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Date: Dec 2016

Congratulations to the December 2016 Business Communication graduates -  all 18 of them! They gathered for the traditional pre-Commencement photograph with their faculty members on Dec. 19, 2016. A special kudos goes out to Emma Ragon, who was awarded the Orsia F. Young Leadership Award, and to Emily Rosenthal, who won the President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement. Good luck as you all move on, and stay in touch! (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Verni)

A group of six Business Communication students volunteered to help face paint at this year's alumni "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, Dec. 10.  A sold-out crowd was on hand to enjoy breakfast, games, reading time, a visit from Santa Claus, and, of course, holiday face painting. A big thanks to Naseehaa Bacchus, Carlyn Bessicks, Brianna Buttner, DeJonna Farrar, Maya Murphy and Steve Thomas, who gave up their Saturday morning at the request of faculty member Chip Rouse, who has worked on the event with the alumni office in the past. Joining the group on stage is Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus, who attended the event with her family.

Senior Brittany Bryant is finishing up a great internship at Baltimore's Art with a Heart, a non-profit that "brings interactive visual arts classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, and senior housing facilities," according to the organization's website. Under the mentorship of Jenny Hyle, the director of public art & community service, Brittany has participated in a wide range of art-related activities both at the site and out in the community. Brittany has also helped at HeARTwares, the organization's social enterprise retail store that sells the work of students and volunteers. With a minor in art, Britt has enjoyed the creativity and imagination of this internship.

Congratulations to BizComm Dan Williams, Stevenson's quarterback who was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Williams started every game at quarterback for the Mustangs and completed 63.6 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns and just seven interceptions for 2,146 yards, according to He helped to lead the Mustangs to the Middle Atlantic Conference championship and the team's first-ever game in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Congratulations, Dan, on such a great season.

The Business Communication department just heard from one of our alums, Kayla Wilson ('12), who is studying law at Michigan State University. She tells us that this semester she has been splitting her time between the National Labor Relations Board and Legal Services of South Central Michigan (Michigan's Legal Aid program).

"Working at both locations has given me exposure to two different legal offices, and because of that I've been able to gauge what I want in a legal career," she writes. 

Congratulations, Kayla, and we know you look forward to getting that degree!

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