People

The Marist College Center for Sports Communication is the product of the hard work by many people.  Here are just a few of them.

Keith Strudler, Ph.D. Director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication; Associate Professor of Communication

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Keith Strudler is the founder and director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication.  He is also an associate professor of communication at Marist, teaching a variety of sports communication courses.  Additionally, Strudler served six years as chair of the communication department at Marist, overseeing extensive curricular revisions to improve the student learning experience. 

Strudler launched the Center for Sports Communication in the fall of 2011. Since that time, he has led the Center to several strategic initiatives, including releasing co-branded sports-issue polls with the Marist Poll that receive national coverage. Strudler has helped extend this partnership to HBO Real Sports, collaborating on sports polls of vital public interest used on the award winning program's broadcasts. He has also created and hosts a sports communication speaker series that brings notable sports broadcasters and journalists to campus and has created partnerships with external sports organizations, including the Sports PR Summit and the Northeast Associated Press Sports Editors. In the fall of 2013, Strudler launched a weekly sports talk radio program on ESPN 1220 of the Hudson Valley, the first such partnership between an academic center and an ESPN affiliate, and he serves as the show’s executive producer and co-host. Strudler also led the Center in hosting the academic conference of the International Association for Communication and Sport in the spring of 2014 in New York City.

Strudler created Marist’s concentration in Sports Communication in 2002, at the time one of the first and only such degree programs in the country, and now one of the largest and most established sports communication programs nationwide.  Strudler has been active in scholarly work in sports communication, publishing on the topic of televised sports heroes and the portrayal of race in sports television.  He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Media.  Strudler remains active professionally, airing a weekly radio commentary on sport and society for WAMC, a public radio station in Albany, NY, that broadcasts over seven states in the Northeast.  Strudler has also written sports commentary for the Poughkeepsie Journal and has been an expert source for many national and international media outlets, including the Washington Post, CBS Radio, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Strudler has a B.A. in English from Cornell University, an M.Ed. from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, where he studied mass communication. In his spare time, he enjoys trying to remain uninjured while training for triathlons and spending time with his two sons, both of which have clear perils.


Interns

Under the direction of Keith Strudler, interns do everything from research to running The Classroom radio show to planning Speaker Series events to just about everything else you can imagine. And the Center couldn't operate without them.


2014 Fall

Avery Decker, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

averyAvery is currently a junior at Marist and is from Yorktown Heights, New York, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Sports Communication.  This past summer he worked for the Brooklyn Nets in their PR department where he worked on compiling daily media coverage, organizing media attendance for press conferences and special events and acted as a liaison between media outlets and the communications department among other daily tasks. At Marist, he is the sports editor for the student newspaper The Circle as well as the promotional director for the college’s radio station, WMAR. He hopes to one day work on the operations side of a team, acting as a public relations executive in baseball or basketball.

 

 

 

Kevin Bruckner, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

kevinKevin is currently a junior at Marist College and is from Massapequa Park, New York, majoring in Sports Communication with minors in Video Production and Interactive Media. At Marist, Kevin works as the Assistant Director of News at MCTV, producing packages, operating in the control room, and even serving as talent on occasion. His other on campus involvements include Communication Arts Society, Campus Ministry, Residence Hall Council, and the Student Booster Club. He hopes to one day either report or work in production for a major sports organization or news outlet.

 

 

 

 

John Fornaro, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

johnJohn is currently a junior at Marist College and is from Yorktown Heights, New York, majoring in Sports Communication with a concentration in journalism. This past summer he worked for the Rockland Boulders where he worked on game day operations, preparing and executing promotions, and helping to organize fan experience activities throughout games. At Marist, John works as the Assistant Sports Director for the college radio station, WMAR, organizing and producing on campus sporting events. He is also a staff writer for the Circle, the on campus student newspaper. John one day hopes to work as a sports reporter/columnist covering a major New York team.
 

