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June 2013

Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates. Bachelor’s Students Sandra L. Burgess (Bunker Hill, W. Va.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Brandon C. Heintz (Electric City, W. Va.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Gretchen Meyer (Morris, N.Y.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Kyle K. Taylor (Glenolden, Pa.) – B.S.S. Sports…

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Academy’s Fall 2012 Dean’s and President’s List Students

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Congratulations to the following Academy students on their academic performance. Undergraduates on the Dean’s List earned a 3.40 to 3.99 GPA, while graduates on the Dean’s List earned a GPA of 3.80 to 3.99. Students on the President’s List earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS Dean’s List Batson, George Butler, Britney Honnold, Paul Metzger, Aaron Morales, David Platt, Rylie Wood, Matthew GRADUATE STUDENTS Dean’s List Adams, Gregory Corbett, Aubrey Jackson, David Schrage, Timothy Wilcox,…

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Dr. Stephen Butler Named Academy’s Dean of Academic Affairs

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The Academy named Dr. Stephen L. Butler as the new Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Butler had previously served the institution as its Dean of Instructional Design and Technology and is leading our major effort to transition to Canvas, a new online learning management system. The transition, which will greatly enhance our students’ learning experience, will be complete by 1 September. Before coming to the Academy, Dr. Butler served in various academic leadership positions at…

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Historic Photo of the Middle East Sports Science Symposium

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In 1977, the United States Sports Academy organized the Middle East Sports Science Symposium that was hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain. More than 1,000 sports leaders from countries throughout the Middle East, such as Iraq, Iran, Qatar, Lebanon and Egypt, attended the event. Pictured below are members of the Academy’s faculty who helped run the program and contributed to a book about the sports science presented at the event. Pictured below are Academy President…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich attended meetings at the 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development as a guest of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  This event, held June 5-6 in New York City, was staged by the IOC in cooperation with the United Nations. Dr. Rosandich will travel to Montgomery, Ala., June 24-25 for the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU). Academy Vice…

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ASAMA Starts New Olympic Collection as Result of Greenes' Donation

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Thanks to Lorrie and Richard Greene, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) started a new Olympic collection. The San Francisco couple donated 59 valuable copies of official Olympic Reports and other publications dating back to 1896, a complete collection of art from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and several sport sculptures that sparked ASAMA’s new collection. “As a result of the Greene’s remarkable donation, we hope to build our Olympic collection over…

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Academy Sport Artist of the Year Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki Receives FICTS Highest Honor and Featured in Two International Art Shows

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Greek artist Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, the United States Sports Academy’s 2002 Sport Artist of the Year, was recently awarded “Guirlande d’Honneur,” the highest honor presented by the Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS). During this year’s 18th International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens “Art-Athina 2013,” FICTS President Dr. Franco Ascani presented Valyraki the award for her contributions and excellence in cinema, television and sports culture. Valyraki was a featured artist at this year’s famous Art-Athina exhibit…

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Creighton Basketball Coach Greg McDermott Named Academy’s Alumnus of the Year

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Creighton University men’s head basketball coach Greg McDermott was named the United States Sports Academy’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year for helping elevate the Bluejays program to the national spotlight in his first three years there. McDermott, who graduated with his master’s in Sports Management in 1994 from the Academy, guided Creighton to its first NCAA tournament in five years in the 2011-12 season and made it there again this past year reaching the third…

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Academy Recognizes Dr. Harvey Schiller with 2011 Honorary Doctorate

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While attending the 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development in New York as a guest of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich recognized sport businessman Dr. Harvey Schiller, who earned the school’s 2011 Honorary Doctorate. Schiller, who was recently inducted into the New York Athletic Hall of Fame, was presented with the Order of the Eagle Exemplar with Rosette in an informal presentation.  He earned…

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Golfer Tiger Woods and Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Voted Athletes of the Month

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Professional golfer Tiger Woods, who earned his fifth victory in eight PGA tournaments this year when he won The Players Championship, and Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who has run the fastest women’s 100-meters this year in the season opening track meet, were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s May Athletes of the Month in worldwide online voting. Woods ended a weekend of testy exchanges with Sergio Garcia by winning a tense duel over the…

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Academy Partners with Alabama Southern Community College to Offer Bachelor’s in Sports Management

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Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC) students can now seamlessly earn a bachelor’s in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy, which is one of the fastest growing academic programs at the sports university. The schools recently agreed to establish a so-called 2+2 program. It allows students at the multi-campus community college in southwest Alabama to take two years of study that will prepare them to attend the Academy. Once they earn an associate’s degree,…

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