Stephanie Giles Suit '05

Many of us hope to leave something meaningful behind when we’ve passed on. While some may be able to ensure that during their lifetime, others are remembered by family and friends who work to build a legacy on their behalf. Stephanie Leigh Giles Suit graduated from Stevenson University, formerly Villa Julie College, in 2005 with a Medical Laboratory Technology degree and later earned a master’s degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. During her time at Villa Julie, Suit was a member of the women’s basketball team, competing in games during all four years of her college career. Following graduation, she put her degree to excellent use at Becton, Dickinson and Company in Sparks, Md. She was an extremely talented scientist and supported the launches of various molecular products in both the Quality Management and Research & Development groups.

In the fall of 2018, Suit tragically passed away. To honor her memory, the Stephanie Giles Suit ’05 Scholarship Fund was created and is being funded through gifts from family and friends along with members of the Stevenson community whose lives she touched during her time as a student. This annual scholarship will benefit students with financial need who are pursuing a degree within the Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences, or a degree in Medical Laboratory Science under the Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Suit was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and colleague and will be remembered for her infectious laugh, kindness, intelligence, and willingness to do anything to help those around her. She was very proud of her education and would be thrilled to be a part of furthering the education of a student with her same passion for the sciences.

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