NEW YORK, April 14, 2015 — The NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business (sps.nyu.edu/tischinstitute) has named the recipients of the Eighth Annual NYU Sports Business Society Awards. The ceremony to honor the award winners, sponsored by the Sports Business and the Graduate Sports Business Societies of the Tisch Institute, will be held on Tuesday, April 14, at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This year’s award recipients are:
- Kathy Behrens, President of Social Responsibility, NBA—Bjorn Hanson Outstanding Leadership Award
- Harry Carson, Pro Football Hall of Fame Member and NY Giants Captain and Linebacker—Lalia Rach Profile in Excellence
- Sunil Gulati, President of U.S. Soccer—Executive of the Year
- Josh Page, Manager of Sponsorship Consulting, Team Epic—Alumnus of the Year
- Lesley Visser, Pro Football Hall of Fame Member and CBS Sports Journalist—Graduate Sports Business Society Media Award
- Athlete Ally—Lauren Beam Philanthropy Award
- Mission Athletecare—Ambassador of the Year
- New York City Football Club—Ambassador of the Year
“We are proud to honor those individuals and organizations in the sports arena. They best represent the professional and leadership qualities to which our students aspire,” said Arthur R. Miller, associate dean and director of the NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business. “Their contributions to sports and to their communities impart a powerful message of dedication and determination to our students.”
Added Wayne McDonnell, academic chair and clinical associate professor of sports management of the Tisch Institute, “These outstanding role models of the sports community inspire all of us – and our students in particular – to excel not just on the field but off it as well.”
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About the Sports Business Society Awards
The Sports Business Society Awards are sponsored by the Sports Business Society (SBS) and Graduate Sports Business Society (GSBS), student organizations within the NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business. 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 NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business
Recent innovations in global sports consumption, the use of online and social media to engage and to build a fan base, and the implementation of redesigned sports business models have resulted in a range of issues and opportunities for individuals working in the sports industry. Successful professionals in this field now need to understand strategic business principles as they apply to different aspects of the global sports industry. Through interdisciplinary curricula, field internships, alumni-student mentorship, applied research, individualized degree advisement, a dedicated and accomplished advisory board, and faculty members who are experts in their fields, the NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business provides the pathway to help students meet their professional goals in the sports business industry. The Tisch Institute’s graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit programs provide a top-notch education and the opportunity to meet and to network with industry leaders. Its location in New York, home to more sports teams, leagues, and media outlets than any other metro area in the country, offers the perfect setting for gaining a comprehensive overview of the complexities of the business. The Institute’s renowned, highly attended professional conferences and events provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields. For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/tischinstitute.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Health Information Management; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Resource Management and Development; Liberal and Allied Arts; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Social Entrepreneurship; and Sports Management, Media, and Business.
More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by close to 48,000 annual noncredit enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 28,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.