People, Places and Programs

Academy Vice President, Chief Academic Officer and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich is traveling in May to Malaysia, China, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi to meet with several government, sport education and Olympic officials to discuss the school’s programs.

Dr. Lee McElroy Jr., an Academy Board of Trustees member and the University of Albany’s vice president and director of athletics, will be inducted into the 2012 John McClendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame during the National Associate of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention on June 27 in Dallas.

Dr. Gary Cunningham (right) receives the 2012 National Association of Basketball Coaches International Lifetime Achievement Award from NABC's Alan Lambert (right) on April 1 in New Orleans.

Dr. Gary Cunningham, an Academy Board of Trustees member and current president of the United States International Student Federation, received the 2012 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) International Lifetime Achievement Award during the Final Four recently held in New Orleans.

Dr. LeRoy Walker, a former Academy Board of Trustees chairman and legendary track coach at North Carolina Central University, died recently at the age of 93. In 1993, he was the first black person to be elected president of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and in 1976 he became the first black to head a U.S. Olympic team in any sport.

Dr. Glenn Snyder and Robert Myers are traveling to Thailand to teach Sports Facilities and Event Management and Seminar in Sports Medicine from May 14-18, respectively.

Longtime Academy national faculty member Dr. Robert Greene recently sent an updated copy of his latest book entitled, “$20,000 in Tennis Lessons: Your Personal Coach Dr. Robert Ford Greene.” The book has been adopted by the U.S. Tennis Association and has been very successful.

Ron Dickerson, the Academy’s former Dean of Student Services who made history as the first black coach in Division I football when he coached at Temple, visited the sports university during a recruiting trip for Gardner-Webb University, where he now serves as a coach on his son’s football team staff.

Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, the Academy’s 2002 Sport Artist of the Year, will have an exhibit of her Formula 1 paintings featured at the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) in Indianapolis beginning May 23 and running through the Indianapolis 500 race.

Dr. Steve Devick, the 2011 recipient of the Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award, had two recent papers citing the King-Devick Test, which he co-created, published in Neurology and at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society meeting.


SportAccord International Convention – May 20-25 in Québec City,

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 59th Annual Meeting and Third World Congress on Exercise in MedicineMay 29-June 2 in San Francisco

Alliance of Women Coaches “The Huddle”May 30-June 1 in Atlanta

National Associate of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention – June 22-28 in Dallas


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