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Nearly 150 students, alumni, and friends of the Sport Management turned out for the 2015 Fall Conference held in the Wolf-Kaplan Room at Neyland Stadium. The theme of the day from speakers was to earn success and always keep challenging success.

The four speakers this year brought a diversity of backgrounds. Tony Johnson told his journey from standout college football player, to NFL player, to his rise in Executive Vice-President for Business Development to Learfield Sports. Mendy Moseley, a 1995 master’s graduate of the program, discussed the her path to Southeast Territory Manager for UnderArmour and the bumps and hurdles on that path. Ryan Robinson recently accepted a position on the senior executive team in Tennessee Athletics after stints with the Indianapolis Colts, Peyback Foundation, and Jacksonville Jaguars. His message to the attendees was simple: never think you have “got it” and keep working to get better. Jennifer Hoverstad, a 2007 master’s graduate of the program, is currently working in digital marketing with O3 in Raleigh, N.C. She stressed the importance of working to be a leader and the responsibility to give back to the community.

Tim Wilson, a 2000 graduate of the program, brought a contingency of this students from Martin Methodist College, in nearly Pulaski. The students from the NEST Foundation also enjoyed the day’s speakers and activities. Thanks to Chick-fil-A, Bonefish, and Tennessee Athletics for their continued support of the Fall Conference.

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