Kevin Byrne, the Baltimore Ravens Senior Vice President of Public and Community Relations, addressed a packed house on Nov. 17 as the department of business communication's eighth annual Shapiro/Rouse lecturer. Department chair Chip Rouse welcomed the crowd, and junior Emma Ragon made the introductions. What a surprise the audience had when Mr. Byrne took out his two Super Bowl rings and passed them around for everyone to try on, even explaining the best way to take a selfie!...Click here to read more.
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Kristen Schultz, the Baltimore Orioles Director of Community Relations and Promotions, was a guest speaker in business communication professor Stephanie Verni's Sports Communication class Nov. 18. She brought lots of swag for the students and talked at length about the Orioles' approach to promotions, even answering questions about the recent Buck Showalter garden gnome promotion. Thanks to Professor Verni's past career with the Orioles, the class has been fortunate to have a tremendous line-up of guest speakers from the world of sports communication. The class posed for a photo with the speaker after the presentation was finished....Click here to read more.
The fall business communication interns were thrilled with the crowds who turned out to look at their posters and chat with them about their internship experiences on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2015. The 20 interns carefully planned and created their internship posters to showcase their work and prepared key points to talk about with guests. Great job, interns!...Click here to read more.
The business communication First-Year Seminar students welcomed back four alums who spoke with them about their experiences while at Stevenson and their career journeys since they graduated. From left, the alumni included Amanda Calcado, who works at Event Solutions International; Dominic Acosta, who helps organize and manage soccer tournaments at Elite Tournaments; Samantha "Sam" Perillo, who works in marketing at Medifast; and Courtney Hastings, who is still in public relations as the Mar-Del Watermelon Queen and who also works for Transamerica. The group shared stories of their successes and offered a little advice to the first-year students.
Junior Kaitlin Kirkwood is completing her internship in the department of Business Communication under the supervision of Stephanie Verni, associate professor. Kaitlin has worked with Ms. Verni on several research and design projects, but has spent much of her time serving as a teaching assistant for the Internship Prep class that Ms. Verni instructs. In addition, Kaitlin has also worked with all of the faculty who teach the departmental First-Year Seminar and accompanied the group on the annual excursion, this year to Harper's Ferry.