The Premier Sport and Event Society (PSES) is a student-run organization that allows Sport and Event Management (SEM) majors and minors to connect and network with fellow students, professors and industry professionals, and to put to use what they are learning in the classroom into practice through planning and participating in many different types of events. Whether the organization is hosting its own event, coordinating an event with another area organization, or attending a local game as a social event, you’re bound to have a great time, walk away learning something new, or meet someone you didn’t know beforehand.
Hi, my name is Sophie Kane and I am excited to be the president of the Premier Sport and Event Society this year. I am a senior majoring in Sport and Event Management, with minors in Business Administration and Professional Sales. I love to travel, and spent last spring studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. PSES has been a great way for me to get to know people in the SEM program outside of the classroom. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and meetings.
Hi, everyone. My name is Hailey Winter, and I am the vice president of the Premier Sport and Event Society and a senior at Elon. I am majoring in Sport and Event Management, with minors in Business Administration and Professional Sales. I chose this major based on my love for sports, especially golf. Growing up, I have fond memories of playing with my dad and brother. Over the last three years, PSES has given me the opportunity to connect with people in the industry and learn about what is going on in the sports business world. I am excited to help grow the organization and make it known around campus.
My name is Emmett Helmes and I am the marketing coordinator for the Premier Sport and Event Society. I am a senior, majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Sport and Event Management. One of my best experiences since arriving at Elon has been my interaction with the SEM faculty and not only how helpful they have been for me, but also the relationships I have built with them that go beyond the classroom. I think with the outstanding faculty like we have, there is no reason we should not have a student-led organization to complement that. I look forward to the year ahead and expect to accomplish great things.
My name is Corey McDonough and I am treasurer of the Premier Sport and Event Society this year. I am a junior pursuing a Finance major and Sport and Event Management minor. I am also involved in New Student Orientation as a returning orientation leader. Outside of school, I am active in all things golf related with career plans of working in professional golf management. I hope to see some returning faces to PSES this year and meet many new members as well.
Hi, my name is Caroline and I am the secretary of the Premier Sport and Event Society for the 2016-17 academic year. I am a sophomore majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Sport and Event Management. PSES has helped me get to know the SEM faculty as well as other students in a fun setting outside of class. I look forward to a great year.
Assistant Professor and PSES Faculty Adviser
Shaina Dabbs is an assistant professor in the Sport and Event Management Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University, master’s degree from Georgia State University and doctorate degree from The Ohio State University. Prior to Elon, she worked as a graduate teaching assistant at The Ohio State University and spent five years coaching softball in Division I, with stints at Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also a former North Carolina State University student-athlete. Dabbs began teaching at Elon in 2015.
For more information about the Premier Sport and Event Society, or upcoming events and meetings, email Caroline O’Neil.