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part of several national advisory panels for pharmaceutical strongly believes that with its firm foundation, companies. Stevenson will continue to successfully educate It is Mackenzie-Stefanik’s hope that Stevenson will continue to prepare graduates for any challenge that students who can keep up with the current demands of the business world. comes their way. She feels that it is critical for students to graduate with the confidence they need to excel in their future endeavors and to have a sense of purpose and commitment that extends beyond their immediate job. Alumni Loyalty Award This award is presented to alumni who continually demonstrate loyalty and commitment to the Stevenson University community by devoting their time and talent to enhance the overall success of the University. Young Alumni Award This award recognizes graduates from the past ten years who have achieved success while remaining engaged with the University. Amanda “Mimi” Tinkler ’09 As a business communication student, Tinkler was very involved in the campus community. She recalls the camaraderie with classmates and her own personal development to have been just as much a part of Mike Mandish ’92 ’93 her college experience as earning credits toward her During his student experience, Mike Mandish appreciated equipping her not just with the applicable technical that the majority of his classes were taught by working professionals, so he and his classmates were exposed to many real world scenarios that could be applied in a professional setting. He began his career as a paralegal, with a focus on estates and trusts. Later on, he was able to transition to the accounting field. Mandish is currently a CPA in public accounting at Gorfine, Schiller, & Gardyn. His loyalty to his alma mater is unwavering. A member of both the Nick Mueller Society, recognizing leadership donors, and the Great Oaks Society, recognizing legacy donors, Mandish has made Stevenson a philanthropic priority over the years. He served on the Stevenson University Alumni Association Board for twelve years. Mandish acted as Alumni Association Board President and then as a liaison to the Board of Trustees. He guided and managed modifications and revisions to the Alumni Association Board Constitution and Bylaws, which led to an increase in membership and an expansion of alumni programming. Mandish helped to launch Stevenson’s first Homecoming weekend as well as several other annual alumni events. He remains active in the Stevenson community, supporting alumni initiatives and attending events. He degree. Stevenson prepared her well for the workforce, skills to succeed, but also with strong interpersonal, analytical, and critical thinking skills, vital to her daily work. For more than six years, Tinkler has been working in development at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. Starting out as a manager of donor relations, she quickly advanced her career and is currently the Director of Development. The youngest director within the organization, Tinkler manages a team that has raised more than $22 million to support critical health care programs and services that directly impact our community. Understanding the importance and impact of giving back, Tinkler has demonstrated strong support of Stevenson since graduating in 2009. Her wish for her alma mater is that the University continues to grow while staying true to its core identity. In her eyes, what makes Stevenson so special is the individualized attention given to its students. She hopes that the University will continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities, guided by its founding principles. STEVENSON.EDU/GIVING | 19