Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas. Rosandich is attending the fifth annual Peace and Sport International Forum 2011 from Oct. 26-28 in Monaco. He then will travel to Milano for the International Féderation Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS) Fest as a member of that organization’s Executive Committee.

Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich presented, “Digital Technology and Management in Sports,” at the 7th World Summit on Internet and Multimedia on Sept. 23 in Beijing, China.

Academy Trustee Gary Cunningham, attended the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Games held in China where the USA pulled in all-time high of 60 medals.

Academy Arts Committee Chairwoman Nancy Raia, who is the Easter Shore Art Center’s community arts director, is gearing up for the VSA Art Partners by the Bay show. It partners an artist with a disability with a professional artist and together they create art that goes to auction to fund the projects with the disabled at no cost.

Academy non-resident faculty member Dr. Ed Sakiewicz is leading his non-profit, Passing Hope, on another mission trip to Haiti to help amputees, children and coaches through the sport of soccer. It includes an educational summit that puts on youth clinics, coaching seminars and administering medical aid demonstrations.

Betsy Smith, the Academy’s Associate Dean for Professional Studies and Continuing Education, led the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) on its fifth annual sports study tour of American sports facilities and operations.

Kadir Nelson, the Academy’s 2009 Sports Artist of the Year, published his latest book, Heart and Soul. In his compelling book, Nelson combines luminous illustrations with stories of African-American contributions to American history.

Oscar Pistorious, the Academy’s 2008 Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award winner, became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal at the World Track and Field Championships in South Korea. Pistorious competed for South Africa in the 400-meter sprint and 4×400-meter relay, which won a silver medal.