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Marymount University student Noelle Larino, a communications major, receives Hester B. Provensen and Jean C. Miller Scholarship

Noelle Larino, a rising junior at Marymount University, was awarded the Hester B. Provensen and Jean C. Miller Scholarship by the Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C., at its end-of-year luncheon June 6. The merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to a woman majoring in communication, speech or a similar field of study. “Noelle is very dedicated and hard-working,” said her ...

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Belmont University alumni Regina Stuve becomes the head of marketing and public relations for PFA

Alumna Regina Stuve, who majored in marketing, will be heading a new Nashville office of New York-based marketing and public relations firm PFA Entertainment Media and Marketing. PFA already represents Nashville-based clients including country artist Keith Urban and Ryman Hospitality’s Opry City Stages. Additionally, Stuve will be bringing her current clients, country artist Jake Owen and author Farrell Mason. Stuve ...

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Clark Atlanta University alumni Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado making it in the business world

As Vice President and Head of Strategy and Business Development for Williams-Sonoma Inc., Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado oversees mergers and acquisitions, new business development, competitor research and industry insights, as well as cross-brand initiatives for the company’s iconic portfolio of brands, including Pottery Barn and West Elm lifestyle retailers. She’s also shaking up the industry. Varnado in November 2017 led the ...

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Paige Stanley gets a thrill using algorithm to schedule Johns Hopkins’ student exams

Coordinating a small group of friends for dinner can be challenging enough. Imagine building a schedule for thousands of students. For Paige Stanley, a Johns Hopkins University senior, the difficulty of the undertaking is precisely what makes the final exams scheduling process so intriguing. Stanley is part of a small team of students who help to develop the exam schedule ...

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Entrepreneurial John Marbach of Wake Forest invests in well-being

After one semester at Wake Forest, John Marbach accepted a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant — a prestigious Thiel fellowship that supports students who want to skip college to start a business. Even though he successfully developed e-mail filtering software and secured venture capital to fund it, he realized pursuing the entrepreneur’s dream — Mark Zuckerberg-style — took an unexpected toll on ...

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