Ventures Fall 2016 - Page 2

Close-up from the 2016 Senior Capstone Exhibition, which celebrates the work of graduating visual communication design students. See more at flickr.com/photos/stevensonuniversity. Visit Ventures online for added content, including videos, photos, blog posts, and more! stevenson.edu/ventures. Stevenson University A TB Ventures is published four times each year by Stevenson University for its students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and benefactors. No part of this publication may be reproduced in print or digital form without prior permission from the publisher. VENTURES News for alumni and friends of Stevenson University • Vol. 9, No. 1 • Fall 2016 President Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D. FEATURES Chair, Board of Trustees James B. Stradtner, CFA 8 Vice President, University Advancement Stevenson W. Close, Jr. This fall sees the debut of Stevenson’s largest academic building. Learn how the innovative new Academic Center will benefit the University as a whole. ice President, Marketing and Digital V Communications and Publisher John Buettner 14 Editor Sherry E. Bithell Design Atsuko O. Biars Questions or comments about this issue? Please contact: Sherry E. Bithell, AVP, Publications Stevenson University 100 Campus Circle Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 443-352-4483 sbithell@stevenson.edu Please visit stevenson.edu for the latest news about the University. STUDENT CLUBS AT SU: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE The University offers more than 50 inclusive student clubs, ranging from pre-professional and service organizations to cultural and interest-based groups. Read more about the ways these clubs can enhance learning for students—and for faculty and staff. Contributors Chip Burkey, Tiffany Reese, Samantha Brooke Murray, Alexandria Noble, Greg Royce, Lara Wilkinson, Office of University Advancement Photography Leo Brady, Kara Daly, Maximilian Franz, Aaron Harris, Omeed Nabavi, Sabina Moran, Office of University Advancement BUILDING ON STUDENT SUCCESS: THE NEW ACADEMIC CENTER IN THIS ISSUE 2 President’s Perspective 3 News 16 Advancing the Mission 19 Class Notes 21 Alumnus Profile: Alphonso Mayo ’14 23 Alumna Profile: Megan Lanasa ’09