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Emma Adams headshotBusiness Communication senior Emma Rose Adams recently received word that she was accepted at two of her top choices for graduate school.  Laboratory Institute of Technology College (LIM) has been focusing on the business of fashion since 1939. The school is located near 5th Avenue on East 45th Street in Manhattan, a perfect location since NYC is one of the premier fashion capitals of the world.

Emma also heard from the Parsons School of Design where she was not only accepted, but also awarded a Dean's Merit Scholarship. Parsons, located in New York City on 12th Street, partners with Louis Vuitton, Braccalini, Bulgari, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Li Ning for student experiences. Now it may be time to choose one! Congrats, Emma! (Photo from gomustangsports.com)

An excerpt from the letter sent to members from Eastern Communication president Katherine Thweatt:

Logo of 2020 ECAOnce again, I am reaching out to you with a heavy heart. We have heard from many members inquiring about whether our beloved convention will take place this year. These messages have steadily increased in number since yesterday. During the past 24 hours, the Executive Board has met several times about COVID-19 to determine the best approach for our association and membership. While we initially believed that we could carry on, it has become apparent that we must cancel the 111th Eastern Communication Association (ECA) convention, Harboring Innovation, in Baltimore, Maryland, Wednesday, April 1 –  Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Before addressing the rationale for this decision, I want to extend my deepest appreciation and compassion to our Primary Planner and ECA First Vice President, Jennifer Waldeck. As you know, she planned an innovative conference with programming to educate ourselves not only on current research, but with opportunities to learn how to conduct rigorous research. Her innovative planning also included changing our approach to our business meeting and the announcement of awards and recognitions.

Headshot, Jennifer WaldeckThe passion, dedication, and action Jennifer showed in the year leading up to her conference provides a blueprint for future planners on how to plan and how to conference differently from the status quo. I am devastated that we will not reap the benefits of Jennifer’s conference planning prowess during the expected timeframe of 04/01/2020 - 04/05/2020. However, the Executive Board is working to implement a plan to honor our election of Jennifer to plan a conference for us. Working out the details of this plan may require a few weeks’ work, but we will make every effort to announce the specifics of our next steps as soon as possible. Thank you, Jennifer, for your hard work. We will not let you down in finding a way to allow your hard work to pay off.

Stevenson University Communication students and faculty join in acknowledging the amazing work accomplished by Jennifer Waldeck, first vice president of the ECA and convention planner. The help she received from Stevenson's own Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus and her Advanced Event Planning class must also be commended. Thanks to all who spent an enormous amount of time, energy and creativity on this event.

Hoem page of The VillagerWhen Stevenson classes were canceled for March 11-13, the resourceful Villager staff found a way to collaborate from a variety of sites off campus and get new articles published on the online site, stevensonvillager.com.

Through the use of chat on GroupMe, and the remarkable versatility of WordPress, the staff was able to meet their deadline with professionalism and cooperation. Congrats to Jess Lewis, editor-in-chief; senior editors Andrew Nagel and Derek Tangorra, and staffers Marriah Boyd, Tyler Burton, Annie Smyth-Hammond, Jevan Leyh, Joseph Mauler, Liam Walsh, and Brittany Whitley.

Annie Smyth-HammondCongratulations to Business Communication senior Annie Smyth-Hammond, who earned her second all-conference honor as she was named to the 2020 Middle Atlantic Conference second team. The senior earned honorable mention status a year ago and finished the 2020 season with a 4-0-0 record in league play. She finished first among goalies in the Middle Atlantic Conference with a 0.50 goals against average and a .963 save percentage, according to gomustangsports.com. Annie was also named United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) South Goalie of the Week for the week of Feb. 25. (Photo from gomustangsports.com)
 
 
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