According to the article, "Stetson University Leaders Break Ground on Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center," Stetson University leaders and athletes gathered in April for a ceremonial ground breaking of the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center, posted by WVNS-TV Online May 8.
Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., professor of taxation and accounting, was featured in the article, "Julie Jason: More Options for Building Good Credit." According to Chambers, there are certain factors that should be considered before deciding to apply for a retail credit card, posted by Greenwich Time Online and other outlets May 7.
Diana Ferguson, Stetson alumna and internationally recognized visual artist, was covered in the article, "Diana Ferguson's Work Featured in EAC Exhibit." Ferguson said that her "passion is to take simple shapes, give them a life, and let them tell a story by creating visual narrative that inspires the viewer to bring their own interpretation to the story, "posted by The Daily Post-Athenian May 5.
Bill Roberts, former Stetson University trustee and past president of the Stetson University Alumni Association, was featured in the article, "BHHS Florida Properties Group Realtor Bill Roberts Receives Lifetime Achievement Award," posted by PRLog May 8.
Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the May 5 SB News about the behavior of a judge who criticized a USF player, charged with sexual battery. The judge, a USF alum, said she was not proudly hanging her diploma in her office, and later recused herself from the case. Rose said in the article, "The only issue that you could probably allege if you were a defense attorney is she’s somehow shown a bias against USF football. But her language was carefully crafted and calculated to prevent that from happening."
According to the May 8 Targeted News Service, Law alumna and Georgia Supreme Court Justica Carol W. Hunstein will deliver the University of Georgia Law School commencement address.
Christy Gorberg, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “SunRidge Elementary Welcomes Principal Gorberg.” “It’s been an interesting transition from the high school level, where I’ve spent much of my career,” said Gorberg, posted by Orange Observer News May 10.
Beth Koller, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Beth Koller Announced as Speaker for the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference,” posted by PRBuzz May 4.
Michael Duckworth, Stetson University alumnus, was featured in the article, “Lennar Atlanta Enlists New Home Consultant.” Duckworth said, “I am excited to be part of a proven winner surrounded by friendly, happy coworkers and peers who all share genuine enthusiasm and passion for selling in an environment of professionalism, integrity, and respect,” posted by Marietta Daily Journal May 7.
Billy Epting, graduate of Stetson University and principal of Leon High School, was covered in the article, “A Look in to the Life of Principal Billy Epting.” Epting said, “I like being the principal of high schoolers the most because I am able to give the students the tools to make good decisions and watch them apply those tools because they are almost (if not already) adults,” posted by The Leon High Life May 8.
Law alumnus Ben Braun will seek a circuit judge seat in the 2018 election, according to the May 9 My Suburban Life in Illinois, where he’s been a circuit judge for 11 years.
Anthony Guzzetta, Stetson University alumnus, was featured in the article, “Inland Securities Corporation Announces Appointment of Anthony Guzzetta as Senior Vice President-External Wholesaler,” posted by Business Wire – Online and several other outlets May 9.
Suzanne Williams, former student at Stetson University and manager of Puddingstone, was mentioned in the article, “Puddingstone Concert at Ashe Civic Center this Saturday,” posted by Jefferson Post Online May 10.
Alexander Pozin, former professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “A War Hero at 100: St. Augustine Centenarian Fought Nazis from Above as a Russian Pilot.” The article discussed Pozin’s background, including his history as a “former fighter and bomber pilot for the 210th Division of the Soviet Air Force in World War II,” posted by The St. Augustine Record May 1.
Luz Estella Nagle, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Human Trafficking Becoming Epidemic in Florida, Authorities Say.” Nagle stated, “We know that human trafficking is a hidden crime,” posted by The Palm Beach Post Online May 1.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock: Q1 Earnings Can’t Stop This Train.” According to Ma, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s friendly relationship with President Trump has “prompted Amazon to speed up its timetable to expand the Prime Video service and AWS data centers in markets like India and China,” posted by U.S. News & World Report April 27.
Charles Rose, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Judge Rips USF Player, Strong.” Rose commented on Judge Margaret Taylor’s scathing words against LaDarrius Jackson and Charlie Strong, stating, “The only issue that you could probably allege if you were a defense attorney is she’s somehow shown a bias against USF football,” posted by Tampa Bay Times May 4.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Why Investors Should Factor in Goodwill When Evaluating Stocks.” Ma stated, “Shareholders can consider that goodwill is the intangible portion of the assets they pay for,” posted by TheStreet April 28.
Stetson University was granted the Presser Foundation’s Capital Support Grant, designed for “capital projects of music organizations providing a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and/or vocal music,” posted by PR Newswire – Online and several other outlets May 2.
Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., professor of taxation and accounting at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Julie Jason: Write Your Own Credit History With a Secured Card.” Chambers explained that recent college graduates who have not applied for loans may still have a credit file, posted by The Advocate Online and several other outlets April 30.
According to the article, “Bonner Leaders Work to Serve,” Stetson University was one of the first colleges to offer the Bonner Leader Program, a university program that pairs students with nonprofit organizations for volunteer work until graduation, posted by Public Now April 27.
The article, “What is Molecular Biology?” discussed the molecular biology major at Stetson University, describing it as a major that trains students interested in the interface between the life sciences and physical sciences to be scientists, posted by New York City High Tech News April 30.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was profiled in the Spring 2017 AALS News, “Spotlight on Sections: Election Law.” According to the profile, Torres-Spelliscy is chair-elect of the Section on Election Law.
Theresa Pulley Radwan, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the article, “Trustee Asks Court to Liquidate Steakhouse” about Spice Modern Steakhouse. According to Radwan, “If it’s a Chapter 11 reorganization, sometimes the business can be sold as a going concern, but when you are in Chapter 7, the most common course is to liquidate the parts,” posted originally by the Orlando Sentinel and later by the May 3 Troubled Company Reporter.
News of LL.M. student Riya Khan being selected for the U.N. Graduate Study Program ran in the April 27 Targeted News Service.
The April 30 KAIT-TV announced law professor Peter Lake’s participation in the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference.
Stetson’s LL.M. programs are listed among national programs and the LL.M in International Law is spotlighted in the article, “LL.M. News South,” posted by the International Jurist magazine.
The KFMB-FM and other newswire outlets announced the upcoming Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference, May 22-25 in Gulfport.
According to the May 3 Gabber, law student Breanne Whited is helping Golfview Condominiums “Go Green” with recycling efforts.
Alumnus Luis Pedraja was featured in the article, “Bringing Higher Ed to the Masses.” Despite being born in Cuba to a low-income family, Pedraja was motivated by his parents and a mentor at Stetson to advance his education, and now he wants to give other people that same opportunity, posted by Worcester Business Journal Online May 1.
An honorary Doctor of Laws degree will be presented to Daytona Beach Mayor and Stetson alumnus Derrick L. Henry Sr., according to the article “Bethune-Cookman University Recognizes City of Daytona Beach Mayor, Derrick L. Henry, Sr., during Spring 2017 Commencement,” posted by Targeted News Service April 27.
Law alumnus Javier Centonzio is spearheading a veterans scholarship gold tournament, according to the April 30 and May 1 Tampa Bay Times.
Law alumnus Rich McKay was quoted in the article, “Falcons CEO Rich McKay Shares Life Lessons, Business Principles at Gwinnett Chamber Breakfast,” posted by Gwinnett Daily Post and other outlets May 2.
The May 2 Golfdom reported that the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) named law alumna Jane Geddes as its chief executive officer, effective immediately, becoming CEO of the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States.
According to the May 3 Sarbanes Oxley on Ulitzer, USForex announced the addition of law alumnus Tim Richey as risk and compliance manager.
Stetson University alumnus W.D. Crowder was featured in the article, “Financial Terms Dictionary Releases Free eBook with Over 200 Definitions.” Crowder, a published author, worked with Financial Dictionary CEO Thomas Herold to create two new financial dictionary eBooks, posted by Digital Journal and several other outlets May 3.
According to the May 3 PublicNow and Holland & Knight, law alumnus Mark Haranzo has joined Holland & Knight Private Wealth Services in New York.
According to a LinkedIn post, law alumna Christina Unkel was appointed to serve on the Consumer Protection Law Committee, to the 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” and the American Association of Justice selected her for the 2017 Leadership Academy class.
According to the National Law Journal and Florin Roebig, law alumni Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig have again won one of the nation’s top 50 verdicts in the article, “Top 100 Verdicts.”
According to the PRWeb, law alumna Victoria Cruz-Garcia is a moot court coach and adjunct law professor at Cooley Law School.
The May 4 PR.com reported that law alumnus Forrest J. Bass recently received the AV Preeminent designation by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rankings.
Elizabeth Paul, former Stetson University provost and vice president of academic affairs, has been inaugurated as Capital University’s 16th president, according to the article, “Capital University’s New President Elizabeth Paul Outlines Vision,” posted by ThisWeek Community Newspapers Online April 26.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was referenced in the article, “Corporations Gave Millions for Trump Inaugural.” According to an analysis of FEC disclosure reports by Torres-Spelliscy, only one publicly traded company made reported contributions to a pro-Trump super political action committee during the presidential campaign, posted by Bloomberg BNA April 20.
Stetson’s University’s ethics team members Megan Christopher, Sarah Klass, Alex Overdijking, and Nate Smith placed second in the International Business Ethics Case Competition held in California. The IBECC judges were impressed by the team’s polished presentation and argumentation skills, posted by NewsDog and several other outlets April 26.
Taylor Greenberg, law student at Stetson University, received the 2017 Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Service. “Pro bono work has been the most rewarding aspect of law school for me,” said Greenberg, posted by Targeted News Service April 26.
According to the article, “Sea Level Rise Already Evident in Chatham County,” a report that was partially drafted by Stetson University faculty and staff documented that less severe flooding of the highway U.S. 80 occurred two dozen times in 2015, posted by Savannah Morning News Online April 23.
Louis Virelli, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, spoke with 10News for the April 26 story, “VERIFY: Is Twitter Account Posting Every Trump Donor’s Name?” Virelli confirmed that the Twitter account @everytrumpdonor is accurately and legally tweeting the names of over 15,000 Trump donors.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “The Smartphone Has Really Thrown Gasoline on the Addiction Fire of Our Society.” According to Ferguson, addiction is defined in psychology as chemical dependence on a substance, posted by CBC Radio One, April 24.
Peter F. Lake, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, wrote the College Planning and Management article, “Compliance U.” Lake discussed the important divisions of functions among general counsels and chief compliance officers in higher education roles, posted on April 20.
Peter F. Lake, J.D., professor of law, was quoted in the article, “Between Harvard and Office for Civil Rights, A Symbiotic Relationship.” Lake stated, “The regulators become your staff and your staff becomes the regulators. It can raise issues of direction and conflict of interest in some cases,” posted by The Harvard Crimson April 21.
Peter F. Lake, J.D., law professor, was featured in the article, “As Grand Jury Probes PSU Pledge Death, History Shows Hazing Prosecutions Difficult to Pursue.” Lake stated, “It showed others across the country that they could successfully prosecute hazing events that they might have been wary of pursuing before,” posted by Philly.com April 21.
Stetson University will host the annual Educating Advocates conference, which brings together professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the country to learn the Stetson method of advocacy, according to Fox21 and several other outlets, posted April 21.
