Stetson in the News: Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2023

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portrait of Randall Croom
Randall Croom, PhD

• Public radio stations WMFE and WUSF quoted Randall Croom, PhD, associate professor of Management, in the Sept. 29 story “Student loan payments resume in October, leaving some Florida families with fewer dollars to spend.” “So for our local economy, there are some businesses certainly that have benefited from people having more income that they could control due to the pause or the break in student loan payments,” Croom said. “And that might go away.”

• Hometown News featured Stetson’s School of Music and cited university benefactors, the late Mary McMahan and her late husband Richard McMahan, in the Sept. 30 story “Stetson gets $15.4M for music student scholarships.” The story also cited Washington Garcia, DMA, dean of the School of Music. The West Volusia beacon cited the McMahan gift in the Oct. 3 story “Class Notes.”

Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., Stetson University professor
Valrie Chambers, PhD

• WalletHub featured Valrie Chambers, associate professor of Accounting, in the Sept. 29 post “Personal Loans FAQ.”

• WTOP News quoted Benjamin Barros, dean and professor of Law, in the Sept. 26 story “Choosing the Best Undergraduate Major for Law School.”

• Orlando Business Journal and Jacksonville Business Journal featured Stetson in the Oct. 2 story “Stetson University to renovate its Edmunds Center multi-use sports arena in DeLand.”

• Radio station WTOP2-DC interviewed Louis Virelli, professor of Law, in an Oct. 3 broadcast segment on access to justice.

•  The Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Sentinel, WUSF-TV Online and Ethical Markets quoted Rachael Curran, a staff attorney at the Jacobs Public Interest Law Clinic for Democracy and the Environment at Stetson Law, in the Oct. 3 story “Florida wants to more than double size of Mosaic’s ‘radioactive roads’ plan.” “The failing phosphogypsum stacks, housing billions of tons of toxic waste, are not going anywhere,” Curran said. Paving roads with the byproduct “is not a solution to the horrific phosphogypsum stack problem that the fertilizer industry has burdened us with,” Curran added.

Other Stories

• Radio station WATR 1320 AM cited Stetson in a Sept. 29 broadcast segment.

• Archynetys profiled incoming Stetson student Candela Tourné in the Sept. 29 story “Two Young Uruguayans Win Full Scholarships to Study in the United States.”

Second Stage Theatre

* Hometown News cited Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre and Jazz Ensemble in the Sept. 29 story “Out & About.”

• Public radio station WUSF cited the anniversary of Stetson Law’s founding in an Oct. 2 broadcast segment.

• The Lakeland Ledger featured Clay Henderson, former executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, in the Oct. 1 story “Author of Florida environmental book to speak Thursday at Florida Southern in Lakeland.”

• FSView & Florida Flambeau cited Stetson in the Oct. 1 story “FSU bar exam scores rise to second best in state; FAMU falls to lowest rate in state.”

• Florida News Line cited Stetson in the Oct. 2 story “Local Boy Scout achieves historic feat.” The Florida Times-Union cited Stetson in the Oct. 3 story “Tom Brady-like: Archery to woodworking, Nocatee Boy Scout gets every single merit badge.” The St. Augustine Record also reported the story.

• Head Topics profiled Christopher Ferguson, PhD, in the Oct. 3 post “Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D.”

• HappeningNext featured Stetson in the Oct. 3 post “La Casa Open House.”

Stetson Professor Emeritus Michael Rickman

• The West Volusia Beacon cited pianist and Stetson Professor Emeritus Michael Rickman in the Oct. 3 story “Daytona Solisti opens concert season with Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 5 ‘Ghost.’”

• Morningstar, WRDW-TV Online, Society Mag and more than 30 other media outlets cited Stetson Law in the Oct. 4 story “The Veterans Consortium 2023 Pro Bono Mission Partner Awardees.”


• LexBlog featured Law alumnus Scott Stevenson in the Sept. 28 post “Palisade Insurance Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team.”

• The U.S. Sun and the World News profiled alumna Kim Barclay in the Sept. 29 story “Above Par: Who is Zach Johnson’s wife Kim Barclay, how many children does the Open star have, and what is his net worth?”

• published the Sept. 28 story “Who Was C.S. Lewis and What Did He Write?” by alumna Blair Parke.

• Space Coast Daily and News Leportale profiled Law alumnus Vassar Carlton in the Sept. 29 story “Cocoa High Grad Vassar Carlton Considered Among Most Dynamic Athletes in Brevard History, Was Chief Justice of Florida Supreme Court.”

• The Davie County Enterprise Record profiled alumnus Rodney (Rod) Guthrie in the Sept. 29 story “Bermuda Run Town Board candidate profiles; primary Oct. 10.”

• HappeningNext featured alumnus James Merritt in the Sept. 30 post “Mountain Top Conference 2023.”

• OnePlace featured the podcast “Graduation Day” by alumnus James Merritt on Oct. 1.

• The Hometown News cited Law alumnus Adrian G. Soud in the Sept. 29 story “Federal appeals court judge seated.”

• SRQ featured Law alumnus Tyler Brown in the Oct. 2 post “Tyler Brown Joins Icard Merrill as New Associate.”

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Dan Gunderson

• Florida Politics and CityBiz featured Law alumna Amanda Buffinton in the Oct. 3 story “Personnel note: Amanda Buffinton named Shutts & Bowen Managing Partner in Tampa office.”

• The West Volusia Beacon profiled alumna Melinda Ellis Cummings and cited retired art professor Dan Gunderson in the Oct. 3 story “Melinda Ellis Cummings is West Volusia Artists’ Artist of the Month.”

• Street Insider cited alumna Grace Boraas in the Oct. 3 post “Form 497 VANGUARD CALIFORNIA TAX.”

• LebTown profiled Law alumnus Paul A. Lundberg in the Oct. 5 story “Long Brightbill welcomes local attorney Paul A. Lundberg.”