Alumni News & Updates
Each month, we try to profile an alumni with his or her own personal story of success, but this month we are calling an audible (pun intended.) It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Suni Blackwell, Director of Wellness, Athletics and Recreation here at the College. Suni is looking to not only serve our student- athletes, but also our alumni in a variety of ways starting with the College’s 50th Anniversary on September 23.
Suni is responsible for managing the daily activities of the seven men’s and women’s NJCAA Division III sports teams including baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, cross country and track and field. He is first and foremost concerned about student-athletes maintaining their eligibility in the classroom so they can compete on the field. In addition to these duties, Suni is looking to connect with players from the past who would give their support to help the athletic programs compete with our competitors in the region.
One way he will do this is to co-host several games and gatherings for current and former players at the 50th Anniversary on September 23. Starting Friday, September 22, the men's basketball team will host a friendly scrimmage for past and present players at the Marple Newtown Recreation Center, followed by a small networking reception.The following day, both soccer and baseball will host their own events designed to bring athletes together who share a common bond of playing with Phantom pride. We are now recruiting players (alumni) for these games, and you can sign up by sending an email to email@example.com or monitor our social media pages (facebook.com/dcccalumni/events) for updates.
In addition to his full-time role here at the College, Suni is deeply involved in his community. He was selected by his alma mater West Chester University as a 2017 Drum Major for Justice Award recipient. He and his brother Shariff, both graduated from West Chester and run a non-profit based in Chester called C.B.S. United, offering mentoring and youth leadership services in the region. C.B.S. United is very important to both brothers as it was created in honor of their late mother. It’s this community leadership trait that makes Suni a vital member of the College administration. If you are interested in helping Suni by getting involved, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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