 

 

 

Kara Sienkiewicz, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

karaKara is currently a senior at Marist and is from Berlin, Connecticut, majoring in Sports Communication and Advertising.  This past summer she worked for the New York Rangers in their PR department where she worked on the media guide, game day operations, press releases, and sorted through daily media clips.  At Marist, she has been an account representative for the student-run public relations firm at Marist and worked on the publicity team to promote the firm.  Kara is involved with the Advertising Club, Habitat for Humanity, and is an active member in the Ambassador program.  She hopes to one day work for the communications or marketing department of the NFL or the United States Olympic Committee.

 

 

 

Leeann Brothers, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

leeannLeeann is currently a senior at Marist studying Sports Communication and Public relations. She spent her past year studying abroad in Florence where she finished her art minor. This past summer Leeann worked for a broadcast communication company called, The Switch. Previously, Leeann interned for the Cape Cod Baseball League where she was the photographer and media intern for the championship team, The Cotuit Kettleers. There she managed the team’s social media, wrote features for the online site, and assisted with team and community projects. At Marist, Leeann is the corresponding secretary for Kappa Kappa Gamma. Being from Cape Cod, Massachusetts she is a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and New England Patriots. Leeann hopes to one day be a sports broadcaster or a team photographer.


 

 

Kendall Burke, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

kendallKendall is currently a junior at Marist College and is from Poughkeepsie, New York. She is majoring in communication while concentrating in Sports Communication, Public Relations and Journalism. This past summer Kendall spent interning for the online reputation management firm, BrandYourself, as a media and content contributor. Kendall has also interened for the local website, HudsonValleySportsReport.com as the on-site Marist College sports correspondant. At Marist, Kendall is involved in the journalism club, Habitat for Humanity and Campus Ministry. Kendall hopes one day to work in community or public relations for a professional sports team or in sports broadcasting at a major news outlet.

  

 

Callie Parmele, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

CallieCallie grew up in Foster City, CA and is currently a senior at Marist majoring in Public Relations and Sports Communication with minors in Psychology and Global Studies. She spent this past summer as a Junior Giants Ambassador for the San Mateo Junior Giants League. The Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old. As an ambassador she served as a liaison between the Fund’s office in San Francisco and the San Mateo league. Callie collected research data from players and participants and assisted with various special events throughout the summer. At Marist, Callie is involved with Her Campus, Residential Life, and Marist College Dance Ensemble. With MCDE, she has been a contributing writer for the Behind the Curtain campaign, which is a blog that gives a look at the lives of Marist College dancers. Ultimately, Callie would love to work for the public relations department of the United States Olympic Committee.

 

Ryan Pavlicek, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

ryanRyan is from Newtown, Connecticut and is currently a junior studying Sports Communication at Marist College. This past summer, Ryan lived in the city of Chicago while interning with the production department of Intersport. Ryan is now the production intern for CBS Sports, where he  works for properties such as Inside The NFL, The NFL Today, and Thursday Night Football. At Marist, Ryan is the Vice President of Marist Radio, the Sports Director of Marist College Television, and the Technical Director of Marist College basketball games. Ryan serves as a co-host for a weekly two-hour sports show and is the sports reporter for a live weekly news show. Ryan is a die-hard New York Jets and New York Islanders fan. Ryan’s career goals include becoming a remote producer or director for CBS Sports before one day earning an executive position with the network.

 

 

 

Luca Sesti, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

lucaLuca is currently a senior at Marist College and is from Oyster Bay, New York, majoring in Sports Communication and Public Relations.  This past summer Luca worked for the ConnectLAX as a social media and marketing intern. During his time at ConnectLAX Luca worked on introducing college coaches to ConnectLAX’s services and interviewed them about their program, recruiting needs and college lacrosse’s recruiting landscape. Luca also managed ConnectLAX’s social media presence and daily blog. At Marist, Luca has been an active member in both Marist College’s radio and television programs. Luca has been a broadcaster and helped produce both the Women’s and Men’s MAAC Lacrosse Championships hosted by Marist College.  Luca hopes to one day open up his own sports agency focused on trouble athletes in the New York metropolitan area.

