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Summer 2016 | Ventures

Baltimore Speaker Series

On Tuesday, March 22, the Baltimore Speakers Series presented by Stevenson University announced the speakers for its 2016-2017 season. Marking its 13th season, the series offers seven evenings of diverse opinions and world perspectives on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

The 2016-2017 Baltimore Speakers Series will open on Sept. 27 with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, followed by former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak on Oct. 25. Additional speakers include Academy-award-winning actress Rita Moreno (Nov. 15); Monty Python co-founder John Cleese (Jan. 17, 2017); former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (Feb. 21, 2017); and broadcast journalist Ted Koppel (March 21, 2017). A panel discussion on Racism & Reconciliation in America with former NPR host Michele Norris; Wall Street Journal columnist and author Jason Riley; and Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will close the season on April 25, 2017.

Dean of School of Health

Stevenson University has appointed Jeanne Geiger-Brown, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as Founding Dean of Stevenson’s new School of Health Professions, the University’s seventh academic school. Geiger-Brown began her role as Dean and as Chief Administrator of Nursing on April 18.

Geiger-Brown previously served as an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, teaching undergraduate and graduate students for the last 14 years. She has conducted extensive research in the area of occupational sleep deficiency and served as the Assistant Dean for Research for the school. She also has an extensive background in nursing accreditation. A graduate of Temple University, Geiger-Brown holds a B.S. in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University, an M.S. in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

“I am very pleased to join Stevenson University and work with the faculty as the founding Dean of the School of Health Professions,” says Geiger-Brown. “Opportunities for careers in the health professions have never been brighter, and the Stevenson faculty are highly committed to the success of each student.”


A Celebration

Woman at Podium

Former students of professor Patricia McNally Ellis, Esq. gathered on April 5 to celebrate her recent retirement and to express their gratitude for her dedication and impact. The day of the event, Professor Ellis learned that through the generous donations of family, friends, and alumni, the Duncan-McNally Accounting Scholarship fund, which she co-founded in 2005 in memory of her father, is now fully endowed.


We are grateful: New Stevenson Partners

Stevenson University is pleased to welcome three new members to Stevenson Partners, our initiative recognizing companies who offer scholarships to our students.

Our newest Stevenson Partners are:

  • Legg Mason
  • LifeBridge Health
  • Noovis

We are also excited to report that several Stevenson Partners have renewed their membership in the program and will offer their scholarships again for the upcoming academic year. Renewing members are:

  • BGE
  • Brotman Financial Group, Inc.
  • Capitol Office Solutions
  • CohnReznick LLP
  • Correct RX Pharmacy Services
  • Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, P.A.
  • Medifast, Inc.
  • Merritt Properties LLC
  • Mount Royal Printing & Communications
  • RCM & D
  • The Law Office of Jane Frankel Sims
  • Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, Chartered


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