The April 23 AllGov article “Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: Who is Robert N. Davis?” profiles former law professor Robert N. Davis, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Former Appeal Court Judge Anthony Lucky, who is a judge of the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, spoke at Stetson University College of Law during the 21st annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, according to a story in EtornoInteligente.
The May 1 Florida Bar News reported that Brian H. Bieber of Gray Robinson in Miami was featured as an instructor on “Investigating the White Collar Case and Accompanying Ethical Issues” at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson.
The Tampa Bay law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hard & Hayslett, P.A., has announced that Law alumna Sarah Barkley Raaymakers has been made a partner in the firm.
Law alumnus Augustine Smythe “Gus” Weekley, Jr., has died according to the Tampa Bay Times obituary. A medical doctor, Smythe graduated from Stetson in 1989 and practiced health law. He was a member of the Chester Ferguson Inn of Court.
Law alumnus Christopher Y. Mills has been named partner in charge of the new Fort Lauderdale office of Adams and Reese, according to the April 24 Miami Herald.
The April 26 Laker/Lutz News ran an article about Law alumna Thania Clevenger, a civil and human rights attorney working as marketing director at her family’s new restaurant, La Yuma.
Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience hosted a meeting of St. Johns River Water Management District scientists, other scientists, officials and springs advocates to discuss a proposal that will affect water flow in Gemini Springs, according to the article, “Local Officials Question Proposal to Allow Decreases in Gemini Springs Water Flow,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal April 17. The article quoted Institute Executive Director Clay Henderson.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was featured in the article, “8 Unsexy Stocks With Super-Sexy Returns.” Ma discussed Procter and Gamble Co., a company that produces razors and other household products. Because of the consistent need for these products, according to Ma, Procter and Gamble Co. is a great company to invest in, posted by U.S. News & World Report April 11.
Shasta Ford, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Florida Film Festival: Field of Dreams for Filmmakers.” Ford’s 10-minute short film that celebrates vinyl records was presented at the Florida Film Festival, posted by Orlando Sentinel April 15.
Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Robert Powell: How To Save for Retirement When Politicians Keep Making it Harder.” Michelson stated, “The removal of the Obama-era regulation only hurts those that are not looking out for their retirement, so those workers will not be automatically enrolled in retirement accounts,” posted by My Informs April 14.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “What Happens to Uber Now?” Ma stated, “Most anticipate that Uber’s highly anticipated IPO won’t happen soon because of recent negative publicity. Uber’s loss on public opinion – from early 2017’s ‘#DeleteUber’ campaign to its recent scandals – is Lyft’s gain,” posted by Yahoo Finance April 18.
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and professional chef, was featured in the article, “At Tampa Bay Farm-to-Table Restaurants, You’re Being Fed Fiction.” Pulapaka said, “I’m not trying to re-enact a scene from Portlandia, but consumers have to take ownership,” posted by True Viral News April 15.
Law alumnus Ahmad Yakzan is featured in the April 19 10News interview, “Buy American, Hire American: what does executive order actually do?”
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was featured in the article, “Investors Can Profit From Volatility By Selling Puts.” According to Ma, selling options, instead of buying options, can reduce the amount of risk by offsetting part of the capital invested in underlying assets, posted by Times-Herald Online April 18.
Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is referenced in the April 14 Friday Round Up of SCOTUSblog.
Law Professor Theresa Radwan’s quote in the Kiplinger article, “Dealing with Debts after Death,” was picked up by Yahoo! News india.
Law alumnus Ahmad Yakzan is featured in the April 19 10News interview, “Buy American, Hire American: what does executive order actually do?” Stetson was mentioned in the article, “Engaging Activities in Political Science.” Stetson hosted the annual Model Senate Competition in March, bringing in students from other colleges to play the role of U.S. Senators and debate current issues, posted by Targeted News Service, April 12.
The April 13 Cape Codder and Wicked Local reported that Stetson law students assisted with a model U.N. intergenerational program.
The April 19 Gulfport Gabber covered news of Stetson students participating in the Fun in the Sun community event.
Michael Duckworth, Stetson graduate, was covered in the article, “Lennar Atlanta Welcomes Michael Duckworth as New Home Consultant.” Duckworth was welcomed as New Home Consultant for the Roswell-based division of Lennar, the second largest residential builder in the U.S., posted by Patch April 15.
Trent Tomengo, Stetson University graduate, was mentioned in the article, “48th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit Awards Announced.” Tomengo judged the Seminole State College annual art exhibit and awarded prizes in the Best of Show, Best of Media, Awards of Excellence, and Merit Awards categories, posted by Targeted News Service April 19.
Stephanie Fischer, graduate of Stetson, was featured in the article, “Stephanie Fischer Named a Board Member of Georgia Restaurant Association.” Fischer has been named a board member of GRA, where she oversees Learning and Development, Guest Experience, and New Store Openings, posted by Restaurant Informer April 19.
The April 13 State Capital News Feed reports that Jason Emilios Dimitris has been appointed the newest judge to serve on the 11th Circuit.
According to the April 19 Contacto Latino News, Law alumna Suzanne Boy will present “The Hottest Employment Law Topics in 2017” at the RetNet Forum Spring Meeting, on April 22 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California.
Stetson University was featured in the article, “Stetson University Program Taps Matrox, Ensemble for Video Tech,” which focuses on the new Centurion Sales Excellence Program that kicked off at Stetson last fall, posted by TV Technology Online and other outlets April 6.
The article, “The Complete List of Test-Optional Colleges and Universities, As of Now,” lists Stetson University as one of the many colleges or universities that is “test-optional,” or does not require ACT or SAT scores for admissions, posted by The Washington Post Online April 12.
Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Students Should Be Allowed to Keep Pets on Campus.” Stetson was listed as one example of a pet-friendly campus, posted by Indiana Statesman April 12.
Theresa Pulley Radwan, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Dealing With Debts After Death.” According to the article, “If your parent dies with a mortgage and you want to keep the house, you can try to arrange to take over the payments,” posted by Kiplinger Business Resource Centre, Yahoo! Canada Finance, Yahoo! India Business and others.
Paul Boudreaux, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the April 6 article, “Overshadowed: Why Florida Legislators Are Trying to Control Everything From Local Taxes to Human Rights.” Boudreaux stated, “It’s safe to say that a lot of state governments, particularly those controlled by the Republican Party, have been emboldened by what’s happening on the national scene,” posted by Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, contributed to the article, “Gaming is Not an Addiction.” Ferguson and Villanova professor Patrick Markey argued that “by treating the immoderate playing of video games as an addiction, we are pathologizing relatively normal behavior,” posted by IOL (ZA) April 8.
Kathy Piechura-Couture, Ph.D., education professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Single-Sex Classes at South McKeel Seem to be Working.” “Kids come with stereotypes,” Piechyra-Couture said. “In single-gender classes we can combat them much easier,” posted by The Ledger Online April 9.
Stetson Law students E. Alan Brock, Vanessa Denk, Bart Kubiak, Taofikat Ninalowo, Reshma Pharsi, Kara Rogers, and Ayodale Tan were featured in the article, “Stetson Law Students Win Awards in Three Categories at International Moot Court Competition in Hong Kong,” posted by the 24/7 newswire in Business News and other outlets.
Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., Stetson professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Update: How to Save for Retirement When Politicians Keep Making it Harder.” Michelson stated, “The removal of the Obama-era regulation only hurts those that are not looking out for their retirement, so those workers will not be automatically enrolled in retirement accounts,” posted by Morningstar StockInvestor Online April 13.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson, was mentioned in the blogpost, “Highlights from Federalist Society Student Symposium Panel on Campaign Finance and Free Speech.” Torres-Spelliscy was one of the panelists for The Federalist Society’s panel, posted on The Republican Lawyer April 11.
Ashley Moya, Stetson University College of Law graduate, was featured in the article, “Law Student Picked for ABA’s Judicial Clerkship Program.” Moya is one of nine law students in the country selected for the American Bar Association’s Judicial Clerkship Program, posted by SIU News April 12.
Matthew Bussin, Stetson University College of Law student, was featured in the blog post, “Meet the Law Clerks.” Bussin is one of the law clerks at Coye Law Firm, posted by Coye Law Firm on April 6.
James Fox, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, wrote the blog post, “The Framers’ Coup as a Challenge for Originalism.” Fox discussed his opinions of two possible consequences of “The Framers’ Coup,” posted on Balkinization April 11.
Law Assistant Dean for International Programs JR Swanegan joined law student Erica Ramos for an interview with Bay News 9 Info Mas on Stetson’s study abroad programs in Cuba that aired on April 6-7.
Law Professor Louis Virelli appeared on the April 10 Bay News 9 discussing the impact of the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch. Professor Virelli also appeared on WFLA-AM discussing the confirmation on April 9 and April 10.
Law Professor Jason Bent is quoted in the April 12 Orlando Sentinel article, “Employee sues over ‘old white men’ allegations.”
The April 11 North Kentucky Tribune reports that Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, a member of the International Advisory Council for the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, has created an Institute for Higher Education Compliance.
Edward Cooney, Stetson University alumnus, is one of four new board members for The Pankey Institute, according to the PRLog article, “The Pankey Institute Announces New Board Members,” posted April 6.
Melany Gnaizda-Gibson, Stetson graduate, was featured in the article, “Melany Gnaizda-Gibson: A Counselor Who Cares.” Gnaizda-Gibson stated, “Students want to ask questions when they have a relationship with the advisors,” posted by Her Campus April 8.
Christopher M. Delp, College of Law graduate, was featured in the article, “Christopher Delp Presents at SAMA Meeting.” According to the article, Delp spoke at the Sarasota Manatee Manufacturers’ Association meeting, discussing legal considerations for industrial power users, posted by Tampa Bay Newswire April 10.
Christopher Y. Mills, graduate of Stetson University College of Law, was featured in the article, “Adams and Reese Taps Top Financial Services Lawyers to Lead New Offices in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.” Mills is one of four new Adams and Reese partners, posted by Business Wire – Online April 11.
Michael Duckworth, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Lennar Atlanta Adds Michael Duckworth as Home Consultant.” Duckworth has been added to the Roswell-based division of Lennar as New Home Consultant, posted by CityBizList April 13.
Law alumnus Javier Ojeda Chenard did an interview in the Bay News 9 Info Mas studio about Stetson’s CLE program in Cuba and his experiences in Cuba that aired April 11-12.
The April 7 PublicNow ran news that Law alumnus Arturo Rios spoke at a forum on issues surrounding immigration at Stetson University.
According to the April 12 Miami Herald Naked Politics, Gov. Rick Scott promoted Miami-Dade County Judge and Law alumnus Jason E. Dimitris to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. The news also ran in Florida Politics and Capital Soup.
March 31-April 6
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Does the Scientific Method Apply to Psychology?” Ferguson commented on the idea that psychology is “sliding towards a state of being unfalsifiable,” according to the article, posted by Patheos March 30.
Louis Virelli, J.D., law professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Citing Prosecutor’s Death Penalty Stance, Fla. Governor Reassigns 21 Cases.” Virelli stated, “When viewed on a case-by-case basis, this remedy by the governor strikes me as dangerous,” posted by The Police News April 5.
