Beaver Falls, PA – Geneva College welcomed Christy Lear from Palmyra, Pennsylvania into the Geneva College full-time position Interim Sports Information Director on Friday. Lear comes from an indirect route compared to the traditional path of many involved in Sports Information that will compliment growing needs of public relations in NCAA Division III athletics.
A Geneva College 2011 graduate, she enters into the Sports Information field with a bachelors of arts in Graphic Design and Missions. A trio of design experiences laid out the indirect route to the Geneva College Sports Information office. Lear studied Graphic Design at Geneva through the Affiliate Program established with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. This opened the door for an internship at Marketing 360 located in Nottingham, England and was followed by a year-long internship in the Geneva Public Relations office her senior year.
Upon graduating Lear took up the offer to be former Sports Information Director and current Interim Athletic Director at Geneva, Van Zanic’s paid intern and then soon became his part-time Assistant Sports Information Director. During this time she has fussed her love for design and athletics in keeping the Golden Tornado action involved in the lives of parents, friends, alumni, current students and the community.
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