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Business communication professor Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus has been nominated for First Vice-President Elect-Select of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA). If elected, Dr. Bell would create and pursue goals that relate to teaching, research, and service. She has worked with ECA before by attending annual symposiums, serving as marketing director, and planning conferences such as the 2016 convention in Baltimore. What an honor... congratulations, Dr. Bell!

Senior Colby Giacubeno continues to work toward his dream of becoming a sports journalist by gaining experience in sport communication. On Sept. 28, Colby traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Washington Wizards media day. His basketball background, thoughtful questions and professionalism allowed him to interview players and recap the event for Fox Sports Radio. For more information and articles from Colby, visit Great job, Colby!

SU BizComm recently connected with alum Nick Gill ('15), who received a job shortly after graduation with All Risks, Ltd.  His job in marketing has him communicating about various National Specialty Insurance Programs with clients as well as fellow agencies. He's also studying trends within the insurance industry and other service areas.

While he was a BizComm student at Stevenson, he enjoyed an internship in public relations with Lawrence Howard and Associates.

 Nick is one of several Business Communication students who have been hired by All Risks. Andrew Twigg is currently the company's  Business Applications Trainer.  He recently spent 17 days on the road, visiting six offices, and roughly 5,600 miles traveled between plane and car.  He trained everyone in those offices on the company's new system.  Dustin Tarlow is currently an underwriter in the Brokerage unit.  Ryan Pierce (Business Administration at Stevenson) is currently in the Work Comp Specialties unit and is working toward becoming an underwriter. 

Four  years ago, when All Risks hired Andrew, the company had 390 employees.  Today it has nearly 800 and is continuing to expand.  Our liaison, Stu Jacobs, continues to seek out Business Communication graduates or recommendations. We are thrilled with the success of these students in such a welcoming setting.

On Sept. 25, 2015, BizComm's First Year Seminar class traveled to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on the department's annual seminar trip. Students received a tour from a certified park ranger and learned about the history of the historic town. The class was able to explore the town, view the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, Jefferson Rock, and other important sites. Now, they will complete news reports and present them in class at the end of the semester. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus)

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