 

 

 

Kelly Velasco, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

kellyKelly is currently a senior at Marist and is from Queens, New York, majoring in Media Studies and Production with a concentration in Film and TV. This past summer she worked for The Chapter Media, a production company in New York City, as a production intern. During her time at The Chapter Media she worked on research for the company’s development of a new reality show, she also sat in during the producers and directors creative meetings, and was a production assistant on other commercial projects for the company. At Marist, she has been a part of the Marist College Television club helping with studio shoots and the annual music festival. Although Kelly is not a concentrating on sports she is an avid soccer fan. She hopes to one day own a production company and also direct movies and tv shows.

 

 

Robert Duffy, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

robRob grew up in Massapequa, New York and is currently a senior at Marist majoring in Sports Communication and Media Studies & Production. This past summer Rob worked for the National Basketball Association in their Digital Media Operations department where he created content for the NBA’s YouTube Channel, searched for media, organized NBA produced content lists, and was a part of the International Development think tank group. Rob has also interned for the NHL in their Studios Department.

 

 

 

 

2014 Spring

Sarah Cordeiro, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Sarah is a senior at Marist this spring. She studied abroad in London during her junior year taking classes and interning at Sports Impact, a Sports PR and Marketing firm.  She worked to put together press releases, update the social media sites and also to keep track of client coverage.  This past summer Sarah interned in the production department at Comcast Sportsnet New England working to log highlights and film and also to assist and help research with various ongoing projects.  At Marist, Sarah is involved with MCTV, Campus Ministry, Friends of Jaclyn and works as a tutor through the Academic Learning Center.  Being from Franklin, MA, Sarah’s favorite teams include the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins.  

Robert Duffy, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Rob is currently a junior at Marist majoring in Sports Communication and Media Studies & Production. This past summer, Rob interned for the National Hockey League’s Studio Department, where he assisted producers and editors with projects like NHL Live, the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks DVD, and creating coach and general manager montages for use during the regular season. Rob also had the chance to assist at the NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. On campus, Rob is involved in the Marist College Singers, Time Check (Marist’s all-male a cappella group), WMAR, and MCTV Sports, and video replay for Marist basketball games.

Caitlin Kelly, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication 

Caitlin is currently a junior at Marist majoring in Public Relations and Sports Communication, with a minor in Business. For the past two summers, she interned at the Nassau County Executive’s Office in the governmental research and press departments. During her internship, Caitlin worked on various public service campaigns, where she conducted extensive research, prepared press releases, and created web pages for the campaigns. At Marist, she serves as the public relations officer for the college chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), student-run public relations firm North Road Communications and Business Club. Caitlin hopes to one day work in the public relations department of a top corporation or firm. Being from Long Island, she loves to spend her time rooting for the New York Rangers and the New York Yankees.

Kara Sienkiewicz, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Kara is currently a junior at Marist from Connecticut, majoring in Sports Communication and Advertising with a minor in Business.  She is currently an account representative for the student-run public relations firm at Marist and works on the publicity team to promote the firm.  Kara is involved with the Advertising Club, Habitat for Humanity, and is an active member in the Ambassador program.  She hopes to one day work for the communications or marketing department of the NFL or the United States Olympic Committee.

Geoff Magliocchetti, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Geoff is a Marist senior and Wayne, N.J. native majoring in Sports Communication with a concentration in Journalism. Geoff is an active member of WMAR, calling several games for the baseball team and hosting the Magged Up Radio Show on Friday nights at 6 p.m. Last year, he called the 2013 MAAC Softball tournament for MAAC TV. Previously, Geoff held an internship with the New Jersey Jackals, a minor league baseball team located in Little Falls, N.J. In the future, Geoff plans on writing for the New York Post or serving as an analyst for any sport necessary on ESPN or Fox Sports 1

Leeann Brothers, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Comunication

Leeann is currently a junior at Marist studying Sports Communication and Public relations. She spent her past year studying abroad in Florence where she finished her art minor. This past summer, Leeann interned for the Cape Cod Baseball League where she was the photographer and media intern for the championship team, The Cotuit Kettleers. There she managed the team’s social media, wrote features for the online site, and assisted with team and community projects. At Marist, Leeann is involved with WMAR, Campus Ministry, and is the corresponding secretary for Kappa Kappa Gamma. Being from Cape Cod, Massachusetts she is a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and New England Patriots.

