Saint Joseph’s College was selected this year as a recipient of a two-year NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant, which provides funding for entry-level administrative positions to encourage the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women. Through the grant funding, Megan Dunlap ’18 was named as Assistant Sports Information Director and began her two-year stint in June.
Dunlap, a graduate of the B.S. in Communications with a focus in New Media program, served as a Sports Information intern for three years under the watch of Corey McCarthy, Assistant Athletics Director for Communication & Game Management.
“I am thrilled to have Megan join the Saint Joseph’s Athletics staff,” adds McCarthy. “Megan is a well-rounded individual who has considerable expertise in the areas of graphic design and videography. She will undoubtedly be a tremendous addition to the athletics department.”
Dunlap also worked as a Design Intern for Portland Magazine during the summer of 2017 and completed an internship at Hot 104.7 FM, a local radio station based out of Scarborough, during the summer months in 2016. She also double-minored in Video Production and Business Administration at Saint Joseph’s.
In her new role, Dunlap serves as the coordinator of the SJC student event staff, manages the Monks’ social media efforts, works with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) to help promote events, and serves as a member of the Academic Athletic Working Group on campus.
The NCAA grant requires the designation of a primary mentor; Patricia Erikson, the Director of Communications & Government Relations at Saint Joseph’s, will serve in this role, meeting with Dunlap on a regular basis and assisting with her professional development.