Stockton, Calif. - The ALC Leadership and Career Academy will take place on Monday, October 17, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Alumni House. The event is a chance for Pacific's student athletes to see the resources, tools, and network opportunities they can gain through the Pacific family to excel in their futures.
The Leadership and Career Academy will feature an address from keynote speaker and Pacific graduate Rick Paulsen. Paulsen was the captain of the men's basketball during his time at Pacific and played on the baseball team as well. He is now the top-ranked sales producer in the United States for New York Life and was inducted into the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame.
"The Athletics Leadership Council is thrilled and honored to be hosting the first-ever Leadership and Career Academy," said ALC Chairman Cory Clemetson. "We believe this event will offer a tremendous amount of value for the student-athletes."
Also speaking at the event will be Director of Athletics Ted Leland and Vice President of Student Life Patrick Day. Day has worked in student life at Pacific for three years and previously worked in the field at UMass Boston, Temple Univesity, Johnson C. Smith University, and Texas Tech. Day has a master's in education from Texas Tech as well.
"Our board members are looking forward to interacting with our student-athletes and sharing their unique perspectives on how our student-athletes can best transition their leadership skills to life after they graduate," said Clemetson.
" ALC, Pacific athletics, and the Pacific Career Resource Center have worked hard to design an academy to help student-athletes prepare for the challenging transition to life after college," said Danielle Kelly, the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services at Pacific. "Athletics' mission is to provide our student-athletes with the opportunities to excel and this event will help us ensure this happens."
The Leadership and Career Academy will feature four small groups for the student-athletes, all focused on how they can find success after college. The presentations will include Moving Your Transferable Skills From On the Field to Off, Finding Your Real-World Coach, Finding the Leader in You, and Tools to Help You be Prepared for Life After College. These sessions will help student-athletes learn the most important skills employers look for, how the skills they've learned in athletics transfer to the professional field, and a variety of other valuable skills.
The Athletic Leadership Council would like to thank Cory and Deborah Clemetson, Ted Leland, Bank of Stockton and Mike Haley, Bill Jeffery, Kristen Birtwhistle, Truex Insurance and Brian Dillion, Elk Grove Buick GMC and Kimberly Stevens, Jane Lewis and Pacific Athletics for their generous contributions to the ALC.