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Oklahoma Athletics
JULY 26, 2017

ADC Graduate Assistant Program

Diversity Council | Graduate Assistant Program | Bridge Builders | Diversity Education

The ADC Graduate Assistantship program, one of several initiatives created by the ADC, was implemented to increase the diversity of job candidates in athletics administration. Each year this program selects two participants from a national pool of applicants to pursue their graduate degree while devoting 30 hours per week for four semesters working in the Athletics Department.

How the Program Works

Interested candidates are enrolled in one of the University's master's programs. Most participants have chosen the Adult & Higher Education, Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Master's degree program. Candidates are selected based on their undergraduate experience, extracurricular activities, prior job experience and their commitment to diversifying the field of athletic administration both in values and practice.
The program has been designed to create an opportunity to rotate through various areas of the athletic department. First-year participants complete rotations depending on their athletic interests and department availability, with a maximum of four areas.
Year two participants select one area of focus from the previous year for the duration of the program. During the participant's second year of the program, an administrative role is taken as program coordinators. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning and implementing initiatives to continually improve the growth and purpose of the ADC Graduate Assistantship program.

ADC GA Application

Current ADC Graduate Assistants

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Former ADC Graduate Assistants

Name Years at OU Current Organization Title
Eric Newman 2015-17 College Football Playoff Intern
Patrick Graham 2015-17 University of Notre Dame Inside Sales Representative
Akilah Laster 2014-16 University of Cal-Berkeley Assistant Director of Communications
Kirsten McCowan 2014-16 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Director of Championships
Courtney Randall 2013-15 Washington State University  Career Development, Community Service, and Academic Advisor
Ina Javier 2013-15 The Phillipines Women's Basketball Coach
Juliana Smith 2012-14 University of Oklahoma Assistant Athletics Director for Human Resources and Administrative Engagement
Oral Blankson 2012-14 OU Price College of Business Former Development Associate 
Eric Bailey 2011-13 University of Oklahoma Academic Advisor for Football 
David Roach 2011-13 Bausch + Lomb Ocular Specialty Representative
Sherraine Pencil 2010-12 Grand Canyon University Assistant Director of Compliance 
Aseem Rastogi 2010-12 W.T. Woodson High School Business/Information Technology Teacher and Head Women's Basketball Coach
Kadero Watson 2009-11 University of Wisconsin Director of Player Development & Assistant Director of Football Operations
Kenya Fuemmeler 2009-10 Helias Catholic High School (Missouri) Principal
Shanette Alston 2008-10 Humana Specialist Agent Support
Anna Chappell-Soho 2008-10 CHRA Human Resources Assistant
Brandon Diles 2007-09 Ohana Investment Club, LLC Owner/Managing Partner
Ricardo Vasquez 2007-09 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Clinical Education Associate
Reggie Duncan 2006-08 State Farm Insurance Claims Associate 
Rachel Slocum 2006-08 Datamine Limited (New Zealand) Senior Project & Account Manager and Consultant
Emily Milberger 2005-07 Fresno State University Head Women's Golf Coach
Kasie (Tamayo) Crall 2005-07 University of Oklahoma NCAA Certificating Officer
Doug Mauney 2004-06 UNC Charlotte Director of Development / Major Gifts Officer



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