NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 — The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS Tisch Center) has announced the recipients of the Seventh Annual NYU Sports Business Society Awards. This special ceremony, sponsored by the Sports Business and Graduate Sports Business Societies of the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center, will be held on Monday, April 28 in the Grand Hall at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s recipients include:
- Bill Squadron, President of Bloomberg Sports—Executive of the Year
- Dr. Donna Lopiano, President and Founder of Sports Management Resources—Lalia Rach Profile in Excellence
- Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation—Lauren Beam Philanthropy Award
- Laura Gentile, Vice President and Founder of ESPNW—Graduate Sports Business Society Media Award
- National Basketball Association—Ambassador of the Year
- Radegen Sports Management—Ambassador of the Year
- Harrie Bakst, Partner of Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group—Alumnus of the Year
“The recipients honored by our program this year all exemplify the professional qualities to which students aspire,” said Tisch Center Divisional Dean Bjorn Hanson. “All have made valuable contributions to sports organizations and their communities, and have supported the personal and professional development of colleagues and staff.”
“Each year, I am impressed by the effort the students put into this unique ceremony,” said Wayne G. McDonnell, clinical associate professor of sports management at the Tisch Center. “We are extremely proud to see how the students work with their fellow alumni and industry leaders to learn and grow.”
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About the SBS Awards
The SBS Awards are sponsored by New York University’s Sports Business Society (SBS) and Graduate Sports Business Society (GSBS), student organizations within the NYU-SCPS Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management. SBS and GSBS are designed to create educational, social, philanthropic, and professional opportunities for students. The clubs have hosted a semiannual internship and career fair featuring top sports organizations, mentored students, and developed a series of sports lectures and panel discussions with leading industry professionals. Its members actively serve the community through initiatives such as Relay for Life and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York. In recognition of its members’ efforts, SBS has received the prestigious NYU President’s Service Award (2005, 2006, 2008 and 2013), which is given to students and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the area of community service, leadership, and volunteerism.
About the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management
Founded in 1995, the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. In 1999, the Tisch Center identified the increasing interest and need for sports business education and added programs on accordingly.
Hospitality, sports, and tourism are major global economic sectors, and the Tisch Center serves these growing and evolving industries by offering relevant, cutting-edge curricula that attracts bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields. Through undergraduate degrees in hotel and tourism management and in sports management, graduate degrees and certificates in hospitality industry studies, sports business, and tourism management, a plethora of noncredit programs, and the Center’s world-renowned conferences, the Tisch Center provides students with the tools to enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the businesses of hospitality, tourism, and sports. For more information, visit scps.nyu.edu/tisch.