Chris Noya and her friends and family

Friends, family members, and colleagues of Chris Noya, Assistant Professor of Business Communication (shown above with her family), gathered on Sept. 6 to celebrate her 33 years of dedication to Villa Julie College and Stevenson University and wish her well as she begins her retirement. From her first position as a special assistant to Dean Rose Dawson to directing career services and experiential learning, Noya has served in many roles during her more than three decades here. Her colleagues and friends reflected on her commitment to creating community and helping students, the university, and her colleagues succeed.

Several people commended Noya's legacy, including Laurel Moody, Assistant Professor Nursing. "I want to publicly and personally thank you for your mentorship during these past six years," she told Noya. "One day, I hope to inspire others new to Stevenson University as you have inspired me."