Stetson in the News: June 21-27, 2024

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William Andrews, PhD

• Hometown News featured Stetson’s Venture Capital and Angel Investment Program and the Hatter Angel Network in the June 20 story, “Stetson teams with Kalogon.” The story cited William Andrews, PhD, associate professor of Management, and quoted lead student analysts Jaxson Koebel-Secky, Graham Jump and Hayden Higginbotham.

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Stetson’s Venture Capital and Angel Investment Program and the Hatter Angel Network in the June 25 story, “Class Notes.” The story cited William Andrews, PhD, associate professor of Management, and students in the program.

Alan Green, PhD

• Time, MSN Money, Yahoo! News and other media outlets featured the analysis/commentary, “The 2024 Election Could Determine the Future of Capitalism” by Alan Green, PhD, associate professor and chair of Economics, and Global Development program director.

“Despite policies that exacerbated inequality, Trump is back and retains a loyal following. His appeal is a brand of nationalism . . . ,” Green said. “The history of places like Nazi Germany or Putin’s Russia shows that choosing race-based nationalism at best leads to weaker growth and stagnant economies. At worst, this orientation can enable conflict that will spiral into World War III. Biden’s vision, by contrast, shows promise to address capitalism’s contemporary crisis, just as Roosevelt’s New Deal and Reagan’s neoliberalism addressed the crises of their moments.”

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, JD

• Adweek quoted Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, JD, professor of Law, in the June 20 story, “How Politicians’ Personal Brands Play Into an Election.” “Trump has spent most of his life trying to convince everyone that he is richer than Midas by living in a Trump-branded building and flying on his private Trump-branded plane,” Torres-Spelliscy said. “Meanwhile, Biden has cultivated a working-man’s-champion image by riding on Amtrak and emphasizing his working-class Scranton roots.”

Also, the Washington Post quoted Torres-Spelliscy in the June 26 story, “Why airline bag fees have gotten so complicated – and expensive.” And Salon quoted Torres-Spelliscy in the June 1 story, “ ‘I’ve never seen that’: Legal scholars say Trump has opening to turn to Supreme Court for help.”

Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD

• The Boston Globe featured the June 20 commentary, “Surgeon general is wrong; social media apps don’t need warning labels” by Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology.

• The National Public Radio program “Here & Now” interviewed Louis Virelli, professor of Law, for a June 25 segment on the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump. The program ran on St. Louis Public Radio, WESA and more than 45 other public radio stations across the country.

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Carol Azab, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon cited four faculty awards in June 25 story, “Class Notes.” The honorees included Rajni Shakar-Brown, PhD, professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, for Faculty Advisor of the Year; Wendy Anderson, PhD, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, for the Hand Award for Community Impact; Carol Azab, PhD, associate professor of Marketing, for the Hand Award for Research, Creative and Professional Activity; and Jean Smith, PhD, assistant professor of Biology, for the William Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jay Wolfson, JD

• WFTS Tampa Bay interviewed alumnus and adjunct Law professor Jay Wolfson, JD, for the June 26 story, “Patients scrambling to find new doctors after health care company announces closings.”

• Spectrum Bay News 9 and National Cyber Security featured an interview with Mason Clark, Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, in the June 26 broadcast segment and online story, “DeSantis vetoes bill that would have limited business, local government liability after data breach.”

• HappeningNext featured Kevin Winchell, director of Community Engagement, in the June 22 post, “Campaign Management and Strategies Training.”

Other Stories

• Hometown News cited Stetson in the June 20 story, “Ormond Beach author to host book reading.”

• Only in Your State cited Stetson in the June 21 story, “The Spontaneous Road Trip Through Florida That Is the Perfect Weekend of Adventure.”

• The Tom Woods Show featured Stetson student Regina Woods and cited Stetson’s Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program in the June 23 story, “Interview with Regina Woods.”

Carmen Johnson, JD

• The Tampa Bay Business Journal featured Stetson Law’s Darren Kettles, Director of Admissions, and Carmen Johnson, JD, executive officer for Institutional Inclusive Excellence, in the June 14 story “2024 Business of Pride: Stetson University College of Law, ‘Ally Company.’ ”

• cited university benefactor John B. Stetson and Law alumna Mary Stewart Howarth-Hewitt, the first woman to graduate from a Florida law school, in the June 25 story, “Volusia County Expands Conservation Efforts with Major Land Acquisition.”

• The College Investor featured Stetson in the June 19 story, “Do Colleges Allow Pets in the Dorms and on Campus?”


• Business Insider, Yahoo! News, Crypto News, DNyuz and other media outlets featured alumna Aubri Williams in the June 26 story, “Top Twitch streamer Kai Cenat got a therapist to help him beat a video game boss he was stuck on for over 60 hours.”

Audrey Berlin ’24

• profiled Environmental Fellow Audrey Berlie in the June 20 story, “Climate and You: NASA Intern Supports Sustainability.”

• The website of radio station WNDB featured alumna Jessica Fries in the June 20 online story, “Jessica Fries Named New Principal of Old Kings Elementary School.”

• Trenam Law featured Law alumna Tina Fischer in the June 20 story, “Trenam Law Adds Two Esteemed Attorneys in St. Petersburg to Further Elevate Commercial Real Estate and Land Use Services in the Region.”

• profiled alumnus Karl Canty in the June 20 story, “Capco hires Karl Canty as partner in insurance practice.”

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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.

• Golfweek, the Tennessean, Yahoo! News, the Daily Herald and other media outlets quoted alumnus Matt Taft in the June 21 story, “Sweet tea dunking booth gives 2024 LIV Golf Nashville event a southern flavor.”

• The Sanibel Captiva/Island Reporter/Islander Current profiled Law alumna Virginia “Ginny” A. Cabai in the June 24 story, “Cabai Joins Trust Company’s Fiduciary Team.”

• The website of Polk County featured Law alumnus Randy Mink on the webpage, “County Attorney.”

• Florida Politics profiled Law alumnus John Ariale in the May 31 story, “Florida-savvy hire.”

Valeria Obi

• The website of the law firm Gunster profiled Law alumna Jounice Nealy-Brown in the June 7 story, “Jounice Nealy-Brown Sworn in as 100th President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.”

• Florida Bar News featured Law alumna Valeria Obi in the June 26 story, “Westheimer presents President’s Awards of Merit.”

• The Jacksonville Daily Record featured Law alumnus Colton McCorkle in the June 19 story, “Taylor Day Grimm & Boyd adds attorneys in Jacksonville.”

Read Stetson In The News: June 14-20, 2024.