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Communication News

Date: Sep 2015

SU BizComm recently connected with alum Nick Gill ('15), who received a job shortly after graduation with All Risks, Ltd.  His job in marketing has him communicating about various National Specialty Insurance Programs with clients as well as fellow agencies. He's also studying trends within the insurance industry and other service areas.

While he was a BizComm student at Stevenson, he enjoyed an internship in public relations with Lawrence Howard and Associates.

 Nick is one of several Business Communication students who have been hired by All Risks. Andrew Twigg is currently the company's  Business Applications Trainer.  He recently spent 17 days on the road, visiting six offices, and roughly 5,600 miles traveled between plane and car.  He trained everyone in those offices on the company's new system.  Dustin Tarlow is currently an underwriter in the Brokerage unit.  Ryan Pierce (Business Administration at Stevenson) is currently in the Work Comp Specialties unit and is working toward becoming an underwriter. 

Four  years ago, when All Risks hired Andrew, the company had 390 employees.  Today it has nearly 800 and is continuing to expand.  Our liaison, Stu Jacobs, continues to seek out Business Communication graduates or recommendations. We are thrilled with the success of these students in such a welcoming setting.

On Sept. 25, 2015, BizComm's First Year Seminar class traveled to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on the department's annual seminar trip. Students received a tour from a certified park ranger and learned about the history of the historic town. The class was able to explore the town, view the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, Jefferson Rock, and other important sites. Now, they will complete news reports and present them in class at the end of the semester. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus)

Alum Morgan Buckingham ('14) continues her work as an administrative assistant at Arthur Bell CPAs in Hunt Valley, Md. She started as a front desk receptionist following her graduation in 2014, but has since been promoted and given a variety of tasks within the firm. Morgan writes, "They started to use me throughout the firm, so I work with the marketing and executive departments on a variety of projects." In addition to her administrative duties, Morgan plans events, organizes continued professional education (CPE) logistics within the firm, and markets the company. Keep up the great work, Morgan!

Here, Morgan is shown during her internship at Stevenson University in the Office of Marketing and Digital Communications with her supervisor, John Buettner.

Congratulations to freshman Lauren Novsak, one of two newly elected School of Design senators. She is charged with the task of being the bridge between the School of Design and the Student Government. She and her fellow senator will help showcase the department's work to other students at Stevenson University. 
The SGA Senate and Executive Board meet once a month to discuss how to improve student relations between programs, departments, faculty, and student activities. What a great start to your career at Stevenson, Lauren!
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