Stetson University In The News, July 26-August 3, 2023

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Hari Pulapaka, PhD and Kimberly Brock Brown, President of American Academy of Chefs

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Hari Pulapaka, PhD, associate professor of Mathematics and an acclaimed chef, in the Aug. 3 story “DeLand chef honored.”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Stetson in the Aug. 3 story, “Brain Fitness Academy comes to Stetson University.”

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Patrick Coggins, PhD

• University Trends, Edu Today and Black News featured Patrick Coggins, JD, PhD, professor of Education, in the July 26 story, “Florida’s New African American History Standards: What’s Behind the Backlash.”

• The cable TV channel VH1 on July 31 aired the Jim Carrey movie, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” which mentions fictional Stetson football player Ray Finkle: “Soccer-style kicker, graduated from Collier High June 1976, Stetson University honors graduate, class of 1980, holds two NCAA Division-I records, one for most points in a season, one for distance, former nickname ‘the Mule,’ the first and only pro athlete ever to come out of Collier County.”

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Wendy Anderson, PhD

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted Wendy Anderson, PhD, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, in the July 26 story, “Environmentalists argue Pioneer Trail interchange at I-95 will harm Spruce Creek watershed.”“Every habitat type in Volusia County is represented in the Spruce Creek Preserve,” Anderson said. “It is such a gem of a conservation land. Anything that would impact it would be such a shame.”

• FOX 13 Tampa Bay profiled Law alumnus Christopher Sabella in the July 28 broadcast segment and online story, “Hillsborough County Courthouse has new chief judge.”

• The Inter-Mountain featured actor and alumnus Ted Cassidy in the August 1 story, “ ‘You Rang?’ Lurch Fest set to return to Philippi Saturday.” Waldina profiled Cassidy in the July 31 post, “Happy 91st Birthday Ted Cassidy.”

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, JD

• Acoustic Guitar and Projin News featured guitarist and Professor Emeritus Stephen Robinson in the August 2 story, “A Guide to Playing Guitar Throughout Your Lifetime.”

• Radio station WNMF interviewed Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy about a number of political issues, including indictments of former President Donald Trump and Florida election laws, in the July 25 broadcast and online story, “Law professor talks about the indictments of former President Trump.”

Other Stories

• Hometown News cited Stetson in the July 27 story, “Stetson University selected for Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024.”

Jason Evans, PhD

• The Highland News-Sun quoted Jason Evans, PhD, associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies, and executive director for Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience in the August 2 story “How critical are wildlife corridors?” The story also featured Janardan Mainali, PhD, former Brown Teacher-Scholar fellow in Environmental Resilience. 

• The Apopka Voice cited Stetson in the Aug. 2 story, “Moore: ‘Successful Main Street Programs and Historical Preservation Boards must first have the support of its local governments.’ ”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured incoming freshman Jake Catha in the July 25 story, “Class Notes: 2023-24 school year begins in less than three weeks.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the July 27 story, “DeLand’s dream trolley inches along the track.”

• TheRealDeal cited Stetson Law Professor Paul Boudreaux in the July 27 story, “Austin looking like YIMBY City.”

• Hotel Executive cited Stetson in the August 3 story, “MCR Acquires Three Hotels in Florida.”

Alumni News

• bRisMedia profiled Law alumna Branden Lopez in the Aug. 1 story, “@properties Promotes New General Counsel.”

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• Florida Bar News profiled Law alumna Anisha Patel  in the July 26 story, “Anisha Patel leads the Young Lawyers Division.”

• The Punta Gorda Sun and several other media outlets cited alumna Marina Harvey in the Aug. 2 story, “HISTORY COLUMN: One of Punta Gorda’s founders invented the ‘auto table.’ ”

• Business News Today, Due Diligence News Today and more than 10 other media outlets featured Law alumna Logan Jackson in the July 26 story, “ ‘Small but Mighty’: Journey to Esquire(R)️ Celebrates Its Impact on Diverse Law Students and Gears Up for Expansion.”

• WQCS News featured Double Hatter Ray Holley in the July 26 story, “Five Appointed Judges of Compensation Claims.”

• Impact, StreetInsider and more than 30 other media outlets profiled alumnus Matt Vegter in the July 25 story, “SouthState Forms Small Business Banking Team.”

• The Sarasota Herald-Tribune profiled Law alumnus Patrick W. Ryskamp in the July 24 story, “Law partner joins management committee.”

• Library of Congress Blogs and Foreign Affairs profiled Law alumna Ariele Dashow in the July 31 post, “Digital Resources Division Interns for Summer 2023.”

• Global Viv-Media profiled Law alumnus Bradley J. Rooke in the August 3 story, “Bradley J. Rooke has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry.”

• Palm Beach Illustrated profiled alumnus Byron Russell in the August 2 story, “Cheney Family Values.”