Stetson University In the News
Mar. 27-Apr. 2
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of Public Health, was interviewed April 2 on WMFE 90.7 FM in the story, More Testing Needed: Stetson University Epidemiologist. The U.S. missed a critical opportunity to slow the spread of COVID-19 by not starting widespread testing sooner, she said. "You would have all these asymptomatic cases that will go undetected, and they will go to their communities. And these people themselves didn't know that they had the disease or they were spreading it. This is actually how this virus went: spread out silently for a while, and we basically just lost track of it."
- News that a Stetson University student tested positive for coronavirus was reported by The Daytona Beach News Journal on March 31 in Coronavirus: Stetson student tests positive, and by other media outlets, such as WESH-TV Channel 2 in Stetson student tests positive for coronavirus, remains hospitalized. Stetson was also mentioned in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article on March 31, Coronavirus Tuesday Update: 6,741 Florida cases, Stetson student tests positive, local virus timeline and more.
- Professor of Law Louis J. Virelli III was quoted March 30 by the CBS-affiliate WTSP in Pastor arrested, accused of violating 'safer-at-home' order by holding Sunday services. The story about the arrest of the Hillsborough County pastor also was carried by the Associated Press, WLTX, KDSX and other news outlets.
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, assistant professor of Public Health, was also quoted April 1 by MDLinx in the article, Ethical challenges physicians will face in fighting COVID-19.
- Janie Graziani, assistant vice president for Marketing Communications was interviewed for the April 1 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Coronavirus 'Safer-at-Home' order could result in closing of Volusia's beaches.
- Assistant Professor of Law Andrew Appleby was quoted by Law360.com in the March 27 article Sales Tax Reliance Makes Fla. Vulnerable To COVID-19 Fallout.
- Valrie Chambers, PhD, associate professor of Accounting, contributed to The Tax Advisor articles, Regulations supersede the common law mailbox rule and IRS penalty relief available when approvals not timely.
- Jon Carrick, PhD, associate professor of Management, was quoted by Forkast.News in FATF's travel rule could make cryptocurrencies more mainstream.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake, also the Charles A. Dana Chair and director of Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, was quoted April 2 in the Inside Higher Ed article, What the Therapist Knows. The comments were also picked up by LexBlog and Simple Justice, a criminal defense blog.
- Head Baseball Coach Steve Trimper was quoted by the Daytona Beach News-Journal on March 31 in NCAA grants extra year for spring athletes, but questions still remain.
- Stetson Head Basketball Coach Donnie Jones was interviewed by Spectrum News 13 on April 1 in Stetson basketball overcoming adversity and on April 2 in Innovative Coaching.
- Joe Mercandante, recruiting coordinator for Stetson baseball, was quoted March 30 by Sun Newspapers in Without games, how do athletes get recruited?
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: March 27, Elders Struggle In Isolation Without Community Gathering Points; March 29, US Has More Elders Living Alone; and April 1, In Memory of Lori Stiegel.
- Alumnus Kenneth C. Lasseter received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, as reported by a press report on April 2.
- Alumnus Richard L. Lynch Joined Marine Bank's Board of Directors, according to a March 30 Space Coast Business post.
- Law Alumna Helayne Levy Payne was named to the Super Lawyers Best Lawyers in America list for Elder Law, according to an April 3 announcement.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor, the Hartford City News-Times and the Mississippi Valley Health and Wellness in "Understanding the coronavirus." Beckmann said estimates for a vaccine range from April to early 2021.
- Associate Professor and Chair of Economics Alan Green, PhD, published the article, "Want to save the economy? Protect health-care workers, shelter in place and test widely," in the Tampa Bay Times on March 24.
- Assistant Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was interviewed by WFTV Channel 9 in "Differences between COVID-19 and flu? We have no immunity or vaccine for the new virus, local expert says."
- Adjunct Law Professor Jay Wolfson was quoted in a March 21 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Florida lagged behind dozens of states on coronavirus restrictions."
- Stetson Law student Ian MacLean was credited with helping write a March 20 article for Forbes called, "New Paid Leave For Virus Act Will Give Significant Virus-Caused Compensation Rights To Affected Employees."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a March 20 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice called, "A Pandemic, an Election, and a Census." The article was shared on the Election Law Blog.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in a March 20 CNBC article titled, "Why video games like The Sims and Animal Crossing are so soothing right now." According to Ferguson, "We have difficulty getting [certain] needs met in real life," so we turn to virtual worlds.
- Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Peppers-Bates, PhD, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 17 in "Opinion: Why Target ad inspiring black girls offended some white ones."
- "Eligible taxpayers receive free help at Stetson University, students volunteer to do taxes through VITA" appeared in the Brevard Business News and quoted Visiting Professor in Accounting Bonnie Holloway.
- "Volusia Celebrates Women in History" in the Hometown News on March 19 quoted Peggy MacDonald, PhD, Stetson adjunct instructor of History.
- "5 XFL Stars Who Would Make Sense for the Jaguars in 2020" in Sports Illustrated mentions former Hatter star and current XFL Dallas Renegades tight end Donald Parham.
- Stetson University was mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon article, "COVID-19 updates: Governor bans on-premises dining at restaurants, libraries to close and more." The article noted that Stetson has postponed its mid-May Commencement ceremonies.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: March 21, Webinar on Remote Provision of Legal Services to Older Adults; March 23, Latest Issue of BIOFOCAL, Publication of ABA- COLA; March 24, More on Social Isolation and Elders During the Pandemic; March 24, OK Boomer; March 25, The Challenges for the Newest Sandwich Generation; and March 27: Elders Struggle In Isolation Without Community Gathering Points.
