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Business Communication News

Senior Trey Durham (center) has been working on a management internship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Owings Mills. Under the supervision of branch manager Stephen Deutsch (right),  Trey has been strengthening his customer service skills and learning the rental car business from the ground up. Trey has found his interpersonal communication skills to be of great value in this specialized internship. Here he is seen with his supervisor and another co-worker.

The new Business Communication inductees to Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) enjoyed a welcoming ceremony on Saturday, April 18, 2015, with their faculty, families and friends in the St. Paul Companies Pavilion.

The interim dean of the School of Design, Amanda Hostalka, greeted and congratulated them, and the organization's moderator, Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus, introduced the outgoing officers: Nicolette Stoner, Courtney Hastings, Frankie Reynolds and Taylor Festerman. Keynote speaker Dr. Omowale Elson spoke about their achievements, and after the group paused for a wildly successful photo shoot amid the tulips, the officers, departmental faculty and guest departed for a celebratory dinner.

In the photos below, four roommates gathered for a photo together, and Conrad Ellis, who couldn't attend the ceremony because he was playing in an SU tennis match, caught up afterwards with his parents who had accepted his certificate and honor cords for him.

In the final photo, the entire group, including the retiring officers and Dr. Bell McManus, smile for the camera.

Senior Mark Panneton, shown on the left on the photo, has been working at Videology in Baltimore's McHenry Row under the mentorship of John Rogers, the senior vice president of media partnerships, shown here with Mark. Videology, an 8-year-old company, uses "global, market-leading technology and enables their customers to manage, measure and optimize digital video and TV advertising to achieve the best results in today fast-moving media landscape," according to the company's website. Mark's work is technical in nature and provides a significant piece of research for the company.

Senior Brent Hiken's love of and successful career in lacrosse has earned him an internship under Travis Crane (on the right in the photo, with a young player and Brent) with Foundation Lacrosse, an organization that works with middle and high school boys developing ther lacrosse and leadership skills. Brent's ability at the faceoff position gives him an edge over many coaches, and at Foundation Lacrosse, he is using his communication skills to analyze and coach young players to succeed in a highly competitive field. (Photo courtesy of Brent Hiken)

A love of sports propelled senior Derrek Rasinski to seek an internship at the Indoor Sports Arena in Stevensville, Maryland. Here he assists Gina Carbone, the managing director of the facility, with day-to-day operations of the facility, which has the ability to accommodate almost any sport with its open space Field Turf and large playing areas. Derrek's work in marketing, social media, and development has helped to grow the Arena's fan base and client memberships.

 
 
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