Archive for category 2011-2012

What are our new grads up to?

Its been a month since graduation day. Its time to check in with them to see what they are up to:

Tori Tyner and Malcolm Roan are both employed by the St. Louis Rams as Seasonal Ticket Sales Representatives.  Rob Maruska is the new Assistant Course Manager at Pheasant Run Golf Course.  Sean Wollenberg is now employed by Learfield Sports Properties. Zach Payne and Josh Weinrich followed their passion for cars.  Zach is working for Auto Trim Restyling and Josh is employed by Knight Motorsports.  Brittany Bommarito is staying busy.   She is working at the Scottrade Center, Busch Stadium, and the Edward Jones Dome.  She is also launching her own photography business.  Brian Wilga is at Citi Bank and Matt Schwartz is in the summer program at Southwestern Advantage.  Erik Carretro is now an Assistant Soccer Coach for the Maryville men’s soccer team as well as a Campus Visit Coordinator for the Maryville Admissions Office.  Congratulations to all of our new graduates.  We are very proud of each of you!

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Class of 2012!

May 5, 2012 was a great day for the Maryville Sport Business Management program.  We had 14 graduates walk across the stage and receive their B.S. in Sport Business Management.  Congratulations to the class of 2012!

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Photos from the NAIA Trip

Earlier this month, six of our undergraduate students and two graduate students joined Dr. Chris Barnhill in Kansas City to volunteer at the NAIA National Basketball Championship.  The tournament, which spans six days and hosts 32 schools, bills itself as college basketball’s toughest tournament.  Abby Duethman, Cameron Fagundes, Shawn Maloney,  Brittany Moore, Armon Provo, Samantha Robinson, Michael Smith and  Joanne Thompson put in two marathon days at the tournament and gained customer service, media service, sales, event management and hospitality experience.  Gina Crawford, volunteer coordinator for the tournament, praised the students and expressed interest in having Maryville volunteer at next year’s event .

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Blues Career Night

The Maryville Sport Business Management program is proud to sponsor career day with the St. Louis Blues. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. and features speakers from the Blues front office as well as our own Jason Williams.  Tickets to the event are $24 and includes admission to that night’s game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.  For more information, please contact Jen Lohrman at 314-589-5963 or jlohrman@stlblues.com.

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March has been busy

March is one of the busiest months on the sports calendar which also means it is a great month for Maryville Sport Business Management students to gain experience.  Below is a short list of volunteer opportunities in which our students participated this month.

 

Arch Madness – The Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Tournament – St. Louis, MO

Maryville students provided media and support services to the tournament.

 

Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tournament – St. Charles, MO

Maryville students participated in promotional activities, provided media support services and assisted in game operations.  Kristen Gregory of the MVC praised the students, saying, “Maryville’s students were outstanding. Some of the best volunteers we have had.”

 

NAIA Men’s Basketball Division I Tournament – Kansas City, MO

Eight Maryville students traveled to Kansas City from March 15-18 to assist the NAIA with their premier event.  Maryville students participated in guest services, sold programs, participated in promotional activities and provided media support services.  NAIA representative Gina Crawford stated, “The students are amazing. We hope they come back every year.”

 

NCAA Division I Wresting Championships – St. Louis, MO

Maryville students provided support services for the event held at the Scottrade Center.

 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional – St. Louis, MO

Two Maryville Sport Business students were chosen by the tournament organizing committee to provide support services for the “Sweet 16″ and “Elite 8″ rounds of the Men’s Basketball National Championship held at the Edward Jones Dome.

 

We are very proud of the initiative displayed by the students of the Maryville Sport Business Management program. Great work!

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