SPM associate professor Gina Pauline honored by Vera House

Sport Management associate professor Dr. Gina Pauline will be recognized by Vera House on June 13, 2017, for her work with Sport Venue and Event Management graduate students on their Charity Golf Tournament. Vera House will present Dr. Pauline with a “Special Appreciation Award” at its “Recognition & Celebration Luncheon” at the DoubleTree Hotel in East Syracuse. Under the leadership of Dr. Pauline, Sport Venue and Event Management graduate program hosted a charity golf tournament to benefit Vera House in May 2016. The tournament was the culmination of a year-long project where the students handled all aspects of organization and execution of the event and learned about Vera House along the way. “While the students came into this course focused on planning an event, it has turned into so much more as they now understand social responsibility,” Dr. Pauline said. “It was a resounding success resulting in a $15,000 donation to Vera House.” The partnership continues this year and it’s Dr. Pauline’s hope that the 2017 tournament, to be held May 8 at Drumlins, will raise $20,000 in support of Vera House.