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blogs for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: March 20, NACDL Coronavirus Resources; and March 25, Call For Papers: “Race AND Gender AND Policing.”
- Susan Peppers-Bates, PhD, associate philosophy professor, was quoted in The Kansas City Star article, "Of course it isn't racist for Honey Pot founder to want to inspire black girls" on March 18. "Structural systems of racial disadvantage that allow hateful people to enact their bias constitute racism," Peppers-Bates said. "A woman who achieves success in the face of such a system deserves celebrating. That many white women remain oblivious to their own racially-based privilege is sad."
- Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of journalism, published the article "9 comforting, even quiet reality shows to watch or stream right now" at Reality Blurred on March 13.
- T. Wayne Bailey, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted in the March 15 Daytona Beach News-Journal article "Volusia-Flagler primary: What you need to know."
- Adjunct instructor of history Peggy MacDonald, PhD, was featured in the WUFT Channel 5 PBS-affiliate article "Gainesville Celebrates The Female Pioneers Of Florida At The Matheson Museum" on March 13.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a March 12 opinion piece for Talk Points Memo, called "What Edgar Allan Poe’s Death And Voter Fraud Myths Have In Common." Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a March 13 article on Vox, called "Trump's coronavirus national emergency declaration, briefly explained." She was featured, along with her book Political Brands, in a March 13 piece on Medium, called "When Brands Drive Out Truth: Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy on Political Brands, Fake News, Dark Money, and Quid Pro Quos." Also, she was mentioned in a March 17 article on Business Insider, called "American climate activists are recruiting their German counterparts to save Bernie Sanders' candidacy." The article appeared in Business Insider Australia, India, Germany, Netherlands, Ghana and United Kingdom.
- Jay Wolfson, adjunct professor wrote an open letter, titled "What a Tampa Bay public health expert is telling his family and friends," which was published March 17 in the Tampa Bay Times.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following articles for the Elder Law Prof Blog:
- March 5: Do You Know Enough About the Legal Issues Surrounding Subsidized Housing?
- March 8: Ga. Needs to Do More To Protect Vulnerable Elders
- March 9: Have You Had The Talk With Your Parents?
- March 10: ACTEC Journal Call for Papers
- March 10: 3-D Printed House!
- March 12: Geographic Life Expectancy Gaps
- March 13: AG Initiative vs. Financial Exploitation
- March 16: Social Distancing = Social Isolation = Social Recession?
- March 16: Short article about Agents Using POA to Commit Financial Exploitation
- March 18: How to Stay in Touch with the Elders in Our Lives
- Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor wrote the following articles for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog
- March 5: Court Will Review Unredacted Mueller Report – "Candor" and "Credibility" Matters
- March 10: Should Congress Be Allowed to Obtain President Trump’s Financial Information? (This piece was also featured on SCOTUSblog.)
- March 19: He Did What?
- Alumna Kim Kaluba published the article "How Data Preparation Can Accelerate AI" on March 13 at the Transforming Data With Intelligence website.
- Alumna Abigail Pressler was hired as NCB Management Services Inc.'s general counsel and a member of the executive team. In that role, she will lead NCB’s legal, compliance and enterprise risk management functions, reporting to President/CEO Ralph Liberio, according to a March 17 announcement.
- Alumna Lisa Keegan was hired by Bucknell University as vice president for Enrollment Management, according to a March 14 announcement.
- Alumna Emily Walsh joined Kubicki Draper in the law firm's Jacksonville office as an associate attorney, according to the Jacksonville Daily Record.
- Alumnus Vincent A. Citro became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, according to a March 12 announcement.
- Fergeson Skipper, P.A. named alumna Michelle Lajoie Hermey president of the law firm, according to a March 9 announcement in the Southwest Florida Herald-Tribune. Hermey has been with firm since 1994.
Feb. 28-Mar. 13
- Professor of Religious Studies Gregory Sapp, PhD, was quoted Feb. 29 in Headsn.com and other media outlets in the article, "Practice of tracking Massgoers for political purposes gains scrutiny." The piece examines the practice of sending political messages to people based on tracking their cellphones and identifying them as attending church, much like advertisers do with geofencing. "If political groups are using information that other advertisers might gather," Sapp said, "to me that’s creepy. It's unethical to use a service I paid for to inundate me with advertisements."
- Religious Studies Professor Gregory Sapp was quoted in a CNN story on March 8 titled, "How Tyson Fury's Irish Traveller heritage prepared him to be boxing's biggest new star." Sapp commented on both Tyson Fury's success in boxing as well as his identity as an Irish Traveller, a persecuted ethnic minority group. "Being a boxing champion reflects well on the Irish Travellers in the eyes of many people," he said.
- The Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted Associate Professor of History and American Studies Emily Mieras, PhD, in the article, "Suffrage movement: Port Orange library kicks off Women’s History Month" on Feb. 28. "We are on the verge of the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement," Mieras said. "So, of course, it’s an auspicious time to refresh our memories about some of the aspects of that movement."
- Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 28 Savannah Morning News article, "Septic tanks threaten water quality on Georgia’s coast as sea levels rise."
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the March 8 Psypost.org article, "Playing as a sexualized video game character does not increase women's body dissatisfaction" about his study on the effects of sexualized video game characters on female body satisfaction. "Our study suggests that the impact of sexualization in games on women players is much less than people might imagine," he said.
- Psychology Professor Christopher Ferguson was also quoted in the story, "Is It Us, Or Is It The Video Games?" from the San Francisco-based PBS-affiliate KALW on March 2. On the alleged link between video games and mental health issues, Ferguson said, "We really need to focus more on the issue that these individuals have these underlying mental health conditions, not so much the idea that games are causing these problems."
