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June 13, 2018

Charlie Howe ’07 Leads U.S.G.A. Preparation for 2018 U.S. Open

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in Southhampton, New York for this week’s U.S. Open, which begins Thursday. Charlie Howe CSL ’07  has been on site for 18 months making sure everything inside and outside the ropes goes smoothly.

Howe is the Championship Director of the 2018 U.S. Open. His list of duties and responsibilities range from transportation to hospitality to merchandise tents.  He recently spoke with CSL Director of Communication Greg Burton’s daily radio show to discuss the preparation that goes into hosting a world class sporting event. Thanks to ESPN 99.5 in Richmond for providing the audiohttp://wp.vcu.edu/sportleadership/wp-content/uploads/sites/2790/2018/06/Charlie-Howe-1-1.mp3

June 11, 2018

#CSLnetwork on the Radio

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Under an ESPN Radio tent surrounded by baseball, softball and soccer fields,
one CSL alum interviewed another about the mega event that was unfolding around them.

Jason Schilling ’14, Sports Tourism Coordinator for Henrico County, was part of a collaborative effort, along with Richmond Region Tourism, to bring the VHSL Spring Jubilee to Glen Allen High School and Deep Run High School.  Local sports talk radio host Greg Burton ’12 was on site promoting the event and spoke with Jason about what it took to bring it to town.

This was the first time the  Richmond area hosted the VHSL Class 5 & 6 Spring Jubilee. State Championships were awarded in baseball, softball, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and girls tennis. The events brought thousands of people from around the state to RVA. Listen to the entire interview here.http://wp.vcu.edu/sportleadership/wp-content/uploads/sites/2790/2018/06/Jason-Schiling.mp3

 

 

June 11, 2018

CSL Faculty, Alumni Present at NASSM 2018

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The Center for Sport Leadership was well represented at the 2018 North America Society for Sports Management Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

CSL faculty members Carrie LeCrom, Ph.D., Brendan Dwyer, Ph.D., and Greg Greenhalgh, Ph.D. all presented research during the three-day conference. Alumni also in attendance included: Chris Atwater, Ph.D. of Pfeiffer University, Ashley Duguay, a fourth year doctoral student at University of Windsor, Jen Gellock, second year doctoral student at VCU,
Lisa Rufer, Ph.D. of Rider University and Mark Slavich, Ph.D. of Grand View University.

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May 30, 2018

Dr. Carrie LeCrom Named Fulbright Scholar

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The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Carrie LeCrom Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to South Africa in Sport for Social Development. LeCrom will work with colleagues at Stellenbosch University’s Center for Human Performance Sciences to create, pilot, and evaluate a soccer coaching program for girls specifically in the U/20 age group.

 

“To say I’m honored to be the recipient of a Fulbright would be an understatement,” said LeCrom. “I’ve spent the last decade devoted to developing sport for development programs and instilling in our CSL students the many important ways sport can be used to promote social change. My time in South Africa will take this work even further, allowing me to spend a year devoted to a very special population of girls who have so much potential.”

 

LeCrom is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

 

Over the last ten years, LeCrom has been awarded more than $2 million in grants from the U.S Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division to operate cultural exchanges and sport for development programs in Ethiopia, China, South Africa, Kazakhstan, India and Sri Lanka. LeCrom will spend most of 2019 in Stellenbosch, located in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, just east of Cape Town. LeCrom’s initiative will reach into the rural communities to a group of girls who are some of the most distressed, due to their isolated locations, high levels of gender violence, and lack of access to education and extracurricular programming.

 

“The young girls participating in our program will learn to become effective soccer coaches and to organize soccer events for girls from the local elementary schools, which in itself is a worthy project because the younger girls are also underserved. However, learning to coach and organize are merely vehicles through

 

 

which the girls will learn and practice important life and job skills, such as time management, goal-setting and communication under pressure when presenting to a group.”

 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

 

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbrighters address critical global in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

 

May 22, 2018

CSL ’18 – Growing the #CSLnetwork

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We are proud to announce the jobs and internships earned by the Class of 2018, as of May 21. On our social media channels each day, we’ll highlight one graduate student and their new opportunity in the sport industry. Below is the complete list. We’ll add to it as other graduate students finalize their plans.

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May 10, 2018

CSL Wins Sports Tourism Award

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As one of our five core values, we take Collaboration seriously. One of our more recent but strongest partnerships is with Richmond Region Tourism. We have worked closely with their Sports Development team to create connections that benefit both our students and their mission.

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Thursday morning, the CSL  received the Richmond Region Tourism 2018 MVP Sports Tourism Award during their annual National Tourism and Travel Week Awards Breakfast at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in promoting local athletics as a tool to attract visitors to the Richmond Region. Executive Director Carrie LeCrom accepted the award on behalf of the CSL.

“We are honored to receive this award from Richmond Region Tourism. Our collaboration with them is an example of two organizations working unselfishly to bring value to the partnership and make each other better. We consider Danielle, JC, Jerrine and Matt a vital part of the CSL Network,” said LeCrom

CSL alum Jason Schilling was also named 2018 Rising Star for his work as Sports Tourism Coordinator in Henrico County.

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