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Students in Professor Inna Alesina's Introduction to Corporate Communication Design class (VCD 270) are collaborating with the Office of Integrity to brainstorm for the creation of a branding campaign on the subject of integrity. Here, sophomore Rachel Dolle practices her presentation skills as she presents one of her concepts for the activity to Professor Alesina, who offers some critique and encouragement.

BizComm alum Brian Myers has returned from his summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, as part of his trek with the Livestrong Foundation's "Survivor Summit." This video, created by Roger Gant, chronicles the trip. Brian is the fundraising and events manager for Livestrong, and made the climb in an effort to raise money for cancer victims and their families. He is contributing anything he raises beyond the costs of the summit to the Huntington's Disease Society of America for research to end this deadly and heartbreaking disease that claimed the life of his father. We can still support Brian through his Livestrong site by clicking and contributing here.

Though the weather outside might have been frigid, the BizComm students helping out with the recent "Future Stevenson Scholars Day" Open House were shining like stars! Junior Tyler Turk previewed a video he created for the department, and the students then talked the audience through the Valentine's Day presentation of "The Top 10 Reasons I Love Business Communication." The event included delicious cupcakes and the department's signature brand, the "Candy Bar." Afterwards, the students and faculty all spoke personally with the families in attendance. We are enormously proud of their professionalism and enthusiasm! The students were (back row, l-r): Emily Rosenthal, Megan McSwain, Sarah Cullison, Courtney Hastings, Emma Ragon, Jackie Cooper, Kristen Brooks, Tyler Turk; (front row, l-r): Jamal Williams, Alex Parker, Chloe Redmond, Colleen Shipley and Kaitlin Kirkwood. (Photo by Stephanie Verni)

Senior BizComm Colby Giacubeno was honored during Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 17, for his contributions to the men's basketball team under the direction of coach Gary Stewart. In the evening's game against first-place Lycoming College, Colby had 14 points and 2 rebounds en route to the Mustangs' heartbreaking loss at the buzzer. Here he is shown with his parents and coach. Congratulations, Colby! (Photo courtesy of Jason Eichelberger)

Senior Frankie Reynolds is interning at gkv under the mentorship of Ellen Delaplane, an account supervisor at the advertising firm newly located in McHenry Row in Baltimore. Frankie is working with two major clients, Sprint and Medifast, for the advertising firm now celebrating 30 years in advertising, direct marketing, branding, digital and public relations.

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