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Presenters at IMPACT

Three current or former Business Communication students, together with two administrators, attended the IMPACT Conference, a large annual national conference focused on student civic engagement, Feb. 22-23 at the University of Virginia.  The conference examines the involvement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.


Caroline Izzi, '18 Business Communication '19M Communication Studies (photo center), co-presented a workshop with Morgan Somerville, director of student engagement (left in the photo), and Dr. Christine Moran, AVP for Student Success (right in the photo), on the topic "How to implement an impactful campus wide day of service.” The three shared  lessons and best practices from Stevenson’s Mustangs Make a Difference Day. 


Business Communication major Lauren Novsak, '19 (second from left), and alum Emma Ragon, '16 (second from right), co-presented a workshop titled “Campfire Chats: How alumni engagement makes all the difference in Alternative Break Programs.” The session examined how the value of reflection helps students and alumni build lasting connections through programs like Mission: I’m Home. 


Novsak revealed that the business communication students nominated and celebrated with Moran as she won the John H. Sarvey Administrator of the Year Award at the 2019 IMPACT Conference. (Photo from Lauren Novsak)

Business Communication alum Devon Hightower is preparing for training camp with the Jersey Flight, a team within the American Arena League (AAL) playing home games at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. The football team is gearing up for its second season, with new head coach Adam Turkel. Good luck, Devon!

Devon Hightower and the Jersey Flight

Kimberly HahrBusiness Communication alum Kimberly Hahr discussed the efforts of the Maryland Center of Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI) where she works to encourage students to enter the construction industry in a podcast through LinkedIn. Kim is also is the strategic partnerships manager and affiliate director of ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore. Listen to the podcast here.
Katie Amos Remenapp, Ali Blais, Chip Rouse and Heather Redding PierceA few of the Business Communication alums (and a faculty member) rejoiced together on the impending birth of Santiago "Santi" Remenapp, the much-anticipated baby of BizComm alum Katie Amos Remenapp at a shower held in her honor on Feb. 10. Present were Ali Blais, Chip Rouse and Heather Redding Pierce (l-r in the photo). Congratulations, Katie and Craig, on the new soccer player-to-be!
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