NAADD Announces 2011 Diversity Initiative Stipend Recipients|
April 26, 2011
For the fifth 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 2011 NAADD Convention, which takes place from June 16-18 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
“The NAADD Diversity Initiative Program allows our association to provide a quality professional development opportunity to top-flight minority and female administrators that are both members of our association and looking to further their careers in intercollegiate athletics development,” stated NAADD President Marija Pientka, associate athletics director for development, University of Wisconsin. “Our Diversity Initiative Committee, which consists of Phillip McAlpin, director of athletics development at North Carolina A&T State University, and Doug Knuth, associate athletics director for external relations at the University of Utah, did a fantastic job of publicizing and promoting this initiative. NAADD looks forward to continuing this initiative in the future.
The 2011 Diversity Initiative recipients are:
Joy Bentley, Johns Hopkins University
Donald Brooks, Williams College
Lori Dobbins, North Carolina A&T State University
Kimberly Dumpson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Sterling Frierson, Vanderbilt University
Megan Gormley, Bowling Green State University
Anthony Henderson, Old Dominion University
Karen Holmes, Norfolk State University
Rebekka Jackson, Xavier University
James McClinton III, South Carolina State University
Krysta Plato, Eastern Washington University
Beth Presley, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Keith Richardson, Rutgers University
Kristin Scott, University of Missouri
Jennifer Thomas, DePaul 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 44th year. For more information on NACDA and the 11 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.