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Visit Ventures online for added content, including videos, photos, blog posts, and more! On Feb. 3, it was standing room only in Rockland Banquet Hall as members of the SU community performed in poetry and song alongside members of the Baltimore Adult Poetry Slam Team. The crowd cheered, snapped, and occasionally threw pens onto the stage in appreciation. The event was organized and sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature. 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. Interim President Claire E. Moore Chair, Board of Trustees James B. Stradtner, CFA Vice President, University Advancement Stevenson W. Close, Jr. ice President, Marketing and Digital V Communications and Publisher John A. Buettner Editor Sherry E. Bithell Design Atsuko O. Biars Contributors Chip Burkey, Cierra B. Colón, Alison Cuomo, Samantha Brooke Murray, Ashley N. Reese, Tiffany Reese, Greg Royce, Office of University Advancement Photography Maximilian Franz, Aaron S. Harris, Nora J. Long, Sabina Moran, Omeed A. Nabavi, Dan C. Siebenhaar, SU Photography Interns, Office of University Advancement 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 Please visit for the latest news about the University. Ventures FEATURES 8 Celebrating 17: The Legacy of a President 2 Special Announcement From 2000 through 2016, the vision of Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., transformed 3 News Villa Julie College into the Stevenson University we know today. In these pages, read about his accomplishments and the positive change Manning manifested throughout his years at Stevenson. News for alumni and friends of Stevenson University Vol. 9 | No. 3 | Spring 2017 14 IN THIS ISSUE 16 Advancing the Mission 17 Class Notes Putting Students on the Path(s) to Success 21 Alumnus Profile Stevenson has long offered academic guidance, tutoring, experiential learning, 23 Alumna Profile and other student support services. Now, the new Center for Student Success houses all of these in a single location—a one-stop-shop for any and all student needs.