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NACMA Announces Winners of Newly Expanded Mike Cleary Stipend Program

May 22, 2015

Cleveland, OH -- The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has announced its 2015 Mike Cleary Convention Stipend Program recipients. This year the NACMA Board of Directors increased the number of stipends from 16 to 30 to include categories for ethnic diversity, LGBT, and non-Division I institutions. These 30 individuals will attend the 2015 NACMA Convention which will take place from June 15-18 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.

"The popularity of the expansion of the Mike Cleary Stipend Program amongst our membership was very apparent as we received a record number of extremely qualified applicants this year," stated NACMA Awards Committee Chair Ayo Taylor-Dixon, Senior Associate Athletics Director of External Relations at the University of Northern Colorado. "On behalf of the NACMA Board of Directors, I want to personally congratulate our recipients. We look forward to providing them with the opportunity to attend our Convention in Orlando, and gain a valuable networking and educational experience"

The following NACMA members are the recipients of the 2015 Mike Cleary Convention Stipends:

  1. Blake Allen: External Operations Assistant (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)
  2. Megan Arce:Marketing and Promotions Volunteer Assistant (Duke University)
  3. Rudy Baez:Fan Engagement Coordinator (UMass Lowell)
  4. Stephen Beutel:Fan Experience Intern (University of California)
  5. Brandon Birkhead:Marketing Assistant (University of Illinois)
  6. Jon Brooks: Manager of AthleticsMarketing and Promotions (University of Portland)
  7. Jonathon Cosby:Marketing Assistant (University of Iowa)
  8. Jeffery Donley: Sports Marketing Graduate Assistant (St. John's University)
  9. Timothy Doyle: Coordinator of Fan Promotions and Engagement (University of Dayton)
  10. Daniel Foster: Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions (University of Houston)
  11. Brittany Heinz: Director of Marketing and Special Events (Minnesota State University Mankato)
  12. Caitlin Hunnicutt: Fan Experience and Promotions Intern (Ohio State University)
  13. Chris Jones: Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations (Southern University)
  14. Riley Jones: Sports Marketing Assistant (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
  15. Lisa Juliano: Assistant Director of Marketing (Arizona State University)
  16. Emily Jurenka: Marketing and Promotions Intern (Gonzaga University)
  17. Danny Kambel: Sports Information Director (LeTourneau University)
  18. Frank Keenan: Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations (Henderson State University)
  19. Whitney Marks: Athletics Marketing Graduate Assistant (East Carolina University)
  20. Ryan Majercik: Assistant Director of Marketing (University of Alabama)
  21. Spencer McAnally: Athletics Marketing Graduate Assistant (Mississippi State University)
  22. Shea Miller: Marketing/Development Intern (Texas A&M University Corpus Christi)
  23. Carter Olson: Marketing Graduate Assistant (Kansas State University)
  24. Jonathon Olson: Athletic Marketing Assistant (University of Tulsa)
  25. Lynnea Phillips: Social Media Coordinator (University of North Carolina)
  26. Steve Robertson: Marketing Assistant (Longwood University)
  27. Liliana Rodriguez: Assistant Commissioner- New Media (Metro Atlantic Conference)
  28. Angela Suggs: Associate AD for External Affairs/SWA (Florida A&M University)
  29. Eric Taber: Assistant Marketing Director- New Media (University of Montana)
  30. Aja Washington: Marketing Assistant (University of Maryland)