Congrats to Pat and to all the other winners from the D3 ranks 2013 CoSIDA Hall of Fame Class
Six current and former sports communications professionals will be inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame at a luncheon and ceremony on Thursday, June 13. This CoSIDA Hall of Fame honor is presented to members of CoSIDA who have made outstanding contributions to the field of college athletic communications.
• Wally Johnson, Director of Sports Information at St. Lawrence University
• Jim Seavey, Director of Sports Information and Compliance at the Massachusetts Maritime AcademyLifetime Achievement Awards
At that same luncheon on June 13, CoSIDA will recognize five professionals with its Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to CoSIDA members who have served at least 25 years in the profession (as of June 2013) who are retiring or leaving the profession. Those members include Ken Cerino at Western New England University
; Carole Grills from Smith College
;Warren Berg Award (College division award)
Several other awards will be given at that same June 14th luncheon, including recognition of Sheila Stevenson of Rowan University
as the Warren Berg Award winner. The award recognizes Stevenson as the top professional in the college division. The award is presented annually to a college-division member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of college sports information and who, by his or her activities, has brought dignity and prestige to the profession.
CoSIDA also recognizes its youthful talent with the Rising Star Awards
. This award is presented to both a University Division and a College Division member with 10 years of service or less whose work at their institution and service, dedication, energy and enthusiasm to the profession make that individual a “rising star” in sports information. KatieJo Kuhens, sports information director at Wartburg College
, was the college division choiceMark Fleming of Moravian College
will be recognized with the Lester Jordan Award
at the Capital One Hall of Fame event June 12 where the Academic All-America Hall of Fame® class will be honored. The Lester Jordan Award is presented to an individual for exemplary service to the Academic All-America Award program and for promotion of the ideals of being a student-athlete.
In addition to the special award winners and Hall of Fame induction, the organization also recognizes those who have completed 25 years in the profession. The following individuals will receive a 25-Year Award plaque
at the convention: George Cuttitia of Union College; Jim Seavey from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy