ESU Sport Management Hosts S.C.O.R.E. Symposium

SCORE Symposium

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on April 11, 2024, No Comments

Earlier this semester, East Stroudsburg University’s department of sport management welcomed six guest speakers currently working in the sport industry to campus for the S.C.O.R.E. (Sport Careers: Opportunities, Recruitment, and Employment) Symposium. A total of 89 students attended the symposium.

The S.C.O.R.E. Symposium began by recognizing 10 students who have been inducted for Chi Sigma Mu honor society. The students are Brielle Chmiel, a graduate student from Easton, Pa.; Michael Coleman, a senior from Bangor, Pa.; Nathaniel Gonzalez, a graduate student from Long Pond, Pa.; Jessica Harpel, a senior from West Chester, Pa.; Andrew Krawczyk, a senior from Pittston Township, Pa.; Michael Mattson, a  senior From Saylorsburg, Pa.; JohnPaul Nolan, a graduate student from Glenside, Pa.; Shyla Ristine, a graduate student from Quakertown, Pa.; Jaco Sattamini, a graduate student from Delaware Water Gap, Pa.; and Jady Van Gils, a junior from the Netherlands. The COSMA (Commission on Sport Management Accreditation) Chi Sigma Mu Honor Society represents the best students that COSMA-accredited programs have to offer. ESU sport management faculty nominated these students for their academic excellence (minimum 3.4 GPA for undergraduates and 3.6 GPA for graduates), extra-curricular activities and engagement, and community service. There are 35 colleges that have COSMA-accredited sport management academic programs, and 96 sport management students were inducted to Chi Sigma Mu Honor Society in 2024.

After the guests served on a panel discussion sharing their experiences and insight with current sport management students on the future direction of the industry. Following the discussion, students participated in a networking session with the speakers and six other representatives from industry leaders including Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins, Somerset Patriots, MetLife Stadium, and Montgomery Township.

The guest panelist included: Steve Gannon, director of inside sales, Philadelphia Union; Caitlin Nicholls, director of operations and events, Bucknell University; Dave Makarsky, managing director, Camelback Resort; Andrew Foster, senior associate athletics director for facilities and operations, Lafayette College; Tyler McCole, assistant general manager/ director of golf, Mountain Valley Golf Course; Alicia Marinelli, founder and CEO, Living Sport Living Sport

To learn more about studying sport management at ESU contact Jaedeock Lee, Ph.D., professor of sport management and department chair by calling (570) 422-3340 or email