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BizComm associate professor Stephanie Verni is nearly ready to launch her second novel, Baseball Girl, a contemporary romance as well as a story about the love a girl has for her father, with baseball as the perfect backdrop. You can watch the trailer here. Baseball Girl, Verni's second self-published novel, follows her first, Beneath the Mimosa Tree. Congratulations!

Congratulations to two of our BizComm alums who have accepted new positions in the world of work. Jamie Schafer has joined the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce after spending a year as a logistics specialist at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where she also interned. The Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization that has been the voice of business in Baltimore County for nearly 50 years. Good luck on your new endeavor, Jamie!


Maura Kovalcik will be joining Social Toaster in a month as a copywriter, leaving the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland where she was a web and social media specialist. Social Toaster is an organization that seeks to increase brand visibility and engagement through customized social media platforms. We'd love to hear how the new job is going, Maura!

Congratulations to BizComm alum Emily Pullarn Hall, who's celebrating her third year with SmartCEO. Its mission, according to its website, is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. Emily's position as a senior accont executive depends upon her strong interpersonal and other communication skills. Way to go, Emily! Here she is seen in the photo (center) along with alums Sarah Moelter and Andy Gepert when they returnd last year for "Lunch Lessons."

Dependable Strengths is a peer-assisted career search workshop designed to help people find meaningful work. Through the use of storytelling, participants reflect on their experiences in life, identify their patterns of strengths, and learn how to talk about their Dependable Strengths in ways that demonstrate their value to an organization or community. Dependable Strengths is a process that not only helps you clarify who you are at your best, but separates you from the rest of the crowd in a competitive job market so that you become a job magnet!

This event, held on Fri., Jan. 23 and Sat., Jan. 24, is open to students, alumni, and members of the community. Students can register through Stevenson Career Connections.

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