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Thursday – April 11, 2013


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business will host a reception at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Friday, April 12, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the university’s Sports Business Program. The event will highlight the program’s successful alumni and recognize local sports industry leaders for their contributions to the program’s success.

“The sports business 10-year anniversary is a special celebration for our current students, alumni and sports industry partners to reminisce on the history of the program, and look forward to a bright future based on the foundation that has been built,” said Director Jenny Gardner. “The program continues to be an emerging strength for NKU and the entire community.”

The Sports Business Program offers a unique opportunity to earn a business degree with a focus on the business of sport. The program prepares students with a variety of career and leadership opportunities in sports business and recreational management. In the past decade, NKU’s Sports Business Program has graduated nearly 175 outstanding students. It is one of only a few such programs offered within the region.

“The Sports Business Program gave me the tools to launch my sportsmarketing career with the Bengals, and my experiences in the classroom continue to contribute to my success in the workplace,” said Jamie DeLong, client services manager for the Cincinnati Bengals. “NKU offers one of the only sports-based degree programs in a college of business and faculty with extensive sports industry experience who genuinely care for students’ success, which made the difference for me! I’m excited to celebrate this milestone with the professors who made my success possible,” she added.

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