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Stevenson students who enroll in ROTC are members of the John Hopkins University Blue Jay Battalion. Cole Simmons (’20 Psychology) was commissioned a Second Lieutenant at a recent ceremony in Baltimore.

Cole Simmons Commission

Cole was the current Cadet Battalion Commander and was awarded the George C. Marshall Award as the top Cadet in the Battalion academically. Through careful arrangements, the Commissioning was conducted in person, with his family and several friends attending. Lt. Simmons will enter training in artillery in June, and join his permanent unit, The 82nd Airborne, late in the year.

Best of luck to you Cole! Did you know that Cole was also the recipient of the Dorothy Stang Award at the May 2020 Stevenson University graduation? Read more about it HERE.

Psychology major Jordan Shapero completed an internship not long ago. Through this internship, he had developed new friendships. These friendships were anything but ordinary. Specifically, he had become friends with D O L P H I N S!

Jordan Shapero

Jordan Shapero

Jordan first noticed an internship posting from the National Aquarium website. He thought such an opportunity, as amazing as it seemed, would be a long shot, but he applied for it nonetheless. A few weeks later, Jordan received the internship offer. 

In this internship, Jordan's primary responsibility was to take care of two male dolphins.  He would usually sit in a small room that allowed him a view of the pool where the two dolphins were kept.  His job was to take objective and detailed notes on their behavior and physiology. Each day, he would meet with one of the staff members to discuss the well-being of these dolphins. During this internship, he had plenty of opportunities to listen to presentations about dolphins. As a result, he had learned about issues related to their diet, health, and training. He now even had knowledge about how to properly relocate a dolphin from one site to another!

Overall, Jordan was really grateful for this one-of-a-kind internship experience, especially since his ultimate goal is to become an animal behaviorist. Not all Psychology undergraduate programs are created equal, but at Stevenson, all our Psychology students graduate after completing an internship... an amazing, rewarding experience like Jordan's.

Greetings everyone! My name is Makaylah Morton and I transferred to Stevenson University from Carroll Community College in the Fall of 2018.

Makaylah Morton

Makaylah Morton

I always knew I wanted to attend Stevenson because I had heard great things about their Psychology program. I attended a “Transfer Tuesday” with my mom to tour the campus and we both really liked what Stevenson had to offer. In addition to that, Stevenson offers amazing transfer scholarships that can cover nearly all of your tuition if you meet the necessary requirements. Once I applied and was accepted, I attended an Accepted Student’s Day where I met all of the Psychology faculty. Our Department Chair, Dr. Elliott, helped me create my schedule and made sure I was comfortable with my adviser prior to starting my first semester at Stevenson.

Although I have only been at Stevenson for two years and am graduating soon, I was able to form very strong relationships with many of the Psychology faculty and students. The students have always been very welcoming and helpful since I began attending. Transferring was a great experience for me because I was able to get scholarships that I would not have been able to receive straight out of high school. I also got many general electives out of the way which all transferred to Stevenson seamlessly. So Transfer Students, don’t be afraid to make the choice. Check out Stevenson University!

Interviewed by : Ethel Zepeda

Psychology major Cory Jones is the wide receiver for the Stevenson football team. As a student athlete, he is working hard to balance his football practices and schoolwork.

Cory started playing football at the age of 8. The SU football team had a great season this year. The homecoming game was particularly outstanding, and Cory has made two catches and a touchdown.

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Cory Jones ('21 Psychology)

Cory always puts in 100% into all he does. He has learned that for both football and schoolwork, self-discipline is essential for achieving excellence.

Why Psychology? For Cory, he is passionate about helping others. He is particularly interested in becoming a sport psychologist in which he can help other athletes to achieve their full potential.

One thing that you may not know about Cory is that he is also an artist. He likes to create art in his free time and use spray paint as well as other art mediums to create large pieces of artwork. Cory hopes that one day he could incorporate elements of art therapy into his clinical work.

At the next football game, be sure to keep an eye out for number 84!

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Cory Jones: Number 84!

By: Olivia Webb

Growing up, I was not really interested in coloring or creating artwork. Even to this day, I still find art to be a little intimidating. I would never consider myself to be artistic.

Last Tuesday, I attended the “Art and Mental Health” event hosted by Dr. Iannone and Ms. Sharelle Langaigne. Dr. I is a Professor in Psychology and Ms. Langaigne is an SU alum (’15 Psychology). She recently completed her Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Creative Development from the Pratt Institute and will be taking the licensing exam to become a Board Certified Art Therapist.

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This “Art and Mental Health” event focuses on art therapy: how people from different backgrounds can use art to express themselves. First, we were all given a blank mask. Next, we were asked to decorate our mask using the different materials provided, including paint, pipe cleaners, beads, glitter, feathers, and so on. Ms. Langaigne explained that our task was to decorate the mask based on how we were feeling at the moment. Importantly, we should not be comparing our work with others. Ms. Langaigne emphasized that while we were free to give compliments, criticisms (including self-criticisms) were not allowed. I felt a lot more relaxed knowing that none of us were being judged.

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As I worked on this mask, I realized how art can actually be used in therapy settings. In other words, art is such an awesome creative outlet for people to express themselves and decompress. It finally became apparent to me why art is taking such a special place in the therapy setting. Art can really save lives!

By: Nya Medley

 
 
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