Katie Pecorelli, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Katie is currently a Junior at Marist College where she majors in Sports Communication and Public Relations with a minor in psychology. Last semester she spent living and interning in Manhattan at 5W Public Relations. While there, she wrote press releases, did send outs, and helped organize and run events. At Marist Katie is involved in The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), North Road Communications Firm, a student run firm on campus, and Dance Ensemble. Having been raises in Jersey Katie’s favorite sports team is the New York Giants.

Callie Parmele, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Callie is currently a junior at Marist majoring in Public Relations and Sports Communication with minors in Psychology and Global Studies. She spent this past summer assisting the aquatics director at an athletic club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, specifically helping with customer relations and running events. At Marist, Callie is involved with Circle K, Residential Life, and Marist College Dance Ensemble. With MCDE, she has been a contributing writer for the Behind the Curtain campaign, which is a blog that gives a look at the lives of Marist College dancers. Being from San Francisco, CA, Callie takes every opportunity she can get to see the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. Ultimately, Callie would love to work for the public relations department of the United States Olympic Committee.

Kaitlynd Lofaro, Inter for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

 Kaitlynd is currently a junior at Marist College where she is majoring in Sports Communication and Minoring in Theater. This past summer she learned about the world of radio and worked promotions at Clear Channel Radio. At Marist, Kaitlynd is quite active in the athletic department. She works the front desk of the McCann Center (Marist College’s athletic center) year round. She also works as a Manager for the Marist College football team. Kaitlynd is proud to be apart of a team who are now champions of the pioneer football league. Working with the team has taught her many new skills, some straight from the field and others from the office. Kaitlynd also makes time for other love, performing, by taking part in the drama productions put on by Marist College. One day she hopes to find a job that would allow her to combine both her interests.Unsure of exactly what her future holds, she knows as a loyal Jets fan that nothing is certain until the game clock runs out.  

2013 Fall

Sarah Cordeiro, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

bioSarah is starting her senior year at Marist this fall. She spent her past semester studying abroad in London taking classes and interning at Sports Impact, a Sports PR and Marketing firm.  She worked to put together press releases, update the social media sites and also to keep track of client coverage.  This past summer Sarah interned in the production department at Comcast Sportsnet New England working to log highlights and film and to assist and help research with various ongoing projects.  At Marist, Sarah is involved with MCTV, Campus Ministry, Friends of Jaclyn and works as a tutor through the Academic Learning Center.  Being from Franklin, MA, Sarah’s favorite teams include the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins.  

 

  

 

 

Robert Duffy, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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Rob is currently a junior at Marist majoring in Sports Communication and Media Studies & Production. This past summer, Rob interned for the National Hockey League’s Studio Department, where he assisted producers and editors with projects like NHL Live, the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks DVD, and creating coach and general manager montages for use during the regular season. Rob also had the chance to assist at the NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. On campus, Rob is involved in the Marist College Singers, Time Check (Marist’s all-male a cappella group), WMAR, and MCTV Sports, and video replay for Marist basketball games.

 

 

 

Caitlin Kelly, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication 

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Caitlin is currently a junior at Marist majoring in Public Relations and Sports Communication, with a minor in Business. For the past two summers, she interned at the Nassau County Executive’s Office in the governmental research and press departments. During her internship, Caitlin worked on various public service campaigns, where she conducted extensive research, prepared press releases, and created web pages for the campaigns. At Marist, she serves as the public relations officer for the college chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), student-run public relations firm North Road Communications and Business Club. Caitlin hopes to one day work in the public relations department of a top corporation or firm. Being from Long Island, she loves to spend her spare time rooting for the New York Rangers and the New York Yankees.

