Turner Sports VP speaks at Elizabethtown College
Class of 2000 alum recognized for excellence
ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/16/2018) Department of Communications
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Elizabethtown, PA 17022
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March 1, 2018 Dr. Kelly Poniatowski
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE INVITES ALUM NATE SMELTZ '00 TO SPEAK AT 2018 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS BANQUET
ELIZABETHTOWN, PA March 16, 2018 - The Department of Communications at Elizabethtown College invited alum Nate Smeltz '00, vice president of public relations at Turner Sports in Atlanta, Ga., to appear as the distinguished alumni speaker at this year's awards banquet on April 5, 2018.
The annual Department of Communications Awards Banquet recognizes student achievements from the academic year. Students are awarded for demonstrating communications excellence in the classroom and for their participation in communications activities outside of the classroom, including involvement in the department's on-campus student media groups.
The annual banquet also recognizes one alum for excellence in his or her profession within the communications industry. Smeltz is recognized for demonstrating excellence throughout his career in sports communications since leaving Elizabethtown.
"We have been trying for several years to honor him at a banquet because of all his accomplishments in the sports media industry," said Kelly Poniatowski, chair of the Department of Communications. "The department is thrilled to have Nate Smeltz as our distinguished alum."
After graduating from Elizabethtown, Smeltz entered the sports industry through his first job as a network information representative for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. He was promoted several times before becoming the director of public relations at ESPN. In 2012, Smeltz moved on to his current role as vice president of public relations at Turner Sports.
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