- Associate Professor of Accounting Valrie Chambers, PhD, published a book recommendation piece titled, "Books: Controlling: Get Strategic," at the Strategic Finance Magazine on March 1. Chambers also published the column,
"Onslaught of the tax procrastinators" on March 1 in the Journal of Accountancy.
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Kelly Smith, PhD, was quoted in the Wilsonville Spokesman on March 11 in an article titled, "Term limits: Is it a good idea?"
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in a March 5 interview on WUSF/NPR Morning Edition called, "Daylight Saving Time Returns This Weekend. Should It Stay Year-Round?"
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a March 3 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Miller: Backup levy wouldn't double transportation tax."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan and The Center for Excellence in Elder Law were featured in the Feb. 20-26 edition of The Gabber for the annual Wills for Warriors program.
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a March 3 article on Law360.com called, "MoFo, once at the top of state tax, sees group diminished."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blogs for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Feb. 27, Overcoming Ethical Issues With CDAs; and March 3, Criminal History of Economic Crimes – Sentencing Commission Report.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 29, Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture; March 1: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Opportunities for the Health Care System; March 2: Helping Elders Learn How to Spot Fake News; and March 4: Where Do You Plan to Live When You are "Old?"
- Law Professor Kristen David Adams was quoted in a Feb. 27 press release about former Stetson Law Dean Darby Dickerson becoming president of the Association of American Law Schools.
- Law alumnus Rand Hoch was featured in a Feb. 28 article on South Florida Gay News called, "Longest-running Florida gay rights law hits 30-year mark" for his work in getting the legislation passed in Palm Beach County.
- Alumnus James Parker published an article at Medium titled, "Corporations Accused of Allowing Excess NDMA in Zantac MDL" on March 4.
- Alumna Meredith Schwarz was named Director of Sales, Northeast, at Phase 3 Marketing and Communications, an integrated marketing services firm, according to Printing News.
- The animation studio Illumination named alumnus Keith Feldman Chief Operating Officer (COO) on March 5, as reported by The Animation World Network.
- Law alumnus Frank Morreale was added to Holland & Knight LLP, according to a March 10 article at Kinney Recruiting.
- Law alumnus Stephen Russell has joined Ringsmuth, Day & O'Halloran, PLLC as a criminal defense attorney, according to a Feb. 27 press release.
- Law alumna Jennifer Cowan has joined the Tampa office of Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) as an attorney, according to a Feb. 28 press release.
- Alumna and Florida Chief Resilience Officer Julia Nesheiwat, PhD, was appointed as the United States Homeland Security Advisor by President Trump, according to the Feb. 20 Politico piece, "Trump to tap Florida official as homeland security adviser." The article quoted from Nesheiwat's speech at Convocation at Stetson in 2017.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 22 article on Yahoo! Finance called, "Trump campaign, Republicans spent over $1 million at Trump businesses in 2019." The article was also published on Yahoo! Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Spain.
- • Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 21 article in The Washington Post called, "BYU removed its longtime ban on 'homosexual behavior,' but many students still have questions."
- • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 24 article for The Guardian called, "Can Mike Bloomberg buy his way to the White House?" This article was also picked up by Yahoo! India, Yahoo! UK and Ireland, MSN News Singapore and others.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 18, Sneakers for Mom—With GPS Tracker; Feb. 19, Prospective Residents Need More Info About ALFs; Feb. 20: What's in a Name? A Lot-As We Know; and Feb. 20: Harder to Get Home Health Care?
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Feb. 18 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "Helping Moms and Dads Become Candidates."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Feb. 24 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "Will the Supreme Court Let the Bridgegate Defendants Get Away with Lying?" The article was referenced in the Feb. 25 Tuesday round-up of SCOTUSblog.
- Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 25 article for WalletHub called, "2020's Property Taxes by State." Variations of the article appeared in Chicago Agent Magazine and Texas Agent Magazine.
- Donald Parham, former Stetson tight end, was featured in the Dallas Morning News for his performance against the Seattle Dragons in a Feb. 22 article titled ‘Donald Parham's strong second half leads Dallas Renegades to a 24-12 win over Seattle Dragons.' Parham recently signed with the Dallas Renegades, a professional football team in the new "XFL."
- Alumna Eli Witek published the article "Ghost forest: A battle between environmentalists and bass anglers locks the Ocklawaha in purgatory" at The West Volusia Beacon on Feb. 26.
- A Business Wire press release announced that alumnus Ryan Gladieux had been hired as a key addition to TriMas in the capacity of Vice President and General Manager, Rapak on Feb. 20.
- Law Dean and Professor Emeritus Bruce Jacob has written an introductory message for a translation of the book Gideon’s Trumpet into Japanese. The book covers the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel.
- Law alumnus Walter Carpenter celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary, according to The Community Paper.
- Law alumnae Rachel Griffin and Eileen Griffin were featured in a Feb. 19 article in the Osprey Observer as a family firm serving Tampa Bay (son/brother Ryan Griffin also practices with the firm).
- Alumna Courtney Young was featured in the MDJOnline Feb. 22 article "In Franklin County, one young woman fights to revive the Democratic Party by reaching out to youth."
- Law alumnus Stuart J. Weissman is now part of a boutique trial practice in South Florida following the merger of Ratzan Law Group, P.A., and Boldt Law Firm, P.A, according to a press release.
- Law alumnus Thomas S. Edwards Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who, according to a press release.
