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Stetson University in the News, May 5-11

Top News:

  • 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.”

Other News:

  • 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.

Alumni News:

  • 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.
  • Biodiversity Fellow and Law alumna Erin Okuno has an abstract of her article, “Frankenstein’s Mammoth: Anticipating the Global Legal Framework for De-Extinction,” running in the Legal Theory Blog. The complete article is available at (Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2016) on SSRN.