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IN MEMORIAM S T E V E N S O N provided me throughout my years at Stevenson.” Beginning in September, Lauren will teach kindergarten at Forest Ridge Elementary School in Laurel, Md. Building on Student Success Nefertiti Victor is working as a teaching assistant at Y.A.L.E. School in New Jersey, which serves students with social, emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities who need a specialized setting in order to benefit from education. She is also studying for a graduate degree in applied behavior analysis from Rowan University in New Jersey. Biochemistry and the New Academic Center Stevenson University’s biochemistry program has a long record of Avery Yancey ’15 ’16M is headed back to school working on a doctorate degree in business administration with a specialization in information technology management, with an anticipated completion date in late 2018. preparing students to embark on successful careers and to pursue post-graduate degrees in the health sciences, medicine, and pharmacy. From forensic science to genetics, from biomedical and pharmaceutical research to teaching, the career paths for biochemistry graduates are varied—and growing. 2016 Ian Eberly is working as a Software Engineer at Leidos, a defense company headquartered in Reston, Va., that provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services. Kevin McDonough accepted a job as a Marketing and Communications Specialist for the MD DC Credit Union Association where he will help with media placements, internal and external communications, social media, events, and more. Megan McSwain has joined the Chesapeake Conservancy to work with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay to develop public awareness of conservancy issues. Shane Messick has had a life-long desire to work in the entertainment industry. After graduation, he drove across the country to live in Los Angeles where he is actively searching for the right career opportunity that combines his passion for the world of entertainment with his college background in public relations, publicity, and marketing. Ashley Mil is working at the Padonia Park Club as the Events Manager. Padonia Park Club is a 30acre privately owned club that offers year-round catering in addition to a swim club and day care facility. Helen Delich Bentley Stevenson University is saddened by the passing of Helen Delich Bentley. The former Maryland Congresswoman had a long and active record of service to the University. Bentley’s history with SU goes back to its days as Villa Julie College. She was invited to join the Board in October 1974 and served until January 1994. She was reelected in July 1996 and served a second term until September 2005. During that time, gifts as well as soliciting them on our behalf. Additionally, Bentley supported the approval of VJC’s Paralegal Studies program in January 1985 and was the VJC Commencement speaker in 1986, when she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. University of Missouri with a degree in journalism, had a lively and varied career path. After accepting the position as the Alison Smith accepted a job at Stanley Black & Decker as an Associate Product Manager, where she will work with the brand Porter Cable, overseeing the process of creating new products from the beginning stages all the way to production. Maritime Commission, the first woman to hold the post. She In Memoriam: celebrations, the port was re-named the Helen Delich Bentley maritime editor of the Baltimore Sun in 1945, she became devoted to maritime issues. In 1969, she was appointed chair of the Federal also served as a member of Congress, representing Maryland’s Second District from 1985 to 1995. Her achievements were well noted: She was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 2006, as part of its 300th anniversary Port of Baltimore. “We greatly appreciate that Helen found the time, among her Cynthia Stein Tannebaum ’78 on Jan. 28, 2013 other important contributions, to support and advocate for us Andrea Graf Velasco ’09 on July 28, 2011 over several decades,” said President Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D. forgotten.” | VENTURES/FALL 2016 • 20 state-of-the-art labs, including a dedicated biochemistry lab • Terrarium and aquarium room for plant and aquatic research • Dedicated labs for independent faculty and student research • SoLVE (Solutions for Learning and Vibrant Education) Center for the cooperative learning support of science students Through this expansion, Stevenson continues to engage students, build their knowledge and skills, and enrich their practical experience through faculty-student research and internships—all with the personal mentoring that sets them on stronger paths to their futures. Outside of Stevenson, Bentley, who graduated from the “She will be missed, but her legacy of tireless service will never be 24 Stevenson is also growing to meet this demand. With the opening of our new 200,000-square-foot Academic Center, our School of the Sciences has even more facilities and resources to support student success: she supported the College in numerous ways, including making Sydney Rebechi has accepted a position as a Busi ness Developer at Element Fleet Management in Sparks, Md. She writes, “I feel more prepared than other people in my position.” Ebony Short ’15 on June 14, 2016 U N I V E R S I T Y But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself: New Academic Center