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NAADD Announces Recipients of 2016 Diversity Initiative Program

Feb. 12, 2016

CLEVELAND - For the 10th 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 2016 NAADD Convention, as well as the Fundamentals of Athletic Development (FOAD) sessions, which will take place from June 12-15 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.


"The NAADD Diversity Initiative continues to identify some of the best minority and female administrators in our industry and assist them in advancing their careers in development," said NAADD 1st Vice President Scarlett Schneider, Ph.D., executive director of athletics development at the University of Pennsylvania. "Our Diversity Initiative Committee did an outstanding job in the planning and implementation of this program and we look forward to having these individuals join us in Dallas.”

The 2016 Diversity Initiative recipients are:

Jason Anderson, UAB

Sandy August, University of Delaware



Allison Bass, Florida Gulf Coast University

Sydney Bates-Erickson, San Diego State University

Tara Bergeron, Oakland University

Lauren Bird, Arizona State University

Janel Bogenschutz, University of Indianapolis

Cheryl Boyes, Sacramento State

David Davis, University of Michigan

Kelly DeRossette, Louisiana State University

Raymond Garvin, Texas A&M Commerce

Raymont Harris, Ohio State University

Eric Hart, Delaware State University

Darius James, Old Dominion University

Christopher Jones, Lincoln University (Mo.)

Alicia Junker, UCLA

Sukhvir Kaur, Cal State Bakersfield

Joey Knight, Catawba College

Masona Lam, Rutgers University

L.A. Love, UMass – Amherst

Jacqueline Mattson, University of Texas

Brandon McCladdie, University of Virginia

Tara Quarrie, University of Southern California

Jamie Rauscher, University of Pennsylvania

Samantha Rogers, McGill University

Alexandra Sánchez, University of California

Trayvean Scott, Southern University

Suzy Stride, University of Idaho

Bethany Thurston, Middle Tennessee State University

Carol Vergis, Duke University

Carolyn Wagner, University of Oregon

Janet Wilson, Austin Peay State 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 51st year. For more information on NACDA and the 15 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.