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Graduate student Samantha Perillo and junior Kristen Brooks, both Business Communication majors, are enjoying their first season playing on Stevenson's Division III sand volleyball team. At Stevenson's only home meet of the inaugural season, the two took a minute in the shade adjacent to the new courts to prepare for their next set. Most of the team's games have been played against Division I and II teams in the relatively new NCAA sport. Sophomore Lauren Weaver also joins the two representing the department on the team.

The department of Business Communication was ready for student visitors and their families during the final Admission Open House of the semester. Though the infamous Candy Bar treats had waned, the department was nevertheless ready to present guests with some sweet  souvenirs of their visit. Freshman Lauren Novsak was on hand to help out the faculty for the event.

Who says you can't go home again? Senior Annie McCoach has, returning for her internship to her secondary school, Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville. Working with the staff of the advancement office under the supervision of Heather Harlan-Warnack, director of communications and development (left), and with Libby Nagle, the director of reunion and gift planning (center), Annie has participated in a variety of admissions, development. and communication endeavors. She has particularly enjoyed meeting prospective students along the tour route and working with the development team to broaden Maryvale's reach.

Journalist Allison Girvin visited via FaceTime with assistant professor Meggen Marx's New Media Communication class on April 21. Girvin is now a unit chief at NBC News, but has had stints at the Huffington Post, Bloomberg News and ABC News. She answered questions about the world of digital journalism, reporting, citizen journalism, and ethics in the media. Girvin, a graduate of Columbia University, has successfully transitioned between network and digital journalism during her career.

Twenty-five students in the Business Communication major were inducted into Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges on April 15, 2016, in a ceremony held in the Inscape Theatre on the Greenspring campus. Congratulations to all of them!

The students were recognized for their service and their scholarship at Stevenson. They included (l-r in the photo) Shannon Burt, Jackie Cooper, Julia Cooke, Courtney Parto, Kaitlin Kirkwood, Brooke Clariday, Adrianna Kamosa, Elizabeth Kamosa, Mackenzie Wieder, Erin Schapiro, Emily Rosenthal, Eddie Bennett, Emma Ragon, and Andrew Grimm. Not in the photo or inducted earlier: Kristen Brooks, Alexis Cohen, Kimberly Hahr, Megan Hardesty, Corrin Harris, Rachel Haywood, Lauren Kiper, Katlyn Lamp, Heather Lopiano, Kevin McDonough and Chloe Redmond.

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