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DEPARTMENT OF SPORT MANAGEMENT

Sport Management Alumni Reunion 2015

Please join the Wichita State University Department of Sport Management for its alumni reunion! The reunion will be Friday, February 6 & Saturday, February 7, 2015.  

The keynote speaker for the February 6 alumni reunion dinner will be Nikki Epley, Director of Stadium and Game Operations for the College Football Playoff.

Nikki Epley joined the College Football Playoff after spending five years with the University of Kansas Alumni Association. Epley has served as the Director of Operations and Events for the South Florida Super Bowl XLI Host Committee, Director of Special Events for the Jacksonville Super Bowl XXXIX Host Committee and was an Associate Director for the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at the NCAA. She has also worked the past four Super Bowls with the stadium operations team. A graduate from Wichita State University, she earned a BA and MA in Sports Business/Administration and was a middle infielder for the Shocker softball team, wearing #8 after her childhood idol, Cal Ripken. She is member of Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA), Stadium Managers Association (SMA) and National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA). Epley grew up just outside of Wichita in Valley Center, Kansas.

Click this link for the schedule of events and to access the mail registration form.
2015 Alumni Reunion Schedule and Registration Form

Click here if you would like to pay your registration online.

Host Hotel: The Inn at Tallgrass, located just minutes from campus, is offering a special reunion rate of $79 (regularly $129) for reunion. They offer three options for booking a reservation:

1.       To book online click here and use the code SMR.
2.       Call them directly (There is someone there 24 hours) 316-684-3466.
3.       E-mail Scott Talbott at scott@theinnattallgrass.com.

 

Sport Management Alumni Association

The mission of the Sport Management Alumni Association is to create, maintain and enhance relationships among sport management alumni, students, faculty and other constituents that will foster loyalty, interest and support for the program and one another.

The Sport Management Alumni Association attains its mission by:

  • Generating funds in support of the program (e.g., student scholarship)
  • Alumni reunion for program alumni and students
  • Mentoring program

If you would like to become a member click this link to pay the membership fee online.

Or, click this link to access the mail registration form.
2014 Alumni Association Membership Form

Or contact the Department of Sport Management at (316) 978-5445 or johny.buchanan-spachek@wichita.edu.

 MEMBERSHIP TIERS

Black
Level

$25.00

Gold
Level

$50.00

Shocker
Level

$500.00

Sport Management Alumni Directory

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Electronic Newsletter Distributed Eight Times Annually

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WSU Sport Management Gift  

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Lifetime Member Recognition Plaque  

 

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Recognition at Sport Management Alumni Events    

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2012-15 SPORT MANAGEMENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 

President: Korey Torgerson
Executive Vice-President: James Nicas
Vice President - Special Events: Kristy Bansemer
Vice-President - Marketing: Jordan Bass
Treasurer: Sheri Light
Secretary: Megan Morgan

The 2014 Sport Management Alumni Association Annual Report is now available.
 

2014 SMAA Annual Report


The 2014 Sport Management Alumni Association Directory is now available.
 

2014 Alumni Directory

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Thank you to our Shocker-Level members in the Sport Management Alumni Association:

Michael Argabright

Jason Ault

Jordan Bass

Paul Colwell

Nathan Delzer

Aaron Dietz

Tyler Harrison

John Krogstrand

Sheri Light

Kevin McCormick

Megan Morgan

Darren Nelson

James Nicas

Kevin Olivett

Adam Spratt

Amy Stratbucker

Carol Swenson

Korey Torgerson


Mentoring Program

The Sport Management Alumni Association (SMAA) and the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) are partnering on a student-alumni mentoring program. Interested SMSA members are paired with WSU sport management alumni working in jobs related to the students' interests. Mentors and mentees will communicate on several occasions throughout the year regarding job opportunities in the field, resume development and navigating the job market. To sign up, please contact Dr. Clay Stoldt, Department Chair, at 316-978-5441 or clay.stoldt@wichita.edu.