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Two from SIAC chosen to facilitate NCAA Leadership Academy

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July 29, 2009

Lawanda Pearson, Academic Advisor and Head Softball Coach of Clark Atlanta University and Harry Stinson III, Director of Championships, Communications and Marketing for the SIAC have been chosen to serve as facilitators for the 2009-10 NCAA Division II Leadership Academy. Pearson and Stinson will facilitate the Mid-Atlantic and New England Regions in September in Boston, MA and the Western/Pacific Regions in Portland, OR in February.

The mission of the Division II Leadership Academy is to engage participants in leadership education to enhance self-awareness and facilitate partnerships that will affect progress on campuses, within conferences, throughout Division II, and beyond the collegiate realm. By attending the conference, NCAA student-athletes, coaches and administrators will enhance their leadership skills and formulate a strategy to positively affect their campus, conference and communities in the future. Attendees participate in numerous educational sessions which impact the development and growth of student-athletes on campus or within their conference.

Pearson
Stinson

Sessions offered at the conference will allow participants a greater understanding of the NCAA, the Division II governance and legislation process, and the Division II National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Other issues like; sportsmanship, diversity, nutrition, mental health, game environment will allow participants to explore how to play an active role, as an agent of change, in reference to these critical topics. Using the knowledge gained at the conference, participants will set out to create positive and lasting change throughout the NCAA structure, their communities and the world.

Stinson served as a facilitator in 2008-09 serving the SIAC and the South Regions. Pearson attended the Leadership Academy with Clark Atlanta student athletes last year and begins her first team as a facilitator.

The two will attend training in Indianapolis, IN at the NCAA Headquarters, August 16-18 before heading to Boston, MA in September and then Portland, OR in February of 2010.


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