Stetson University in the News, Feb. 25 – March 3, 2022

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Top Stories:

• Associate Professor of History Mayhill Fowler, PhD, was featured in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article entitled, “‘My heart breaks’: Residents of Volusia, Flagler counties react to Russia-Ukraine conflict,” on Feb. 24. “My heart breaks for my friends,” she said. “I was up all night. My heart is heavy and I am asking people to read the news and think about Ukraine.” Fowler also was interviewed for an Orlando Channel 9 News segment on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

• Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eugene Huskey, PhD, wrote a guest column for the Tampa Bay Times on March 3 entitled, “Why Russia is not the USSR, and why that is not good news.”

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President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD

• President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, was featured in a Feb. 23 Capital Analytics Associates piece entitled, “All roads lead to affordability.” On average $98 million in financial aid is distributed to Stetson students annually, according to Roellke. That financial aid makes “this powerful form of education both affordable and accessible for the dramatically changing demographics in our region, in the United States and around the world,” he said. “We are very generous about financial aid.”

• Stetson’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was featured in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Free income tax filing help returns to Stetson,” on Feb. 23. The program was on a two-year hiatus following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic but has returned for this spring season. Adjunct Instructor Bonnie B. Holloway was quoted in the piece.

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• Associate Professor of Philosophy Melinda C. Hall, PhD, was quoted in a recent article entitled, “International Women’s Day for kids: How to explain the holiday to children of all ages,” on Feb. 22. “Women have always been movers of history, culture, politics and world-historical events,” explained Hall. “The problem is we don’t celebrate women’s achievements; their labor is made invisible or, sometimes, simply ignored.”

• Stuart Michelson, PhD, Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance, and Chair of Finance, was quoted in the article, “6 Best High Dividend Mutual Funds And ETFs,” on Feb. 27 in WhatsNew2Day.

• Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Stetson University Hosts Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition,” in Money for Lunch on Feb 28.

• Former Stetson staffer Savannah Jane Griffin recently took the lead role at the West Volusia Neighborhood Center, as reported by the West Volusia Beacon in the Feb. 24 article, “New leader for The Neighborhood Center.”

• Law Professor Judith Scully was quoted in a Feb. 24 WMFE Orlando story titled, “A decade after Trayvon Martin’s killing, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law still faces scrutiny.” A version of the story also ran on WFSU Tallahassee and WLRN Miami.

• Stetson student Delicia Bent was featured in a Spectrum News 13 segment on her portrayal of DeLand civil rights legend Edith Stark.

Other News:

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• Law Professor Luz Nagle was quoted in a March 1 story in the Christian Science Monitor titled, “‘A door of hope has opened.’ A fresh start for justice in Honduras?” A version of the story also appeared on Yahoo! News.

• Law Professor Robyn Powell was quoted in a Feb. 24 10 Tampa Bay story called, “Roe v. Wade: What did the landmark decision on abortion actually do?”

• Law Professor Rebecca Morgan authored a Feb. 23 post in Elder Law Prof Blog titled, “2022 Adult Guardianship Guide.” Morgan authored a Feb. 23 post in Elder Law Prof Blog titled, “Australian Discussion About UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.” Morgan also authored a Feb. 24 post in Elder Law Prof Blog titled, “Steps to Take When Moving into Retirement.”

• Law Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in a Feb. 25 Fox 13 News story about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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• Law Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in a March 1 article in The College Fix titled, “Academics say Biden court nominee Brown Jackson should recuse herself in Harvard admissions case.”

• Law Professor Peter Lake participated in an expert panel on auto insurance published by Wallet Hub on Feb. 24.

• Stetson University College of Law was mentioned March 1 in the Tampa Bay Times story, “Tampa Bay marketing firms Big Sea and Sparxoo merge.”

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Stetson University in the News is a weekly roundup of media coverage that mentions Stetson, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

Alumni News:

• Alumna Kateryna Lieshok was featured in the Mediaite article, “‘Help Us!’ Ukrainian Woman at CPAC Delivers an Utterly Heart-wrenching Plea for Her People,” on Feb. 27. Lieshok received her MBA from Stetson.

• Law alumna and former Board of Overseers Chair Rhea Law has been named one of two top candidates in University of South Florida’s search for a president, it was announced March 1.

• Alumna Kim Barclay, wife of professional golfer Zach Johnson, was featured in the JJ Report article, “Who is Zach Johnson’s wife Kim Barclay, how many children does U.S. Open golfer have, and what is his net worth?” on Feb. 28.

• Law alumna Julie Dunphy has been named chief financial officer of Gale Healthcare Solutions, it was announced Feb. 23.

• Law alumna Marie Tomassi was named a Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year on Feb. 24.

• Law alumna Taylor Carley has joined the firm Chanfrau & Chanfrau as an associate attorney, it was announced March 1.

• Law alumna Jessica Wilson was sworn in for her second term on the board of the Mercer County (New Jersey) Bar Association, it was announced March 1.

• Law alumnus Tony Kumming was named president of NewBridge Group, a Tampa-based merger and acquisitions consulting firm within the funeral industry, it was announced March 1.