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Date: Jun 2020

Tim Craig, Jr., at Rocchi ConstructionCongrats to Business Communication alum Tim Craig, Jr. for this great spotlight about his work on the team at Rocchi Construction, where he works in business development. Tim graduated from Stevenson in May, 2020, having participated as a sports and news editor of The Villager, as well as being a member of SU's football team.

Steve Grossnickle and Alex Ness headshotsTwo Stevenson Business Communication alums have been named to the 25th anniversary team in men's volleyball. Steve Grossnickle, '09, (left) and Alex Ness, '08, received this honor. Congratulations to both!

In order to be eligible for the 25th Anniversary Teams, former student-athletes must have exhausted their eligibility prior to 2018-19, have graduated from Villa Julie/Stevenson, and left their program and the institution in good standing. A maximum of 25 former student-athletes will be honored in each sport, according to

Teams were selected with input from the head coach of each program, along with former coaches and players and a committee of Stevenson athletics staff. (Photos from

Tracy Swank on KSPRBusiness Communication alum Tracy Swank, who works for French's at McCormick & Co. in human resources, grabbed a starring role on KSPR-TV in Springfield, Mo., as a spokesperson for the partner company. The ABC-affiliate's evening news provided Tracy a chance to shine -- with her Old Bay mask prominently displayed! Clearly, her communication and Lambda Pi Eta leadership skills gave her the TV confidence she needed. (Photo from Facebook)

Student studyingConsidering taking an online summer session 2 class? The deadline to sign up is July 2, 2020. Classes for this second summer session begin July 6 and finish up August 30. The offerings available include a variety of possibilities -- here are just a few that might help any communication major progress toward graduation.

  • Communication Ethics (CM 205), taught by Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus
  • Business Writing (MGT 210), several sections
  • Sports Marketing (MKT 315), taught by Jeff Dudley
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)

All the information you need to register can be found here.

MortarboardThe Department of Communication is happy to congratulate the Stevenson University class of 2020 in Business Communication. Though we were not yet able to congratulate you in person, your faculty are waiting for the moment when we can be together and celebrate! We wish all the best to the following students:
  • Emma Rose Adams
  • Krystal Alexis
  • Morgan Bateman
  • Tyler Burton
  • Ellis Butler
  • Alyssa Caggiano
  • Tim Craig, Jr.
  • Rachel Davies
  • Yina Dong
  • Walter English
  • Riley Hodge
  • Brian Hodges
  • Ashleigh Jarrett
  • Candace Kling
  • Jess Lewis
  • Chalisse Lockley
  • Darius Lynch
  • Ian Malone
  • Cynthia Marquez
  • Joseph Mauler
  • Andrew Nagel
  • Maya Planter
  • Emma Cathy Smith
  • Annie Smyth-Hammond
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