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Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:01/20/2010
Courtesy: JMUSports.com


Rep Kickoff 2010 was not your average Duke Club get-together.  Duke Club staff along with Duke Club Reps from around the state gathered in Harrisonburg on January 16 & 17, 2010 to celebrate their hard work and to plan for the future of James Madison University Athletics.

Friday evening, a catered social and awards reception was held at JMU's Festival Conference and Student Center to congratulate all Duke Club Reps for their efforts in 2009.  Those Reps who went above and beyond the call of duty were recognized by Director of Athletics Development, David Biancamano, and Deputy Director of Athletics, Geoff Polglase.  "This weekend was a celebration of the hard work put forth in 2009.  On behalf of the Duke Club, I look forward to reaching new goals in the upcoming year and this would not be possible without our dedicated Duke Club Reps" David Biancamano added to the end of the Duke Club Rep Kickoff weekend.   

On Saturday, Duke Club Rep Training kicked off with breakfast in the Montpelier Room in the beautiful new East Campus Dining Hall.  The group gathered to learn about the "Rules to Rep By."  Matt Tremonte, '05 of the NOVA/DC Chapter, led a roundtable discussion of recruiting strategies to aid Reps in generating new donations toward JMU's student-athlete scholarships as well as the general operating budget.  Finally, Ben Burbic of the Hampton Roads Chapter added his expertise in how to get parents of JMU students involved with their child's college education, as well as enjoying the variety of competitive athletic events the Dukes have to offer.  After the valuable brainstorming session in the morning, the Duke Club Hospitality room was open early for the convenience of all the Reps to enjoy themselves before watching the Dukes take on George Mason in front a crowd of over 5,000.

We hope to see you next year in Harrisonburg for Rep Kickoff 2011!

Special thanks to Aramark for providing wonderful food throughout the weekend.


Rep of the Year Barry Saadatmand
Chapter of the Year Greater Richmond
Chapter President of the Year   Laura Cilmi - NOVA/DC
Iron Rep Award Mary Jones - Greater Richmond
Rookie of the Year Drew Richard - Shenandoah Valley
Social of the Year Richmond Spring Tour
Fundraiser of the Year Rockfish Shootout - Hampton Roads
Most Improved Chapter Shenandoah Valley
110% Award for Chapter Student Duke Club


Kemper Funkhouser, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Bob Golson, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Drew Richard, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Barry Saadatmand, Greater Richmond Chapter



Matt Beahm, Shenandoah Valley Chapter Liz Knicely, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Ben Burbic, Greater Peninsula Chapter Larry Landes, Central Virginia Chapter
Sarah Carlson, Shenandoah Valley Chapter Dick Mason, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Donna Harper, Shenandoah Valley Chapter

Tom McGloon, Shenandoah Valley Chapter

Curt Hodges, Greater Richmond Chapter Larry Nash, Fredericksburg Chapter
Dale Hulvey, Shenandoah Valley Chapter

Don Parr, Greater Richmond Chapter

Mary Jones, Greater Richmond Chapter Michael Quinn, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Kevin Kelly, NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter Frank Ridgway, Greater Richmond Chapter

Jason Adkins, Charlotte Chapter Jonathan McNamara, Greater Richmond Chapter

David Barnes, Shenandoah Valley Chapter

John Meck, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Ray Cilimberg, Greater Richmond Chapter Brad Morris, Greater Richmond Chapter
Laura Cilmi, NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter Bruce Morton, NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter
Bill Dunn, NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter Brad Pennington, Roanoke Valley Chapter
Phyllis Garber, Shenandoah Valley Chapter Michael Poma, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Marshall Gardner, Northern Valley Chapter Sid Smith, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Denise Gibson, Fredericksburg Chapter Craig Stallings, Greater Hampton Roads Chapter
Mark Hoskins, Greater Richmond Chapter Joy Strickland, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Trae Jones, Greater Richmond Chapter Matt Tremonte NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter
Eric Kuester, Greater Richmond Chapter Brian Walsh, Baltimore Chapter

Bob Barton, Greater Hampton Roads Chapter Milton Kline, Fredericksburg Chapter
Jeremy Bullock, Fredericksburg Chapter Doug Popik, Greater Richmond Chapter
Marc Bulter, Fredericksburg Chapter Robert Ruhl, NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter
Matt Canellas, NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter Debbie Schebe, Greater Richmond Chapter
Steve Cornwell, Northern Valley Chapter Stuart Sheetz, Fredericksburg Chapter
Brad Foster, NOVA/Metro D.C. Chapter Ann Siciliano, Shenandoah Valley Chapter
Mike Funkhouser, Northern Valley Chapter Kevin Smith, Northern Valley Chapter
Mike Hart, Greater Peninsula Chapter Alfred Torrence, Central Virginia Chapter
Michael Harvey, Shenandoah Valley Chapter Cliff Wood, Greater Richmond Chapter
PJ Kania, Shenandoah Valley Chapter  




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