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Past John McLendon Minority Scholarship Recipient Named AD at Boston College

April 25, 2017

CLEVELAND — For the past 18 years, the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation’s sole purpose has been to provide opportunities for minority students seeking to pursue an advanced degree in athletics administration, thus creating a strong pipeline of future sports administrators. With the recent announcement of Martin Jarmond being named the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics at Boston College, the Foundation is proud to tout its first scholarship recipient to take the helm of an intercollegiate athletics department.

Jarmond, who most recently served as deputy athletics director at The Ohio State University, was named to the second class of John McLendon Minority Scholarship recipients during the 2000-01 school year. With the Foundation’s assistance, Jarmond earned both an MBA and a master’s in sports administration from Ohio University, placing himself on a golden path to administrative success in the athletics industry.

“Martin Jarmond is the ultimate example of what we strive to accomplish with the McLendon Foundation,” stated Lee Reed, McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation president and director of athletics at Georgetown University. “Martin capitalized on the opportunities afforded to him, both educationally and professionally, and is solid proof that success is the result of hard work and determination. We are proud to have had Martin as a McLendon Scholarship recipient and have no doubt that he will continue to inspire young, aspiring minority administrators that will follow in his footsteps.”

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 95 postgraduate scholarships, and has seen its recipients take on numerous leadership positions in athletics. Past recipients are employed in administrative capacities at both the collegiate level, including West Virginia University, the University of Virginia, the NCAA, the University of Arkansas, the University of Oklahoma, and Creighton University, as well as in the professional ranks.

Six (6) $10,000 scholarships are awarded annually to individuals meeting the criteria. With the 2016-17 scholarship class being announced in the coming weeks, the Foundation will exceed the $1 million mark in funds awarded to aspiring minority athletics administrators.

About the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation: The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization Founded and Administered by NACDA that provides educational opportunities and serves as a vehicle for networking, information and advocacy on behalf of the profession. If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit www.mclendonminorityfoundation.com.