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Communication News

The National Communication Association convention, held this fall in Dallas, Texas, includes presentations from several Business Communication faculty members as well as the department chair....Click here to read more.

The department of Business Communication welcomed benefactor and friend Ronald M. Shapiro on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to give the 10th annual Shapiro/Rouse lecture. In a conversation with the audience, Shapiro spoke about the coincidences and twists life can take, urging students to be ready for those surprising or unexpected happenstances. Using his own life story as illustration, Shapiro explained that predicting the path one's career will take is often next to impossible.

Shapiro, an expert negotiator and sports agent, as well as an attorney and best-selling author, along with his wife Kathryn, endowed the lecture series a decade ago in honor of associate professor Chip Rouse, who shares the lecture's name with the Shapiros. Through the years, the lecture has hosted those in the Maryland-area business world including Kevin Byrne, senior vice president of the Baltimore Ravens; and Steve Battista, senior vice president of Under Armour's creative division, among others. (Photo by Stephanie Verni)

The department of Business Communication congratulates the 16 students in the major who presented a summary of their internship experiences via Powerpoint on Nov. 14. The students explained how they found their internship, reviewed what they gained from the experience, and offered advice to those considering similar placements. In the photo, senior Abbey Provost is enthusiastic about her internship in event planning at Discovery Communications in Rockville, Md. The student interns included the following:

Bri Buttner Event Solutions International
Bryan Corvera U.S. Naval Academy Sports
Sarah Cullison St. Paul's School, Marketing and PR
Paige Cunningham A Style Studio
Angelina Devairakkam Stevenson University Sports Information
Laurel Ensor RC Trading
Corrin Harris Walt Disney Company
John Kimenhour St. Paul's School Office of Development
Hannah Krasinski 1840's Carrollton Inn
Sara Miller Baltimore Orioles
Abigail Provost Discovery Communications
Jamell Randolph Coppin State University Athletics
Kaya Roberts Stevenson University Conference Services
Lauren Spivey Edie Brown & Associates
Alaina Steg Art With a Heart
David Steinwedel Ed Block Foundation
Congratulations to senior Business Communication and volleyball star Lauren Weaver, who was named the MVP of the recent Middle Atlantic Conference volleyball tournament for her exemplary play in the semifinals and the finals, totaling 15 kills on .282 hitting for the Mustangs, according to gomustangsports.com. In the photo, Lauren is shown with her head coach Dave Trumbo (left) and Ken Andrews, executive director of the MAC. The Mustangs took down Arcadia in four sets to move on to a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament for the seventh straight time.

Business Communication graduate Emily Rosenthal has begun a job with the Catholic Review as a staff writer, and one of her recent articles combines her Catholic heritage with her love of Carroll County. Emily is excited about the job in which she will be able to combine her reporting, writing, and editorial skills. (Photo of Emily's article in The Catholic Review, November, 2017)

 
 
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