Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Wednesday, Feb. 7 is known as National Signing Day in the United States. According to landof10.com, "National Signing Day (usually the first Wednesday of February) is the first day an athlete can sign a letter of intent to his or her future school." As students begin their spring semester, the first anticipated graduating class of the Sports Management program at Westminster College is joining in the festivities by paying homage to the day through "signing" letters of intent to their future career pursuits.
Kylie Cook, signing a letter of intent for her first membership with the WBCA, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, and WISE, Women in Sports & Events (the Pittsburgh chapter), to pursue interests in her hometown as well as the intercollegiate coaching ranks.
Kornel Foremski, signing his letter of intent to attend the Cleveland Sport Sales Workshop and Job Fair in nearby Cleveland, Ohio, to hone his professional opportunities in this sector of sports business.
Raymond Shalvoy, also signing his letter of intent to attend the Cleveland Sport Sales Workshop and Job Fair in nearby Cleveland, Ohio, to enhance his professional opportunities in this sector of sports business.
Melissa Thomas, signing a letter of intent for her first membership with NACMA, National Association of College Marketing Administrator, to advance her pursuit of a career in collegiate sports marketing.
Zachary Walters, signing a letter of intent for his first membership with United Soccer Coaches, formerly NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America), to pursue a path into coaching in the intercollegiate ranks.
According to sports management program coordinator and associate professor Dr. Robert Zullo, the five seniors have served as excellent leaders for their underclassmen peers to emulate in future years.
"The first class of sports management majors have truly honed in on their career pursuits," Zullo said. "[This group of students] is excited to take their passion to the industry and their “signings” on National Signing Day reflect such."
Though the sports management major is a new one on campus, the program is quickly growing in popularity due to the College’s dedicated approach to off-campus learning as well as the business-emphasis of the curriculum, the experiential learning opportunities and the career readiness emphasis. A greater majority of the students within the program pursue a double major in either sports management and business administration or sports management and marketing to further enhance their career preparation.
Those interested in attending Westminster College and studying sports management should reach out to Dr. Robert Zullo at email@example.com to learn more about the competitive advantage a Westminster College education affords.