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NOTE: This new section will highlight sound bites of the achievements and expertise of SU faculty members.

Gary Hicks (nursing ’05), a nursing faculty member for Stevenson University Online, was recently named as the President of the Maryland Board of Nursing. Originally appointed to the board by Gov. Larry Hogan in 2016, Hicks’ mission as president of the board is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education, and accountability for public protection.

Professor of Philosophy Alex Hooke celebrated the release of his latest book, The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, at two promotional events in October. The first of the readings and signings, on Oct. 27, was at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the Johns Hopkins main campus and the second, on Oct. 28, at Readings & Greetings in Hunt Valley.

Anthony Moll, Adjunct Professor of English, recently had his first book, Out of Step: A Memoir, published. Moll read excerpts from his book to a packed house at Stevenson on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Moll spoke about the creative process of writing the book to students and faculty. The book, named the 2017 winner of Michael Kardos’ Non-Fiction Prize series from The Journal and The Ohio State University Press, was published by Mad Creek Books.

Music faculty members Harlan Parker, Ph.D., and Mark Lortz will be featured at the 72nd International Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago from Dec. 19-22. The Centennial High School Wind Ensemble (Howard County, Md.) was selected from international applicants to perform at this prestigious event. Parker will be conducting a piece at the concert, and one of Lortz’s original concert band pieces, “Speedway,” will be performed.