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A recent Press Box article offered kudos to Business Communication graduate Dan Williams:

Dan WilliamsKansas City Chiefs Coaching Intern Dan Williams

After a highly decorated career as a quarterback at Division III Stevenson, Williams jumped right into the coaching ranks. As an offensive intern, he is learning from one of the best in Andy Reid. Williams was a three-year starter for the Mustangs, though his senior season in 2018 ended prematurely due to injury. Williams threw for 2,469 yards and 26 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016 and 3,198 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior in 2017. He was a first-team All-MAC selection both years and the MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2017. He was a college counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana in June 2018.

(Photo by Sabina Moran)

Stephanie Verni addresses guests at the Severna Park Public LibraryCongratulations to Stevenson's Professor Stephanie Verni of the communication department for her energizing book talk at the Severna Park Public Library on January 21, 2019. Speaking about her works of fiction as well as the writing process itself, Stephanie encouraged the audience to develop their interest in writing about whatever their passion is. Her latest novel, Little Milestones, has just been released. (Photo from Facebook)

Adrianna Kamosa's muralBusiness Communication alum Adrianna Kamosa (Stevenson University class of 2017), the marketing manager at Bien Mérité, a bakery in Corpus Christi, Texas, has created a magnificent mural for the establishment. Adrianna explained that the mural is inspired by the bakery and the rolling hills of lavender in the French countryside. It is her first large-scale mural, though she has been painting for a long while.

Adrianna's work even made the news with a feature in the Corpus Christi Caller Times. " 'I really wanted to picture what Bien Mérité would look like if it were located in a small French town,' said artist Adrianna Kamosa of Adrianna Paints. 'Now people can enjoy French pastries and take pictures in front of this hidden gem near the cafe.' "

Congratulations, Adrianna! Such talent! (Photo from Facebook)

Tamika HopeBusiness Communication grad Tamika Hope (Stevenson University class of 2013) announced recently that she has accepted a job teaching English in South Korea, and will depart from the US in early February. She will leave her current job as membership coordinator at Orangetheory Fitness in Newark, Delaware, but says she is "super excited for this amazing opportunity." Best of luck, Tamika! (Photo from Facebook)

Cover of the second edition of event planning textCongratulations to Business Communication professors Leeanne Bell McManus, Chip Rouse, and Stephanie Verni on the publication of the second edition of the event planning textbook, Event Planning: Communicating Theory & Practice.

According to Kendall Hunt Publishing, this second edition "offers a unique approach that connects concepts in communication to practical event planning ideas. Understanding the 'why' behind successful events is fundamental to creating unique and successful experiences for companies, organizations, or clients. With a solid basis in communication theory, along with two new chapters that cover best practices in hospitality and event tourism, this text will enable students to manage each aspect of the planning cycle. Exemplary case studies from experts in the field, combined with thought-provoking activities and insightful text, will help students understand what it takes to succeed in a career as an event planner." New chapters on hospitality and mega events address even more current trends.

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