Carol Henderson, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Women’s History Month: AAFS Celebrates Carol E. Henderson, BA, JD 2008-2009 AAFS President,” posted by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Magazine March 28.
Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, contributed to the article, “Procedure for Obtaining Rescission of 90-Day Letters.” The article, posted on The Taxadviser, focuses on the process necessary to obtain rescission of 90-day letters in underreported income cases, posted April 1.
The April 5 Targeted News Service ran the news that Stetson Law student Mary Gantert presented with Judge Edward LaRose at the Tampa Bay Lawyers Guild’s Law Day.
The SaintPetersBlog and State Capital News Feed ran news of Stetson’s screening of Foster Shock and panel presentation by the student organization, Child Advocates of Stetson Law, posted March 30.
Stetson is offering a CLE program this summer in Cuba. The trip will be led by Darryl Wilson, associate dean for faculty and strategic initiatives, and is designed to teach students about the Cuban legal system, posted by Tampa Bay Newswire March 31.
The March 30 Public article, “Up Close With Cuba: Law School Students, Professor Travel to Havana,” reported on Stetson law school’s recent Spring Break trip to Havana, Cuba.
The BrainTree Forum reported that the Yarmouth Senior Center’s April 8 intergenerational model UN will feature international and elder law experts from Stetson speaking at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston.
The April 3 Akron Legal News ran the news that Stetson Cornerstone Award recipient Professor Lawrence A. Sutter III has died.
The April 2 Legally India reported on the champion International Environmental Moot Court win at Stetson.
Deborah J. Blue, graduate of Stetson University College of Law, was covered in the article, “What I Wear to Work: Deborah J. Blue.” In the article, Blue gave her best piece of legal advice: “Litigation or collaboration is a process. Nothing happens overnight,” posted by Sarasota Magazine – Online March 31.
Thomas S. Edwards, Jr., Stetson law alumnus, was featured in the article, “Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.” Edwards is a firm partner at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., where he fights to give residents of Jacksonville a voice in the courtroom and protect their rights in the justice system, posted by Jacksonville Magazine – Online April 3.
According to the April 3 Irvin Law Firm press release, Stetson University College of Law alumnus Grady C. Irvin Jr. is featured in the Showtime documentary, “Disgraced,” for his work with a high-profile murder case that erupted into the Baylor men’s basketball scandal in 2003.
Stetson University College of Law alumna Cristen Martinez will speak at the Tampa Bay REIA meeting on April 11, focusing on “Florida land trusts for the savvy real estate investor,” according to Wherevent.
According to the March 30 Jasper News, Stetson University College of Law alumnus John McCormick has died.
Stetson University was featured in the article, “Best Online Master of Business Administration Programs Ranked by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.” In it, Stetson’s MBA program was listed as one of the best in the United States, posted by One Page News March 27.
Louis Virelli, J.D., constitutional law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Constitutional Professor: Scott’s Retaliation Goes Too Far.” Virelli stated, “But in my view it’s a very difficult reading of that statue to say, every time you disagree with an elected official, a constitutionally empowered elected official, you can replace them,” posted by WFSU – Online March 24.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and director of the Roland George Investments Institute at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Energy Stocks Search for Their Spark.” Ma said, “Pretty soon, the U.S. will come to grips with the fact that the economy will now grow at 4 to 5 percent annually in the next four years,” posted by Plus Company Updates March 24.
Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the Faculty Senate and member of the President’s Cabinet at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Stetson Professor Wins National Diversity Award,” for receiving the 2017 Giving Back Award from Insight into Diversity magazine, posted by Daytona Times March 23.
Law Professor Theresa Pulley-Radwan is quoted in the March 24 Orlando Sentinel article, “Trustee wants Spice steakhouse to liquidate after third bankruptcy.”
Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the BuzzFeed article, “A University Says It Shouldn’t Have To Pay Money To Campus Rape Victims.” Lake wrote the March 26 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “First Amendment Survival Guide for Presidents.”
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Icahn, Ackman, Falcone, Musk.” Ma stated, “In order to make exuberant amounts of money in the investment world, they all have to constantly test the line between morality and legality, and sometimes fail,” posted by KCMA Blog March 25.
Alan Green, Ph.D., Stetson University economics department chairman, was quoted in a blog post on Opinions to go Online. Green said, “There is arguably nothing more important for the government to do now than pursue competitive markets in sustainable energy,” posted March 28.
Kevin Winchell, Stetson University associate director of community engagement, was quoted in the article, “Raising Profile, DeSantis Pushes Term Limits in TV Ads.” Winchell stated, “This is an organization that helps elect conservative candidates to the United States Senate,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal March 27.
According to the March 29 Tampa Bay Times, Florida Attorney General and Law alumna Pam Bondi has been appointed to President Trump’s Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission.
Stetson University is hosting a discussion forum about immigration laws with St. Petersburg immigration attorney Arturo R. Rios, according to the Flagler Live article, “Thursday Briefing: St. Patrick’s Day, Cynical Lawyers, Picnics and Pops Tickets, the Great Yale Snowball Fight,” posted March 23.
According to the article, “Stetson University to Host The Architecture of the Holocaust,” Stetson will be hosting the 10th anniversary Bernard Weiner Holocaust Memorial Lecture, “The Architecture of the Holocaust,” posted by Capital Soup March 28.
William Shakespeare’s “Othello” will be presented by Stetson University’s Theatre Arts Department at the Second Stage Theatre – Museum of Art from April 20-22 at 8 p.m. and April 23 at 3 p.m., posted by Wherevent March 28.
The March 24 Tampa Bay Times ran news of Judge Lucky’s presentation of the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on March 30 in Gulfport.
Stephanie Cook, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Teacher Seeks Democratic Nomination to Oppose Del. Charles Poindexter.” Cook is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 9th District seat of the Virginia House of Delegates, despite not having a history in politics, posted by The Roanoke Times Online March 23.
Joshua T. Howle, Stetson law graduate, was mentioned in the article, “Charleston-Area Hires and Promotions.” Howle was named as a partner of the Wigger Law Firm Inc., posted by The Post and Courier March 27.
Woodrow H. Pollack, J.D., former law student at Stetson, was featured in the article, “Woodrow H. Pollack Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property Practice in Tampa.” Pollack has been added to the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. as a Shareholder, posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets March 24.
Katie Cole, J.D., Stetson Law graduate, was featured in the article, “Belleair Attorney Katie Cole Named to District Board of Trustees for St. Pete College.” Cole is the newest member of the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees, posted by State Capital News Feed March 25.
Vivian Cocotas, graduate of Stetson University, was listed in the Florida Today article “Front-Runner Emerges Among Candidates for School Attorney” as one of the candidates for a new in-house attorney position at the Brevard County School Board, posted by Florida Today March 27.
Holly Keris, former student at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Programs at the Museum.” Keris will be a special guest at the Amelia Island Museum of History on April 5, posted by Fernandina Observer March 27.
Dan Byrne, former finance student at Stetson, was featured in the article, “USPack Logistics Strengthens Executive Leadership.” According to the article, Byrne has joined USPack Logistics as vice president of business development, posted by Citybizlist – New York and several other outlets March 29.
Michele Leo Hinston, J.D., graduate of Stetson law, was featured in the article, “Michele Leo Hinston and Timothy C. Garding Spoke at Tampa Chapter of Professional Association of Health Care Office Management Monthly Meeting,” posted by Tampa Bay Newswire March 29.
Law alumnus and adjunct Dr. jay Wolfson did an interview with BBC Scotland and with BBC Radio about healthcare reform on March 24.
According to the March 28 Tampa Bay Times, Alfred Dyson, WWII and Korean War veteran who attended Stetson Law school, died March 26.
Law alumnus and Florida Representative Jamie Grant is quoted in the March 27 The Buzz in the Tampa Bay Times.
According to the March 25 Dayton Daily News, Law alumnus Gerald L. McDonald has been named law director of the city of Huber Heights.
Stetson University was ranked one of Florida’s best universities in a list compiled by LearnHowToBecome.org. According to the Press Release Rocket article “Best Colleges in Florida for 2017 Honored by LearnHowToBecome.org,” Stetson is one of the Top Five four-year schools in Florida, posted March 17.
Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the Faculty Senate and member of the President’s Cabinet at Stetson, was featured in the article, “Stetson University Professor Patrick Coggins Wins 2017 Giving Back Award.” Coggins received the Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, posted by Capital Soup March 20.
Christopher J. Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Researchers Question Establishment of Video Game Disorder.” Ferguson stated, “In the variation they have now in the ICD-11, they didn’t even bother with listing symptoms … They don’t even delineate boundaries,” posted by Addiction Professional – Online March 16.
Charles Rose, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Did Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Reduce Violent Crime?” Rose stated, “I would posit that it has had little or no effect on any decrease,” referring to the “stand your ground” law, posted by Tampa Bay Times March 16.
Alan Green, Ph.D., Stetson professor and chair of the economics department, wrote the Tampa Bay Times Online article, “Here’s What a Responsible Budget Looks Like.” Green stated, “With the economy in solid shape, fiscal policy should have a long-term focus on sustainable spending, addressing long-term problems and promoting long-run growth,” posted March 17.
Christopher J. Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor, was mentioned in the article, “A New Book Argues Concerns Over Violent Video Games Are a Moral Panic,” describing the concern that violent video games lead to violent acts committed by young gamers as “just another youth-oriented moral panic in a long line of them,” posted by New York Online March 17.
Louis Virelli, J.D., Stetson University law professor, was mentioned in the article, “Lawyer introducing Gorsuch suing Trump administration over travel ban.” Virelli noted that justices make decisions that are not based on who is representing one of the parties, posted by Washington Post March 20.
Jason Evans, Ph.D., Stetson University professor of environmental science, was featured in the article, “Climate Change News for March 2017.” Evans stated, “The Sea Grant program represents a tried-and-true model of cooperation between universities, local governments, state governments, and the federal government,” posted by Climate Change News March 20.
Peter Lake, J.D., Stetson law professor, was quoted in the article, “In Spanier Case, College Leadership Goes on Trial.” Lake said, within higher education, “this is the biggest white-collar crime trial we’ve faced in a quarter-century,” posted by Chronicle of Higher Education March 20.
K.C. Ma. Ph.D., finance professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Energy Stocks Search for Their Spark.” Ma said, “Prolonged depressed prices across the board simply reflect the lack of strong economic demand, signified by the Chinese slowdown in summer 2015,” posted by Yahoo Finance and several other outlets March 22.
Michael Goldman, Stetson student, was quoted in the article, “Stetson University Students Unveil New Indices: Investments in Amazon, Cannabis Top the List,” stating, “The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries…” posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets March 22.
Leonardo Valle, student at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Stetson University Students Unveil New Indices: Investments in Amazon, Cannabis Top the List.” Valle stated, “Amazon has revolutionized the way we shop,” posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets March 22.
Jason Evans, Ph.D., environmental science professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Coastal Programs Face Fears of Deep Budget Cuts.” Evans stated, “If they do eventually decide to elevate the road more because of sea level rise that’s one of the considerations I would think the Sea Grant project at least had a contribution to that,” posted by Savannah Morning News Online March 23.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University law professor, was mentioned in the March 20 Take Care Blog, commenting on President Trump’s revised entry ban. Torres-Spelliscy asserted that Judge Gorsuch might vote against the entry ban on grounds of religious freedom.
