Considered to be a one-of-a-kind event, the Learfield Minority Academy is designed to foster minority growth and development in the collegiate multimedia and sponsorship sector. This year’s 5th Annual Learfield Minority Academy was held June 11-15, 2018. A committee comprised of members from MOAA and Learfield closely reviews applications and notifies candidates early spring.

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’s headquarters in Plano, Texas. The final two days allow attendees to shadow sales staff at a Learfield Division I college partner, providing for ultimate engagement in the actual day-to-day operations of Learfield’s multimedia rights relationships.

5th Annual Learfield Minority Academy June 11-15, 2018 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