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Communication News

Seems like we've been hearing from a lot of our Business Communication alums who are taking up new positions or careers. Here's just a bit of what we have learned.

Maura WinebrennerMaura Kovalcik Winebrenner - promoted to Brand Marketing Manager at the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Brittany Bangert2019Brittany Bangert - starting a new position as External Relations Advisor at Shell


Emily RosenthalEmily Rosenthal - started a new position as Communications Coordinator at St. John Catholic Parish and School

Lauren KiperLauren Kiper - started a new position as Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Katlyn LampKatlyn Lamp - promoted to Director, Events & Communications, Sagamore Racing


Corrin HarrisCorrin Harris - promoted to Lifestyle Manager at CCMC, Orlando, Florida

Cover of The PostcardBusiness Communication professor Stephanie Verni received notification on May 24 that her most recent work, The Postcard and Other Short Stories & Poetry, received recognition as a finalist in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

Professor Verni noted that this is the fourth time her books have placed in this contest, which gives tribute to independent authors. Her other works of fiction include Beneath the Mimosa Tree, Baseball Girl, and Inn Significant. She is also the co-author (with two of her colleagues in the Business Communication department) of Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice. Congratulations from the Business Communication department, Stephanie!

Leeanne Bell McManus at UNCWBusiness Communication professor Leeanne Bell McManus presented research at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington during its biannual IMC (Integrated Marketing Communication) conference, whose theme this year examined  "Current Theory and Practice." Dr. Bell McManus presented her work, co-authored with Stevenson University faculty members Chip Rouse and Stephanie Verni, in a paper titled "Event Planning Theory and Practice." The conference, held May 29-31, 2019, included panel presentations, guest speakers, and roundtable discussions, and was organized by Jeanne Persuit, associate professor, Communication Studies, UNCW.

Other participants included professors Timothy and Deanna Sellnow from the University of Central Florida; Angela Corbo from Widener University; and Julie Morgan from Eastern University, among others. (Photo courtesy of Leeanne Bell McManus)

Brent Hiken page in PLLBusiness Communication alum Brent Hiken '15 will play with Redwoods LC during the inaugural weekend of the Premier Lacrosse League at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. The game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network. As a student at Stevenson, Brent played for the Mustangs' lacrosse team as a faceoff specialist.

Brent HikenThe professional field lacrosse league  is a six-team touring league featuring 160 of the best lacrosse players in the world. The teams will travel to a total of 14 cities in their inaugural season, including a stop in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field June 22-23, according to gomustangsports. The new league is a direct competitor of Major League Lacrosse, which has been established for 18 years. (Top image from; photo of Brent Hiken from Facebook)

Congratulations to SU Business Communication alum Maura K. Winebrenner, who will present a session at the following fundraising conference on June 10.

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