NCAA Awards Wesleyan Athletics with a Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Fund

Mike Whalen, director of athletics and chair of the Physical Education Department, head coach of football, received a grant worth $40,200 to support an ethnic minority and women’s internship. The award was granted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and will support the internship through May 2015.

NCAA Division III strives to be a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, universities and conferences of varying sizes and missions, committed to an environment that encourages and supports diversity and inclusion, values fairness and equity, and places the highest priority on the overall educational experience of the student-athlete in the conduct of intercollegiate athletics.

To facilitate this effort, Division III continues to support the internship grant program with its member institutions and conference offices, to provide monetary grants for those institutions and conference offices seeking to create professional administrative opportunities for minorities and women, and to enhance diversity and inclusion within their athletics administrative staffs.