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NAADD Announces 2009 Diversity Initiative Scholarship Recipients

April 28, 2009

Cleveland, Ohio - For the third year in a row, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) has announced its scholarship recipients to attend the 2009 Convention at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort, Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21, as part of its Diversity Initiative Program.

The 2009 scholarship recipients are:
Shelley Binegar, Northern Illinois, Assistant AD - Development & Marketing
William Broussard, Northwestern State, Executive Director of the Demon Victory Fund/ Associate AD
Joya Cook, North Carolina A&T State, Assistant AD for Marketing
Saint Crawford IV, Fordham, Development Officer for Athletics
Tamara Holmes, Fayetteville State, Assistant AD for Development & Marketing
Markus Jennings, Valparaiso, Development Director, Athletics
Willie Jude, Washington State, Coordinator, Gary W (Letterwinners Association)
Hervey Malone II, Cal State Los Angeles, Director of Development
Chris McFarlane, Loyola (MD), Assistant Director of Athletics Development
Suzette McQueen, Adelphi, Assistant AD for External Affairs/SWA
Steve Stoute, Princeton , Assistant Director- Princeton Varsity Club
Bradley Taylor, Southern Illinois, Assistant AD for Operations
Justin Williams, Boston College, Asst. Director, Athletics Stewardship and Donor Relations

"Our Diversity Initiative Program allows our Association the opportunity to support top-flight minority and female administrators who desire to excel in intercollegiate athletics development and fund raising," stated NAADD President Matt Donovan, associate athletics director for development, University of Indianapolis. "Julie Hall, associate athletics director at UC Riverside, and her committee did a great job of getting the word out on this initiative. We look forward to continuing the support of this program in the future.



"We would also like to thank the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association for working with us on this initiative for the third straight year."

The goal of the NAADD Diversity Initiative Program seeks individuals who want to advance their athletics administration career, enhance professional ability to raise funds for their institution, and create valuable networking opportunities with numerous collegiate athletics administrators. Recipients of this scholarship must be dues paying members of NAADD.

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.