Senior Connor Skeen is interning at Elite Tournaments in Columbia, Maryland, under the mentorship of Meghan Schmidt, director of operations. Elite Tournaments organizes and manages soccer tournaments and, since its beginning, has organized over 200 youth soccer events for numerous clubs, colleges, international, and professional organizations, according to its website. Connor helps in marketing, research, and organization for the company that also handles registration, recruiters, vendors, and numerous other parts of large-scale tournaments.
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Congratulations to Dr. Deric M. Greene of the business communication department and his research partner, Dr. Felicia Stewart, for their work, "Conceptualizing the Blackground: Framing Attempts and Acts of Re-Marginalization," that has been published in the Journal of African American Studies, Volume 19, Number 4.
According to its website, the journal "examines topics concerning social transformations that impact the life chances of continental Africans and the African diaspora. It publishes original research on issues of professional and disciplinary concern for the social progress of people of African descent. It covers the full spectrum of this interdisciplinary field, containing diverse methods and perspectives that include anthropology, art, economics, law, literature, management science, political science, psychology, sociology, social policy research, and others."
The department celebrates the achievement of these two dedicated professors!
Congratulations to Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus, associate professor of business communication at Stevenson University on her election to the position of First Vice President Elect-Select of the Eastern Communication Association. Well deserved, Dr. Bell! We are so proud of you!
Senior Jabrae Green, who has had an long-standing interest in all things kitchen-related, is interning with Annalise Wynn, who runs Cravin' Something Good Bakery. Jabrae has learned what it takes to succeed in the baking business, from customer service, to pricing, to budgets, to recipe building and product design. Jabrae’s goal is to go to culinary school after graduation and open her own bakery.
Senior Matt Perry is interning at Art with Heart in Baltimore, in the community outreach program the non-profit organization runs to bring art into local elementary and middle school classrooms. His mentor, Kayon Cox, oversees the interns in the outreach program, and the interns are there to make sure each day’s project is well-planned, asssembled and ready for the children to execute when the Art with a Heart team arrives at the school. Matt's communication and artistic skills help him to succeed at the site.