Academy Invites Public to See Olympic Art, Memorabilia for ‘Olympic Day’

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DAPHNE, Ala. – As the world celebrates Olympic Day on 23 June, the United States Sports Academy invites the public the week before to visit its American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA), home to a large collection of Olympic memorabilia and art from world renowned painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. Olympic Day is a worldwide annual celebration in recognition of the Modern Olympic Games. More than 160 countries take part in Olympic Day, which was…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements. Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees. The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Master’s Graduates Michael J. Raia (Fairhope, Ala.) – M.S.S….

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Mary Beth Spirk

Academy Alumna and Basketball Coach Mary Beth Spirk Named Athletic Director at Moravian College

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumna Mary Beth Spirk has more than 30 years of basketball coaching experience and recently added another title to her resume as the athletics and recreation director at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Spirk is the winningest women’s basketball coach in Moravian’s history with 579 wins, ranking among the top active Division III coaches. She was promoted to the role of Moravian’s director of athletics and recreation, becoming…

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Paul Smith

New Principal at Smithville (Texas) High School Says He Uses His Academy Degree “Every Day”

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Paul Smith, who was recently promoted to principal at Smithville High School in Texas following a long career in football coaching, education, and administration, says he uses his Academy degree “every day.” Smith was promoted after most recently serving as Smithville’s assistant principal and proving himself as a “patient and consistent leader” who is “committed to being responsive to parents and supportive of campus staff while keeping…

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Corey Lewis

Corey Lewis Uses Academy Master’s Degree to Transition from High School Coach to Principal

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Veteran coach and educator Corey Lewis recently used his master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy to transition into a role as a high school principal in Hartsville, S.C. Lewis was recently promoted to principal at Hartsville High School, where he had previously served as assistant principal since 2010. In addition to administrative work and classroom teaching, Lewis also previously served as the school’s varsity baseball coach and assistant football coach….

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for May

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for May and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from six countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month….

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Director of Operations

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General Description The United States Sports Academy is recruiting for a highly skilled individual to fill a facility maintenance position.  Extensive hands-on background is required in general carpentry, electricity, commercial HVAC, and plumbing.  Individual must be willing to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends.  This position also oversees the Operations Division which includes inventory management, shipping and receiving, and the Academy’s receptionist function. Requirements  Requires high school graduate with technical trades and hands on…

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Director of Administration and Finance

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the Director of Administration and Finance.  Responsibilities include recruiting for all Academy needs; administering current personnel policies and procedures; maintaining all necessary personnel files; and administration of employee benefits, workers compensation, and unemployment issues. Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field required. SPHR/PHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preferred.  3‑5 years experience in human resources, especially active recruiting experience…

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Academy Trustee, Art Committee Member Selected for International Niagara Falls Exhibit

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  DAPHNE, Ala – A United States Sports Academy trustee and a member of the Academy’s Art Committee have both been selected for a prestigious international art exhibition at Niagara Falls to emphasize the importance of global access to clean drinking water. Susan N. McCollough and B’Beth Weldon are among 37 artists selected from 18 countries for the exhibit “Water for Life,” which runs through 9 September at the Niagara Falls History Museum in Niagara…

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Mobile Resident Donates LeRoy Neiman Olympic Art Posters to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy recently received a donation of three LeRoy Neiman Olympic art posters to its American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA), expanding one of the museum’s most popular collections among visitors. The posters, which feature the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, were donated to ASAMA by Mobile, Ala., resident Harry R. Fisher. The posters feature swimming and gymnastics and were distributed by Fisher’s former employer, ARAMARK, to commemorate the…

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Doctoral Teaching Assistantships

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The United States Sports Academy is offering a limited number of Doctoral Teaching Assistantships to those who are interested in pursuing a Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D.) degree as a full-time, residential student. The purpose of the doctoral teaching assistantship is to augment and support the student’s doctoral academic program. The Doctoral Teaching Assistants will play an integral role in the course writing and development of both distance learning and continuing education courses…

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Dr. Robert Goldman Appointed to President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

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DAPHNE, Ala. – President Donald Trump recently appointed United States Sports Academy Board of Visitors Chairman Dr. Robert Goldman to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the council engages, educates and empowers Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles with regular exercise and good nutrition. The council was founded in 1956 and promotes these ideals to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. “Being…

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