SU awarded for their COVID response

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University is getting national recognition for one of their virtual programs they started last summer during the height of the pandemic.

SU was awarded the Outstanding Institutional Achievement Award, by the association of collegiate conference and events directors international. We’re told, last year when the college had to cancel many of their summer sports camps, SU still wanted to find a way to help young athletes.

So they found a way to bring multiple departments together to provide instructional videos to help young athletes stay in shape and learn skills while at home. “It was such a collaborative process all across campus, we couldn’t have done it by ourselves. And it was everybody kind of pitching in and saying lets do this,” says Lesley Staffeldt, Director Of Conference Services and Reservation Services at SU. “We’ve definitely been able to offer safe virtual activities pretty much for anybody across campus to take advantage of.”

SU does plan to keep the videos up on their website, but are also planning to hold in-person sports training camps for students K-12 this summer in smaller groups. If you want to check out the videos, or learn more about their younger students training camp, you can click here.

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