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Sienkiewicz, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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Kara is currently a junior at Marist from Connecticut, majoring in Sports Communication and Advertising.  She is currently an account representative for the student-run public relations firm at Marist and works on the publicity team to promote the firm.  Kara is involved with the Advertising Club, Habitat for Humanity, and is an active member in the Ambassador program.  She hopes to one day work for the communications or marketing department of the NFL or the United States Olympic Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff Magliocchetti, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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Geoff is a Marist senior and Wayne, N.J. native majoring in Sports Communication with a concentration in Journalism. Geoff is an active member of WMAR, calling several games for the baseball team and hosting the Magged Up Radio Show on Friday nights at 6 p.m. Last year, he called the 2013 MAAC Softball tournament for MAAC TV. Previously, Geoff held an internship with the New Jersey Jackals, a minor league baseball team located in Little Falls, N.J. In the future, Geoff plans on writing for the New York Post or serving as an analyst for any sport necessary on ESPN or Fox Sports 1.

 

 

 

Garrin Marchetti, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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Garrin is a senior Communications student with concentrations in Journalism and Sports Communication from Reading, MA. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Circle, the Marist student newspaper, co-host the sports talk show, “Boston vs. New York”  on WMAR, and a contributor on MCTV’s “Red Fox Rumble.” This past summer, Garrin interned for 98.5 The Sports Hub, Boston’s Home for Sports. He worked on “The Adam Jones Show,” the Monday through Friday night show that broadcasts from 7 pm. to midnight, where he was responsible screening phone calls, audio editing, and working on specific segments for the show. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Raum, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

steveStephen is currently a Junior at Marist majoring in Communication with a double concentration in sports communication and TV/Radio/Film. He is currently the Studio Production Director for MCTV sports, hosts the campus sports show "The Red Fox Rumble", an active member of WMAR, calling Marist sports games and hosting a weekly sports show called "Bruiser and the Captain", and a sports writer for The Circle, the Marist student newspaper. He works with Marist Athletics, setting up live productions for the Marist stream, filming various video packages and features, working every Men's and Women's basketball game as a camera operator for the Marist and ESPN 3 online stream, and experience operating the instant replay machine for the HD videoboards in McCann Arena. He has also covered the MAAC basketball championships up in Springfield, Massachusetts for MCTV. In the future, Stephen hopes to host his own sports radio talk show or cover the Mets and Jets for SNY. Stephen lives in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and is a loyal Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Notre Dame football fan who believes one day the struggles and frustrations will pay off. If you would like to contact Stephen, email him at stephen.raum1@marist.edu or connect with him on LinkedIn, and follow him on Twitter @SRaum11

 

 

Tommy Beal, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

tommyTommy is a junior at Marist majoring in Communications with concentrations in Sports Communication and Radio/Television/Film from Groton, MA.  He is currently the Field Productions Director for MCTV Sports, as well as an active member with WMAR.  Throughout the past two years, Tommy has volunteered with the Marist Athletics department, doing everything from setting up for live, remote productions, shooting highlights for video packages, and operating the instant replay machine for the HD video boards in McCann Arena.  In the future, he hopes to work in sports broadcasting, with his dream job being play-by-play announcer for the Stanley Cup Finals.  

 

 

 

 

 

 Zack Obid, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

zackZack is currently a Junior at Marist with a double major in Media Studies and Production, with a concentration in TV/Film, and Communication, with a concentration in sports communication. He is currently the Director of MCTV Sports, a student run organization that deals with video production for all things sports at Marist. Zack has also been heavily involved with the athletic department, producing various video packages and features, as well as working every Men's and Women's home basketball game as a camera operator or technical director. He also has worked for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, most notably shooting a video recap of the MAAC SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) meeting in Florida last fall. Last spring, he was a member of a team of Marist students who won a national title at the College Sports Research Institutes National Case Study Competition. In the future, Zack hopes to work for a documentary style video production company for a few years before (hopefully) starting his own company. Zack is a resident of Holliston, MA and is a diehard Boston sports fan. If you would like to contact Zack, email him at Zachary.Obid1@marist.edu or connect with him on LinkedIn

 

 

 


 

  

2013 Spring

 
Mike Brosseau, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Mike BMike Brosseau is a junior majoring in Communications with concentrations in Sports Communication and Public Relations, as well as having a Psychology minor. A native of Franklin, Massachusetts, Brosseau is an Intern with the Center for Sports Communication as well as the Marist Athletics Department, where he  interned with the Sports Marketing and Promotions department. In addition to marketing and promotions, part of his responsibilities included Game Day Event Operations. On campus, Brosseau is a member of Marist Ambassadors, and works as a Tour Guide and an Orientation Leader. After graduation in May 2014, Brosseau hopes to work in Athletic Administration. When it comes to sports, Brosseau roots for all things Boston, but is deeply upset by the loss of Rajon Rondo to an ACL tear, and is questioning why bad things happen to good people as a result of it.

