You’re a Part of a Lifelong Community
Did you graduate from Stevenson University or Villa Julie College? If so, congratulations! Not only did you make a great pick for your education, but you’re automatically enrolled into the Alumni Association with a lifetime membership. The benefits listed below are yours without any further financial obligation. You’ve already earned them just by graduating.
The Alumni Advantage
Stevenson University alumni receive a number of great benefits, including:
- Lifetime membership in the Alumni Association.
- Alumni Identification Card that provides free access to the libraries and fully-equipped, modern fitness centers on each campus, as well as the racquetball court in the Caves Sports Center at the Owings Mills Campus.
- Special Frequent Buyer Card – good at the Rockland Marketplace; purchase six meals and get the seventh free!
- 20 percent off special every month at The Starting Gate – Stevenson Campus Store with use of their Alumni ID card.
- Subscription to Ventures where you can read all about your classmates in the Class Notes.
- Alumni e-newsletters to keep you informed of upcoming events and ways to get involved.
- Exclusive invitations to alumni events such as Homecoming + Family Weekend, alumni gatherings, on-campus speakers, and guest lecturers.
- Use of the Office of Career Services and professional development for career networking and mentoring opportunities.
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2023 Award Winners
2023 Distinguished Alumni Award
Shervonne Cherry ’05
Shervonne Cherry ’05 earned her bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design from Stevenson University’s School of Design. She currently leads community development and ecosystem growth for Spark Coworking, a collaborative workspace in Baltimore focused on growing technology focused companies, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Prior to Spark Baltimore in 2016, Shervonne was the Program Manager for Dreamit Health Baltimore, a venture capital and seed accelerator for health technology focused startups. She is passionate about design and technology and is actively involved in the Baltimore technology community as an ecosystem organizer and startup advocate. More recently, Shervonne continued the expansion of the Spark Coworking brand with the launches of Spark Kansas, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Arlington.
Shervonne remains connected to her alma mater, and has served on both the Stevenson University Alumni Association Board and the Board of Trustees in the last decade.
2022 Loyal Alumni Award
Scott Murray ‘01
Scott Murray ’01 is a tax principal for KBST&M, focusing on tax returns and tax related matters. Scott secured a job at a local accounting firm after graduating from Stevenson University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in Business Administration and pass the CPA exam. Scott attributes his success in part to the relationships and experiences he had at Stevenson. From the support of his professors and baseball teammates to the skills he learned in the classroom and at his internships, Scott’s experience at SU was a memorable one.
Over the years, Scott has remained connected to Stevenson through his involvement with many committees, including the Alumni Association and the Dick Watts Sports Hall of Fame Board. As an employer, he and his firm make it a priority to provide internships to Stevenson students. He also enjoys visiting campus to watch baseball, soccer, and lacrosse games.
2022 Young Alumni Award
Matthew Bramble ‘10
Dr. Matthew Bramble ’10 is currently a member of the data sciences faculty at Children’s National Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Genomics and Precision Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Stevenson University and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017.
Upon completing his Ph.D., Dr. Bramble was awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship through the NIH to spend one year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help build the country’s genetic research capacity and better understand the immunological outcomes of Ebola Virus survivors. Since this fellowship, Dr. Bramble has continued to work in the DRC, conducting research efforts to better understand the rare neurological disease Konzo and continuing to help expand the country’s research capacity.
His work has garnered numerous accolades: most recently, he was awarded a Fulbright Global Scholar Award, and spent the vast majority of 2022 in both South Africa and the Philippines. There he worked to expand user-friendly genetic tools to better diagnose inborn genetic conditions, a project he also leads in the DRC. His work is currently funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center with the aim of better understanding the molecular mechanisms that contribute to Konzo and working on methods of preventing this disease from affecting the world’s poorest children. Dr. Bramble is passionate about expanding genetic technologies and research capacity within numerous developing countries. He is a passionate mentor and teacher—lecturing in many countries on topics ranging from sexual development to neglected tropical diseases.