Stetson was featured in the article, “Elon Earns Third Place in Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition.” The Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition was held at Stetson University from March 2-3, posted by Elon University March 20.
Keith Rizzardi’s article for the Stetson Law Review was mentioned in the March 20 News-Press article, “How many exemptions to Florida’s Sunshine Law? 1,119 and counting.”
Stetson Law’s Trial Team was mentioned as a competitor in the Digital Journal article, “John Marshall Law School Hosts National Criminal Justice Trial Competition for Twenty-Seventh Year,” posted March 21.
Finance professor K.C. Ma, Ph.D., was quoted in the article, “Stetson University Students Unveil New Indices: Investments in Amazon, Cannabis Top the List,” stating, “E-commerce is the inevitable future,” posted by Press Release Rocket and other outlets March 22.
Bay News 9 ran news on March 23 of Stetson’s CLE trip to Cuba. The weekend Tampa Bay Times also ran news of the upcoming summer CLE (Continuing Legal Education).
Stetson law school was mentioned in the March 23 Public Now article, “Undergrads Raise the Bar with Moot Court Success” as being the host of the American Moot Court Association National Tournament.
Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the article, “Human Rights Activist to Speak at Stetson,” for hosting John Prendergast’s lecture “Stopping Genocide by Stopping the War Profiteers,” posted by Tampa Bay Times.
Suzanne Boy, law alumna, was mentioned in the March 14 Public Now and March 17 Cape Coral Daily Breeze article, “Boy to Share Employment Law Practices at Global Pet Expo in Orlando.”
Stetson University law alumnus Amos Goodall’s article, “How to plan for end-of-life wishes” was published March 17 on the Centre Daily Times.
Stephanie Troutman, Stetson graduate, will be delivering an address focused on the intersections of race, class, and sexuality, according to an article posted by North Carolina Central University on March 20.
Law alumna Patricia Carlson was mentioned in The Palm Beach Post March 20 article, “Local Business People to Watch.”
Fred Rudzik, Stetson law alumnus, was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court opinion Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Group, decided on March 22.
Stetson University law alumna Agata T. Kuzniar’s story, “Driven Across the Globe to Make a Difference in the World” was published by the Federal Bar Association.
Law alumnus Bobby Reynolds and former Stetson employee Ernest Stone were featured in the March 8 Tampa Bay Times article, “Colorful cast vies for Gulfport Counsel seats.”
Michael E. Bitter, Ph.D., professor of accounting at Stetson, was featured in the article “2017’s Property Taxes by State.” Bitter stated, “There are many tax considerations, including sales tax, state and local income tax, and other taxes and fees,” posted by WalletHub March 1.
Royal Gardner, J.D., Stetson law professor, was mentioned in the article “Clean Water Rule: Seven Scientific Organizations Endorse Brief Co-Authored By Stetson University’s Biodiversity Institute.” Gardner co-authored a brief intended to protect the nation’s aquatic resources in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order against the Clean Water Rule, posted by Digital Journal and several other outlets March 3.
Also, Royal Gardner was featured in the article “Rosemont, Developments Would Benefit from Trump’s Proposed Water Rule Change.” Gardner said that if a new rule following Trump’s vision takes effect, the mining company wouldn’t need a Clean Water Act permit, posted by Arizona Daily Star Online and other outlets March 12.
Charles Elson, J.D., former law professor at Stetson, was featured in the article “Land and Buildings Nominates Two Directors for Taubman Centers Board of Directors.” Elson is one of two new directors nominated for the Board of Directors at Taubman Centers, posted by Spoke and several other outlets March 2.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson, was featured in the article “Countries That Play More Violent Video Games Such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty Have Fewer Murders.” Ferguson is part of a team of psychologists who claim the safest countries in the world are actually the countries where video games are the most popular, posted by DailyMail March 2.
Also, Christopher Ferguson was quoted in the article “Violent Video Games May Not ‘Desensitize’ Players, Brain Scans Suggest.” Ferguson stated, “Over the last 10 years we’ve really seen a wave of behavioral studies indicating that violent video games are not associated with behavioral problems in players,” posted by Herald & Review Online and several other outlets March 9.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson law professor, was featured in the article “Did Companies’ Donations Buy a Trump Change in Private Prison Policy?” According to Torres-Spelliscy, the GEO Group made contributions to a pro-Trump super political action committee while he was running for president, posted by Tribune Online and several other outlets March 4.
Also, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the article “Ethics Office Tells Trump & Co.: Sorry, You’re Not Above the Rules.” Torres-Spelliscy stated that rejecting formal ethics training for his staff, nominees and advisers was perhaps “the worst $1 million Trump ever saved,” posted by eNews Park Forest March 10.
Jason Evans, Ph.D., a scientist at Stetson, was quoted in the article “NOAA Sea Grant Cut Could Slow Climate Adaptation.” Evans said: “Sea Grant personnel often are embedded in coastal communities and represent a tried-and-true model of cooperation between universities, local governments, state governments and the federal government,” posted by Columbia Basin Herald – Online and other outlets March 7.
Keith Rizzardi, J.D., who wrote the law review of the Stetson University School of Law, was quoted in the article “Florida Reporters to See How Lawmakers Stand On Open Records.” Rizzardi said: “In normal circumstances, the Sunshine State’s public records law is a model for ensuring the disclosure of information to the benefit of an informed citizenry,” posted by Washington Times Online and several other outlets March 5.
Jessica Floyd, a Stetson graduate, was mentioned in the article “Strings In Need Helps Kids Hit High Notes in Lakeland,” as one of the piano teachers offering lessons to children through the program Strings In Need, posted by The Ledger Online March 7.
Bo Trivett, former Stetson student and owner of Chevy of Murfreesboro, was covered in the article, “Trivett Celebrates 1 Year at Chevy of Murfreesboro.” “I want to give customers the best experience,” Trivett stated. “Because I care so much, I want to do everything I can to make them happy,” posted by The Daily News Journal Online March 11.
Stetson graduate Louis DeJoy was mentioned in the Winston-Salem Journal article “Business Milestones.” DeJoy, a certified public accountant, president of LDJ Global Strategies LLC and the former CEO of New Breed Logistics, was given the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership, posted March 5.
Pam Stewart, Stetson graduate, was featured in the article “Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Three Education Leaders to Revision Commission.” Stewart was one of three state education leaders appointed to Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, posted by Tampa Bay Times Online and other outlets March 3.
Stetson graduate Jacqueline O. Ellet was introduced in the article “All Life Legal Expands and is on the Move in Riverview,” as a new addition to All Life Legal, a law firm that specializes in Elder Law, posted by Osprey Observer Inc. Online March 3.
Katherine Cobb, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was featured in the article “Holy Trinity Names President.” Cobb was chosen to serve as the first president of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, a private educational program in Brevard County, posted by Florida Today Online March 3.
Ryan Smith, a graduate of Stetson, was quoted in the blog article “A Nation of Immigrants: Embracing The Other.” Smith stated, “I’m envious of the students in my class because they’re getting exposed to ides and backgrounds that will shape them for the rest of their lives,” posted on North Of The James March 2.
Russell P. Hintze, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was featured in the article “Russell P. Hintze, Board Certified Tax Attorney, Joins Shutts & Bowen.” Hintze has joined Shutts & Bowen as a partner in the Tax International Law Practice Group at the law firm’s Orlando office, posted by Spoke and several other outlets March 7.
Beth Koller, J.D., Stetson graduate, was featured in the article “Beth Koller Announced as Speaker for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference.” Koller was chosen to speak on “Tear Down That Wall! Challenges Faced by Non-Traditional Work Environments” at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance annual conference, posted by PR Buzz March 8.
Vivian Cocotas, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was mentioned in the article “School Board to Replace Bistline with In-House Attorney.” Cocotas is one of the potential candidates running to replace the Brevard County School Board’s longtime attorney Harold Bistline, posted by Florida Today Online March 9.
Tyler A. Hayden, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was featured in the article “Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard Announces New Addition.” Hayden has joined Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard, P.A. as an associate attorney, posted by Tampa Bay Newswire March 9.
Feb. 24-March 2
Dean and Professor of Law Christopher Pietruszkiewicz is quoted and Professor Brooke Bowman is mentioned in the Feb. 27 Florida Record article, “Stetson University College of Law’s moot court named one of the best of the decade.”
Stetson University was included in this year’s list of top online accounting programs in the article, “MastersinAccounting.info Releases Ranking of Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs,” based on “factors measuring academic quality, student experience, and graduate success,” posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets Feb. 28.
Mari Hanley, Stetson student and competitor in the Jeopardy! College Championships, was featured in the article, “She Got a Lot Out of ‘Jeopardy!'” According to the article, Hanley left Jeopardy with $10,000 and almost became a finalist, posted by South Florida Sun Sentinel Feb. 24.
Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “7 Tax Mistakes That Could Land You in an Audit.” Chambers stated, “Generally, what causes someone to be audited is to fall outside the expectations of their tax bracket,” posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 23.
Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “When Does Your Teen Have to Start Filing Taxes?” stating, “Normally, babysitting money will not qualify. … Occasional money earned outside the home is probably not subject to tax,” posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 24.
Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., professor of education at Stetson, was mentioned in the article, “Dean at UC Riverside Receives 2017 Insight Into Diversity Magazine Giving Back Award.” Coggins is one of 39 recipients of the 2017 Giving Back Award, given to “university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties,” posted by Scienmag Feb. 27.
Maureen Breakiron-Evans, who serves on the Board of Trustees at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Meet the Clearwater CFO Blazing a Trial for Women in Corporate Boardrooms.” Breakiron-Evans has been elected to the board of directors of the San Diego-based firm, Cubic Corp., posted by Tampa Bay Business Journal Feb. 23.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “How Options Can Help Minimize Short Risk.” Ma stated, “Even though you have the ability to meet the margin calls, the shareholder who loaned you the stock may like to take the profit on a rising stock by asking you to return the stock,” posted by TheStreet Feb. 27.
The March Florida Bar Journal article, “The Pro Bonos: And How You Can Become One,” highlights the pro bono work of Stetson Law students and alumni.
Michael E. Bitter, Director of the Master of Accountancy Program in the School of Business Administration at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “New Jersey, Blue States Have Most Property Taxes.” Bitter stated, “If one plans to own property, then clearly property tax rates should be considered, as in many locations, they can be significant,” posted by DSNews March 1.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted in the blog article, “Risky Behavior Comes From the Movies.” In response to researchers examining the effect of violent movies on children, Ferguson stated, “There’s no affirmation that this is a public-health concern, nor do the authors of this den fix up any evidence of a public-health concern,” posted by Donald M. Riggs Blog March 1.
Charles Allen Cusack, Ph.D., former director of the Stetson University Gospel Choir, passed away on Feb. 8. He was remembered in the article, “Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician,” for his love of music and dedication to his community, posted by Daytona Times – Online Feb. 23.
Stetson University was listed in the article “Got Plans?” which advertises the upcoming concert for Stetson’s Concert Choir, a highly selective ensemble consisting of 52 vocalists and directed by Timothy Peter, on March 7 at First Presbyterian Church, posted by The Ledger Online March 1.
