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Cambria Sports Business Wall of Fame

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Cambria Sports Business Wall of Fame Unveiling - Highland Center April,15th at 4:00 PM

A new Cambria-sponsored memorial wall honoring industry leaders who helped develop Minnesota State University, Mankato's sport management program was unveiled Friday, April 15.

Dedication of the Cambria Sport Business Hall of Fame wall was held in Highland Center, near Myers Field House, at 4 p.m. The event was free; students, faculty, staff and the public were invited.

After the ceremony, the sport management program hosted its third Cambria Sport Business Dinner of Distinction, recognizing leaders in the field and celebrating achievements of outstanding sport management students. The dinner was at Mankato Golf Club, started with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6 and an awards program at 7.

Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport and Randy Meier, senior director of marketing and communication for Cambria, were the speakers at the 4 p.m. wall dedication. Hall of Fame members Laura Day and Chris Wright, as well as Barb Erie, wife of the late Dennis Erie, unveiled the wall. Sport management graduate Travis Smith was the master of ceremonies.

Numerous student awards were presented at the 7 p.m. program, including the Rising Star Award, Distinguished Alumni Award, Student of the Year Award, Student Leadership Awards and various scholarships. Sport management graduate assistant Laura Shearer was the master of ceremonies.

Sport management graduate students organized the dinner, gathering sponsorships, collecting silent auction items and marketing the event. Proceeds will fund student scholarships.

The Cambria Sport Business Hall of Fame was created in 2010. Current members are Day, senior vice president of business development for the Minnesota Twins; Wright, president of the Minnesota Timberwolves; and Erie, who founded the sport management program.

Those who want more information may visit the Cambria Sport Business Hall of Fame website at

Minnesota State Mankato's 27-year-old sport management program – oldest in the Midwest – is recognized as one of the best in the nation. It offers student internship opportunities with the Timberwolves, Lynx, Twins, Vikings, Wild and other professional, college and not-for-profit organizations.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

04/19/11 [PDF] Cambria Sports Business Hall of Fame unveiled (7 MiB) - MSU Reporter