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NAADD Announces Recipients of 2018 Diversity Initiative Program

Feb. 7, 2018

CLEVELAND - For the 12th year in a row, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) has announced the recipients of its Diversity Initiative Program. Recipients receive Convention stipends to attend the 2018 NAADD Convention, as well as the Fundamentals of Athletic Development (FOAD) sessions, which will take place from June 28-30 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington D.C. 

"On behalf of the NAADD Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate all of our 2018 stipend recipients!  We had another group of strong applicants and we are very proud of the fact we can play a small part in their career development. The Diversity Initiate Program is one that we are very proud of and we want to continue to place a strong emphasis on the importance of this program. For many Development professionals in this field like myself, the NAADD Diversity Initiative Program has made a tremendous impact on the growth in our industry,” said NAADD Executive Committee Member Markus Jennings, Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at Sacramento State.  “The Diversity Initiative Program began with the first class in 2007. The selection committee has done a tremendous job of planning this year's Convention in Washington DC that will include a reception including our past winners along with this year’s class!”



The 2018 Diversity Initiative recipients are: 

Kiera Miller, Air Force Academy

Evie Haertl, Arizona State University

Dena Freeman-Patton, California State University, Bakersfield

Ashleigh Alcorn, Coastal Carolina University

Casey Addis, Temple University

Terrence Warren, Johnson C. Smith University

Justin Maclin, Long Beach State University

Solomon Randle, Louisiana Tech University

Jarred Clarkson, LSU

Martie Staser, Nazareth College

Jarrad Turner, Niagara University

Mackenzie Laumann, Northern Kentucky University

Emily Sejna, Northwestern University

Alyssa Jones, Old Dominion University

Johanna Pfeiffer, San Diego State University

Ariel St. Paul, Seton Hall University

Tiffany Macon, Syracuse University

Willie Bradley, Texas State University

Alvin Franklin, UAB

Courtney Hamilton, UC Berkeley

Lydell Sargeant, UCLA

Anthony Bradley, University of California San Diego

Morgan Morris, University of Cincinnati

Ashley Bruton, University of Connecticut

Jordan Lomax, University of Iowa

Natalie West, University of Maryland

Elizabeth Woidt, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Elizabeth Woerle, University of South Carolina

Al Tomlinson, University of Texas

Korrie Miller, University of Washington

Claudia Carlson, University of Wyoming

Jessica Dickinson, Utah State University

Kevin Smith, Wake Forest University

Jamie Hall, West Virginia University

Miffy Henley, Western Carolina University

About NAADD:
 NAADD is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities, enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics, and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of athletics development and fund raising. For more information about NAADD, please visit www.naadd.com. NAADD is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com