August 8, 2006


Rhode Island College Names Jeff Verklan
Marketing & Athletic Development Intern


Providence, RIóRhode Island College named Jeff Verklan as the marketing and athletic development intern for the 2006-07 year.


Verklan will assist the director of athletics and the assistant athletic director for development in the promotion of RICís 19 varsity sports through building corporate partnerships with local business and developing new fundraising strategies.


A recent graduate of SUNY-Cortland, Verklan received his bachelorís degree in sport management. During his undergraduate career with the Red Dragons, Verklan was a four-year member of the Sport Management Club. The Sport Management Club oversaw the logistical planning of all club activities as well as award ceremonies. He also played an integral role in the event planning of the annual golf tournament.


During the spring semester of his senior year, Verklan served as an intern in the marketing and promotions office at Niagara University. As the head intern of game-day and marketing Promotions, he supervised 12 student workers in the endorsement of half-time entertainment. Verklan also worked extensively with the Purple Eagles Kidís Club, including overseeing membership sales and renewals as well as organizing club activities and parties.


A native of Lockport, New York, Verklan currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island.