Dartmouth, Mass. -- Jordan Kerrick, a recent graduate of Bloomsburg (Pa.) University with experience in both college and professional public relations, has been named as Athletics Digital Media Coordinator & Community Engagement Officer at UMass Dartmouth. Kerrick’s appointment was announced earlier today by Corsair Director of Athletics Amanda Van Voorhis.
The new position within UMass Dartmouth’s Athletic Communications office is part of the NCAA Division III Ethnic & Minority Grant program, which helps create and fund administrative opportunities within intercollegiate athletics throughout the membership’s footprint. Over the last 18 years, the program has provided funding for over 250 positions at Division III institutions and conference offices to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women in athletic administration.
A native of Athens, Pa., Kerrick will assist Director of Athletic Communications Jim Seavey in all public relations aspects of the 25-sport Corsair program, with special emphasis on digital broadcasting & social media as well as marketing & fan engagement. She served as a student intern in her alma mater’s sports information office and assisted with the day-to-day operation of the Division II Huskies’ 19-sport program during a three-year period of her matriculation. Jordan, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications-Public Relations from Bloomsburg last December, gained additional experience as a marketing assistant with the Binghamton (N.Y.) Rumble Ponies (the Double A affiliate of the New York Mets) during the summer of 2018.
“This is an exciting new addition to our department at UMass Dartmouth, and I’m very pleased to welcome Jordan to her new position at the University,” Van Voorhis said of Kerrick’s appointment. “She will provide valuable experience and support to the mission of our Athletic Communications office, and I know she will greatly enhance our continued work in celebrating student-athlete success.”
“I am very excited about my new beginning at UMass Dartmouth, and I want to thank Amanda Van Voorhis for this amazing opportunity,” Kerrick said of her new position. “I believe in the power of inspiring others through creativity, and I look forward to working with our coaches, student-athletes and the entire University community in telling the story of achievement they enjoy in so many areas.”