Alumni In the News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Two Elon girl bosses

    Annie Earnshaw, Cannon Class of 2017

    Sophomore Annie Earnshaw and junior Livi Murray are two Elon University students who have taken full advantage of their spare time on campus — between classes, homework, clubs and social lives, they also run their own businesses.
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    Earnshaw said she doesn’t encounter many issues as a female entrepreneur, considering her clients are mostly college women. Her business, Paint By Annie, sells custom canvases.

    Earnshaw said this entrepreneurial spirit was instilled in her from a young age and inspired her to start her own business. Earnshaw’s mother recently decided to quit her corporate job to pursue her own passion of interior design.

    “I was raised by an entrepreneur, and even when she wasn’t directly 'entrepreneuring,' she instilled those values in me of working hard, finding your niche and being creative," Earnshaw said. "I really like the idea of being my own boss and creating something that I think is worthwhile.”

    Read the full article at Elon News Network.

  • UVa golfer Anna Redding receives invitation to inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur

    Anna Redding, Cannon Class of 2015

    Virginia senior golfer Anna Redding has received an invitation to the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur tournament, the school announced on Monday.

    The event will take place April 3-6, with the final round taking place at Augusta National Golf Club on the Saturday before the week of the Masters. It will be the first women’s event hosted at Augusta National Golf Club.

    The 54-hole tournament begins with all 72 competitors playing their first 36 holes on Wednesday and Thursday (April 3-4) at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Georgia, before playing a practice round at Augusta National on Friday. Then on Saturday, the top 30 finishers from the first two rounds will play the final round at Augusta National.

    Read the full article in The Daily Progress.

  • Rice’s Nelson Posts Top Performance

    Davis Nelson, Cannon Class of 2016

    With an all-around performance that helped Rice improve to 5-0, Owls’ sophomore midfielder Davis Nelson earned MCLA Division II Commanding Performance of the Week powered by Under Armour for the period ending March 4.

    Rice opened the weekend against Texas A&M-Galveston on Friday night and Nelson was critical to the 14-0 victory. The Concord, N.C., product score three goals and set up four others while also grabbing four ground balls and winning 12-of-16 faceoffs.

    Nelson backed that up against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday afternoon, notching another hat trick along with two assists. He also went 12-of-13 on draws with three ground balls.

    For the weekend, Nelson had six goals, six assists and seven ground balls while winning 24-of-29 (82.8 percent) of his faceoffs.

    “Davis came to Rice last year as a freshman and immediately received respect from his teammates due to his work ethic and his personality,” said Rice coach Mike Ormsby. “As his initial season progressed, he realized his potential on the field as a player and as a team leader. He has a great rapport with each of his teammates, and it has a positive effect on their play on the field.”

    Read the full MCLA article.

  • Divya Manthena (USC) and Will Gordon (Vanderbilt) receive 3rd Annual Tom Cousins Award at East Lake Cup

    Will Gordon, Cannon School Class of 2015

    The recipients of the 3rd annual Tom Cousins Award were announced last night in conjunction with the East Lake Cup presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Atlanta, with Divya Manthena (University of Southern California) and Will Gordon (Vanderbilt University) each being presented with the award. Manthena and Gordon were selected by a panel of industry leaders aiming to recognize a male and female collegiate golfer whom best represent the values of the award: exceling in academics, engagement in his or her community, and a demonstrated ability to overcome adversity.

    Read the full article from NCAA Men's Golf.

  • Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media for Athletes

    By Cassie Calvert '12, Baltimore Raven's Social Media Coordinator

    The most common mistakes on social media are easily avoidable.

    As the social media coordinator for an NFL team, I spend literally all my time on social platforms. Just ask my friends and family. I am always on one of my two (yes, two!) phones. When I’m not Instagraming, Tweeting or Snapchating for my organization, I’m checking out what our players, other teams and brands are posting.

    Read Cassie's full article on Team USA.

  • Innovative Projects Present at ACCelerate Festival

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    Maya Sturgies, Cannon School Class of 2017

    The NC State Dance Program took the stage at “ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival” in Washington, D.C. –– a three-day festival showcasing innovative university projects that combine art, science and humanities to address global challenges.

    The NC State Dance Program presented two distinct performances at the festival. “Dancing Chemical Reactions” premiered at the State of Sciences in the Hunt Library in April. Dance director Tara Mullins, with assistance from Maria Gallardo-Williams’ chemistry students and Dance Program science majors, choreographed two dance pieces that demonstrated the Sn1 and Sn2 substitution reactions. The dances are factually accurate to the specific chemical reactions, yet aesthetically engaging, in order to demonstrate an innovative way to merge STEM and the arts to enhance the learning process.

    Learn more, and see Maya and others perform, in this article and video highlighting the ACCelerate Festival.


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