Stetson University In The News, May 12-18, 2023

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Martin Blackwell, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon profiled Ukrainian student Veronika Shchur and interviewed Martin Blackwell, PhD, visiting professor of History, in the May 17 story, “Stetson fundraising to support Ukrainian students, faculty member.” “It’s great,” Shchur said. “Everyone was so welcoming and nice and helped us.” “Ukrainians are fighting to live with the same freedoms we have here,” Blackwell said. “They don’t want to live like Russians do under Putin.”

The story also cited Ukrainian-born Stetson students Yana Verbova, Yuliia Balan and Gena Gayden and faculty member Olena Kolupayeva, PhD. 

• The Saskatoon StarPhoenix featured Mayhill Fowler, PhD, associate professor of History and director of SPREES, Stetson’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, in the May 12 post, “Celebrate Mother’s Day: Five things to do this weekend in Saskatoon, May 12-14.”

• Hometown News profiled late alumna Freddye C. Moore in the May 11 story, “Daytona commission lauds area trailblazer.”

• MSN and The Travel cited Stetson in the May 12 story, “These Florida Towns Are Home to Some of the Best Downtowns in the State.”

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• The West Volusia Beacon profiled future Stetson student Mackenzie Cunningham in the May 18 story, “DeLand student to join the state’s FFA board.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, professor and Jessie Ball duPont endowed chair of Social Justice Education, and National Coalition for the Homeless president,  in the May 17 story, “Stetson University to host Poverty and Homelessness Conference.”

Other Stories

• MGC Law cited Stetson Law in the May 12 story, “Bayne Named Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award Recipient.”

• The Edvocate cited Stetson in the May 15 story, “List of Colleges and Universities in Florida.”

• Charlotte Florida Weekly cited Stetson in the May 18 story, “Community in the Know.”

• The Illinois State Bar Association cited Law student Madelyn Walters in the May 17 story, “Rural Practice Fellowship Program Fellows Announced.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the May 18 post, “Clarinet Clinic.”

• Buyers Meeting Point cited Stetson in the May 17 post, “Your Leadership Legacy.”

Alumn News

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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.

• Florida Bar News featured Law alumna Kimberly L. Rodgers in the May 11 story, “Foundation to honor Miami lawyer and St. Petersburg legal services leader.”

• HappeningNext featured Law alumna Brittany G. Gloersen in the May 13 post, “Estate Planning is not always guardianship-proof.”

• The website, the Floridant and PRLog profiled law alumna Melany Hernandez in the May 16 story, “Business Litigation Attorney Melany Hernandez to Serve on the Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.”