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NAAC Selects 2014 Convention Stipend Recipients

April 7, 2014

CLEVELAND - The National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) has selected the 25 recipients of the 2014 NAAC Convention Stipend, sponsored by Lightfoot, Franklin & White, for the June Convention. The 2014 Convention will take place Sunday-Monday, June 8-9 at the World Center Marriott Resort, Orlando, FL.

Stipend recipients receive a monetary award to help cover expenses associated with registration and travel to the Convention. 

"We received another record number of qualified applicants for this year's stipends and want to thank everyone that applied," stated NAAC Membership and Awards Committee Chair Jody Sykes, Senior Associate AD/Chief Compliance Officer at the University of Oregon. "On behalf of NAAC, I want to congratulate this year's recipients. NAAC looks forward to continuing to give back to those pursuing a career in athletics compliance."

The stipend winners will also be invited to participate in the New Member Networking Dinner, sponsored by JumpForward on Sunday, June 8 at the Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar.

The following NAAC members are the recipients of the 2014 NAAC Convention Stipends:

Kay Allen

Georgia Regents University  

Andrea Benna

University of Missouri

Danny Bonifas

University of Richmond

Adam Bracken

Ashland University

Megan Bratkovich

Caldwell College

Kelly Cruttenden

State University of New York at Buffalo

James Cullimore

The College of William & Mary

Justin DiTolla


Jacquelyn Duysen

University of Nebraska Omaha

Mary Giardina

Atlantic Coast Conference

Lisa Gilmore

University of New Mexico

Justin Graham

East Carolina University

Scott Larson

Lubbock Christian University

Angel Mason


Kevin Nesfield

Rice University

Sam Olson

Eastern Michigan University

Ariel Pesante

University of Hartford

Terry Porter

University of South Carolina

Julie Purcell

University of Connecticut

Jeffrey Scheible

Elon University

Mike Smith

Lincoln Memorial University

Joel Vickery

Eastern Washington University

Abrina Wheatfall

UC San Diego

Amanda Wood

Pepperdine University

Francesca Wood

Brevard College

If you have not registered for the 2014 NAAC Convention, click here. To learn more about what session are being done at Convention, check out the agenda.

About NAAC:  NAAC is in its 16th year and serves as the professional and educational association of compliance administrators. For more information on NAAC, please visit www.naaccompliance.com. NAAC is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 49th year. For more information on NACDA and the 12 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com