NASHUA, N.H., November 20, 2014 – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, has partnered with the Brown University Athletic Department to launch a Victory Academy for over 300 student-athletes and captains.
Brown University and velocityHUB have inked a four-year partnership to deliver velocityHUB’s collegiate program, the Victory Academy, to every student-athlete and captain over the term of the agreement. Brown University, well known for their academic prowess, boasts the 2nd largest athletic department in the country with 38 varsity sports and the largest women’s athletic program nationally with 21 varsity sports. As of this fall, Brown University has raised the bar once again through their vision to build the “whole” student-athlete.
Starting Wednesday, November 12th, Brown student-athletes will gather for seminars, workshops and captains’ councils on leadership in sports and business. The Victory Academy will incorporate training from the velocityHUB offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies large and small, from Fortune 100 to Inc. 500 businesses.
Jack Hayes, Athletic Director, looks forward to the launch of the Victory Academy: “Our student-athletes receive a world-class education at Brown along with a premier sports program. We felt that it is important to increase the leadership knowledge and capabilities of our student-athletes so they can compete more effectively on and off the field of play. velocityHUB’s Victory Academy program represented the level of leadership commensurate with an Ivy League school.”
Amanda E. Rogers, Associate Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy said, “We continually witness the impact the Victory Academy has on emerging generation collegiate leaders across New England. We are committed to prepare these student-‐athletes to be courageous leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the community. We look forward to the challenge, honor and privilege of delivering this program at one of the most revered academic institutions globally.”
Brad Kreick, Brown University alumnus (Class of ’91) and business leader said, “I have stayed in touch with my former hockey teammate Bob Kenneally [Executive Associate Athletic Director and Class of ‘90] and other coaches & staff members in the Brown Athletic Department. Through my family’s support of the partnership between Brown University and velocityHUB, I look forward to continuing that relationship by driving and supporting leadership development through the Victory Academy.”
velocityHUB is a leading provider of business consulting & professional training services to high-performing sales forces, leaders, individuals and organizations around the globe. velocityHUB professionals specialize in strategic & business planning, sales & marketing optimization, and leadership transformation. Training services include sales & leadership training and business coaching.
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,400 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 450 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Visit Brown: www.brown.edu.
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