NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has All-Star kickoff

first_imgNASCAR HRCameron JoeDavidson CollegeCharlotte, N.C. “Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization.”—Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development OrganizationIntern NameUniversityHometown NASCAR BroadcastingVictoria GarciaSoutheastern UniversityMiami, Fla. NASCAR R&DBrian Lee*Purdue UniversityTysons Corner, Va. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2013) — With eventual landing spots ranging from NASCAR to E! News, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has offered diverse students an opportunity to work in one of the largest professional sports industries in the United States. This year, 19 diverse college students will have the opportunity to complete a 10-week, paid summer internship through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The program has placed the new crop of students in varying positions and organizations throughout the NASCAR industry with the hopes of finding the next wave of industry leaders.“Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “For over a decade, the NDIP has created opportunities for multicultural college students to take on substantive projects in our industry to help prepare them up for long-term success after completing college.”Founded in 2000, the NDIP provides comprehensive involvement in the NASCAR ecosystem by offering internships with teams, tracks, broadcast partners and marketing partners. In addition to the NASCAR, GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series offices in Daytona Beach, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Braselton, Ga., and New York, the 2013 interns are working at NASCAR’s partner companies such as Rev Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Taylor Strategy and Octagon.NDIP has served as a valuable employment pool for NASCAR partners as well as other companies and industries by providing students hands-on experiences across various disciplines, including marketing, engineering, communications, licensing, diversity and public affairs. This year’s class includes five returning students who have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication across NASCAR in previous years.The 2013 class began their NASCAR experience with an orientation session during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., before departing for their various assignments for the summer.The 2013 NDIP class includes the following students from universities around the nation: NASCAR MG EngineeringCameron McCarty*North Carolina State UniversityJackson, Miss. NASCAR DiversityAntoinette DiazUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrollton, Ga. OctagonJusan Hamilton*Ithaca CollegeIthaca, N.Y. NASCAR Racing OperationsPaige SanchezEmbry-RiddleHouston, Texas NASCAR Digital MediaMelia SigmonHigh Point UniversityDenver, N.C. NASCAR B&C MarketingMarco SanchezGeorgia State UniversityNorcross, Ga. NASCAR Team PropertiesLorena RoblesFull Sail UniversitySan Juan, P.R. READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Charlotte WATCH: Danica Patrick Press Pass Taylor StrategyEdgar VelizUniversity of HoustonHouston, Texas NASCAR IMCSunghwan KimSyracuse UniversityLouisville, Ky. NASCAR Industry ServicesRachel AlmarioClayton State UniversityMcDonough, Ga. NASCAR IMCKelsey NelsonUniversity of MarylandGermantown, Md. Program offers professional development opportunities to students nationwide DISEvanna HowellWinston-Salem State UniversityMalden, Mass. Rev RacingPedro Mojica*University of Texas – San AntonioKilleen, Texas READ: Johnson wins Sprint All-Star Race NASCAR FoundationLauren HoustonUniversity of North CarolinaFayetteville, N.C. READ: Faulty transmission KO’s Keselowski ALMS (Georgia)Dontavius AllenGeorgia State UniversityGriffin, Ga. NASCAR Public AffairsRobert Harbour*Florida State UniversityPensacola, Fla. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.last_img read more

5 Syracuse runners advance to NCAA championships, 3 set personal bests

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 UPDATED: August 8, 2017 at 4:42 p.m.Five members of the Syracuse track and field team advanced to the NCAA championships this weekend during the NCAA East preliminary round. Three runners set personal bests in qualifying for the championships, set to begin June 6 in Eugene, Oregon.Colin Bennie was the first to advance for Syracuse, doing so in the last event on Thursday, the men’s 10,000-meter run. The junior finished with a time of 30:05.04, securing the 12th and final qualifying spot. Bennie placed sixth in the same event at the ACC championships earlier this month.Friday, a pair of SU runners earned spots in the championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Paige Stoner’s career-best run in the women’s race gave her the 11th-best qualifying time in the event. Her time of 10:06.26 broke her previous record by .72 seconds and was just barely fast enough to advance, as she finished only .54 seconds ahead of the 13th-place runner.Aidan Tooker took to the track immediately after Stoner in the men’s iteration of the event, following her lead and qualifying for the championships. The true freshman also set a personal record, smashing his previous best run by almost 15 seconds. His time of 8:39.34 placed him sixth overall and just seven seconds behind the first-place finisher.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo other Syracuse runners qualified on Saturday, the final day of the preliminary round. Tia Thevenin was the first to advance to Oregon, finishing 12th in the 100 meter hurdles to earn the Orange’s only qualifying spot in a sprinting event. Her time of 13.27 seconds was a career-best, breaking the mark of 13.38 that she had set the previous day. Thevenin needed every hundredth of a second of her new record, as the 13th-place runner finished right on her heels in 13.30 seconds.Freddie Crittenden, who finished fourth at the NCAA championships last year and is the two-time reigning ACC champion in the 110-meter hurdles, did not finish his preliminary race Saturday.Justyn Knight was the fifth and final qualifier for Syracuse, winning his heat in the 5,000 meters and finishing ninth overall with a time of 14:13.64. Knight won the ACC championship in the event and will look to improve on his 10th-place performance at last year’s national championships. The junior ran the world’s fastest 5000-meter time of 2017 three weeks ago at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Commentslast_img read more