Baumberger earns Deans’ Award
Recent Lake Erie College graduate Seth Baumberger was presented with the Deans’ Award at the College’s 149th commencement ceremony.
The Deans’ Award has traditionally been presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic achievement and outstanding service to the College community. The campus community was invited to submit nominations for the award and were to include examples of how the nominee has maximized their time at Lake Erie College while maintaining a solid academic record.
In his nomination, it was noted that “Seth has been an example of what a college student can be by focusing on their goals in all areas: academics, athletics and service to the College.”
According to Dean of Students Billie Dunn, the College has benefited greatly by having Baumberger among the community. He has been described as conscientious, polite, professional, supportive and extremely driven.
There was considerable evidence of his growth and development from when he arrived four years ago. During which time Baumberger has represented the students on college-wide committees; consistently maintained over a 3.0 grade point average and served as a Summer Orientation Leader, an Ambassador and a co-captain on the baseball team.
He most recently completed an internship with IMG, the global leader in event management and talent representation in many sports, in the Arnold Palmer Enterprises division.
Through the internship, the sports marketing major gained a better knowledge of how the sports industry works by serving as a junior agent on a deal brokered for a LPGA player and performing web development on Arnold Palmer’s website. Outside the office, Baumberger was in charge of a marquee at a PGA tournament in Memphis, Tenn., and surveyed NASCAR fans in Daytona, Fla.
As co-captain of the Storm baseball team, he contributed much to the success of the program serving as a leader both on and off the team. According to Head Baseball Coach Brian McGee, Baumberger was sidelined for two to three weeks with an injury, but Baumberger pitched through pain to help lead the team to victory against Hilbert College, clinching a playoff spot. “Off the field, his positivity maintained team morale. He will definitely be sorely missed not only as an athlete but as a man of character,” said coach McGee.