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NACMA Announces Winners of 2018 Mike Cleary Stipend Program

Feb. 6, 2018

CLEVELAND - The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has announced its 2018 Mike Cleary Convention Stipend Program recipients. These individuals will attend the 2018 NACMA Convention which will take place from June 28-30 at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington D.C.

"On behalf of NACMA, we congratulate this year’s winners of the Mike Cleary Stipend Award." said NACMA Awards Chair Brian Bowsher, Chief Marketing Officer at University of Washington. "This talented group of young leaders was selected from an incredibly deep pool of applicants, and we are excited for their ability to further their careers by attending our annual convention this summer."

The following NACMA members are the recipients of the 2018 Mike Cleary Convention Stipends:

  1. Jordan Ashley, Marketing Graduate Assistant, Illinois State University
  2. Justin Behr, Assistant Director of Marketing & Fan Engagement, East Carolina University
  3. Kelli Bonner, Marketing Assistant, Lynn University
  4. Kaitlin Brennan, Assistant Director of Marketing, Stanford University
  5. Nicklos Bristol, Director of Marketing, Loyola Marymount University
  6. Erica Bujak, Lead Marketing Intern, University of South Carolina
  7. Holly Cisneros, Assistant Director of Marketing, Loyola Marymount University
  8. Racheed Davis, Marketing & Promotions Graduate Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University
  9. Jessica Dorsey, Fan Engagement & Promotions Coordinator, University of  Texas
  10. Phillip Dowden, Director of Marketing & Sports Information, Evangel University
  11. Tyler DuPree, Marketing Assistant, Kennesaw State University
  12. Jacob Dye, Marketing & Promotions Assistant, Southern Utah University
  13. Ronnie Garcia, Director of Marketing, California State University Northridge
  14. Vanessa Hill, Assistant Director of Marketing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  15. Trevor Isaminger, Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Promotions, Augustana University
  16. Kara Lara, Marketing & Promotions Coordinator, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  17. Julia Lee, Manager of Game Day Promotions, Santa Clara University
  18. Mckenzie Lee, Marketing Coordinator, University of Minnesota
  19. Aaron Luken, Marketing & Promotions Intern, North Kentucky University
  20. Aileen Martinez, Director of Marketing, University of Texas El Paso
  21. Quintin Payton, Director of Athletics Marketing, Jacksonville University
  22. Vina Ranaivoarijaona, Marketing Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University
  23. Sarah Ratchford, Director of Marketing & Fan Experience, Fairfield University
  24. Devin Rote, Marketing Assistant, North Carolina State University
  25. Talia Russell, Coordinator of Fan Promotions & Engagement, St. Edward's University
  26. Andrew Sproul, Marketing Coordinator, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  27. Courtney Taylor, Marketing Assistant, North Carolina State University
  28. Matthew Thompson, Assistant Director of Marketing & Promotions, Tulane University
  29. Dylan Warnell, Assistant Director of Marketing, Longwood University Athletics
  30. Alyssa Wielansky, Graduate Assistant for External Affairs, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

About Mike Cleary:

In 2012, the NACMA stipend program was named after National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Director Emeritus Mike Cleary for his commitment to the development of young professionals. Cleary served as NACDA's lone Executive Director for its first 46 years, prior to his retirement in June 2011. Cleary served as President for the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation and the Michael J. Cleary Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation until his death in December 2015.