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The department of Communication is pleased to honor three Business Communication seniors who have won significant end-of-year awards. (Photos from Facebook and stevenson.edu)
Award for Academic Achievement in Communication
Celebrates a graduating Communication senior who has shown consistent scholastic growth over the arc of the student’s tenure as a major in the department. The award recognizes a student whose path to graduation has been marked with passion and perseverance. Through this award, the faculty in the Communication programs attest that the recipient made a commitment to learning, engaged the discipline in meaningful ways, and demonstrated academic achievement.
Award for Leadership and Excellence in Communication
Celebrates a graduating Communication senior who exemplifies the values of competent communication in practice. The award recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding communication skills both inside and outside the classroom through leadership, advocacy, and/or service to the department, the school, and the larger community. Through this award, the faculty in the Communication programs recognize the leadership potential in a diverse world when communication theory is put into practice.
Emma Cathy Smith
Award for Creative Initiatives in Communication
Celebrates a graduating Communication senior who creatively integrates the core foundations of Business Communication with regard to communication theory, writing, business, and design in endeavors both at the university and in related work outside of the university, whether through internships, jobs, or volunteer pursuits. Through this award, the faculty in the Communication programs recognize the student’s creative contributions to the department, university, and higher education, along with personal, professional, and academic achievement.
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The Communication faculty gathered remotely and, via BlueJeans, spent some time reminiscing with the seniors about their years at Stevenson. The online gathering gave everyone one more chance to talk about their SU memories and hopes for the future. We were grateful for the opportunity to say a brief farewell to the communication majors!
Here's what many of our students remembered (with thanks to Professor Stephanie Verni for taking notes):
The annual Lambda Pi Eta induction ceremony, with all the faculty and family members present
Presentations at the Maryland Communication Association conference and at the Paul D. Lack Scholars conference
The last Communication BizMix, where so many alumni came back to be a part of the event
Finding my best friends during the first year and then sharing time in the major together
Homecoming celebrations where the faculty cheer us on and alumni are so glad to be back
The First-Year Seminar trip to Orioles Park and the boat cruise on the harbor, when I discovered the real sense of community in the major
Time as a reporter, editor, and editor-in-chief for The Villager, learning what real professional collaboration looks like
Faculty and students in the communication department met remotely via BlueJeans on May 7 for their first-ever "Fireside Chat." Everyone talked about what they have been doing besides classwork since the stay-at-home order was issued, and the group spent a bit of time trying to explain to Dr. Greene about The Netflix. It was great to "see" our students and colleagues and hear their voices once again! More students participated than what the screen capture shows here, but BlueJeans displays only nine images at once.