Valrie Chambers, associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, contributed to the article, “Current Developments in Taxation of Individuals,” which focuses on several recent developments concerning issues of individual taxation, posted by The Taxadvisor March 1.
Professor of Law Charles Rose spoke with 970 WFLA Radio about proving a Stand Your Ground defense.
Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Feb. 26 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Title IX Due Process: More students are filing complaints and winning.”
Professor of Law Rebecca Morgan is quoted in the Feb. 23 Trail Gazette article, “Planning for Incapacity and Writing a Will program at the Senior Center.”
News of several events and faculty presentations at the law school are mentioned in the Tampa Bay Times Feb. 27 College Notebook.
Stetson Law student advocate Nathan Bruemmer did several interviews on the impact of removing Title IX protections for transgender individuals. He spoke with Feb. 23 10 News, ABC Action News and Newschannel 8 about the issue.
The Feb. 23 WLRN Miami referenced Stetson in the news story, “Authorities Warn: ‘Grandparents Scam’ is Back.
News of the upcoming Law Review Symposium at the College of Law with keynote Ben Cohen appeared in the March 1 Election Law Blog.
Kimberly Struhs, Stetson University graduate, was featured in the article, “Kimberly Struhs Joins On Target Web Solutions as Content Specialist.” According to the article, Struhs has joined Target Web Solutions, a digital marketing agency based in Orlando, posted by Mil-Tech Feb. 24.
Alden Chapman Smith, II, graduate of Stetson University, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, according to the News & Record Online/Greensboro.com obituary, “Smith, II, Alden (Al) Chapman,” posted Feb. 26.
Betty Jackson, graduate of Stetson University and primary school teacher for 41 years, was quoted in the article, “Longtime Teacher Says Discipline, Love are Key.” Jackson stated, “Today, children aren’t as disciplined. I was a strict teacher, but every child had a chance to be a leader in my class,” posted by Citrus County Chronicle Feb. 23.
Myra Nicholson, graduate of Stetson University College of Law, was covered in the article, “International Assets Advisory, LLC Names Myra Nicholson as General Counsel.” Nicholson has been named General Counsel of International Assets Advisory, where she will provide expert advice, set governance policies and evaluate impacts of firm decisions, posted by Daily Herald – Cook County Online March 1.
Grant Jefferies, photographer and graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Museum Showcases Nature Photography of Grant Jefferies.” Jefferies’ nature photography has received regional and local recognition, posted by The M&M Printing Co. Online March 1.
According to the Feb. 27 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumna Allison M. Stevenson has joined the Hill Ward Henderson Litigation Group.
Law alumnus and overseer Richard Harrison wrote the article, “Buckhorn should follow charter and require finance chief to live in Tampa,” for the Feb. 24 Tampa Bay Times.
According to the Feb. 26 Tallahassee Democrat, Law alumnus Leslie McLeod Jr. died Feb. 22.
According to the Feb. 25 Tallahassee Democrat, Law alumnus Raymond E. Rhodes has died.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was quoted in the article, “Smart and Stable Stocks to Invest in During the Trump Administration.” Ma stated, “E-commerce is an inescapable future. Consumers want to use the least amount of time to purchase the same goods at the lowest cost,” posted by My Informs and GoBankingRates Feb. 16.
Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Authentic Florida: Daytona Beach So Much More Than Racing” for being an essential part of the “charming college town,” DeLand, posted by Florida Today Online on Feb. 17, USA Today Online on Feb. 18, and several other outlets.
Michael Goldman, Roland George Investments Program student at Stetson University, discussed ESPN’s subscriber loss over the last three years in the article, “Don’t Sell Disney Because of ESPN.” According to Goldman, “the loss in revenue is near $3 billion,” posted by SeekingAlpha Feb. 7 and Huffington Post Feb. 14.
Law Professor Peter Lake wrote the article, “The Hazards and Opportunities Presented by Title IX,” for the Feb. 19 Chronicle of Higher Education.
Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned in the Feb. 17 Bloomberg BNA article, “Trump Inaugural Got Millions From Big Companies.”
Laionel Cintron, recent Stetson graduate, was mentioned in the article, “College Student Out to Disrupt the Textbook Industry.” Cintron worked alongside University of Rhode Island student Anthony Markey to draft the proposal for a website where students can sell their textbooks to other students, posted by Consumer Affairs Feb. 16.
Antoni Akkerman, Roland George Investments Program student at Stetson University, commented on the future of the Stericycle company under the Trump administration in the article, “Stericycle: Patient Zero for Deregulation and Repeal of Obamacare,” posted by SeekingAlpha Feb. 14. and Huffington Post Feb. 16.
Melinda Hall, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “The Unexpected Upsides of Dying,” posted by The Atlantic Online Feb. 18.
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., Stetson professor and professional chef, will be hosting a meal at Cress, his restaurant in downtown DeLand, “featuring the cuisines of the 7 countries who are part of the administration’s immigration ban,” according to the Tasty Chomps’ Orlando article, “Cress Restaurant – 7 Courses, 7 Countries,” posted Feb. 16.
Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute partners with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Area Legal Services and Gulfcoast Legal Services to assist veterans. The event was reported in the Feb. 16 Targeted News Service newswire.
Law student Nathan Bruemmer did an interview with ABC and NBC about changes to Title IX protections for transgendered students that aired Feb. 22.
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., was mentioned in the article, “B-CU School Of Education Supports Dolly Parton Imagination Library Volusia.” Shankar-Brown’s poetry was read during a book reading at the second annual Dolly Parton Imagination Library Breakfast, posted by Publicnow Feb. 22.
Carmen Llop Kassinger, Stetson graduate, was featured in the article, “Chicago Philharmonic Presents Sound of Change, 2/19.” According to the article, “Kassinger has performed in the violin section of the Chicago Philharmonic for twenty seasons,” posted by Broadway World, Feb. 17.
Cindy Gardner, former student at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Analysis: Mississippi Museum Directors See Role as Educators.” Gardner, responding to the new Mississippi history museum, stated, “I will handle all the day-to-day operations of the building in general,” posted by Sun Herald Online Feb. 17.
W.D. Crowder, graduate of Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “New Financial Terms Dictionary Offers Article Style Description.” Crowder is part of the team responsible for creating a new financial dictionary, posted by WZVN-TV Online and several other outlets Feb. 23.
Law alumnus Michael McNicholas was recognized in the Feb. 17 TC Palm article, “Michael McNicholas sworn in as circuit judge.” And McNicholas, who graduated from Stetson in 1990, was featured by Stuart News Feb. 18.
Donald Ingham was featured in the Feb. 19 announcement, “Keyser Engagement.” Ingham, a graduate of Stetson University, will be getting married to Rachel Keyser on July 22, 2017, posted by Daily News.
Lindsay Turner, cum laude graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Loftus Law Welcomes Lindsay Turner,” for joining Loftus Law as an associate, posted by WDAM-TV Online and several other outlets, Feb. 22.
Law alumna Judge Miriam Valkenburg, the first Puerto Rican judge in the 13th Judicial Circuit, was profiled this weekend on Bay News 9.
Law alumna Jennifer Collins Mostert was recognized in Feb. 17 SpaceCoastDaily article, “Attorney Jennifer Collins Mostert Uses Extensive Experience, Knowledge To Represent Her Clients.”
The winter 2017 issue of the National Jurist magazine again lists Stetson University College of Law’s moot court among the best 20 programs in the nation during this decade. Stetson is also mentioned in the article, “Best schools for bar exam preparation.” The Feb. 24-7 Press Release newswire reported in multiple media outlets that Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board and Bar Prep is among the best programs in the nation.
Stetson University was listed as one of Florida’s best online schools for 2017, according to the Feb. 16 One Page News article, “Best Online Florida Schools Ranked by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.”
Asal Mohamadi Johnson, public health researcher at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Few Poor or Minority Patients in New York City’s Academic Hospitals,” commenting on a study conducted to determine the correlation between race, ethnicity and payer status and the likelihood of being treated at an academic medical center, posted by Reuters Online and other outlets Feb. 9.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Lousy Twitter Earnings Report Highlights Long-Term Concerns for the Stock.” Ma stated, “It is worrisome that Twitter didn’t give revenue guidance this time,” posted by MSN Money Us and several other outlets Feb. 9.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was featured in an interview with MedicalResearch.com. The interview focused on Ferguson’s study regarding the degree to which screen time influences youth today. According to Ferguson, “Youth today look better behaviorally than they had in previous generations … despite an increasing plethora of screen use,” posted on Feb. 9.
Jason Evans, Ph.D., ecologist and Stetson professor, was featured in the article, “Coastal Cities Could Flood Three Times a Week by 2045.” Evans commented on the increase of flood hazards and the likelihood of major flooding in only 30 years, posted by Climate Central and several other outlets Feb. 10.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was featured in the article, “Buy Disney Shares in Spite of ESPN,” stating that, in the past, there has not been a correlation between the Disney company’s stock returns and the growth of ESPN, posted by Times-Herald Online Feb. 13.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Is Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Really Worth $150?” Ma stated, “The only upside remaining to $150 or $170 has to come from the tax benefit of Apple’s large foreign capital repatriation, which is not counted into the most target prices,” posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 14.
Valrie Chambers, associate professor of taxation and accounting, was featured in the article, “Tax Fraud Crackdown to Delay Early Filers’ Refunds.” Chambers commented on the nonexistent “student tax” that fraudsters are using to target college students, posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 15.
Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the spring 2017 preLaw article, “Top schools for trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and international law.”
Law Professor Louis Virelli appeared on the Feb. 14 Bay News 9 discussing the Florida Supreme Court stance on a school voucher case. Professor Virelli was quoted in the Feb. 9 LawNewz article, “No, Judge Gorsuch Shouldn’t Attack Trump, Here’s What He Should Do Instead.”
Professor Virelli is quoted in the Feb. 15 10 News story “Could Trump’s Overtures with Putin Mean Impeachment?”
Mark Powell, former professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “The Mark Powell Story,” which focused on him as a writer and a new professor at Appalachian State University. Regarding his writing, Powell stated, “Writing is a response, a way to make sense of your life,” posted by The Appalachian Feb. 7.
Dianne Jacoby, Road Scholar with Stetson University, appeared in Florida Today’s “Best Happenings: Feb. 15-22.” Jacoby will be accompanied by costumed interpreters in the historical presentation, “Florida: the First 450 Years” on Feb. 19 at the Franklin DeGroodt Library in Palm Bay, posted Feb. 12.
Dylan Fitz discussed his experience teaching Magical Fiction at Stetson University’s HATS Program in his Jan. 30 blog article, “The Lessons of Magical Fiction” on The Real Mr. Fitz.
Pastor Charles “Chuck” Jacobson, former Stetson University student, passed away on Feb. 9. His funeral was announced on Swift County Monitor-News and will be taking place on Feb. 25 to remember and celebrate his life.
Stetson University was mentioned in the Feb. 11 Ormond Beach Observer article, “Citizens Led Charge to Save the MacDonald House in the 1990s” for being home to the art of ceramic artist Sang Roberson.
The Eugene Ionesco play “Rhinoceros” will be presented at the Second Stage Theatre at Stetson University from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, posted by Wherevent Feb. 14.
