AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference will hold its first Career Forum on Jan. 30 at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans, Ga. The forum will give current male and female student-athletes at Peach Belt Conference and other regional institutions the opportunity to interact with professionals in collegiate and professional athletics in a variety of roles.
"Our mission is to not only provide the best experience for student-athletes while they are competing in our conference, but also to prepare them for life after graduation," said PBC commissioner David Brunk. "Any student-athlete who may be interested in a career in athletics should take this opportunity to hear from our panelists, learn from their experiences and grow a network that will support them as they move on in their professional lives."
The forum brings together eight professionals who will participate in a Q&A with attendees before breaking out into smaller groups. Registration begins at 10:15 am with the panel discussion starting at 10:30. Lunch will be provided. The event will close at 2:30 pm.
The format is based on the PBC's popular Women in Athletics Seminar, which held its 13th edition last September and is intended for female student-athletes. The Career Forum is open to all.
Athletes who are interested in participating in the forum can contact their Senior Woman Administrator or Athletic Director for more information.
This year's panelists are:
Freddie Coleman – Host of the national Freddie and Fitzsimmons Show on ESPN Radio
Tanika Colvin – Head athletic trainer at Columbus State University
Ian Duvenhage – Men's tennis head coach at Vanderbilt University
Adrienne Gilmore – Women's basketball official in NCAA Division I, II, and III
Jim Herlihy – Director of Athletics at USC Aiken
Sue Patberg – Women's soccer head coach at Emory University
Dell Robinson – search associate with Spelman Johnson and former commissioner of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Jack 'Bull' Slavin – Assistant athletic director for marketing partnerships at UNC Pembroke