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February 2011

Jones County Junior College Leadership Visits Academy

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Representatives from Jones County Junior College (JCJC) and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) visited the United States Sports Academy on Friday, 18 February 2011, to discuss the ways and means by which the organizations might be able to work together. From left: Mr. Jim Walley, the Vice President of External Affairs at JCJC; Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, the President of the United States Sports Academy; Dr. Stacey Hall, the Associate…

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Academy VP Discusses Nationwide Physical Education Training Program with Malaysian Official

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Academy Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich (left) recently met with Shabery bin Cheek (right), the Minister of Youth and Sport for Malaysia, to discuss developing a nationwide program to retrain all of Malaysia’s physical educators. This was the second stop in the Vice President’s three-nation tour of Asia, after visiting Thailand last week. He is now in Singapore meeting with Chay Yee, the president of the International Sports Academy, site of the United…

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Academy Vice President Visits Thailand Sports Authority Governor

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Kanokphand Chulakasem (left), the governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), visits Academy Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich during his recent visit to Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. T.J. Rosandich is in Thailand teaching a course in Olympism in conjunction with the SAT. The course is the first in a six-part series being hosted by the SAT for the Academy’s International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program.

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Auburn-Oregon BCS Title Game Named Academy’s College Football Game of the Year

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The football gods saved their best for last this past season, as Auburn’s 22-19 victory over Oregon in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game was named College Football Game of the Year by the United States Sports Academy. Noted Alabama artist Daniel A. Moore has been commissioned by the Academy to commemorate the historic achievement in oils on canvas. In addition to a $5,000 cash scholarship, the USSA Eagle Exemplar medallion and the framed Award…

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Marine Corps League Forms in Daphne

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Joining eleven other Detachments in the great state of Alabama, the United States Marine Corps League has opened a new Detachment in Daphne on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. Cal Walters, Commandant of the Department of Alabama Marine Corps League, met with local leadership on the campus of the United States Sports Academy to discuss the development of a new Detachemnt in Daphne. During this meeting, Mr. John Walker of Spanish Fort…

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Ronald Reagan Centennial Stamp

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Former first Lady Nancy Reagan (left of the display) unveils a new postage stamp, designed by 1986 American Sport Artist and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year Bart Forbes (right of the display), to honor the late President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. The 40th President of the United States was a radio announcer for University of Iowa football and the Chicago Cubs early in his professional life, and the United States Sports Academy annually…

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Award-winning Nigerian Artist Visits Academy

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Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao of Nigeria, a winner of the United Nations International Art Competition, recently visited the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) during a tour of the United States. He was guest of Academy Art Committee Chairperson Nancy Raia. During the visit, he displayed the original of his work: “Grace: That Even The World Can Pass Through It.” “The battle against poverty is yet to be recorded accurately in…

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Rezner Pottery Brings History, World Culture to Academy and its Community

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"Babe Ruth" Face Jug Ten miles from the United States Sports Academy’s Daphne campus is a place where history and world culture combine in the works of local ceramic Potter John Rezner. Rezner, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, is known for a style of pottery that has roots in the early 19th century and a firing technique that can be traced back to ancient Asia. The…

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Academy, Chinese, Working on Multi-Billion Dollar "Sport Cities"

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The United States Sports Academy will be providing Academic services to three multi-billion dollar projects, “Sport Cities” in China that will be built around a major golf course and designed to be model towns for promoting a “healthy and happy” lifestyle in the world’s most populous nation. Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich plans to attend the ground-breaking for the first city, named Samaranch Sports Town, on 21 April. The town is named after the…

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People, Places and Programs

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Representatives of the United States Sports Academy continue to travel all over the world to teach sports education programs. For nearly four decades, the Academy has provided programs in sport education to students throughout the nation and to 60 countries across the globe. Academy Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich is in Thailand teaching a course in Olympism, in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). The course is the first in…

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Snowboard Champ Shaun White, Volleyball Star Blair Brown are Academy’s Athletes of the Month

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Shaun White Snowboarder Shaun White and the nation’s top collegiate women’s volleyball player, Blair Brown, were named Male and Female Athletes of the Month for January by the United States Sports Academy. The public is invited to participate in the worldwide Athlete of the Month nominating and balloting processes. Visit the Academy website and submit your vote, and return to the website the first week of each month to vote on the Athlete of the…

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