- Alumna Blair Parke published an article on Mardi Gras titled, "What Is Fat Tuesday? Important Facts to Know about This Holiday" at CrossWalk.com on Feb. 25.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 20 article "What science says about your kids' tech habits" at The Next Web. "Although an 'everything in moderation' message when discussing screen time with parents may be most productive, our results do not support a strong focus on screen time as a preventative measure for youth problem behaviors," Ferguson told Science Daily.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 17 Tampa Bay Times article "Coronavirus: Citrus County couple on Diamond Princess cruise evacuated."
- "Seawalls may not protect against rising sea levels" on WKMG-TV Channel 6 on Feb. 20 quoted Jason Evans, PhD, interim executive director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and associate professor of environmental science and studies. "We do believe as scientists, that the number one thing that's driving climate change has to do with greenhouse gases," Evans said.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties about Citizens United on Feb. 6. You can view her testimony on YouTube; it begins at 1:17:49.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was featured with his wife Jenneffer in Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide on Feb. 14. The article, titled, "Restaurant Romance: Owning and Operating a Restaurant with a Spouse," discusses the advantages and disadvantages of co-owning a restaurant as a couple. Pulapaka co-owns Cress Restaurant in DeLand with his wife.
- Professor of Education Patrick Coggins, PhD, who served as a Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair professor from 1991-2011, was featured on OrlandoAtPlay.com for his African-American Studies Mandate workshop.
- Associate Dean Jason Bent was quoted in a Feb. 12 article in Fortune called, "My boss wants me to travel during the coronavirus. Do I have to go?"
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 16 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education called, "The Next Wave of #MeToo."
- "Congratulations to the 2020 ACA National Award Winners" in the American Counseling Center Newsletter on Feb. 20 noted that Stetson students took Second Place in the Graduate Student Ethics category.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 6 article in Newsweek called, "How Ronald Reagan Is Beating Barack Obama in the Race To Name Things After Former Presidents."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 6 article for The Intercept called, "Bloomberg campaign ran ads asking voters how he should spend his money."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 6 article on Roll Call called, "House Judiciary Democrats eye campaign finance measures."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 16 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education called, "Liability Everywhere: Why college lawyers will be working overtime." He also was quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Trends Report 2020.
- "27th Annual Great Guitar Gathering Returns to the Florida Theatre" in EU Jacksonville on Feb. 18 mentioned award-winning Stetson sophomore student Arelys Camargo-Delgado.
- "Stetson basketball at its best: How the Hats arrived in '75" in the West Volusia Beacon on Feb. 17 was written by Dave Stowers, a member of the 1975 Hatters basketball team.
- "The New Jersey Connection to the Famous Cowboy Hat" on New Jersey 101.5 on Feb. 18 mentioned the famous hat maker as Stetson University's benefactor.
- "Here's what this local coffee brand has brewing this year" in the Orlando Business Journal on Feb. 19 mentioned that Barnie's Coffee is sold at Stetson.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in an interview on WFLA's Politics on Your Side on Feb. 2, discussing the impeachment trial.
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux was quoted in a Feb. 6 Tampa Bay Times article called, "Madeira Beach wants permission to inspect his waterfront home. He's suing."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Feb. 7 Buzzfeed article called, "She Shunned Islam And Was Embraced By Trump World. Now, She's Turned Against Them."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 31 article for Inside Higher Ed called, "Increased Legal Scrutiny for Sexual Assault Policies." That article was also featured on the UCLA Faculty Association blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy spoke during American University Law Review's 69th annual symposium on Jan. 31 and was quoted in a Feb. 6 article on the university's website called, "American University Law Review Annual Symposium Discusses Democracy and the Law."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 2, Life Expectancy is Finally Up!; Feb. 3, Funding Opportunity for Recent Law Grad; Feb. 4, What Type of Multi-Generational Housing is Right For You?; Feb. 5, Catholic Hospital Says No to Patient Request for PAD; Feb. 6, Nation's Top 10 Frauds vs. Elders per the Senate Committee of Aging; Feb. 12, Yet Another Arbitration Case; Feb. 13, Don't Miss This Webinar: Public Charge and Elder Immigrants; Feb. 14, SSA Fighting SSA Fraud; and Feb. 17, Wall Street Journal: Articles on Self-Neglect & Family Caregivers.
- "Stetson University Hosts Annual Wills for Warriors" in the Gulfport Gabber on Feb. 19 quoted Stetson law student Robby McDonald and Law Professor Rebecca Morgan.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy has four guest posts on the Election Law Blog about her new book, "Political Brands."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 3 article in The GW Hatchett called, "Panhel faces lowest recruitment participation since at least 2010."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake and the Law and Higher Education Conference were mentioned in a Feb. 9 article on Inside Higher Ed called, "How to Use Lawyers."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote a Feb. 11 blog for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog called, "Four Prosecutors on Stone Case Withdraw from Case."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Feb. 13 article on Education Dive called, "Arizona's top court agrees to review lawsuit over rising tuition at public universities."
- "Can colleges keep up as Title IX guidance shifts and splinters?" on Education Dive Feb. 19 quoted Law Professor Peter F. Lake.
- Law alumnus Mike Boryla was featured in a Jan. 31 article on Westword.com called, "Ex-NFL QB Mike Boryla on Brain Injury Tragedies, Justin Bannan Case."
- Law alumnus Derek O. Goldsmith joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Kelley Kronenberg as a partner, according to a Feb. 3 announcement on citybizlist. He focuses his practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation.
- Law alumna Christine Platt was featured in a TedxCharlottesville talk called, "You Can Be a Minimalist. Yes, You!"
- Law alumna Tammy N. Giroux, a partner with the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, was a presenter at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee's Mid-Winter Meeting Program in January in New York City.
- Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed law alumnus Michael Graves, the elected public defender for the Fifth Circuit, to a statewide task force on opioid abuse, according to a Feb. 15 brief on STL News.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted Feb. 10 in The New York Times article, "Coronavirus Outbreak Risks Reviving Stigma for China." He called China "the perfect storm" for zoonotic diseases to flourish because of its 1.4 billion people, and the proximity of slaughterhouses and urban markets where animals are butchered. "It gives lots of opportunity for these viruses to cross a species boundary," he said.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD., was quoted in the Feb.10 article "How to empower — not scare! — parents about technology" on the International Society for Technology in Education website. "Fear tends to thrive in an atmosphere of no data," he says. "There's this echo chamber between journalists and politicians and anti-media advocates that has been going on for a long time. And in my experience if you present parents with actual data, most of the data suggests that technology use is, at the very least, not one of the major things that are confronting kids."
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was featured in Eco Watch's "20 Plant-Forward Chefs Loving Vegetables This Valentine's Day" article on Feb. 14.
- Assistant Professor of Practice, Management Lou Paris was mentioned Feb.11 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Around Town: Free tax prep, club meetings, drum circle and more," for a discussion on Internet marketing at The Second Wednesday Club.
- Head Baseball Coach Steve Trimper was interviewed on WKMG-TV's After the Whistle on Feb. 8 to talk about his book, "Walk Off Winning," and the start of the Hatter Baseball season.
- Sarah Cramer, PhD, visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Sustainable Food Systems, was interviewed by The Maneater, the student newspaper at the University of Missouri, for a Feb. 4 article entitled, CAFNR study shows benefits in school gardening programs.
- Former basketball head coach Glenn Wilkes was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 4 in the article, DeLand to celebrate life of late Gus Gibbs, AKA Mr. Stetson, about the passing of his longtime friend and well-known Stetson supporter.
- Alumnus Robert A. Krause was appointed Johnson Scholarship Foundation's chief executive officer, effective May 1, as reported by Palm Beach Daily News on Feb. 9 in the article "The secrets to success, straight from a shark's mouth."
- Alumnus and Lakeland Police Department Assistant Chief Hans Lehman was featured in the News Chief article "Hans Lehman: From Police Explorer to assistant chief" on Feb. 9.
Jan. 31-Feb. 6
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 4 article, "The coronavirus is less deadly than SARS so far: Here's why the fatality rate could rise" at MarketWatch. "It isn't something that looks like it can hang out on surfaces or in the air for a long time and still be infectious," Beckmann said. "It looks like it requires pretty close contact, which is why outside this epicenter in China we're not seeing a lot of human-to-human transmissions."
- Professor Beckmann was also interviewed in a Jan. 30 segment on the coronavirus phenomena on WFTV, an Orlando-based ABC-affiliate. "Particularly here in Florida, there's not really much of a concern at the moment, but it is worthwhile being aware of the situation," Beckmann said.
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 4 Washington Post article, "Why you shouldn't censor your teen's reading (even the sex and violence)."
- Assistant Professor and Chair of Economics Alan Green, PhD, published the opinion article, "What are our leaders doing to actually make our lives better" in The Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 5
Assistant Professor of Education Lou Sabina, PhD, was quoted in a TEACH Magazine article titled, "Leveling Up: Motivating Students Through Gamification." According to him, double-checking the app is crucial to success in getting students excited with games. "The most important practice for gamification ... is to make sure your app and game actually work," Sabina said.
Associate professor of accounting Valrie Chambers, PhD, was quoted in the Feb. 6 Bankroll article, "Can you claim medical expenses on your taxes?"
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, was quoted in the Charlotte Post article, "Table Charlotte – Recipes for the Week: When to try 'souping' to lose weight" on Jan. 31.
- Stetson alumnus Peter Urscheler '06 was featured in the February issue of Philadelphia magazine in a story, entitled "Small-Town Heroes." The story profiled millennial mayors who were trying to save sleepy Philly suburbs, including Urscheler, mayor of Phoenixville. The story noted that he pushed to install 36 new electric-vehicle charging stations in hopes that visitors might shop and dine while they wait, helping merchants and restaurants.
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, PhD, was quoted in an article from ABC-affiliated WFTV titled, "Central Floridians should be more concerned with flu, common cold than coronavirus, professor says." Beckman assured Floridians that, "The best approach here in the United States is to remain aware, to educate yourself, but there's not really major concern at this point."
- Biology Professor Terence Farrell, PhD, was quoted Jan. 24 in an article by The Wildlife Society, entitled "Fungal disease drains energy and dries snakes out." Farrell said, "Our study on the effect of SFD (snake fungal disease) on metabolic rates helps us understand why the disease causes so many problems for infected snakes. We show that the physiological cost of fighting the disease is a huge energetic burden to the snakes."
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux published a guest opinion column on Jan. 27 in the Tampa Bay Times called, "The biggest worry about impeachment is not for today, but for 2021."
Professor of Computer Science Hala ElAarag, PhD, was interviewed for a segment on Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute podcast 'Transmission Control Protocols' on Jan. 28.
Law Professor Anne E. Mullins's article, Meta is Better, 94 N.D. L. Rev 325 (2019) was featured in the Jan. 7 Legal Skills Prof Blog. The editor called it an "important article on metacognition and deep learning."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's comments to the SEC on proposed rules for limiting shareholder proposals were excerpted on Jan. 24 on the ValueEdge Advisors Blog.
- Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 27, Boomer Myths??; Jan. 29, Hot Off the Press: 2019 Updates on Guardianship Legislation; and Jan. 30: Too Young for Senior Living?
