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Emmanuel Senior Student Anna Stanley Named GNAC Marketing & Multimedia Specialist


GNAC hires intern for third
straight year via D3 Diversity Funding

WINTHROP, Mass. – For the third consecutive spring, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the hiring of a GNAC league office intern, with the paid opportunity made possible through the NCAA Division III Diversity Funding for conference offices. Emmanuel College senior student Anna Stanley has been hired as the GNAC Marketing & Multimedia Content Specialist, as announced by the conference office on Monday morning.

Stanley, who will assist with the GNAC for the remainder of the academic year, follows Lasell College graduate Kelsey Hagan and Saint Joseph's College of Maine graduate Sarah Comtois as GNAC interns hired through the NCAA Division III Diversity Funding program. 

The Boston, Mass. native will work with GNAC Assistant to the Commissioner Annie Jenkins and GNAC Assistant Commissioner Michael Ghika, helping assist with the league's social media, graphic design efforts, and other creative tasks. She will also serve in an administrative role at future GNAC Championships and other league events. 

At Emmanuel, the senior majors in Communications & Media Studies, minors in Digital Production, and has a concentration in Sports Management. She has worked for the Saints athletic department, focusing on social media and marketing under the guidance of Emmanuel Assistant Athletic Director Dan Campagna.

Stanley also has served as team manager for the varsity football and ice hockey teams at the Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H., and has taken in media production experience with Styleboston. Her accomplishments also include assisting in the 2016 production of a short film called "Fashion Film - A New Language," which was recognized at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.

"The subject of sports has always been a big part of my family and our conversations for as long as I can remember," said Stanley. "I have a strong passion for sports and a desire to get people engaged in athletics."

Stanley certainly comes from a sports-oriented family. While her father is a volunteer coach at Boston Latin High School, her uncle is a former Division-I basketball head coach and now a Washington Wizards commentator, and her other uncle is the owner of the Newport Gulls – a summer collegiate baseball team based in Newport, R.I. 

Meanwhile Hagan, who interned with the GNAC in 2018, was hired last summer at the Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in Georgia, while Comtois, a 2017 GNAC intern, has been working at NEWSCENTER Maine TV since graduating from SJC last spring. For more on their transitions from college and their GNAC internships into their professional careers, please click HERE

For more information on the NCAA's Diversity Funding for Division III conference, please click here. Up to $50,000 will be distributed from September 2018 through August 2019, as approved by the NCAA Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee (SPFC). 

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.