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Pastore’s 30-year career earns a Lifetime Achievement Award

Kam King
Mon, 2016-03-07 09:28

Donna Pastore is, and always will be, a team player.

In college, Pastore’s athletic ability and sportsmanship earned her a softball scholarship to the University of Florida. As a graduate student, she worked with her mentors and faculty advisors to conduct research that would go on to leave a lasting impact on her field.

In her current role as professor of sport management in the College of Education and Human Ecology, Pastore collaborates with fellow researchers and encourages young scholars to reach their full potential.

Her ability to use her leadership skills to benefit others has earned Pastore the Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious honor from the Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA).

Pastore was honored at the ASMA’s annual conference on Feb. 26, in Baton Rouge, LA. While in attendance, she also presented the event’s keynote, "Back to the Future in Sport Management: Part I and Part II."

“Donna Pastore has been a huge influence in my life,” said Lynn Ridinger,’98 PhD, a former doctoral advisee of Pastore and chair of the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University. “Through her own research and that of her students, Donna’s impact on the sport management academy has been tremendous.”

Her ability to use her leadership skills to benefit others has earned Pastore the Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious honor from the Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA).

Pastore’s research explores intercollegiate athletic issues and their impact on students. Throughout her 30-year career, she has tackled diversity in sports, service quality in the sport industry and the way to segment loyalty to professional sports teams.

"Donna's door was always open to me and anyone else in the Sport Management program who wanted to learn more about the field,” said Chad Seifried, ’05 MS, L.M. and Mildred Harrison Endowed Professor at Louisiana State University.

Honored for her influence in the field

Donna Pastore, professor of sport management, receives the Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award from the Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA).

 

Pastore’s continuous commitment to the field of sport management made her a standout choice for the ASMA’s most prestigious award.

In addition to mentoring many graduate students, Pastore has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, given more than 200 presentations and earned other prestigious awards.

Pastore thanks her peers and students for her success. “I am proud that my work impacts students and helps make them successful after they leave the university.”

She joins the long list of Ohio State sport management experts.

Her colleague and frequent collaborator Packianathan “Chella” Chelladurai was the first individual to bring the Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award home to Ohio State.

Working together for 20 years led to a friendship and mentorship between the two that Pastore still appreciates. “I was very fortunate to have him as a mentor for so long during his time at Ohio State.” He now serves as distinguished professor of sport management at Troy University, Canada.

“I found myself not even needing to go to the library,” she remarked. “I’d just go to Chella’s office.”

Currently, Pastore serves as the graduate coordinator of the Sport Management program and is a member of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).

“I’m still excited about all of the new developments in this field,” she said. “And I always will be.”

 

 

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