April 1, 2009

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Introducing...Stevenson Senior Jess Dixon

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Jess Dixon

This week's INTRODUCING feature highlights Stevenson University senior women's lacrosse defender Jess Dixon, a four-year starter for the Mustangs who is also the president of the university's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), a member of the Capital Athletic Conf. SAAC and editor of Stevenson's student newspaper.

What is your background in the sport you play or coach?

My background in the sport I play, lacrosse, is that I began playing my freshman year of high school and continued playing in college.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is on the Bermuda field on the Owings Mills campus. This is because once I step on that field I have nothing else to worry about but the sport I love playing.

Other than your team, what organization(s) do you participate in?

Outside of athletics I am an editor-in-chief for the school newspaper, The Villager, because it directly involves my major. I am the treasurer of the National Communication Association Honor Society, the society inducts only Business Communications majors who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their communication classes. I am a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success as well as the International English Honor Society. Currently I am the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I am a volunteer at Believe In Tomorrow Children's House at Johns Hopkins. For my senior year I have participated in a marketing internship with McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond.

What is the most important societal issue facing college students? 

At the current time the most important societal issue facing graduating college students is the status of the economy. This is because it is effecting the amount of jobs available to those entering the work force.

What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline?

My major is Business Communications and the most important this I have learned is the major is how crucial it is to be able to correctly communicate with others.

Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? 

The most influential person in my life other than any of my family members would be my advisor and mentor Chip Rouse. Chip is the department chair for my major and has directly helped with my success in college. She has been there when I needed guidance and has always lended a hand.

If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be? 

Live for today and do not worry so much about what is to come. Life is about choosing your own path and making things happen for yourself, not relying on something to happen for you. Always have fun.

What is your favorite form of entertainment? 

My favorite form of entertainment is laughing and being with close friends who I can always count on.

Outside of the Captial Athletic Conference, who or what is your favorite sports person or team?

My favorite sports person is Ray Lewis on the Baltimore Ravens because he plays with a passion and has a wondeful way of being able to inspire his teammates.

Name the people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you'd like to have dinner with. 

I would like to have dinner with my grandfather and grandmother who passed away when I was younger.  They are two very inspiring people.


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