Velocity Performance & the University of Rhode Island Partner to Develop Athletes into Professionals

KINGSTON, RI, March 12th, 2015 – On Tuesday, March 10th, Velocity Performance, a leading provider of business consulting & professional training services, partnered with the University of Rhode Island to bring professional development to veteran student-athletes.

Brittney Cross, Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator & Learning Specialist at the University of Rhode Island, stated, “Here at the University of Rhode Island, we take pride in preparing our student athletes for success while they are here and for life after athletics. Through programs like the Victory Brand presentation offered by Velocity, we have been able to offer opportunities to encourage leadership & professional development that will help accelerate their careers.”

Amanda E. Rogers, Associate Partner at Velocity Performance and Executive Director for the Victory Academy, said, “It was an honor & privilege to work with veteran student-athletes at the University of Rhode Island. These leaders look to make a positive impact on their organizations, campus and ultimately the surrounding community. By helping them develop their individual and professional brands, we plan to accelerate that impact.”

On Tuesday, March 10th, Velocity engaged nearly 40 student-athlete leaders in the Victory Brand program. The discussion centered heavily on the transition from athletics to career.

The Victory Academy programs are an extension of Velocity’s Leadership Academy offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies large and small, from the Fortune 100 to Inc. 500 businesses. The Victory Academy works with college academic and athletic programs to develop leadership traits and professional skills, and ultimately maximize the potential of the participants.

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About Amanda E. Rogers

Amanda E. Rogers is the Associate Partner at Velocity Performance and the Executive Director of the Victory Academy, a leadership-training program for colleges, high schools and youth groups. She works diligently to help develop young leaders and propel them to Victory. Rogers is also the Executive Director of the Girls’ NH Tomahawks, an elite lacrosse program. She played on the Nationally Ranked, Division 1 Boston University lacrosse team. Additionally, Rogers serves as a board member on the Keegan Family COURAGE & FAITH Foundation focused on supporting youth academics, leadership and athletics.

About Velocity Performance

Velocity Performance is a leading provider of business consulting & professional training services to high-performing sales forces, leaders, individuals and organizations around the globe. Velocity Performance professionals specialize in strategic & business planning, sales & marketing optimization, and leadership transformation. Training services include sales & leadership training and business coaching.

About University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island (URI) is located in Kingston, Rhode Island. URI offers more than 80 majors and more than 50 minors. With 13,000 undergraduates coming from 45 different states and 58 countries, the student/faculty ratio remains 15:1. The Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money magazine ranks URI as the top value in New England based on return on tuition investment. For more information, visit: http://www.uri.edu.

Contact: Amanda E Rogers | 603.402.1734 | amanda@velocityperformance.com

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