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Palagonia, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Joe PJoe Palagonia is a junior, studying Communications with concentrations in Sports Communication and Radio/TV/Film. On campus, Palagonia is involved in MCTV where he helps to broadcast live streams of the Men’s and Women’s basketball games, a member of Campus Ministry, and plays for the Marist Men’s Club Volleyball team. Palagonia also is the co-commissioner and a referee for intramural volleyball on campus. Palagonia’s goals consist of one day becoming a sports journalist for a magazine or newspaper. He waits for the day to relish in a world championship for the New York Mets and Brooklyn Nets, and will always wish to live in the 70's where he’d be able to watch his favorite player, Julius Erving, play. Palagonia was born and raised in Smithtown, New York.

 

 
 

 

 

Erika Schmid, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Erika Erika Schmid is currently a junior at Marist double concentrating in Sports Communication and Public Relations; she also has a business minor. Aside from being out numbered 4:2 in the men to women ratio, she is an intern in the Center for Sports Communication for the Spring 2013 semester. At Marist Erika is the Treasurer for The Student Booster Club where she is responsible for managing the funds and getting students to support the varsity athletic teams on campus. Last Summer Erika interned for an up-coming media company called Zazoom. There she assisted with research for Olympic stories, helped manage social media, and gained experience with story writing. After her time at Marist she hopes to one day work for a professional sports team in the New York area for their Public Relations department. She was born and raised in Hawthorne, New York where she attended Westlake High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Fitzhenry, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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 Joe Fitzhenry is a junior majoring in Communications, with concentrations in Sports Communications and Journalism. He is a native of Saratoga Springs, New York and is currently an intern at the Center for Sports Communication and interned in the research department at CBS Sports last semester. On campus, Fitzhenry is involved with the Circle, WMAR and is on the
sports department board of MCTV. He is a huge sports nut, and loves all Boston Sports, along with the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in football and the Minnesota Golden Gophers in basketball. When he graduates, Fitzhenry hopes to work in the field of sports broadcasting and journalism for a team or network with no real preference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Miller, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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 Elizabeth Miller is currently a junior Public Relations major and Psychology minor at Marist College, and is expected to graduate in January 2014. Last summer, Miller interned with the Marketing/Advertising department at the National Hockey League, working with the department to track media coverage of the post-season and to develop creative campaigns. On campus, Miller is an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), student-organized Public Relations firm North Road Communications and the Marist College Ambassadors Program. She hopes to incorporate her passion for sports in her professional career by working in sports Special Events/PR. In her spare time, Liz enjoys rooting for the New York Giants, Knicks and Mets and spending time with her family and friends in Long Island, New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Calabrese, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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 Joe Calabrese is a junior studying Communications with concentrations in Sports Communication and Journalism. On campus, Joe is involved with: WMAR, producing his own radio program "J and R Sports World" with fellow classmate, Rob King. He is also involved as a staff writer for "The Marist College Circle" and participates in intramural sports on campus. Joe interned with NBC this past summer, where he worked as a Digital Sponsorship Manager during the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. This entailed working directly with live feeds for the NBC Olympics website. He is currently an intern in The  Marist College Center for Sports Communication for the 2013 spring semester. Being from Staten Island, Joe's favorite teams all reside locally; they include the New York Rangers, New York Yankees, New York Knicks and the New York Jets (unfortunately). He does not have a particular bias against the Giants or Mets and enjoys their success. When looking beyond Marist, Joe does not have any real preference because the sports media industry is diverse. Ideally, he would love to become a writer, preferably a columnist, for a New York publication or major website.

