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Congratulations to a couple of Business Communication majors who were recognized for their exceptional contributions to residence life at the annual RA Banquet, held this year via BlueJeans and slide shows. on Friday, May 8. More than 50 attendees enjoyed the remote get-together, including Business Communication's twoFaculty in the Halls members, Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse.
Marriah Boyd was honored as the Residence Life Rookie of the Year for her consistent contributions during her first year as an RA.
Isabella Maxey was honored with the "Best Community Builder" award for her work in the residence halls bringing students together in the spirit of Stevenson University.
Lastly, Marriah Boyd and her co-RA, DJ Lyles, were congratulated for their consistently best residence hall bulletin boards, a source of events and news for their residents.
Congratulations to all the Resident Assistants for their care and energy throughout the year.
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 men's lacrosse 25th anniversary team includes five Business Communication alums:
Richie Ford '11
Greg Furshman '09
Brent Hiken '16
Tony Rossi '15
Ryan Rubenstein '14
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 lacrosse anniversary team!
Brandon Seidl (Stevenson Business Communication 2006), SU's current senior director of web and digital marketing, is preparing for the publication of his latest book, "Ocean City Oddities," through an interview with Delmarva Life. You can watch the interview with Brandon and his co-author, Kristin Helf, and learn more about the history of the beach town on the Eastern Shore. This is his second book, following another Ocean City, Maryland look, "Trimper's Rides," co-authored with Monica Thrash. Congratulations to Brandon for turning his passion and his writing into capturing days gone by on the boardwalk and the beach.
A personal, handwritten "thank you" note can be the difference between getting the internship or job -- and being left without one. Students in either of the communication majors need to understand the importance of follow-up gratitude expressed immediately and personally.
A short, handwritten note sets you apart from your competition. It shows that you took the time to express your gratitude, look for an address, find a stamp, and send off a note. You demonstrate your thoughtfulness and appreciation to someone who took the time to interview, chat with, or mentor you. Being professional, in fact, includes showing your gratitude.
Other good advice includes making sure you send the note immediately, no more than a day or two after the meeting or exchange. In order to make it easier on yourself, purchase some correspondence cards on which you can write three simple sentences of thanks. In fact, your department has a stock of these cards and envelopes free to anyone who would like to send one!
Remember that every professional interaction you have with someone is critical -- and a personal thank you note becomes even more essential in this world of email and cybercommunication.