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DEPARTMENT OF SPORT MANAGEMENT

Sport Management Alumni Association

The Sport Management Alumni Association creates, maintains and enhances relationships among sport management alumni, students, faculty and other constituents that will foster loyalty, interest and support for the program and one another. The association provides alumni with a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in sport management.

The Sport Management Alumni Association attains its mission by:

If you would like to become a member you can pay the membership fees online or mail in a registration form. A list of membership tiers is listed below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Sport Management at (316) 978-5445 or sport.management@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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Thank you to the 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


Sport Management Alumni Association 2014-2015

2014-15 SPORT MANAGEMENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

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

2014-15 SPORT MANAGEMENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REUNION

The Wichita State University Department of Sport Management held its second alumni reunion. The reunion was held Friday, February 6 & Saturday, February 7, 2015 and was held in conjunction with the Sport Management Recognition Night. This is the annual event where the department celebrates the Undergraduate and Graduate students of the year, the Practitioner of the Year and the Alumni of the Year.

The keynote speaker for the February 6 alumni reunion dinner was 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.

SPORT MANAGEMENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REPORT AND DIRECTORY

The 2014-15 SMAA Annual Report and 2014 Alumni Directory are now available.



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. Mark Vermillion, Department Chair, at 316-978-5444 or mark.vermillion@wichita.edu.