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April 10, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU sport management graduate heads Greenbrier Classic

Monte Ortel, a 2004 Slippery Rock University sport management master’s degree graduate, has been named director of The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR FedExCup event.

Ortel had previously served as assistant director of the classic since its 2010 inception in West Virginia.

Ortel earned his undergraduate degree at Washington Adventist University

The 2013 tournament will be played July 1-7 at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Known as "America's Resort," The Greenbrier encompasses 6,750 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses; a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility; The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.