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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.
Stevenson athletics is celebrating the 25th anniversary of NCAA athletics at the institution, which began at Villa Julie College in the 1994-95 academic year, according to gomustangsports.com. The women's lacrosse 25th anniversary team includes three Business Communication alums. Their photos are from gomustangsports archives during their years of play at VJC/Stevenson:
Megan Weiss Daise '11
Jaime Hershner Elwood '01
Lauren Zegowitz Howard '10
In order to be eligible for the 25th Anniversary teams, former student-athletes must have used up their eligibility prior to 2018-19, have graduated from Villa Julie College/Stevenson University, and left their program and the institution in good standing. A maximum of 25 former student-athletes will be honored in each sport.
Congratulations to the inaugural members of the women's lacrosse anniversary team!
It's not too surprising to see how many Business Communication majors are currently working in the nonprofit sector after graduation. The benefits of such a job are many, including trust in the leadership of the organization, the feeling of being valued, treatment like a person with worth and ability, and the chance to be creative while wearing a variety of hats. Let's take a look at a few of the nonprofits where our grads are working.
Lauren Humphries - LUNGevity Foundation, community engagement
Lauren Novsak - Business Volunteers Maryland, nonprofit service coordinator
Rachel Guzman Ricketts-Uy - American Heart Association, director of development, Heart Walk
Samantha Hauf Vehslage - Towson State University, marketing and communication
Nick Farano - Prevention of Blindness Society, development and marketing
Alyssa Dahle - Stevenson University, communication enrollment management
Katie Peterson Welsh - Community College of Baltimore County, student life
Mimi Bory Tinkler - University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Foundation
Michelle Larkin - Rollins College, integrated marketing
Rachel Reid - Calhoun State Community College, work-based learning
Hannah Rill Sturgill - Carroll Hospital, development and annual funds
Katie Amos Remenapp - American Heart Association, development
Maura Kovalcik Winebrenner - Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, brand marketing
Megan McSwain - Baltimore Area Heritage Association, outreach
Chrissy Fabiszak Hoffman - Community College of Baltimore County, office of the campus director
Lori Elgert Fabiano - St. Agnes Hospital, human resources
Emily Rosenthal Alster - St. John Catholic Parish and School, communications