marketing manager (far right in the photo), Amy has been providing the foundation support in the areas of research, media, organization and writing. She will also be helping with Race for the Cure race-day organization and event management.

Junior Kevin McDonough is already stepping out into the politcal arena during his internship in the offices of Cathy Bevins, chair of the Baltimore County Council and councilwoman for the sixth district. He is particularly attuned to the needs of those in the district, attending community meetings, answering questions of those who call the councilwoman's office, and learning to navigate the political scene. Kevin's work within his own community organization has provided him with a wealth of experience in developing professional relationships with those in the county. In the photo, from left to right, are Doris Franz-Poling, legislative aide; Kevin McDonough; Councilwoman Cathy Bevins; and JB Osborne, senior legislative advisor.

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