I have the privilege to present Sean Dorsey the Wardian Student Leadership Award. This award represents evidence of excellent scholastic achievements and a commitment to education through leadership, service, and integrity of character. I cannot think of a better person in our program that is more deserving of this award than Sean. I am lucky to have had Sean in multiple courses and I have also served as his academic advisor. He will graduate here in a few weeks with a Sport Management degree and a minor in both Business and Promotions.

Sean was pleasure to have in class, he was always excited to learn and ask questions to expand his knowledge. He works great collaborating with his fellow classmates and works hard to get the most out of his education. He also takes advantage of opportunities to further his career in sports. For example, this past spring break he went with Dr. Smith, myself and 10 other students to Phoenix, AZ to meet with professionals in the sport industry.

One of our other Sport Management professors, Dr. Smith, had this to say about Sean:

Sean was a wonderful student that took every opportunity provided to him during his time at Gonzaga. He was a leader by example to his peers by networking with sport industry professionals in Spokane, as well as attending the Sport Management Experiential Opportunity trip in Phoenix. He directly led his fellow Zags as a student leader in the Gonzaga Outdoors program. Gonzaga has been lucky to have Sean on campus and he will be a great GU Alum in the future and has expressed his desire to continue to work with and mentor future sport management students.

Sean completed multiple internships, one with the Spokane Indians in ticket sales, one with the Spokane Empire in promotions, and another with the Eugene Emeralds Baseball team. He is currently applying for various sports positions within major and minor league sports. His supervisor with the Spokane Indians, Josh Roys, the Vice President of Development had this to say about Sean:

He started as an intern for us after his sophomore year and it was always a shock when a manager found out he still had two more years left. He was THAT good, THAT early. He has been everything we could have asked for and then some. He has a very strong work ethic and is extremely reliable, especially with details which is not a common strength we see in most candidates. Because of these traits we have actually searched for and found ways to keep him partially employed during the school year, doing various projects as they arise.

We are excited to FINALLY be able to employ Sean in a full-time capacity this summer. He will be a member of our concessions leadership team and oversee our number one revenue center including 75+ employees. Sean has a bright future and we are excited to have him as part of our team. 

Sean has also been involved with the GU outdoors program and a volunteer with St. Aloysius Catholic School 7/8 grade football team. There is no doubt in my mind that Sean will graduate and go on to accomplish great things. It has been a pleasure to have spent the last four years with Sean and I cannot wait to hear what his future entails! Congratulations Sean on the 2018 Wardian Leadership award.