[Press and Publications] Celebrations Round the World: International Flavour to Graduation Success at the University of Leicester Centre for Research into Sport and Society



July 2001

No. 80

Degree success this year at the University of Leicester Centre for Research into Sport and Society will be celebrated from all four corners of the globe.

The 22 students graduating from the Centre this month (July 2001) come from seven different countries - Canada, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

They include:

  • Chris Chard, the first graduate in the new Leicester MBA in Sports Management. Chris was a professional ice hockey player of international standing and represented Great Britain in the Olympic Qualifying matches in 1997. He works at the University of Toronto and teaches Sport Marketing at George Brown College in Canada. Chris said: "I am very proud of my Leicester degree and I am honoured to be the first graduate on this course. I am interested in continuing my studies through Leicester by pursuing a PhD.".
  • Lt Col George Adjei, who was part of the team who organised the Queen's visit to Ghana in November 2000.

    Note to editors: For further information about the University of Leicester Centre for Research into Sport and Society, including the MBA in Sports Management, please contact Margaret Milsom, +44 (0)116 252 5930, email mam@le.ac.uk.


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