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux's 2016 Maine Law Review article was cited in a Jan. 24 post on Medium called, "Why minimum lot sizes are a growing affordability problem."
- Alumnus Andrei Mikhalevsky was awarded the "Inaugural IDFA Laureate Award" as reported by California AG Today on Jan. 27. Mikhalevsky, former president and CEO of California Dairies, Inc., was honored with the award by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) for "significant, prolonged contributions to the development and growth of dairy."
- Alumnus Kyle McLean was appointed Deputy Director for Business Operations by the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC), effective Jan. 9, as reported by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.
- Law alumnus B.B. Abbott was featured in a Jan. 26 article in the Tampa Bay Times. He planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
- Law alumnus Michael Dolce was featured on ABC Action News for representing a minor with disabilities who was allegedly exploited by a Tampa strip club.
- Law alumna Meaghann Ligori has been promoted to partner at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law, according to a Jan. 27 press release on PRNewswire.
- Law alumna Susan Lilian Ojeda was honored by The Florida Bar for her pro bono work, according to a Jan. 27 article in the Winter Haven News Chief.
- Alumna Blair Parke published the article "Do Marriage Vows Come from the Bible" at Crosswalk.com on Jan. 29.
- Law alumna Rachel V. Rose will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium co-hosted by Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance, according to a Jan. 28 press release on PRNewswire.
- Law alumnus Reginald Giles Stambaugh has been re-certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar, according to a Jan. 29 press release that appeared on Fox 21's website.
- Law alumnus Christian M. Leger was named partner at Shutts & Bowen, according to a Jan. 29 announcement from the firm. He is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.
- Law alumnus John Attaway Jr. was selected as president and chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2020, of GiveWell Community Foundation in Lakeland, Fla., according to a Jan. 29 announcement from the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.
- Professor of Religious Studies D. Gregory Sapp, PhD, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Jan. 23 in the article, "Divorce rate would plunge if more followed in Prince Harry's steps." According to Sapp, "When a man agrees to forsake all others, he is committing to his wife alone. It is a vow to assure fidelity within a marriage. It means that each partner forsakes all others as potential romantic partners."
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Sidra Hamidi, PhD, was quoted in the Jan. 22 article, "Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Will Visit Florida Thursday to Talk About American Values" on 90.7 WMFE, an Orlando NPR member station. "But of course there's all sorts of questions you can ask about the legitimacy of the Trump administration's ability to speak about American values and what those values actually are," Hamidi said.
- Cybersecurity company KnowBe4 donated $250,000 to Stetson Law for a variety of initiatives, including scholarships, internships, software and new programming. The press release was picked up by nearly 20 online news organizations, including Business Insider.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted in a Jan. 19 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal called, "Can senators be impartial in impeachment? Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham looks back."
- Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in a Jan. 23 article on Education Dive called, "DeVos proposes protections for faith-based colleges, student groups."
- Stetson Law was mentioned as a "meet the author" location for Craig Pittman in Jan. 17 Tampa Bay Times article about his new book. Pittman will be speaking as part of the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series.
- Professor of Philosophy Ron Hall, PhD, was featured in the Jan. 21 Daytona Beach-News Journal article, "Exploring a Spanish Mission-style garden courtyard." The Garden Club of DeLand, started by Hall and his wife Maggi, recently honored FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital, 115 E. Euclid Ave., as January's recipient for Garden of the Month.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Jan. 21 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "How Corporate Law Can Help Democracy Post–Citizens United."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was mentioned on Law & Humanities Blog on Jan. 21 for publishing A Small Slice of the Chicago Eight Trial in volume 50 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2019).
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's piece on Blagojevich's impeachment on the Brennan Center website was mentioned in a Jan. 21 Politico article called, "Illinois Playbook."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 18, HHS 2020 Poverty Guidelines; Jan. 20, Dispute Resolution Issue on Eldercaring Coordination; Jan. 21, Medicare Part D Donut Hole-Gone or Not?; Jan. 22, Aging in This Decade Starting in 2020; andJan. 23, The Limits of Hospice Home Care?
- Former Stetson associate professor of Communication and Media Studies Rebecca Bridges Watts published an essay on Sarah Patton Boyle and the 'Desegregation of the Human Heart' on Jan. 19 at Livingchurch.org.
- Law alumna Pam Bondi has joined President Trump's impeachment defense team, according to a Jan. 18 article on Orlando Weekly.
- Alumni Webb Shephard and Anthony Walsh were promoted at James Moore & Co., according to the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 21.
- Alumna Michelle Butler was named development director of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, as reported by Sarasota magazine on Jan. 21.
- Law alumnus Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was appointed to Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, according to a Jan. 22 Department of Justice press release.
- Kandy Queen-Sutherland, PhD, the Sam R. Marks professor of Religion, was quoted in the Jan. 17 article, "Bill Could Mandate Bible Electives In Florida's Public High Schools." The story was featured on WJCT, a Jacksonville affiliate of PBS. Queen-Sutherland commented, "There is this kind of idea that somehow we've lost our way as a country. We're no longer a quote Christian nation as if that was, in fact, what we were in the beginning."
- Professor emeritus of political science, T. Wayne Bailey, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 14. The article, titled "Volusia voters may get shot at deciding whether council members get pay raise," discusses the debate regarding several proposed changes to the Volusia County Council.
- Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III wrote a Jan. 14 opinion piece for the Tampa Bay Times called, "Impartiality is more important in an impeachment trial than in a criminal one. Not less."
