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Congratulations to the Business Communication seniors who were part of the stage party at Baccalaureate on Monday, May 16.  Zuryna Smith sang, and Megan Donahue, Lanie Swanhart and Annie McCoach offered reflections. The service was planned by the members of the Senior Council. (Photos from SU Flickr)

The Young Alumni Award is presented at Baccalaureate to a graduate from the past 10 years who has achieved extraordinary success while remaining engaged and connected to the University. This year the Young Alumni Award recipient was Lauren Humphries, a Business Communication major from the class of 2008. While attending Villa Julie College, Lauren was an accomplished and active student-athlete. She served as a writer and editor of The Villager, Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council, and a member of Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Alpha Pi, and Sigma Tau Delta. In October 2015, she was the first person with dwarfism to run the Chicago Marathon. She now works as the Marketing Manager for LUNGevity, the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit. The department is enormously proud of the work Lauren has accomplished in her young life. . (Photo from SU Flickr)

The three Business Communication faculty members who also serve as "Faculty in the Halls" mentors -- Christine Noya, Leeanne Bell McManus, and Chip Rouse -- enjoyed a year-end tailgate cookout with their first-year residents in Western Run, Susquehanna, and Patapsco residence halls as the semester wound down. Overseeing the program is Jeff Kelly, dean of students, and the other faculty mentors in the initiative include Laurel Moody, Art Fifer and Romas Laskauskas.

Stevenson Business Communication major and senior tight end Andrew Wysocki played in the second annual Globe Bowl on April 3 at Salisbury High School Football Stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Globe Bowl players include top All-American and All-Conference seniors from FCS, DII, DIII and professional free agents. Its focus is global as players are scouted by other leagues besides the NFL in both the United States and around the globe. Wysocki was on the Red Team, coached by James Parham, former coach of the Trenton Freedom and Arena Football player.

According to, Wysocki had his best career season this year at tight end, totaling 21 catches for 162 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 14.7 yards per game and 7.7 yards per catch. Against Widener University, he had a season-high five catches for 32 yards and a score. (Photo from

Students in the public relations, advertising, marketing and communications club, '47 House, teamed up with Faculty in the Halls in Western Run Hall to organize a great kickoff to finals week with an early morning treat of coffee and donuts on May 9, 2016.  Professors Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse, the mentors for Western Run, were happy to help the students organize and distribute sustenance to residents in Western Run, Susquehanna, Patapsco, Herring Run and Wakefield Halls as their Monday exams began. This activity has become part of the Faculty in the Halls tradition.

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