People, Places, and Programs

Posted by | September 14, 2011 | News & Events | No Comments

Fairhope Sculptor Bruce Larsen with the University of Auburn football coach Gene Chizik

Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas. Rosandich is attending the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Culture and Olympic Education Commission annual meetings Sept. 15-16 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Rosandich is a member of the IOC committee.

Dr. Mike Magnoli, the former University of Mobile president, has been appointed to Dean of Academic Affairs at the Academy.

Tim DeVinney, the Academy’s logistics coordinator is on assignment from Sept. 12-16 in Maylasia to teach a course in Sports Marketing as a part of the Academy’s ICSM program.

G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded the United States Sports Academy its designation of Military Friendly School. It honors the top 20 percent of universities that serve active duty military and veterans.

Rolf Deyhle, an entrepreneur who holds an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Academy, is bringing “Ben Hur Live,” to Rome. Opening night is scheduled for Sept. 29.

Judy Sweet, former NCAA president and longtime director of athletics, was inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame. Sweet served on the Academy’s Board of Trustees of on two different occasions and holds a doctorate from the institution.

Dale Brown, a former Louisiana State University basketball coach and member of the Academy’s Board of Visitors, had a documentary about him, “Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story,” premier at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Ala.

Dr. Gaylon McCollough, a member of the Academy’s Board of Visitors, is hosting a new TV show on PBS affiliate WSRE, in Pensacola, Fla., called “Wellness 360.” The founder of the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic in Gulf Shores, Ala., discusses overall wellness and living a balanced life.

Sergey Eylanbekov, the Academy’s 2004 Sport Artist of the Year, has created two solid bronze torsos. The Russian sculptor’s work is to be given to Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, in honor of his marriage in July.

Bruce Larsen, a Fairhope, Ala., sculptor and the Academy’s 2009 Sport Artist of the Year, created a sculpture, “War Eagle,” for University of Auburn football coach Gene Chizik in honor of his earning the Academy’s 2011 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award.

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