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We just heard from alum Kayla Wilson ('12), who's counting the days until her law school commencement. Kayla will graduate from Michigan State School of Law in May.

She writes, "I hope you and all of the BizComm professors are well. I am working at Legal Aid in Michigan, but I also spent last semester teaching high school journalism students about the First Amendment as a student in one of the clinics Michigan State offers. It was a really good experience for me and I enjoyed teaching. The students had a lot of questions about speech specifically, because of their interest in social media."

Love to hear that our alums are thriving in such a wide variety of fields!

Congratulations to Business Communication junior Paul Farrell, recipient of the Newman Civic Fellowship as a representative of Stevenson University.

In the words of Stevenson president Dr. Elliot Hirshman, "Paul Farrell, a junior Business Communication student at Stevenson University, embodies the ethic of service and civic engagement as a student-leader on campus. As President of Campus Crusade for Christ, a global Christian non-profit, Farrell has planned and provided guidance for over 20 events for the Stevenson community and beyond, often addressing issues such as homelessness in Baltimore. Farrell who is actively involved in the Male Initiative of Leadership and Excellence (M.I.L.E.) at Stevenson has facilitated multiple events that served the community, such as feeding the hungry, protecting the environment, assisting in the creation of athletic facilities, and reaching and supporting urban youth. Farrell is a humble leader who is involved because he truly wants to serve others. Service has become an integral component of his college career, and he often leads by example. Farrell is sincere in every aspect of his life, which allows him to represent Stevenson with professionalism and excellence, while also enriching the lives of the people that surround him."

The Newman Civic Fellowship "recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country," according to the Fellowship's website. It's a one-year experience for honored students to gain access to in-person and virtual learning opportunities, networking events, and mentoring.

Congratulations, Paul! More information is available here. (Photo from campuscompact.org)

Business Communication major Lauren Novsak is running for the office of SGA President at Stevenson. Over the past three years, Lauren has served as the School of Design senator, a sophomore class representative, and currently is the Director of Public Relations and Alumni Outreach for the SGA.

Lauren is also involved in ‘47 House, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, National Residence Hall Honorary, and is the president of Mission: I’m Home. Lauren has also been a student assistant in the Office of Student Engagement.Lauren is running for the office on a ticket with Noah Connor, a business administration major.

The department is proud of Lauren's commitment to community and leadership!

Professor Stephanie Verni of the department of Business Communication will be a featured speaker at the "Women of Stevenson" career conference to be held on Sunday, March 4,  from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Rockland.

Verni will present five sessions focused on "Building A Professional Wardrobe" and will offer wardrobe consulting tips for students. Since she is an EIS-Certified fashion consultant, the communication  professor will talk about colors, neutral wardrobes, investment pieces, and will suggest 25 fashion tips. She will offer a handout that suggests nine basic pieces students can purchase to start a business-professional wardrobe, and how those nine pieces can create 36 outfits.

Found this terrific positive message on Facebook courtesy of one of our Business communication faculty members who also happens to be an alum of SU. Maya Shipley Tyler offers a healthy dose of motivation to readers -- and is equally motivational to the students at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School where she works!

 
 
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