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 college sports business. The application window for the 2019 Academy is now closed. This year’s 6th annual installment will be June 24-28, 2019 and again held in partnership with MOAA.

A committee comprised of members from both host organizations will closely reviews applications and choose 12 individuals. Those candidates will be notified by April 1.

The Academy features two and a half days of classroom educational sessions dedicated to sales training, best practices and professional development. These sessions are held at Learfield IMG College’s headquarters in Plano, Texas. The final two days allow attendees to shadow sales staff at a Division I collegiate institution, providing for ultimate engagement in the actual day-to-day operations of a multimedia rights relationship.

The 2018 Academy welcomed:

Gloria Caples, Auburn University

Timara Gore, Florida State University

Alejandra Lopez, University of North Texas

Jacqueline Mattson, University of Texas

Solomon Randle, Louisiana Tech University

Ronald Reeves, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Delaina Sarden, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Edwin Servil, Florida State University

Ludence Smith, ELCO Administrative Services

D’minia Stokes, Florida State University

Ngum Suh, NLS Consultants, LLC

Keith Thurston, Delta Air Lines

Kevin Williams, Queens College

Tiana Williams, Howard University

*Employer at time candidates were chosen