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Business Communication News

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Cover of The PostcardBusiness Communication professor Stephanie Verni received notification on May 24 that her most recent work, The Postcard and Other Short Stories & Poetry, received recognition as a finalist in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

Professor Verni noted that this is the fourth time her books have placed in this contest, which gives tribute to independent authors. Her other works of fiction include Beneath the Mimosa Tree, Baseball Girl, and Inn Significant. She is also the co-author (with two of her colleagues in the Business Communication department) of Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice. Congratulations from the Business Communication department, Stephanie!

Leeanne Bell McManus at UNCWBusiness Communication professor Leeanne Bell McManus presented research at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington during its biannual IMC (Integrated Marketing Communication) conference, whose theme this year examined  "Current Theory and Practice." Dr. Bell McManus presented her work, co-authored with Stevenson University faculty members Chip Rouse and Stephanie Verni, in a paper titled "Event Planning Theory and Practice." The conference, held May 29-31, 2019, included panel presentations, guest speakers, and roundtable discussions, and was organized by Jeanne Persuit, associate professor, Communication Studies, UNCW.

Other participants included professors Timothy and Deanna Sellnow from the University of Central Florida; Angela Corbo from Widener University; and Julie Morgan from Eastern University, among others. (Photo courtesy of Leeanne Bell McManus)

Dr. Deric GReene and others promoted

The department of Business Communication joins Stevenson University in congratulating Dr. D. M. Greene on his promotion to full professor. The promotion was announced at the annual faculty awards ceremony. on May 28, 2019.  In the photo, Dr. Greene (top right) joins the other faculty members who were promoted to  various positions.

Dr. Greene joined the Business Communication faculty in 2004, having received his Ph.D. from Howard University in Human Communication Studies.

Chip Rouse wins Noya award

Associate professor of Business Communication, Chip Rouse, was named the first-ever "Christine Noya-- Heart of Stevenson" award winner on May 28, 2019, at the annual faculty awards ceremony.

The award commemorates the legacy of faculty member, administrator, and long-time beloved SU member, Christine Noya, who passed away in 2019.

Rouse was nominated for the award by her department. She also received a faculty research grant at the same time to be used for planning and holding an event planning symposium with her colleagues in 2020.

Leeanne Bell McManus receives giftAt the conclusion of the 2019 Eastern Communication Association convention, incoming president Katherine Thweatt (left) congratulates Stevenson's Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus on her terms in leadership of the association, and offers a gift to the outgoing president.

Dr. Bell McManus served as first vice president prior to this year, organizing the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh. The association will hold its 2020 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Strahler)

 
 
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