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UMass' Drummond Named To National Collegiate Advisory Board

UMass' Tami Drummond.

UMass' Tami Drummond.

July 29, 2011

Olathe, Kan. - UMass Assistant Director of Academic Support Services Tami Drummond has been named to the first National Collegiate Advisory Board, Career Athletes announced yesterday. The board is comprised of individuals with experience in the area of student-athlete development, life skills, and academic services.

The full press release from Career Athletes:

Career Athletes is excited to announce the 2011-2012 National Collegiate Advisory Board. Comprised of individuals with experience in the area of student-athlete development, life skills, and academic services. The board's mission is to advance innovative software, creative ideas, and university partnerships to ultimately progress career education and professional networking for current and former collegiate athletes.

"Essentially, we are progressing the student-athlete experience by the way career development is viewed and embraced in collegiate athletics," said DJ Washington, Vice President of Training and Development at Career Athletes.

"Student-athletes experience the pressure to win both in the classroom and in competition. Unfortunately, the same pressure is nonexistent when it comes to career-readiness - perhaps the most important," explained Washington. "During our economic downturn, this is a tremendous problem that we must address right now. Fortunately, we have gathered the most respected and forward-thinking athletic administrators around the country that are committed to finding the solution."

The National Collegiate Advisory Board Members Include:

  • Nate Althouse, PhD - Penn State University - Academic Advisor/Career Development Coordinator
  • Ashlee Anderson - Boise State University - Director of Student-Athlete Development
  • Ashley Armstrong - University of California, Los Angeles - Director of Student-Athlete Development
  • Tierra Barber - Baylor University - Director of Student-Athlete Development
  • Tami Drummond - University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Assistant Director of Academic Support Services
  • Kim Lambert - University of Missouri - Assistant Athletics Director for Life Skills
  • Brandon Morris - Saint Louis University - Assistant Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services
  • Angie Seabeck - Kent State University - Director of Student-Athlete Development
  • Penny Semaia - University of Pittsburgh - Assistant Athletic Director of Student Life
     

     

    To view complete bios, please visit: http://www.careerathletes.com/aboutus_national.php

    About Career Athletes LLC: Career Athletes is the leading provider of a wide range of dedicated career development services and software within collegiate athletics. Since the inception in 1998, athletes in every sport, from over 1,200 individual colleges and universities nationwide, have utilized Career Athletes as a valuable tool in their transition from athletics to the workplace. Career Athletes possesses the largest member based community of current/alumni student-athletes, representing a growing legion of athletes, athletic departments and hundreds of national, regional and local employers. Today, our on-campus training and development seminars to student-athletes are the most relied upon in the nation.

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