Stetson in the News: May 24-30, 2024

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President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD

• Florida Record featured Stetson Law in the May 29 story, “Stetson Law Celebrates Spring 2024 Commencement.” The story quoted Stetson University President Christopher Roellke, PhD; Steven Alexander, chair of the Stetson University Board of Trustees; Benjamin Barros, dean and professor of Law; Brittany Maxey-Fisher, president of the Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association; Stetson Law alumna Rhea Law, who is the University of South Florida president; and Victoria Benson, 2023-24 president of the Calvin A. Kuenzel Student Bar Association.  

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Elizabeth Skomp, PhD

• Florida Record featured Stetson Law in the May 29 story, “Honors & Awards Ceremony Celebrates Exceptional Grads.” The story quoted Benjamin Barros, dean and professor of Law, and Elizabeth Skomp, provost, vice president of Academic Affairs and professor of Russian. The story also quoted graduate Cameron Kubly, winner of the Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award. The article also cited numerous other honorees.

• Television station KWQC featured Law student Madelyn Walters in the May 23 broadcast segment and online story, “Three sisters’ childhood business celebrates 11 years of success.”

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, JD

• ABA Journal quoted Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of Law, in the June 1 story, “Federal government warns of an increase in ‘scam PACs’ as election nears.” “So many candidates legitimately fundraising give the scam PAC organizers cover to make their financial asks,” Torres-Spelliscy said. Also, the podcast Supreme Myths interviewed Torres-Spelliscy in a May 23 episode about her forthcoming book, “Corporatocracy.” Additionally, Law & Crime featured Torres-Spelliscy’s May 17 story, “Trump may face ‘civil death’ if he is convicted in New York trial: Analysis.”

• The New York Times and University Trends quoted Peter Lake, professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, in the May 23 story, “Virginia Foxx’s Focus on Antisemitism on College Campuses Has Raised Her Profile.”

Kirsten K. Davis, JD

• Florida Bar News featured Kirsten K. Davis, professor of Law, faculty director of Online Legal Education Strategies, and provost faculty fellow for Generative Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education, in the May 24 story, “Convention’s Annual Technology Symposium to focus on Artificial Intelligence.”

• Bloomberg Tax quoted Andrew Appleby, associate professor of Law, in the May 28 story, “House Bill Seeks to Raise Limits on States Taxing Remote Sellers.”

Jason Evans, PhD

• Public radio stations WUSF, WUWF and WFIT featured Jason Evans, PhD, associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies, and executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, in the May 24 radio broadcast and online story, “One seaside community is fighting against its biggest threat: Water.”

• MoneyGeek featured Valrie Chambers, PhD, CPA, associate professor of Accounting, in the May 22 story, “Experts Insights on Finding the Best Business Cards for Balance Transfer.” Also, MoneyGeek featured Chambers in the May 13 story, “Expert Advice on Maximizing Cash Back With Your Credit Card.”

Other Stories

• BLOX Digital, the Islander News and other media outlets cited Stetson Law in the May 29 story, “South Florida University makes list of US best 100 law schools and Top 20 for affordability.”

• The website cited former Stetson professor Samuel S. Hill in the May 24 post, “Brief Analyses of the Religious Nature of Scientology.”

• Article Scad cited Stetson Law in the May 24 post, “What Is Accident Lawyers Panama City and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?”

Haleigh Ray, PhD

• The Jacksonville Journal-Courier cited Haleigh Ray, PhD, assistant professor of Biology, in the May 25 story, “IC-affiliated orchid conservation display blossoms at London’s Chelsea Flower Show.”

• The Monroe News, Yahoo! News and cited Stetson Law in the May 26 story, “11 locals on Monroe County’s War on Terror Memorial.”

• The Venice Gondolier cited Stetson in the May 26 story, “VIPA names honorees for 2023-24 season.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson’s Hand Art Center in the May 27 post, “Visual Symphony.”

• Montana Talks and radio stations KGVO and 94.9 KYSS cited Stetson in a May 28, broadcast segment and online story, “Montana Marching Band to Host Athletic Band Symposium.”

• The Flume cited incoming student Aiden Ramsey, recipient of the Stetson University Presidential Scholarship, in the May 29 story, “Platte Canyon High School holds annual Scholarship Awards Night.”

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• The website of Berger Singerman featured Law alumnus Keith J. Blum in the May 23 story, “Berger Singerman Bolsters Its International Tax & Family Office Practice Areas With Addition of Keith J. Blum.”

• Stay Happening featured alumna Shameka Cunningham in the May 26 post, “Queer Kin: Poetry Reading.”

• The Tampa Free Press featured the May 27 story, “Preparing For What Comes Next: Life After the Sale of Your Business” by alumnus Chris Garvin.

• Jacksonville Mom featured the May 26 story, “Top 10 Family-Friendly Springs to Explore in Florida” by alumna Nicki Wiggins.

• St. Pete Catalyst cited Law alumnus Cameron Kubly in the May 28 story, “ ‘Peanuts’ characters come to life in ThinkTank/freeFall musical.”

• The website Public featured alumna Wendy Oliver in the May 28 story, “Successful Grant Maker Reflects on how PBA Taught her to Give Back.”

• The website featured double-Hatter John Ariale in the May 29 post, “GrayRobinson Bolsters Federal Lobbying Team with Addition of John Ariale.”

Read Stetson In The News: May 17-23, 2024.