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Communication News

Bell McManus and Verni Awards 2022Congratulations to Professor Stephanie Verni and Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus for the recent awards they received at the annual Eastern Communication Association (ECA) convention in Philadelphia. Professor Verni received the Distinguished Teaching Fellows Award.  Dr. Bell received the Ecroyd Award for Excellence in Teaching. Both educators are committed to student success at Stevenson University, teach a variety of courses, advise students, and instruct the agency course called The Mill in the School of Design. Co-authors, along with Chip Rouse, of the textbook Event Planning: Communicating Theory & Practice, both faculty members will be coordinating our communication students' involvement at the ECA convention next year, when it makes its way to Baltimore in March of 2023.

Heuer Player of WeekCommunication athletes are on a roll! The Stevenson softball team handed Messiah University their first MAC Commonwealth loss of the season, as pitcher Marissa Heuer threw her second no-hitter of the season. The Mustangs won, 2-0. Heuer was also named softball's Player of the Week in the Middle Atlantic Conference.

Congratulations, Marissa!

(Photo by Sabina Moran)

Blick Player of WeekComm Studies graduate student McKenna Blick was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Player of Week in women's lacrosse for the week of April 11.

According to gomustangsports.com, in Stevenson's 25-7 win over Hood, Blick picked up two ground balls, with two turnovers and one caused turnovers. Later in the week, the graduate student picked up four ground balls, two turnovers and two caused turnovers in the 20-1 win over Eastern University.

Way to go, McKenna!

Congrats Alums yellowThe Department of Communication is excited to see our alums achieving their goals out in the workplace. There's been a lot of news over the last month. We're so happy to share some of their professional news.

Kimberly Hahr Barnhard accepted a new position as the Director of Member Services at Associated Construction Distributors International, where her main responsibility is as a meeting planner. She plans conferences that happen twice a year in different locations around the country…sometimes even in international destinations! 

Jamie Brown Hart began working as a Human Resources Specialist at Scotts Miracle-Gro in June 2021 and confirms that the grass is truly greener at Scotts.

Will Comotto began working at Brown Advisory in February as a Client Onboarding Specialist. In this role, Will supports client-facing teams, helps set up new client accounts, and works alongside different bank partners.

Courtney Hottle Davis began a new position as Communication Consultant at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

Christine Favata joined CC&A Strategic Media as a Marketing Coordinator.

Zaria Greene started a new position as Service Coordinator at Service Coordination Inc.

Mollie Meeder began a new position at The Johns Hopkins University as Assistant Capital Planner.

Olivia Sackrin began a new position as Senior Partner Account Manager at Amazon Web Services.

Congratulations to all our Communication alums!



 

RyanP headshotHeartfelt congratulations go to communication student and Men's Hockey captain Ryan Patrick, who signed with the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). 

The SPHL is a professional ice hockey league based in Huntersville, North Carolina, with teams located primarily in the southeastern United States. Patrick, who made his debut with Peoria on February 27 against Vermillion, concluded his four-year playing career with the Mustangs earlier this month. 

Ryan posted three shots with a +1 rating during his debut contest for Peoria, a 5-0 shutout victory. 

Ryan Patrick PeoriaRyan is a native of Morgantown, W.Va., and holds the program's all-time points record (87) and is tied for the all-time mark in assists (63). He earned All-MAC Second Team honors during the 2019-20 season, later scoring 10 goals with 16 assists as a senior in 2021-22. 

Patrick is tied for fourth in program history with 24 career goals, notching a +30 rating over his four-year Stevenson career. 

Congratulations, Ryan! We are so thrilled for you and wish you all the best on this exciting new chapter in your life!

(Information from gomustangsports.com)

 
 
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