Be present in the Stevenson community!
Stevenson University supports and encourages alumni involvement to help further the mission of the University. Below are some ways you can serve as a volunteer and remain actively engaged with your alma mater.
Attend a university-sponsored event
- Homecoming + Family Weekend
- Golf Tournament
- Gallery openings
- Athletic games
- Theatre productions or concerts
Become involved with one of the outstanding academic programs on campus
- Serve on an academic advisory board
- Speak to specific classes or majors throughout the year
- Work with departments to mentor students
- Work with Career Services to provide career guidance
Encourage other alumni to become involved with Stevenson University
- Serve as a reunion class agent and encourage reunion class attendance and support of your Reunion Class Gift during Homecoming Weekend
- Initiate or participate in an affinity or professional group gathering
- Host a gathering for alumni
Become an ambassador for the University within your community
- Be a conduit for communication about the University within your neighborhood
- Represent the University when working with other non-profit organizations
- Host an event for prospective students and their families for the Admissions Office
- Volunteer to help with a partnership between your company and SU
Remain involved through the alumni program
- Serve as a volunteer for an alumni-sponsored event
- Participate in focus groups, class gatherings, message boards, and other information gathering opportunities
- Provide class notes and updates for profiles in University publications and websites
Take on a leadership role at the University
- Serve on the Alumni Association Board
- Provide philanthropic leadership to the University
Professional Mentor Network
Are you interested in sharing your professional background and how you got to be where you are with current students? Would you like to discuss career pathways and have informational interviews with our students? If so, you might want to consider becoming a Professional Network member through Stevenson Career Connections.
Students can search on your major, industry, and career field and then reach out to you to request further information. You decide on the number of students who can contact you and what content areas you wish to share. The initial contact is made virtually through Stevenson Career Connections. A set of guidelines and protocols for our mentors and students is provided to help create a mutually beneficial relationship.
The Stevenson University Alumni Association exists to create a strong and vibrant network of alumni who work to advance themselves and the SU community by participating in current University events while connecting themselves with fellow alumni. The Alumni Association encourages alumni involvement in events and giving and is opened to all alumni of Stevenson University and Villa Julie College.
Who is in the Alumni Association?
The Stevenson University Alumni Association is composed of all graduates of the institution’s undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs. The Alumni Association is led by the members of the Alumni Association Board.
Alumni Association Board
The Alumni Association Board builds alumni connections and provides continuous commitment to the growing Stevenson University community. The Board also brings an invaluable expertise from a wide range of professions including business, law, finance, information technology, the arts, and more.
|Angela Pallozzi ‘05|
|Bradley Bartkowiak ‘07|
|Blaire Miller ‘05|
Immediate Past President
|Jameliah Blount ’10||Margaret Boyd-Anderson ’91 ’17||Jo-Anna Conrey ’62, ’86, ’92|
|Megan Donovan Curtis ’16||Esther Ford ’11||Shirley Matlock, CRS ’74|
|Carolee Martelle ’63 ’89 ’97||Andrew McGregor ’15 ’16M||AJ Randhawa ’11|
|Gabrielle Wash ’12||Marcie Wood ’97|
What can I do?
There are many ways to be involved with the Alumni Association. Alumni are encouraged to connect with the Alumni Association online in order to stay in touch with friends and classmates. Alumni are also encouraged to attend events, volunteer as a speaker, mentor a student, initiate a corporate partnership in your workplace, or cheer on one of Stevenson’s many sports teams.
Stevenson University’s History programis excited to announce the new film In Freedom’s Name is premiering at the Enoch Pratt Central Library. Drawing on research conducted by Stevenson students and faculty, the film is an.
Stevenson University is pleased to announce a $1 million gift from the Herman and Walter Samuelson Foundation. The donation was made possible by the foundation’s trustees, Louis and Phyllis Friedman.
Stevenson University is pleased to announce a major gift from the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation. The gift provides significant support for the construction of the Stevenson’s new Performing Arts Center.
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