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Sports Management Students in the Spotlight

Sports Management Students Run the USCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship

For the second year in a row, Sports Management Students were called upon to help conduct the USCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship event hosted by SUNY Canton and once again earned great praise from USCAA officials and participating coaches and College officials.

Students filling out the bracket

Students selling merchandise

Student selling tickets to the tournament

Students holding Championship banner

In addition to running the three day event, many of the same students were busy filming clips and interviewing players and coaches for feature story presentations for Matt Metcalf’s Sports Media and Broadcasting class.

Student Interviewing Players

Student Interviewing Four Players

Students Filming Events


Students Ryan Lamica, Kyle Clark, Andrew Gearsbeck and Evan Drew along with camera person Meg Gibson record a pre-game show prior to the SUNY Canton men’s basketball game vs Clarkson University.

Students recording pre-game show

Sports Event Management Class Makes Big Impression with USCAA Officials

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John Payne to be presented with the coveted SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence in Albany on April 4, 2013.

payneJohn Payne, a senior in the Sports Management program from Port Moody, British Columbia, will graduate this May. He was a four year member and two year captain of the men's ice hockey team. Every semester John earned high honors and won many student-athlete academic awards within the college and various athletic associations. In addition, he volunteered to serve on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and was an officer in a newly formed Sports Management Student Association. He was also actively involved in community service projects.

As a Sports Management major, John leads in the classroom by carrying a 3.71 G.P.A. and has earned a place on the President's Honor List or Dean's Honor List every semester. According to Dr. Para, "John is a true student leader, both in and out of the classroom. He was engaged and disciplined with his studies and was always a pleasure to have in the classroom." John is completing his senior year as intern with the AHL Manchester Monarchs, the top affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.