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Senior Zach Jefferson's love of football led him to seek out an internship with Stevenson University's football team under the direction of head coach Ed Hottle (left) and assistant coach Dustin Johnson. Before he graduated, Zach's eligibility to continue to play was finished, so he chose to intern with the team instead, helping out with recruiting, player responsibilities, and a wide variety of other tasks including watching and sorting through hundreds of recruits' game films for the coaches. Zach has learned the importance of time management and interpersonal communication during his internship.

Senior Charlie Taylor has enjoyed his internship experience with Employer Assurance Solutions in Marriottsville, Maryland. Under the mentorship of David Morningstar, owner and principal, Charlie has been learning about employer benefits packages as well as providing research assistance and organizational tracking. The company helps to reinforce employee knowledge of their employer benefits packages by collaborating with employees through comprehensive discussions and information. Charlie's knowledge of Excel has been of great assistance during his internship.

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.

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!

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