Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Lauren is a junior marketing communication major and is one of three students on the travel squad from Ellington, CT. She will serve as the group's chief of protocol while in the U.K., so it will be her job to ensure that there are no "international incidents" involving any delegation members.
Ryan is a junior majoring in accounting, so I guess he will be in charge of the delegation's finances! Perhaps more importantly, though, this resident of Ballston Spa, NY -- just a stone's throw from the racetrack at Saratoga Springs -- is looking forward to seeing the Olympic equestrian events at Greenwich Park.
Dan is a sophomore sport management major and is from the place in Massachusetts -- Plymouth -- where the Pilgrims landed in 1620 (and where there is a really famous rock to mark the spot). Attending an Olympic Games is on Dan's bucket list, so he will be able to check that one off as early as this summer.
Laura is a two-sport student-athlete (field hockey and softball) who could not otherwise travel abroad during the school year, so this junior sport management major from Paxton, MA, decided that going to the 2012 Olympics in London was her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Dennis is a sophomore sport management major from West Harrison, NY, and is another enthusiastic conscript in the University's London 2012 delegation. So much so, in fact, that he has been assigned the task of leading our "down-time" social activities.
Jenn is a junior majoring in marketing communication, and together with Heather, forms the first sister combo in Seminar Abroad program history. All parents are due a huge debt of gratitude for their support -- financial and otherwise -- but the Mears are doubly due with two on board!
Heather is a junior management major from Amherst, MA, and has been so anxious to begin her Olympic experience that we assigned her the task of keeping track of the countdown to the Opening Ceremonies (now, how cruel was that!) . . . which as of today is 135 days to go!
Marisa was the very first student to let me know that she was "definitely" interested in going to the London Olympics . . . even before the announcement of the University-sponsored trip was made! Marisa is a junior marketing communication major/MBA candidate from Wethersfield, CT.
This summer, 15 Western New England University students will be going to the Games of the XXXth Olympiad, which is the formal reference for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Sport Management Professor and Department Chair, Dr. Sharianne Walker, will accompany me as lead faculty chaperone. Much more will be written in the weeks to come, but for now I'll start with successive posts of the Fab 15 roster "reveal."