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was quoted in a Jan. 13 USA Today article called, "Supreme Court's war on prosecutors meets 'Bridgegate.'" The article was picked up by other news outlets in the USA Today network, including the Jackson Sun, Chillicothe Gazette, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Coloradoan, Des Moines Register and MSN.
Assistant Director of University Events Samantha Crouch recently was named Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce's new executive director, as reported in the Jan. 11 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Holly Hill Chamber's new exec is a homegrown product."
Law Professor Ellen Podgor was quoted in a Jan. 9 ABA Journal article called, "Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers 'Bridgegate' prosecutions." The article was picked up by several other digital news sites.
Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 12 article in the Lawrence Journal-World called, "Fraternity follow-up: Here's why KU won't release full details on fraternity investigation." He was quoted again by that publication in a Jan. 13 article titled, "KU Greek life task force submits recommendations to the chancellor."
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's October 2019 article for The Brennan Center called, "The Supreme Court considers political likes in the Bridgegate case" was mentioned in a Jan. 13 post on the Sentencing Law and Policy blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Jan. 14 piece for the American Constitution Society website called, "Citizens United Made My Career: I Wish It Had Never Happened." The article was referenced on the Election Law Blog.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Jan. 16 op-ed for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "What Rod Blagojevich's Double Impeachment Could Mean for Trump."
- Law Professor Timothy Kaye was quoted in a Jan. 16 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, "Who's liable in the Bayshore crash? Could Pinch A Penny be on the hook?"
- Law Professor Ellen Podgor was quoted in a Jan. 9 ABA Journal article called, "Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers 'Bridgegate' prosecutions." The article was picked up by several other digital news sites.
- Law Professor Mark Bauer was mentioned in a Jan. 8 Elder Law Prof Blog post called, "Report from 2020 AALS Annual Meeting Section on Aging and the Law." Bauer was a speaker at the event about recent enforcement efforts to combat elder exploitation.
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote or posted the following blogs for Elder Law Prof Blog: Jan. 3, New Personal Safety Toolkit for APS Staff; Jan. 6, Guest Blog on The Greying of HIV of America; Jan. 7, Catching Up on Some News; Jan. 7, Reframing Elder Abuse on Social Media-New Webinar; Jan. 8, Elder Justice Mapping Webinar; Jan. 10, PACE Program and Adult Day Care; Jan. 13, DOJ Elder Justice Initiative Resources for Law Enforcement; Jan. 14, Recent Interesting Cases; Jan. 15, International Federation on Aging Webinar on 11th Session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Aging; and Jan. 16, Forgetfulness is Not Just for the Old.
- Law Professor Anne E. Mullins was mentioned and photographed in a Jan. 8 blog post on the Legal Writing Prof Blog called, "Professor Brad Clary of Minnesota receives the 2020 Blackwell Award." Professor Mullins serves as the president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, which confers the award in partnership with the Legal Writing Institute.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned on the Jan. 3 Election Law Blog as a panel speaker on the 15th and 19th Amendments at the Association for American Law Schools annual meeting.
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Jan. 8 article in the Novedades News called, "New law against inappropriate sexual behavior applies."
- Stetson Law's upcoming Wills for Warriors event was featured in The Gabber and on TBNWeekly.com.
- Steve Burley retired after a 45-year career and six years as an economic-development manager for the City of DeLand, according to a Jan. 15 West Volusia Beacon article.
- Alumnus Brian Caskey is running for the Democratic nomination in the race for North Carolina's District 48 Senate spot, according to The Cycle NC.
- Alumnus Robert Chambers was named executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Americold, according to a Jan. 9 Refrigerated Transport article.
- Alumnus Dallas J. Zulli was appointed Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, as reported by a Jan. 10 PR Newswire press release.
- PRLog reported on Jan. 10 that alumna Amanda Sharkey Ross was elected stockholder of Henderson Franklin, a Florida-based law firm.
- Alumna Jeannette Simmons joined Fort Behavioral Health as Program Director for the Mission Recovery Program, according to a Jan. 16 press release.
- The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., announced that Law alumna Kayla Richmond has been elected stockholder, according to announcement from the firm. This appeared on a number of online public relations and business news wires, including Gulfshore Business.
- Law Alumni Brett H. Sifrit and Sara Castro are shareholders at Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda, effective Jan. 1. Sifrit focuses his practice on trusts and estates as well as real estate law. Castro is part of the firm's litigation team with a focus on business transactions and civil litigation.
- Law firm Neal & Harwell has elevated Law alumna Mariam Stockton to partner, according to a Jan. 7 announcement in the Nashville Post. Stockton earned the LL.M. in advocacy from Stetson Law. An article also appeared in The Nashville Ledger.
- Law firm Holland & Knight announced 29 new partners, according to a Jan. 7 article in the Florida Record. Two Stetson alumni were included in the promotions. Jessica Hoch, a Double Hatter, is a member of the firm's Real Estate Section, and Brian Hanafin is a member of the firm's Business Section.
- Law alumna Patricia Sigman, a Longwood labor attorney, is jumping into the Senate District 9 race based in Seminole County, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.
- Law alumna Lori Baggett was promoted to managing shareholder in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, according to articles in the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Tampa Bay Times.
- Law alumna and Trenam Law shareholder Catherine M. DiPaolo was elected to Glazer Children's Museum Board of Trustees, according to an announcement on the firm's website.
- Law alumna Shannon Wilson received a Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, according to a Jan. 12 article in the Space Coast Daily News. The award recognizes public service professionals who have dedicated years of service during a distinguished career where they significantly advanced the public safety profession, and by substantial service, have furthered the cause of justice and the mission of public service.
