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May 14, 2013

Sports Information Intern selected to attend Women's Leadership Symposium


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech sports information intern Erin Bean has been selected to attend the Women's Leadership Symposium in Indianapolis this weekend. The event is co-hosted by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) and the NCAA.

The Symposium was developed for women aspiring to, or just beginning, a career in intercollegiate athletics, and aims to enrich participants’ skills, expand their professional network and promote the recruitment and retention of women working in intercollegiate athletics administration.

Originally created in 2001 by Horizon League Senior Associate Commissioner Alfreeda Goff, the symposium was held for women at colleges and universities in the Horizon League. Bonnie Tiell of Tiffin University also had a similar idea to create programming for women who wanted to enter or advance in intercollegiate athletics, and later joined forces with Goff to evolve the symposium. Beginning in 2013, NACWAA will oversee symposium programming with assistance from the NCAA

The two-day program will ask participants to take an active role in exploring personal branding, leadership, Title IX, diversity education and career advancement and mapping.

Bean, a 2012 graudate of Pennsylvania's Juniata College, has worked in the TTU Sports Information Office since July, serving as the primary contact for the volleyball, women's basketball and softball teams. She has also worked extensively in updating the school's athletics website, TTUsports.com, and has provided assistance in a variety of other roles to support Golden Eagle athletics.