Stetson Law Student Keongela Nortonis mentioned in the Feb. 15 The Gabber article, “Lunch Pals Volunteers Get as Much as They Give.”
The Celebration Foundation New Urbanism Committee will be presenting a conversation with Rob Robinson, creator of the Celebration Pattern Book, on Feb. 22 at Stetson, posted by Orlando Sentinel Feb. 12.
Stetson University Opera Theatre and Orchestra will perform Albert Herring on Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 at DeLand High School Theater Center, according to the Feb. 15 article, “Stetson University Presents Comic Opera Albert Herring,” posted by Capital Soup.
Vicki Fey, organist and former Stetson student, was featured in the article, “Organ Trio: Organ and Trumpet.” Fey will play the organ in an organ trio, posted by US Official News. Feb. 10.
Cindy Gardner, project manager of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and former Stetson student, was featured in the article, “Mississippi History, Civil Rights Museum Directors Named.” Gardner will serve as site administrator for two new museums opening later in the year, posted by Mississippi Today Feb. 13.
Jon Hopman, Hilton Head Prep’s headmaster and Stetson graduate, was covered in the article, “New Extension Will Keep Hilton Head Prep’s Headmaster into 2021.” Hopman’s contract has been extended for a second three-term year, posted by The Island Packet Feb. 15.
Law alumni Wil Florin, Thomas Roebig and Denis deVlaming were quoted and appeared in the 48 Hours program on Feb. 11 regarding their client in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Kelly Kronenberg law firm announced on Feb. 9 that Law alumnus Stanley M. “Mike” Kurek III has joined the firm’s Tampa office.
Law alumnus Mychal Katz is featured in the Feb. 15 Daily Legal News article, “More Changes announced at Roetzel & Andress.”
Clay Henderson, J.D., executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, “Mosquito Lagoon a little more clear, improvement plan in works.” According to Henderson, more field research needs to be done before what is actually happening in the lagoon can be determined, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 1.
Gerard Marino, former Stetson University student and Interactive Academy Award winner, will be returning to Stetson to debut new music. Marino’s performance will be for the Stetson School of Music’sSounds New concert series, which showcases new music and artists. The event is Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in Lee Chapel (located in Elizabeth Hall), posted by Capital Soup on Feb. 3 and Publicnow on Feb. 6.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Amazon.com Earnings: Record Revenue Can’t Lift AMZN Stock, Shares Plunge.” Ma commented that the recent return on Amazon shareholders’ investments has been long awaited and highly necessary to ensure further growth in market share, posted by Yahoo Finance and other outlets Feb. 3.
Stephen Robinson, professor of music at Stetson University, will give a classical guitar performance at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Ozark on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., posted by Dothan (Ala.) Eagle Online on Feb. 3.
Nicholas Pearson, former Stetson University student, had a meet-and-greet/book signing on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Pearson discussed his latest projects and the spirituality of mineral studies, posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
“Ain’t I A Woman!” came to Stetson University on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and focused on the struggle of African American women throughout history. It was part of the Stetson’s Black History Month celebration, posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
Tonya Curran, director of Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, was featured in the article “A Woman’s Work: Balancing Printmaking And Homemaking On Feb. 9.” Throughout the piece, she provides her opinion on “Prints by Women,” posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “More screen time for kids isn’t all that bad.” According to Dr. Ferguson, increased television viewing is not inherently bad for children. Furthermore, he argues that strict attention to limited screen time by policy makers is uncalled for, posted by Health Medici Net and other outlets Feb. 7.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University psychology professor, was featured in the article, “Study finds negligible link between excessive screen time and depression, delinquency among teenagers.” Ferguson argues that increased hours of media viewing does not have any noteworthy adverse effects on children, posted by Health Medici Net Feb. 8.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Analysts And Skeptics: Why Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Won’t Be On Schedule.” Ma remarked that the alleged delay of the Tesla Model 3 release was designed to build marketing suspense, posted by Inside Evs Feb. 8.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all.” According to Dr. Ferguson, “Data from the current study suggests that children are resilient to screen consumption for up to six hours daily,” posted by The Newsletter and other outlets Feb. 9.
The Feb. 2 Tampa Bay Times profiles the work of Stetson’s Clemency Project class.
ABC Action News Feb. 1 features an interview with Law Adjunct Professor and Overseer Arturo Rios, who discussed the impact of the immigration ban.
Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Feb. 7 SCOTUSblog regarding her article for the Brennan Center on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s campaign finance jurisprudence.
Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Feb. 8 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Betsy DeVos Survived a Historic Confirmation Fight. What’s Next for Higher Ed?” Professor Lake is also quoted in the Feb. 8 Chronicle article, “How a 20-Page Letter Changed the Way Higher Education Handles Sexual Assault.”
The Florida Bar reports that Pamela Wiener Dubrule, who oversees Stetson law students in the clinic program, received the 2016 Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award from The Florida Bar’s Public Interest Law Section at the Bar’s Winter Meeting in Orlando.
The Feb. 2 24-7 Press Release newswire reports that Stetson has won the Chester Bedell competition in news that appeared in multiple media outlets.
Stetson is mentioned in a Feb. 7 Tampa Bay Newswire article about a USF student who plans to attend the law school.
Stetson is mentioned in a Feb. 8 St. Petersburg College Blog article about Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, collaborating with Bay Area Legal Services, Gulfcoast Legal Services, and Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Law Institute to form their new program, Medical-Legal Partnership, to offer legal representation/consultation for Veterans at no cost.
Mike Haridopolos, Stetson alum, was covered in the piece, “Mike Haridopolos Q&A: Citizens Want To See Real Changes In DC That Positively Impact Their Lives.” The story covered Haridopolos political career since graduating from Stetson in 1992, posted by Space Coast Daily.com Feb. 9.
According to the Feb. 6 Florida Politics and State Capital News Feed, Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney Berny Jacques is seriously considering a run for the state House District 66 seat.
Jan. 27-Feb. 2
Noel Painter, Ph.D., was featured in several media outlets after being appointed Stetson University’s new executive vice president and provost. Painter has been a notable faculty member since 1999, and served as associate dean for the School of Music from 2007-2016, posted by Daytona Beach News-Journal Online on Jan. 23, the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 27 and My Palm Beach Post on Jan. 29.
David A. de’Silva, Ph.D. will give his lecture “Grace: the Free Gift that Costs Us Everything” at Stetson University on Feb. 2. The author of 25 novels, de’Silva is the Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in the Carlton Union Building at 7 p.m., posted by Capital Soup Jan. 26.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Here’s Why the Tesla Model 3 May Not Debut in 2017.” Ma commented that Tesla Motors retracted its statement that the Tesla Model 3 would be released in late 2017 for marketing suspense, posted by Yahoo and other sources Jan. 26.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Can Facebook Start 2017 With an Earnings Bang?” As analysts anticipate a decrease in Facebook revenue overall, Ma said new user-engaging tactics will increase ad revenue, posted by U.S. News & World Report and other media Jan. 30.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was quoted in the article, “7 Stocks That Could Save Your Portfolio.” As tobacco prices continue to soar annually, Ma explained that pricing adjustments for addictive products are made at the discretion of the company, making them resistant to changes in the economy as a whole, posted by Yahoo Finance and other outlets Feb. 1.
Jil Gossard-Cook, four-time Emmy winning producer, was covered in the story, “Jil Gossard-Cook Is the Only Full-Time Female Producer in the NBA. Here’s What She Wants You to Know.” Stetson alum, and former member of Stetson’s golf team, Cook acknowledged that during her time at Stetson, she landed an internship with the Orlando Magic that changed her life, posted by Glamour Magazine on Feb. 1.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, offered his opinion on Facebook Inc. stock in the article, “Facebook Inc. (FB) Stock: Q4 Earnings Crush Expectations.” Facebook stocks are currently at an all-time high, having risen 15% since Jan. 1. Ma sees secondary Facebook outlets like Instagram and WhatsApp as the source of the long-term growth, posted by Yahoo Finance and other outlets Feb. 1.
Law adjunct professor and overseer Art Rios spoke with the Bay News 9 for a Jan. 30 broadcast on President Trump’s Immigration ban. Rios also did an interview with ABC Action News on the immigration ban’s impact on Florida residents for a Feb. 1 broadcast.
Law Professors Theresa Pulley Radwan and Louis Virelli spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 29 article, “St. Pete entrepreneur Bill Edwards dogged by lawsuit seeking to freeze assets.” Professor Virelli also did a live interview with the RadioActivity program on WMNF and with 970WFLA Radio on Feb. 1 about President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice.
Law Professor Louis Virelli also did a Skype Interview with Bay News 9 regarding the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It aired Jan. 31 at 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. and on the Overnight News.
The Jan. 31 24-7 press release service reports that 10 Stetson Law students won clemency for their clients. Story was picked up by several local news outlets.
News of Stetson students winning the Chester Bedell competition ran in several media outlets via the 24-7 press release service.
St. Petersburg College Veterans Services posted news of the upcoming signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a new Medial Legal Partnership Program with Stetson University College of Law, the Veterans Administration, Bay Area Legal Services, and Gulfcoast Legal Services.
Secretary of Labor nominee Andy Puzder wrote an article in the Stetson Law Journal in 1984, according to the Hill on Feb. 2.
Author Jacquel Clark was featured in the piece, “Book of the Week: The Lethal Equation (Jacquel Clark).” A double Hatter, Clark had a successful career as an accountant for over twenty-five years before retiring to pursue a career as an independent writer, posted by No Shelf Required Jan. 26.
Nicholas Pearson was featured in the piece, “’The Seven Archetypal Stones’ author Nicholas Pearson.” As an undergraduate student at Stetson University, Pearson discovered his passion for mineral studies while pursuing a degree in music. For the past two decades, he has dedicated his life to studying stones, and has published several notable works, posted by Blog Talk Radio Jan. 26.
Frank Bell was recently covered in the piece, “Profile of Frank Bell Founder & Chair of Intellinet.” After earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Stetson University, his deep interest in the technological era prompted Bell to found Intellinet, a software development firm, which has been praised for its innovation since 1993, posted by Plus Company Updates Jan. 26.
Louis DeJoy, president of LDJ Global Strategies, LLC, was acknowledged in the article, “Elon to honor Louis DeJoy for entrepreneurial leadership.” A former Hatter, DeJoy will be honored by Elon University with the University Medal for Entrepreneurship on March 1, posted by Elon University on Feb. 1.
TampaGov reported on Jan. 31 that Mayor Bob Buckhorn appointed Law alumnus Sal Territo as the next City Attorney. The news was reported in several media outlets.
According to the Jan. 27 Commercial Property Executive article, Law alumnus William Gulliford was promoted to senior managing director for CBRE North Florida.
The Florida Bar reports on Jan 26, “Public Interest Law Section has selected attorney, Law alumna, Pamela Wiener Dubrule, a resident of Pinellas County, to receive the 2016 Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award.”
A Tampa Bay Times Jan. 30 article reports “Pinellas County Attorney and Law alumnus, Jim Bennett, is set to retire after 33 years.”
Law alumna Kristin Grove has joined JLL as VP of National Retail Leasing according to Chain Storage.
Law alumnus Michael Dolce wrote an opinion article for the Jan. 31 Hill, “Say no to restorative justice for sex offenders.”
