The Sport and Event Management major prepares students to plan, manage and sustain effective, sport and recreation experiences in private, public and commercial settings. Through extensive practical applications, students develop an understanding of community and global service, with an emphasis on leadership and professional skill development. The major prepares students for careers related to professional sport, athletics, community sport and the operation of corresponding facilities.
Required minor, double major or semester abroad: To promote academic depth, all students must complete a minor, double major or a semester abroad (totaling 12 credit hours or more) in an Elon-approved program. (For those pursuing a Business Administration minor, SEM 351 satisfies the requirement for either BUS 304 Introduction to Marketing or MKT 311 Principles of Marketing.)
Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s seniors and their families with a May 19 reception in Snow Family Grand Atrium.
During a May 3 awards ceremony, Alexis de Groot ’17 and Kelly Siewers ’17 were recognized with Major of the Year Awards and alumnus Brad Holloman ’09 served as a guest speaker, sharing advice from his career in the sports industry.
Assistant Professor of Sport and Event Management Shaina Dabbs and her co-authors examined issues relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.
An Elon team of business and communications students won its undergraduate division in the 2017 Society for American Baseball Research case competition and was the only team invited to present at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 9-10.
The assistant professor of sport and event management explored issues and outcomes relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.
In addition to receiving a service award at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association’s annual event, the assistant professor of sport and event management hosted a preconference workshop and presented an educational session.
The assistant professor of communications recently published articles in the Asian Journal of Communication and the Journalism & Mass Communication Educator.
Assistant Professor Cara McFadden’s “Facility and Venue Management” class and the Student United Way of Elon University assisted with the event’s Dec. 6 festivities.
During a three-week Winter Term course, titled “Business of Baseball and Tourism in the Dominican Republic,” two dozen students examined issues relating to neo-colonialism and globalization while traveling in the Caribbean nation.
Mark Cryan, assistant professor of sport and event management, has published an article examining the operation of an after-school youth soccer program for at-risk children.