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The Distinguished Alumni Award honors a graduate who embodies the Stevenson University tradition of excellence through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, and/or humanitarian service.  This year the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Tammy Schneider, from the Class of 1998.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Tammy Schneider, Class of 1998

While attending Villa Julie College, Tammy was involved in the Student Government and stayed quite busy working full time and getting married part way through her time as a student. She was the recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and took part in the Honors Program. She remembers Lynn Duncan as one of the toughest yet most influential professors she had while at Villa Julie, recalling that she did everything in her power to push students like Tammy to be the best accountants they could be. For this effort, she is extremely grateful.

Since graduating from Villa Julie, Tammy has worked in public accounting for the last 20 years, rising to the principal level in a regional firm. In January of this year she started her own firm, Taurus CPA Solutions, a boutique tax and accounting firm.

Throughout her career, Tammy has been featured in articles in both The Daily Record and The Baltimore Business Journal. She was recognized by Smart CEO Magazine as a “Smart CPA” in 2010 and 2011. Also in 2011, Tammy was named a “Leading Woman Under 40” by The Daily Record. She received the inaugural “Women to Watch—Experienced Leader” award from the Maryland Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs in 2014 and was named one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by The Daily Record in 2015.

Tammy’s accomplishments extend to her involvement within the greater community. For years, she has acted as a speaker for several events and has presented her “Do You Practice Safe Tax?” seminar at no cost to more than 200 business owners and freelance professionals. She serves on the Associate Council for Junior Achievement of Central MD and the local board of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is also a proud member of Network 2000, an organization dedicated to increasing the role of women in business and on corporate boards.

Tammy applauds Stevenson on its efforts to keep alumni informed of the tremendous growth the school has seen within the last 20 years. She views the University as a strong institution, and looks forward to seeing the continued commitment to students, to education, and to the community.

Claudia Lohr ’16 (left), recipient of the Ebony Hypolite ’06 Annual Scholarship, with SU alumna Ebony Hypolite ’06, CPA (right).
Claudia Lohr ’16 (left), recipient of the Ebony Hypolite ’06 Annual Scholarship, with SU alumna Ebony Hypolite ’06, CPA (right).

Held on April 17, this event brought together the alumni, individuals, corporations, and organizations that fund annual and endowed scholarships, and the deserving students who benefit from their generosity. The occasion provided an opportunity to reach beyond the student thank-you letters, allowing for personal interactions that show why our students are so worthy of this vital financial support to complete their education.

Guests heard inspiring remarks from Eric D. Brotman, SU Trustee and donor, Brotman Financial Group Emergency Scholarship; James T. Brady, SU Trustee and donor, James T. and Francine G. Brady Scholarship; Beverly Bareham ’01, alumna and donor, Beverly Bareham, CPA, PA Annual Scholarship; Barbara Miller, Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid; Daniel Halla ’18, student and recipient, T. Rowe Price Annual Scholarship; Corinna Carter ’17, student and recipient, Dr. Joseph A. Brusini Scholarship for the Sciences; and Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., President and donor,Kevin J. and Sara G. Manning Scholarship.

Jai Cousins ’18 (center), recipient of the Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra Annual Scholarship, with WC&S employees and SU alumni Blake Ulam ’02, CPA (left) and David Crisp ’03, CPA (right).

Jai Cousins ’18 (center), recipient of the Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra Annual Scholarship, with WC&S employees and SU alumni Blake Ulam ’02, CPA (left) and David Crisp ’03, CPA (right).

SU alumna Carole Glowacki ’85 (left) with Bryan Gieselman ’17 (right), recipient of the Dr. Gerald and Carole '85 Glowacki Annual Scholarship for Science and Mathematics Education.

SU alumna Carole Glowacki ’85 (left) with Bryan Gieselman ’17 (right), recipient of the Dr. Gerald and Carole '85 Glowacki Annual Scholarship for Science and Mathematics Education.

Digital Marketing students from Stevenson visit The Agora Companies

Several Digital Marketing students from Stevenson traveled to The Agora Companies last Friday to learn about the company and meet with staff. They were also introduced to the Bill Bonner Scholarship for Rising Leaders in Digital Marketing, Agora's new scholarship being awarded to a freshman or sophomore candidate within their program.

The afternoon afforded students the opportunity to interact with employees and leaders from The Agora Companies over lunch and a tour of the company's impressive campus in midtown Baltimore City. The students also participated in informal interviews during the event. It was a very rewarding experience for our student participants.

The inaugural Alumni Board Service Project took place on March 29 at the American Cancer Society Baltimore Hope Lodge. Members of the Alumni Board prepared dinner for a group of cancer patients and their caregivers, temporarily residing at the facility while undergoing treatment locally.

Coordinated by the Engagement Committee, with support from several members of the Board, the event was a great success.

Members of the Alumni Board at the American Cancer Society Baltimore Hope Lodge

The alumni volunteers were grateful to have received a generous donation from Terra’s Kitchen. Thanks to the generosity of two members of the company’s marketing team, Jaime Elwood ’01 and Mike Tyler ’02, the Board received ingredients for a delicious chicken dish to be served to the forty guests dining that evening. Following the meal preparation, volunteers were able to sit down and enjoy dinner (and a few rounds of Bingo) with the guests.

Volunteers and Terra's Kitchen

Guests of the Hope Lodge are normally responsible for their own dinner, in an effort to help maintain a sense of normalcy while they're away from home. However, it was evident that the guests were very pleased to have new friends to socialize with and a meal prepared for them. The night was incredibly meaningful and afforded our outstanding Board Members the opportunity to connect with a truly inspirational group.

Last year, the American Cancer Society Baltimore Hope Lodge served 300 cancer patients traveling away from home to treatment by providing 3,500 nights of free lodging, saving families half a million dollars in lodging costs. Free transportation is also offered to transport the patients to their treatments in Baltimore City. 

It's Thank a Giver (TAG) Week at SU. Students are joining the Office of University Advancement in coloring "thank you" postcards to send to donors. They are also signing a banner to express their gratitude to those individuals who support the University.

Thank You Banner

The banner will be displayed at our 2nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, where scholarship donors and their student recipients will gather to celebrate their successes.

Closeup of signature on Thank You Banner

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