Katya Kudryavtseva, Ph.D., professor of art history, will be hosting an event on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., centered on the rise and history of “deco fashion,” when women “abandoned the corsets of the 1910s for the flowing flapper dresses of Roaring Twenties.” The event will take place in the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary, posted by US Official News Jan. 19.
Eugene Huskey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was quoted in the article “Comrades or combatants? Stetson prof talks of U.S.-Russia relations.” Having studied Russia since the 1960s and traveled to the country more than 20 times, Huskey answered questions regarding the current and future fate of Russian relations with the United States, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 18.
Clay Henderson, executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University, spoke on the topic “Water Challenges” at the Trout Lake Nature Center to educate Florida residents on their impact on water, posted by Orlando Sentinel Jan. 19.
Law Adjunct professor and overseer Richard Harrison spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 20 article, “Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board plays fast and loose with disciplinary process.”
Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the Jan. 23 Orlando Sentinel article, “Accused airport shooter was troubled veteran who slipped through the cracks.” Professor Simcox is quoted in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel article, “Safety net failed troubled veteran.”
Law Adjunct Professor James Lake is quoted in the Jan. 23 WTSP 10 News story, “First Amendment Lawyer: Madonna White House comments not illegal.”
Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 23 article, “Pinellas judge removed from case over alleged animosity toward defense lawyer.”
Stephen Robinson, professor of music and classical guitarist, will perform Feb. 10 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Ozark first spring 2017 classical guitar concert. Free to the public, the event is located at at 427 Camilla Ave., Ozark, posted by Dothan Eagle Jan. 19.
Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 23 Indianapolis Star, Evansville Courier and Press article,”BSU raises issues with regulations.”
Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education Jan. 23 article, “After a Tumultuous 7 Years, Teresa Sullivan Will Leave UVa.”
Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 25 Harvard Crimson article, “More Than Two-Thirds of Undergrads Complete Sexual Assault Training Module.”
Law Professor Michael Allen is quoted in the Jan. 24 Florida Bar News article, “Legislators receive a death penalty education.”
The Jan. 26 MyInforms press release reports that 10 Stetson Law students won clemency for their clients. Story was picked up by several local news outlets.
The Tampa Bay Times and other media outlets reported on Stetson Law’s spring biodiversity lecture series.
The Jan. 21 Bay News 9 and Patch reported on Stetson’s Wills for Warriors program in February.
The Jan. 25 EIN Presswire reports that former Stetson Law Dean Darby Dickerson has been named one of the most influential leaders in legal education by the National Jurist.
According to the Jan. 24 University of West Florida Voyager, Stetson sponsored the Sixth Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament at UWF.
Katrin Dagge was featured in the piece “Katrin Dagge: The Rewarding and Fun World of Dressage,” where her passion and skill for dressage became her career. After graduating Stetson with bachelor degrees in International Business and Finance, Dagge went on to win the 2014 USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship at age 22 and her USDF lifetime achievement awards by age 25, posted by Sidelinesnews Jan. 23.
Rev. Frederick Newbill was recently appointed by Mayor Lenny Curry to serve on the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Board of Directors. With a bachelor degree in science from Stetson University and pastor of First Timothy Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Rev. Newbill has background in both the mechanics and community for this position, posted by US Official News Jan. 24.
Double Hatter Alison M. Steele was featured in the article, “New appointments involving HSN, WellCare Health Plans and Cushman & Wakefield head this week’s list of Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers” over her moving her practice to Alison M. Steele, P.A. in St. Petersburg, posted by Tampa Bay Jan. 19.
Jamie Watson’s do’s and don’ts of selling a company was featured in the article, “A Blueprint For Selling Your Company,” as a business services member. With a bachelor degree in business administration, Watson consults with promotional products companies, posted by PPAI Publications Jan 19.
The Jan. 23 Florida Bar News reports that Law alumna Adriana Dinis of the Immigration Law Group of Florida has won a law firm commendation for pro bono work from the Supreme Court of Florida.
According to the Jan. 22 Orlando Sentinel, Law alumnus Glenn M. Woodworth has died.
The Jan. 19 PublicNow reports that Law alumna Kathleen McLeroy won the William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award, given by Stetson University College of Law.
Law alumnus Lee Speronis will be a presenter in the second workshop of the Smart Business Seminar Series hosted by Husson University and the law firm of Eaton Peabody, according to the Jan. 25 Bangor Daily News.
Stetson University’s annual MLK Breakfast was featured in the article, “Martin Luther King Jr. honored in Volusia and Flagler,” where attendees participated in a march to a festival at Earl Brown Park in DeLand, while singing and carrying banners with images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 16.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Samsung Shoots for the Stars After Galaxy Note 7 Disaster,” noting that, despite the inevitable low first-quarter sales, there is room for Samsung’s redemption through the excitement over the new Galaxy S8, indicating that consumers will trust the company again, posted by Yahoo News and several other outlets Jan. 17.
Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate psychology professor and psychology department chair, was quoted in the article, “National grant to train principals on bullying,” noting that, although addressing bullying is an important step, the attention and hype can become a negative force through the accusation of bullying being a form of threat, posted by the Triangle Tribune and several other outlets Jan. 18.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “7 Tips to Recover From Holiday Overspending,” noting that one of the pros to investing in Netflix is its strong programming and high quality content, posted by US News and World Report Dec 5.
Eric Hogan was featured in the opinion piece, “Laurence Reisman: Remember those old wheat pennies?” where after graduating Stetson University, his hobby of coin collecting became a career, currently authenticating vintage coins at Numismatic Guaranty Corp, posted by the TC Palm Jan. 14.
Meg Harrington was featured in the article, “Love of art brought designers together,” founder of Huff Harrington Fine Art Home alongside Anna Huff, where their passion for design and similar European backgrounds forged a successful company, posted by AJC Jan. 14.
Alan Green, professor and chair of the economics department at Stetson University, wrote a column for the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 10 entitled, “How to fix the health care market.” He writes that repealing the Affordable Care Act would be “shortsighted and destructive,” and would make millions of Americans “suffer without health insurance while the wealthy save money on their taxes.”
K.C. Ma, the Roland George Chair of Applied Investments and Director of the Roland George Investments Institute, was quoted in TheStreet on Jan. 10 in an article entitled, “How Investors Can Generate Yields from MLPs.” Ma said when oil prices and interest rates are low, master limited partnerships (MLPs) can provide attractive dividend yields.
New York Online’s Science of Us wrote an article, “There’s a Problem With a Bunch of Psychology Textbooks,” that cited a paper in Current Psychology, co-authored by Stetson Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Psychology, Christopher Ferguson, about his study of introductory psychology textbooks that found many contained references to urban legends that had been debunked or controversial ideas that have been called into question, such as a connection between media violence and real-life behavior. Other online media have reported on the study, as well.
Valrie Chambers, associate professor of Accounting at Stetson University, co-authored a guest blog article for American Institute of CPAs Insights entitled, “Earlier Date for Information Returns Brings Penalty Risk,” on Jan. 6 about a new Jan. 31 deadline “for filing Forms W-2 with the Social Security Administration and 1099-MISC (when reporting nonemployee compensation payments in box 7) with the IRS. The earlier deadline will allow faster matching of W-2 and 1099 information with tax returns, which helps combat identity and refund theft.”
Art & Antiques Magazine ran a number of painting by Oscar Bluemner and credited the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection at Stetson University in DeLand. The magazine wrote a story, entitled “Oscar Bluemner: The Vermillionaire,” which profiles his life and artistic style.
Law Professor Tim Kaye is quoted in the Jan. 9 Tampa Bay Times article, “Driving death of football star Holloway showcases bar’s responsibilities.”
Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Jan. 11 Bloomberg BNA article, “‘Soft Money’ Era Not Back Yet as Few Companies Contribute.”
Law Professor Michael Allen is quoted in the Jan. 11 WFSU Radio story, “FL House Begins Mulling Death Penalty Changes.” Professor Allen is quoted in the Jan. 10 Florida Politics story, “Former death row prisoner appears before House panel.”
Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 12 Inside Higher Ed article, “Higher ed leaders muted in response to Texas bathroom bill.”
Virginia Monte, co-founder of the two-year-old theatrical company, WallByrd Theatre, in Rochester was profiled in Rochester City Newspaper on Jan. 11. Monte, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Stetson, has directed a number of its plays.
Jacob Behara has joined the 2017 coaching staff for Minor League Baseball with the Greeneville Astros. Behara has previously worked with Stetson University as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, according to a news release in OurSports Central, which covers Minor League sport news, and other media outlets.
W.D. Crowder, who received a B.A. in History, has helped write an online Financial Dictionary that recently reached the milestone of having 600 financial terms. The website says the site is updated weekly and provides “the most common financial terms plan and simple explained.” A news release about the milestone appeared on tickertech.com on Jan. 11 and was carried by multiple media outlets.
The Jan. 6 24-7 press release service ran news via the wire about Stetson Law’s upcoming part-time law school open houses that appeared in multiple media outlets.
The Jan. 10 Plus Company Updates reports that Greta Van Susteren, who holds an honorary doctor of law degree from Stetson, has joined MSNBC.
According to the Jan. 12 University of West Florida Voyager, UWF will host the sixth annual mock trial tournament sponsored by Stetson Law.
Alumni in the News:
William Randall, “Randy,” Walford, who graduated from Stetson University and played on the baseball team, died Jan. 7. He met his wife Sylvia Blake at Stetson, and they were married nearly 57 years, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
Robert A. D’Angio, Sr., who received his received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stetson University, passed away Jan. 9. He was a was a long time educator and coach in Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The Jan. 5 Florida Bar reports that Law adjunct Kathlyn Mackovjak and Law alumna Adriana Dinis of the Immigration Law Group of Florida are receiving a commendation for their pro bono work. The Florida Bar also reports that Law alumna Jennifer Edwards is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award.
Law alumnus Jay Wolfson is featured in the Jan. 11 BBC News discussing the future of healthcare in the U.S.
The Jan. 5 Florida Weekly-Naples features Law alumnus Mike McDonnell in the article, “A life well lived: Mike McDonnell loved his family, the law and music.”
According to the Jan. 6 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumna Anisha Patel, an associate at Hill Ward Henderson, has been elected to the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors.
The Jan. 6 News-Press features an article about Law alumnus Representative Julio Gonzalez, “Legislature wants power to overrule judges.”
Dec. 14-Jan. 5
Stetson University was recognized as a model for its use of prepaid debit cards for students’ college-sponsored accounts, according to a report to Congress from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Stories about the report and Stetson appeared in The New York Times, US Officials News and other media outlets, Dec. 15-16.
Stetson University hired University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper as its new head baseball coach, according to the Portland Press Herald and numerous other media outlets on Dec. 16-17.
Will Mason, ’14, co-founder of San Francisco-based UploadVR, was named Jan. 3 as one of the “Forbes 30 under 30: Media” for 2017, a list that identifies “today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.,” according to Forbes. Mason was named with Upload co-founder Taylor Freeman, 26, and is editor in chief of the company’s editorial site, which focuses on accelerating growth of the consumer virtual-reality industry and hosts events to help bring virtual reality to the public. Mason graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Stetson.
