Stetson University in the News, Aug. 17-23, 2018

Jordan Ross runs on the soccer field, looking over her shoulder at an approaching soccer ball.
Jordan Ross runs on the soccer field, looking over her shoulder at an approaching soccer ball.
Stetson soccer player Jordan Ross goes for the ball. “When I’m on the field, I have 17 angels playing with me every day,” she told The Daytona Beach News-Journal. (Photo/Stetson Athletics)

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First-year student Jordan Ross, a member of the Stetson women’s soccer team, was profiled in “Stetson’s Jordan Ross reflects on Stoneman Douglas shooting” in The Daytona Beach News-Journal and “We went to the corner, shut the lights off, and then I got a text from my sister’s best friend asking if I was OK,” said Ross, a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. “Then she started sending me pictures of the news, telling me I had an active shooter on campus.”

Other News

  • Arkansas Gazette reporter Jerry Dhonau (far left) is among journalists helping to shield Elizabeth Eckford from the angry crowd Sept. 4, 1957, as she waits for a bus during the Little Rock Central High Crisis. Credit: Democrat-Gazette file photo

    The career of Jerry Dhonau, a former Stetson journalism instructor whose reporting during the Little Rock school desegregation crisis in 1957 helped the Arkansas Gazette win a Pulitzer Prize, was recounted in his obituary in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Dhonau’s career also was detailed in another obituary on

  • Incoming first-year student Chelsea Hage was profiled in “Sisters’ non-profit throws birthday parties for homeless and foster children” in a news report on WTSP TV in St. Petersburg, and online at “I was learning about the foster care system in the theater class and it really opened my eyes that I’m getting this huge Sweet 16 where all of my family is coming in and these kids sometimes don’t even hear ‘Happy Birthday,’ ” said Chelsea. “So, I came home and talked to (sister Kayla) and said, ‘Something has to change’. So, we’re changing it.”
  • George Steinbrenner IV, grandson of the late owner of the New York Yankees and once a student at Stetson, was profiled in “George Steinbrenner IV’s goal is the Indy 500, not the World Series” on and
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Aug. 23 Tampa Bay Times article “Florida Bar investigating one of stand your ground shooter’s lawyers.”
  • Paul Harvey’s lectures delivered at Stetson last February will be published in 2019 by the University of Georgia Press as “Southern Religion in Global Contexts: Three Stories,” according to
  • The Aug. 22 Moultrie Observer article “Book leads Griffin to help teach law class” reports that author Jennifer Kuykendall Griffin was a guest lecturer for the Stetson Law Criminal Procedure class where her book has been used as a course textbook for the last three semesters.
  • The Aug. 21 Birmingham Business Journal reports that Sara Williams, managing attorney at Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys PC, was awarded the Stetson University College of Law Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award for 2018.
  • A profile of orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Thomasson on noted that he treats Stetson University athletes.
  • Robert “Bob” Wallace, who completed the Principal Certification program at Stetson University, has been named principal at Flagler Palm Coast High School, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • George Marshall and Nancy Prosser-Marshall portrayed Stetson University Vice President Charles Farriss and his wife, Professor Alma Richardson Farriss, in a re-enactment presented by the West Volusia Historical Society on Aug. 18, according to
  • Stetson was cited in “What it takes to be an international student” on
  • Stetson’s campus ministry program was cited on
  • Stetson University was cited in “USF joins Phi Beta Kappa” on

Alumni News

  • Alumna Denese Deeds, co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, was profiled in and States News Service.
  • Alumna Stacey Morris had her article “Q2 ’18 Recap and the Barbell Profile of MLP Distribution Growth” published on
  • The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners recognized alumnus Dennis Hollingsworth for 40-years of service, most of it as tax collector, according to
  • The Aug. 20 Jacksonville Daily Record reports that law alumnus Henry Romeu joined Hall Booth Smith as an associate.
  • The Aug. 21 Keys Weekly reports that law alumnus Gregory Davila is running for Key West City Commissioner, District 4.
  • The Aug. 22 reports that law alumna Kayla Richmond was selected to leadership positions on local and statewide Florida Bar Associations.