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 Most Valuable Professional Award 



M.V.P. Award 

M.V.P. Award

    The Slippery Rock University Department of Sport Management, in conjunction with the Alumni Advisory Board has created an award to recognize graduates of its program who have made an indelible impact in the field of sport management. To be eligible for the award, honorees must have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from the program five or more years ago. Recipients will be selected based upon career achievement, significant contribution to the field of sport management, significant contribution to the Slippery Rock University Sport Management program, other notable achievements (in or out of Sport) and a continued display of professionalism in their career. 

    To nominate an individual for the M.V.P. award, please submit a nomination form by clicking HERE .  We also ask that you include a one-page letter of support describing the nominee’s activities, achievements and contributions that you feel qualify him or her for the award.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 15, 2013.  Also, please note that alumni are permitted to self-nominate.  Nominees will be notified of their nomination and will subsequently be asked to provide their résumé and a one-page biography by submitting the form found HERE (or by selecting the link below).

Should you have any questions regarding the Most Valuable Professional Award please feel free to contact Carol Bonner at (412) 397-2182 or by e-mail at



Past Winners:

2011-2012 - Jon Radke - Director of Operations at Major League Soccer & Soccer United Marketing

2010-2011 - James Garrett - President and CEO of Sport and Fitness Propulsion. Please read Mr. Garrett's thoughts on receiving this first time award:  

     The Sport Management Degree from Slippery Rock University has given me everything I needed to go forward and become successful in any of the many job positions I have wanted to do and I have found that the degree has opened a lot of doors to me that I couldn't have gotten through without the degree. I am and always will be thankful for the Sport Management Degree from Slippery Rock University and plan on continuing to succeed in the future in business especially my own company Sport and Fitness Propulsion.

    I was glad to see that there was going to be an award given for Sport Management personnel who have found success in the workplace and was extremely honored to have been the first to receive the reward. The MVP award shows me that my hard work and dedication in the field of Sport Management has be recognized and not resting on my laurels I plan on continuing to work hard and enjoy the things I do in the work place and continue to succeed both professionally and as an individual helping as many others as I can along the way.

-James Garrett



Department of Sport Management
101 Eisenberg Building 
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724.738.2117 (or 2060)
Fax: 724.738.4858

Past Winners


Monte Ortel




Jon Radke

Director of Operations

 Major League Soccer & Soccer United Marketing


James Garrett


Sport and Fitness Propulsion

James Garrett