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Photos from the Weekend of Women

Stevenson's Business Communication majors, faculty and alums were on hand during the weekend of March 8-10 to celebrate the "Weekend of Women."

According to senior Lauren Novsak, one of the members of the planning committee, "The Weekend of Women was designed to connect the women of Stevenson by celebrating the strength of women through educational workshops and inspiring speakers, with the goal of empowering our women. The date coincides with International Women’s Day, which was March 8."

Several BizComm alums (center photo) joined the festivities on Friday for an Alumnae Mixer. They visited with Lauren Novsak, and included Grace Clark, Megan Donohue, Tara Shishmanian and Jen AntonelliDr. Leeanne Bell McManus (left photo) presented a session on Communication and Stress. The planning committee (right photo) included Novsak and BizComm Maya Planter.

Congratulations to the student members of 47 House, the university's communications club, for hosting a very successful Sports Careers Symposium as their 2019 BizMix event. With advisor Stephanie Verni and faculty member Chip Rouse's help, guests in a variety of sports fields spoke to a full ballroom of students, visitors, alumni, and faculty members on March 6. The guests offered advice and encouragement, and took time to network individually with the students attending the event. Guests included the following:

  • Clayton Beard, assistant head coach/offensive line, Stevenson University football
  • Will Beatson, Principal, WPBIII Ventures, Sports and entertainment agency and SU alum
  • Morgan Cook, Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Senior director of women’s athletics
  • Colby Giacubeno, basketball scout & entrepreneur, Senior contributor, Prep HoopsMD and SU alum
  • Jack Gilden, author & keynote speaker, “Collision of Wills: Johnny Unitas, Don Shula and the Rise of the Modern NFL”
  • Stacey Haines, President, Earl Beckwith & Associates, Event planning/management, FANFEST
  • John Heid, Country Club of Maryland, Golf course assistant superintendent and SU alum
  • Emily Maranto, Baltimore Orioles, Coordinator, Membership Fulfillment and SU alum
  • Kendy Chan, S.A.F.E. Management, Director of M&T Bank Stadium Operations
  • Chuck Sapienza, 105.7 The Fan Radio, Director of Sports Programming
  • Chris Warren, Under Armour, Creative - Tier 1 Assets and SU alum

Photos of Sports Careers Symposium

Morgan LeepaStevenson University Business Communication graduate Morgan Leepa (class of 2014) has made a change in her career path, moving from NewMarket Group, an Agora company, where she has most recently served as Acquisitions Creative Manager, but since her graduation has served in a variety of roles. She will soon begin a new job at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) as Marketing Coordinator, Enrollment Communications, where she will use her direct response marketing experience in this new role. Congratulations, Morgan! (Photo from Facebook)

Event at Stitching Maryland Together

Students in The Mill, Stevenson School of Design's interdisciplinary marketing class, attended the launch party of "Stitching Maryland Together," a movement that "binds the fashion community with a single thread. Individual creators and organizations take center stage in an inclusive effort to engage the past, present, and future of a dynamic industry. This movement exists to give fashion the platform it needs to inspire ongoing involvement," according to With a sponsorship grant from PNC Bank, the students in the class are working on ways of making the fashion industry more inclusive and collaborative. In the photos above, the associate dean of communication programs, Nadene Vevea, and Mill student Claudia Tonti speak at the launch party, held at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on Feb. 28. Stitching Maryland Together's main event on Saturday, May 4, will be held at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Tickets are on sale here. (Photos from Leeanne Bell McManus)

Public relations for Monster JamEdie Brown (third from left), public relations guru of Edie Brown and Associates and longtime friend of Stevenson University, had her Business Communication intern, senior Claudia Tonti (second from left), on hand for an early morning PR session promoting Monster Jam this weekend at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena.  Monster Jam is a well-known entertainment feature with some of the most popular trucks in the world performing in competition. Edie Brown and Associates works with Feld Entertainment as a client. (Photo from Facebook)
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