Cuneen receives award from national professional society

Dr. Jacquelyn Cuneen, chair of the Division of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism, received the Dr. Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award at the 2006 North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference June 2 in Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Jacquelyn Cuneen
Dr. Jacquelyn Cuneen

Named for one of the founding members of NASSM, the award is one of the organization’s most prestigious honors. It is presented annually to one member, and nominees must have at least 10 years of experience in the field and an ongoing exemplary record of service to NASSM and the profession.

“I am so proud to receive the Paton Award,” Cuneen said. “To me, it really represents all the great people I've been associated with on various committees and councils. It's the opportunity to work with and learn from colleagues that's really been the reward for me.”

She has been a faculty member in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies at BGSU since 1989, teaching primarily in sport and event promotions and sport-management field experiences.

Cuneen has served NASSM and the field of sport management in numerous ways. A charter Research Fellow in the society, she was its president in 1999-2000 and received the Dr. Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award in 2003. She has been editor of Sport Marketing Quarterly since 2004 and a member of the editorial review boards of the Journal of Sport Management and the International Journal of Sport Management. She currently reviews for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and Future Focus.

Additionally, she co-authored Sport and Management Field Experiences, the first textbook written for sport-management experiential education, and has published more than 40 scholarly and professional articles.

June 26, 2006