Considered to be a one-of-a-kind event, the Learfield IMG College Minority Academy is designed to foster minority growth and development in the collegiate sports business. The 6th annual academy was hosted at the Learfield IMG College headquarters in Plano, Texas June 24-28, 2019 in partnership with MOAA.

The academy featured two and a half days of classroom educational sessions dedicated to sales training, best practices, and professional development. Industry leaders, athletic directors, and Learfield IMG College executives inspired and challenged participants in their professional careers.

The final two days allowed attendees in-the-field experiences with sales staff at our Ohio State, TCU, UAB, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wyoming properties, providing for ultimate engagement in multimedia rights operations.

The 2019 Academy participants included the following individuals:

  • Kara Adams, Washington Nationals
  • David Caple, ANC
  • Chadwick Davis, United States Military Academy
  • Jessica Dorsey, University of Texas
  • Leon Jackson III, Kansas State University
  • Chris Jones, Temple University
  • Stephanie Kimbrough, Florida State University
  • Malia Mack, Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
  • Alexander Martin, University of Miami
  • Carlos McCants, Arkansas State University
  • Vanessa Moore, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Lydell Sargeant, UCLA
  • Candice Vaughn, Learfield IMG College Ticket Solutions

*Employer at time candidates were chosen