- Law alumnus Christopher Cavaliere, a Double Hatter, was promoted to partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, according to a Jan. 13 announcement from the firm.
- Law alumnus Ryan Lee Hedstrom joined Gunster, according to a Jan. 14 post from the firm.
Dec. 20-Jan. 10
- Assistant Professor and Chair of Economics Alan Green, PhD, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "AAA: Iranian unrest means higher gas prices in Volusia, Flagler," published on Jan. 7. "The biggest thing now is there's more uncertainty," Green said. "There's more risk being priced into the market and that's realistic. The expectation is that Iran will retaliate; it's just a matter of where and when."
- Assistant Professor Sidra Hamidi, PhD, was featured in a Jan. 8 article in The West Volusia Beacon titled, "A local take on recent U.S.-Iran tensions." On the threat of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, Hamidi said, "That's always been the question for the last 20 years now — are they actually going to build a nuclear weapon? I think, largely through diplomacy, that has been prevented for a long time, but I think the question is going to arise among Iranian leadership, if they had nuclear weapons, would the U.S. have taken this act?"
- Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, wrote the article, "Sex Differences in Cognition" on Quillette on Dec. 27. Ferguson discusses the biological differences between the sexes and whether or not there is merit to the argument that biology accounts for certain social discrepancies between the sexes.
- Hatters Baseball Head Coach Steve Trimper announced the upcoming release of his new book, "Walk Off Winning: A Game Plan for Leading Your Team and Organization to Success," on his website. The book will be released Jan. 15.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics Hari Pulapaka, PhD, was interviewed in a feature on 90.7 WMFE, an Orlando member station of NPR, on Dec. 26 about holiday foods.
- Hari Pulapaka was also featured in a Jan. 2 segment on WMFE-90.7 on the U.S. Constitution titled, "A Closer Look at the US Constitution." The segment featured an audio recording of various members of the Central Florida community and WMFE staff reading the Constitution.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Dec. 29 article featured on the Harvard Law Review Blog called, "The Supreme Court Is Killing Contribution Limits Softly; A Few Years from Now They Likely Will Be Dead." It was also picked up by Election Law Blog, SCOTUSblog and a few alternative-news websites.
- Torres-Spelliscy was also quoted in the Dec. 24 Truthdig article, "Bloomberg Campaign Exposed for Exploiting Prison Labor."
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, was quoted in the Jan. 3 article "When to Try 'Souping' to Lose Weight" on AARP.org. "Many Americans consume way too little vegetables and plant-based proteins in their diets," Lategan-Potgieter said. "Eating soup can be an easy and tasty way to incorporate more vegetables and legumes in the diet, which have well-reported health benefits."
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism Andy Dehnart published the article, "Survivor Winners at War: what we know so far about Survivor season 40" on Dec. 19 at Reality Blurred.
- Professor of Law Louis J. Virelli was featured in an interview with Spectrum Bay News 9 on recent Supreme Court cases.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Dec. 19 opinion piece for the Brennan Center for Justice website called, "The Role of Campaign Finance Laws in the Ukraine Scandal." It was picked up by Election Law Blog.
- On Dec. 31, Torres-Spelliscy published an op-ed at Truthout titled, "19 Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2019."
- Law Associate Dean Darryl Wilson was featured in a Dec. 26 interview on WMNF for an article titled, "Gibson is suing Tampa's Armadillo Enterprises over guitar trademarks."
- Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Dec. 30 article in The Dallas Morning News called, "Under new Texas law, college employees could be fired and charged for not reporting sexual misconduct."
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof blog: Dec. 20, More Student Views on Current Events; Dec. 23, New Book on Estate Planning; and Jan. 2, Acting Classes in Senior Center.
- The Legal Theory Blog recommended Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's book, Political Brands, in a Dec. 21 post.
- Former Hatter baseball star Jacob deGrom was named New York Athlete of the Decade by the New York Post on Dec. 26.
- Michael Cabales, VP of the Long Island-based mortgage lender Intercontinental Capital Group, was featured in a Dec. 23 press release. Under his management, the office is expanding in 2020.
- Suzanne Forbes was named Managing Partner at James Moore & Company, P.L., according to a Dec. 30 story from the Business Report of North Central Florida.
- College of Law Alumni Mary Linville Atkins and John Griffin were appointed to the Florida Board of Optometry by Gov. Ron DeSantis, as reported by the governor's official website on Dec. 20.
- Alumnus Thomas Rebman was featured in a Dec. 22 Fox 35 Orlando segment for delivering hats and care packages to the homeless in the Palm Bay area.
- College of Law Alumna Chelsie M. Lamie published the article "Practicing Law in Paradise" at Above the Law on Dec. 19.
- Attorney Kayla Richmond was elected stockholder at the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. on Jan. 5, according to a press release.
- Robert Chambers was hired as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Americold Realty Trust, as reported in the Jan. 9 staff report "Americold Realty Trust Expands Executive Leadership Team, Appoints Robert Chambers as Chief Commercial Officer."
- Alumnus Dallas J. Zulli was appointed Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at the real estate development firm Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, as reported by a Jan. 10 press release.
- Alumna Doricia Miller Rivas passed away on Dec. 7, 2019, according to an obituary in the Orlando Sentinel.
- Alumna Tracy Sheehan passed away on Dec. 25, 2019, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.
- Alumna Jennifer A. Nichols was named shareholder at Roetzel & Andress, according to a Jan. 1 announcement from the firm.
- Alumna Cecile Evans Rider rejoined Rogers Towers, according to a Jan. 2 article in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
- Liz Tew recently joined AssuredPartners as a sales executive, according to a Jan. 7 Upstate Business Journal post.