Lisa Fegley ’06, the assistant general manager at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., was recently named Florida State League Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year. She is now in the running for the overall Minor League Baseball award against other leagues' executives.
“York College prepared me for a position in the sports industry more than I knew at the time of graduation,” Lisa said. “The curriculum was unbelievable and covered just about every aspect of the industry. Some areas I didn’t notice right away, but I am definitely seeing it all now as the assistant general manager of the stadium.”
The required practicum experience for York College students in the sport management major and the work experience were some of the opportunities that stood out to Lisa on her path to becoming a professional.
“The mandatory practicum needed to prepare you for work experience really forces you to volunteer and gain experience in the field,” she said.
According to Lisa, the practicum also helped build her resume and kept her competitive in the internship and job search, making her resume stand out even before she landed her work experience.
“I benefited the most, though, from the work experience and that is what helped me attain my position at Roger Dean Stadium,” she said. “I was hired full time at the conclusion of the experience and have been with the stadium ever since.”
Aside from general manager duties for the Palm Beach Cardinals, Lisa now heads ticket sales and promotions and has helped generate sales that have increased since she attained the position of assistant general manager.
“Get as involved as you can, as early as you can,” she advised current students. “I wish I had volunteered for more of the opportunities that were available earlier in my college years. And network! You will only get out of something as much as you are willing to put into it.”
(Read more about her award.)
By Leah Pekofsky '13, Office of Communications intern
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