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.

Doctoral Graduate

Dr. Catharine J. Bening Stadler (Sacramento, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, sports leadership emphasis, with highest honors. Dissertation: “Examining the effectiveness of leadership curriculum for undergraduate recreation students.”

Master’s Graduates

Curt W. Dixon (Dubuque, Iowa) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Careylyn Rae Effstrom (Bakersfield, Calif.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies

Korian L. Padgett (Jackson, Miss.) – M.S.S. dual degree Sports Medicine and Sports Health and Fitness