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Fall

 

Kelly Scalera, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Kelly ScaleraKelly Scalera is currently a senior Sports Communication major at Marist. At Marist, she serves as an Orientation Leader and works in the Student/Athlete Enhancement Center. In addition, she is one of four new interns in the Center for the 2012-2013 academic year. During the past two summers Kelly resided in Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she served as a Marketing intern for the Cape Cod Baseball League. For this internship she was assigned to a specific team and was required to write feature and game-day stories, update the teams social media outlets, and complete pre and post game-day operations. Upon graduation in 2013, Kelly hopes to pursue a career in Corporate Sales Operations/Marketing for a Fortune 500 company. She was born and raised in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and attended Governor Livingston High School.

 

 

 

 

Milena Carrese, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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Milena Carrese is currently a senior Communications major with a dual concentration in Public Relations and Sports Communication and a minor in Business at Marist. At Marist, Milena is a Student Ambassador and Tour Guide. In addition, she is one of four new interns in the Center for the 2012-2012 academic year. In the past, she has held internships with the Nielsen Company, Marist College Athletics Department, and the Philadelphia 76ers. For these internships, she dealt with marketing and public relations. She was born and raised in Amsterdam, New York.

 

 

 

 

 

Rob King, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Rob KingRob King is currently a junior at Marist with a major in Sports Communication and a minor in Business.  On campus, he works as a supervisor for the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, and co-hosts a two-hour sports talk radio show each week on WMAR, Marist's online radio affiliate. In addition, he is one of four new interns in the Center  for the 2012-2013 academic year. This past summer Rob was a Public Relations Intern for Lifetime Brands in Garden City, New York.  For this internship, Rob conducted telephone conversations with editors, updated media lists through CisionPoint, and attended two trade shows in Manhattan. Rob is on track to graduate Spring 2014 and hopes to land a job as a sports broadcaster or writer. Rob is from Wantagh, New York.  

 

 

 

Sarah Cordeiro, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

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 Sarah  is currently a junior at Marist with a dual major in Sports Communication and Broadcast Journalism, and a minor in Political Science.  On campus she is an active member of MCTV and Campus Ministry. As a member of the Elections Commission, she facilitates the process for choosing our future leaders. Sarah was also a member of the Marist case study team who finished second in the 2012 CSRI Case Study Competition. Sarah is one of four new interns in the Center for the 2012-2013 adademic year. In addition, she plans to study abroad in London this spring. After graduation, Sarah hopes to write or broadcast in the sports industry.  Sarah is from Franklin, Mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011-2012 Interns

Luke Teitelbaum, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

A communicaiton major concentrating in sports communication, Luke is an intern for the newly established center, where he works far more than what he's getting credit for. Under the steadfast direction of center director Keith Strudler, Luke created and helps to maintain the Center’s Twitter page, Facebook page, Youtube Channel, and Ustream account. He also produces content for the Center’s website. Luke is also an intern for CBS Sports in Manahattan, where he does pretty much anything that's asked of him.  Luke was a member of the winning Marist team for the 2011 CSRI case study competition at UNC.  Upon graduation in 2012, Luke hopes to work in sports marketing and public relations.  When he's not at Marist, Luke calls Montclair, NJ, home.  But don't we all.

 

Brittney Garofolo, Intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication

Also a sports communication major, Brittney is an intern for the Marist College Center for Sports Communication.  Brittney has been essential in helping to create the center's web page, doing everything from writing internship descriptions for the athletics department to teaching the center director how to create a hyperlink to arming the microphone for Q&A with guest speakers.  Brittney has been a manager for the Marist football team since her arrival on campus, where she's done just about everything but call plays.  Brittney was a member of the winning Marist team for the 2011 CSRI case study competition at UNC.  Brittney isn't sure what she'll do after graduating in 2012, although anyone reading would be crazy not to recruit her as a graduate assistant in sports marketing.  Brittney come from right across the river in Highland, NY, and has probably never told anyone that she was salutatorian of her high school.

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