A story in the Sunshine State News on Dec. 27 and other media outlets in Florida listed the alma mater of the state’s top legislators and noted two Stetson graduates: Senate President Joe Negron,a Stuart Republican, and Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican and the Senate budget chairman.
Stetson University history major Mari Hanley will appear on the Jeopardy! College Tournament, which will be taped Jan. 8-12, according to the orlandosentinel.com on Dec. 27, and numerous other media outlets nationwide, including The Charlotte Observer Online, the Fresno Bee Online and the Associated Press. The tournament is set to air Feb. 13-24.
K.C. Ma, the Roland George Chair of Applied Investments and Director of the Roland George Investments Institute, was quoted in an article in U.S. News & World Report on Dec. 20, entitled “Key Indicators Show a Robust Economy in 2017.” In a slideshow that accompanied the article, Ma said he does not expect a long-term slump ahead because the markets currently aren’t in a bubble, like the housing bubble of 2008, which brought a market meltdown and a slow recovery.
K.C. Ma, the Roland George Chair of Applied Investments and Director of the Roland George Investments Institute, was quoted in an article, entitled “How Investors Can Generate Higher Returns From the January Effect,” in TheStreet on Jan. 4. “The well-known ‘January effect’ refers to the stocks’ superior returns during January,” Ma said.
The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest mentioned Christopher Ferguson, Stetson Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Psychology, in an article on Dec. 22, citing an article that Ferguson co-authored in Current Psychology on Dec. 15 that found introductory psychology textbooks “have difficulty covering controversial topics with care, and that whether intentionally or not, they are frequently presenting students with a liberal-leaning, over-simplified perspective, as well propagating or failing to challenge myths and urban legends,” Research Digest wrote. Stories about the study appeared in other media outlets, including HeatStreet on Dec. 28.
A study conducted by Christopher Ferguson, Stetson Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Psychology, was cited in a story in the New York Post on Dec. 19, entitled “Why violent video games are good for kids.” The study showed “video-games actually caused real-life violence to decrease,” according to the story.
Valrie Chambers, Stetson Associate Professor of Accounting, co-authored an article, entitled “Theft Loss Eligibility Is Broader for Estates Than for Individuals,” in The Tax Adviser on Jan. 1, 2017, explaining the IRS codes and court cases that govern how taxpayers and estates can take a theft loss when a company commits fraud.
Hari Pulapaka, Stetson Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science, and his wife Jennifer Pulapaka were mentioned in an article, “The Worst Food Trends Of 2016, According To A Pissed-Off Chef,” in Food Republic and received a good review (“overdue”) for their efforts to reduce food waste at their downtown DeLand restaurant, Cress Restaurant, and help install a high-temperature composter at Stetson University.
Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Dec. 20 Tampa Bay Times article, “Police Search Raises Debate,” and in the Dec. 26 Daytona Beach News-Journal story, “Study: Firearm killings climb in years since Florida’s stand your ground enacted.”
Law Professor Judith Scully is quoted in the Dec. 19 Tampa Bay Times article, “Pinellas case highlights questions over kids’ ability to consent to police search.”
Law Professor Paul Boudreaux wrote an opinion article about abolishing the Electoral College that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel and Palm Beach Post.
Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s paper, Dark Money As a Political Sovereignty Problem ranked no. 4 among top downloads on the topic of election law in SSRN for Oct. 22-Dec. 21, and was mentioned in the Election Law Blog on Dec. 21.
Stetson University’s Director of Wellness and Recreation, Colleen Vanderlip, was quoted in a story by the Private University Product and News (PUPN) in the December issue about Stetson implementing programs and providing resources to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle among its students.
Colton Lightner, an infielder for the Stetson University baseball team, was featured in a story on Dec. 20 in The Sarasota Herald-Tribune about college and pro baseball players hosting a holiday, youth baseball clinic in Venice.
Stetson University students Braden Mattingly, of Perry, FL, and Collin Settnek, of Marienville, PA, are registered to compete in the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing tournament season that will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, GA, for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the 2018 College Fishing National Championship, as reported by WOLO-TV, the ABC News affiliate in Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 4 and other media outlets.
Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, professor and chairwoman of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Stetson University, was hired by Lawrence University in New York as the associate dean for diversity and inclusion after a national search, according to The Journal on Dec. 22 and Inside Higher Ed. She starts her new job in January, the article said.
Stetson University student Elizabeth Triece hosted two podcasts of Renown Belief on Faith Fit Radio on the Diocese of Orlando website during Advent in November and December, discussing such topics as her upcoming graduation from Stetson, how God has a plan for her and everyone, and how students could focus on the true meaning of Christmas during final exams.
Manatee High School quarterback A.J. Colagiovanni announced his commitment on Twitter on Dec. 21 to play football for Stetson University, according to the Bradenton Herald. “He polished off his senior season with 2,384 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and 255 rushing yards this past fall,” the newspaper reported.
Stetson University lacrosse player Lauren McDonald was quoted Dec. 16 in the Naperville Sun (in Naperville, Ill.) about the school district there considering adding the sport at three high schools. McDonald said the sport opened up many opportunities for her in high school and college.
Sarasota artist Kevin Costello, who lectures in the Elderhostel program at Stetson University, was quoted Dec. 27 in an article, entitled, “On a Mission to Turn Florida Retirees Into Entrepreneurs,” on nextavenue.org, a national public media website, and on Forbes.com.
The Dec. 29 Future Lawyer reports that former law professor William McKinley “Mickey” Smiley has died, and a family memorial will be held at Stetson Law in Gulfport.
News of the upcoming Wills for Warriors program at Stetson has run in the Gulfport Gabber.
Alumni in the News:
Timothy O’Keefe, CPA, was recently appointed the dean of the College of Business at the University of West Florida after being the interim dean since fall 2013, according to the Voyager on Jan. 4. O’Keefe graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s in business administration.
Jessica Cogo has joined the Palm Coast Chiropractic Center as a chiropractor, according to a press release Dec. 23. She graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s in Health Science with a minor in Psychology and Biology.
According to the Jan. 4 State Capital News Feed, Law alumnus Bob Dillinger has announced his last term as Pinellas/Pasco public defender.
According to the Jan. 3 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumnus and Tampa associate Christopher Cavaliere has been elected to the Board of Directors of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA).
The Dec. 27 Sarasota Herald-Tribune mentions Law alumnus Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, who filed proposal (HJR 121) to allow overrides of court rulings, for consideration during the 2017 legislative session.
According to the Dec. 24 State Capitol News Feed and SaintPetersBlog, Law alumna Allison Steele is leaving the St. Petersburg law firm she has helped build, Rahdert, and going solo.
According to the Dec. 24 Satellite PR News, Law alumna Mary King attended a CLE on tax and probate in Orlando.
The Dec. 18 Florida Business Daily announced that Law alumna Jessica Dareneau, a former insurance defense attorney, has been announced as the newest hire for Lumina Analytics.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article “These IPOs May Be Huge Hits in 2017,” noting that although Uber is forecasted to be a largely valued initial public offering, the company needs to control its losses, posted by Yahoo News and several other outlets Dec. 5.
Matt Wilson, Ed.D, associate professor of sport business, was quoted in the article “Review of Big Ten athletic contracts finds team performance valued more than academic performance,” noting that while there are incentives for athletes to achieve in competition, there are fewer incentives for athletes’ academic achievement, posted by The Lantern Dec. 5.
Stetson University College of Law professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article “14-year-old charged with first degree murder in death of elderly Pasco County man” on Dec. 11. Rose commented on Florida’s historical stance on treating juveniles convicted of first-degree murder no differently than adults.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson law professor and a campaign finance expert, was quoted in NJ Advance Media for NJ.com on Dec. 12 about the lobbying practices of companies and associations regarding birth-control contraceptives. Such practices, she said, could result in companies working at cross-purposes with themselves.
After 37 years at the helm of Stetson baseball, head coach Pete Dunn announced his retirement on Dec. 12, as reported by several sports outlets, such as BaseballAmerica.com. Dunn was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
Law Professor Judith Scully joined the Dec. 12 MidPoint program on WMNF, discussing the minimum age for juveniles. Scully co-coordinates the Social Justice Advocacy Program and the pro bono program, and directs the Innocence Initiative at Stetson.
George Winsten, an environmental science student at Stetson, was interviewed on the Dec. 15 Yale Climate Connections radio show. Winsten commented on Florida’s rising shores (Florida City Prepares for Rising Seas). Yale Climate Connections consists of 90-second stories about how people are responding to our warming world. The show airs five days a week on approximately 260 radio stations.
The recently published International Jurist magazine featured a Q&A article with Stetson law student Robert Glenn, who attended Stetson’s winter intercession Cayman Islands program.
K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article “Pros and Cons of Buying Netflix Stock” noting that a pro in investing in Netflix is its strong programming and high quality content, posted by US News & World Report Dec 5.
The Dec. 8 WUSF News reported that “Stetson Offers Older Veterans Free Will Services.” The article noted that for a fifth year Stetson University College of Law is offering free will services to older veterans and their spouses who need to draft a will or end-of-life directives.
According to the Dec. 9 Florida Record, Stetson participated in a biannual Florida law clinic with students from the Cayman Islands. The November 2016 Caribbean Law Clinic was organized by the American and Caribbean Law Initiative, an association comprised of six Southern U.S. law schools and four Caribbean law schools.
The Dec. 9 Chaffee County Times, published in Buena Vista, Colo., reported that Boone Forkner earned a scholarship to Stetson University College of Law. Forkner, of Buena Vista, graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. degree in political science.
According to the Legal Writing Prof Blog on Dec. 12, Stetson University College of Law seeks applicants for a visiting professor position to teach legal research and writing in its nationally ranked first-year legal research and writing curriculum during Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, or both.
Lisa Loomis was named administrator of the Palm Beach Police Foundation. Graduating from Stetson with a bachelor’s in administration and working as a university development and admissions representative, Loomis’ experience in coordinating and organizing events was cited for the role by The Palm Beach Post, Dec. 4.
Alina Siegrist, graduating cum laude at Stetson with a bachelor’s in international business and Russian studies in 2013, was featured in the article “A landowner who wants to build affordable housing.” The story included an interview with her father, Ronald Siegrist, on his economic perspective, posted by Daily Planning News on Dec. 5.
As reported by the Dec. 8 Ledger-Enquirer, alumnus Dennis Dunn was announced as Chief Deputy Attorney General by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. Dunn received a B.A. degree magna cum laude from Stetson.
Alumna Lauren Hill is profiled in a video on Surfer Magazine’s website, titled “A Life Live Beautifully,” posted on Dec. 9. The video details how Hill turned her back on a sure-bet career as a competitive surfer, instead pursuing degrees in environmental and social science from Stetson and eventually managing to “carve a beautiful life out.”
Lauralee Westine, who received master’s and law degrees at Stetson, was featured on SaintPetersBlog on Dec. 10. with a warm “welcome to the bench.” Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Westine, a local government and land use attorney, to replace Judge Bruce Boyer on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court.
In a Dec. 11 MarieClaire.com exclusive, alumnae Britt McHenry tells her story in the article “I Blame Myself, but the Video Is Not Who I Am." McHenry, an ESPN sportscaster, discusses her outburst caught on camera and how she is rebounding from the incident. The MarieClaire story also was referenced the next day in several other news outlets, including the New York Post.