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Stetson University in the News, March 8-15, 2019

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Clay Henderson stands in a meeting, listening
Clay Henderson

• Clay Henderson, executive director at Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was mentioned in an Orlando Sentinel article entitled, “Algae plaguing Florida’s iconic springs triggers major legal battle.” Henderson said authorities “could regroup and revise [the] springs strategy.” If not, environmentalists say they will face a do-or-die fight because septic tanks, sewage systems, agricultural and lawn fertilizer and stormwater are polluting the springs and feeding excessive algae growth.

David Klan

• Alumnus David Klan was featured in an article from News Wire about his recent appointment as President and CEO of Mazda Canada. In this position, Klan will “assume responsibility for Mazda’s business operations in Canada.”  Klan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management from Stetson.

• Stetson Psychology Professor Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted in The San Luis Obispo Tribune on March 8 about why wealthy men are willing to pay for sexual intercourse. “Many men will solicit prostitutes basically because they can,” he said. “It cuts out many of the nuances and complexities of sexual relations and makes it strictly transactional.”

Alumni News:

Nefertiti Walker

• Alumna Nefertiti Walker, Ph.D., was featured in an article in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education for her appointment to inaugural associate dean for an inclusive organization in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in sport management and an MBA from Stetson.

• Vocalist and performer Maria Olivia Bryant was featured in the Broadway World piece “African-American Cabaret Series At Winter Park Playhouse Premieres New Cabaret Mar. 28.” Bryant and her company Maria Olivia Inspires will present a quarterly cabaret series, Expressions: A Celebration of Voices in African-American Music. Bryant attended graduate school at Stetson.

• Alumna Nirupa Netram was mentioned in an article from the Santiva Chronicle that said she will be “speaking on the plight of immigrants in our midst” at the recently renamed Progressive Club of the Islands in Sanibel.

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• Alumnus David Miller was mentioned in an article from Zip06 titled “North Haven Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Nine in 2019.” This Connecticut high school will induct eight others as well as Miller, who, in his time at Stetson, was a “four-year starter for the baseball team.”