Jeff Duplisea and Ethan Wells recognized as ‘Outstanding Future Professionals’

March 01, 2013

Jeff Duplisea ’13 and Ethan Wells ’13, both sport management majors, were recently recognized as “Outstanding Future Professionals” (OFP) by the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD).

The Recognition took place at MAHPERD’s annual conference in Rockport, Maine, on Monday, November 5, 2012.  Each year the colleges and universities of Maine, with academic programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport-related professional fields, are encouraged to nominate two OFSs from their institutions.  UNE has participated in this program since 2006, identifying outstanding future professionals from both sport management and exercise and sport performance; and, more recently sport management.

Duplisea, from Wayne, Maine, has achieved Dean’s List status every semester (seven) at UNE.  In addition to his major in sport management, Duplisea is earning minors in business and communications.  Committed to his career preparation, he has completed a six-credit internship (minimum 240 hours) with the Maine Red Claws, and he is currently completing another six-credit internship with UNE’s Recreational Sports Department.  Jeff has played three seasons as a member of the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team. In both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, Jeffrey was chosen for the TCCC Academic All-Conference Teams.

Wells, from Franconia, New Hampshire, has achieved Dean’s List status every semester (seven) at UNE.  In addition to his major in sport management, Ethan is earning minors in business and communications.  As a sport management major, Wells has completed a six-credit internship (minimum 240 hours) with the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tides, and he is currently completing another six credits in internship, between hours earned with the UNE Athletics Department and with the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tides.  Ethan is active on the UNE Activity Programming Board (APB) and he has played on the UNE Men’s Soccer team four seasons, serving as a Team Captain his final season (fall 2012).

Following the MAHPERD Conference in November, Wells was chosen as one of two OFPs to represent MAHPERD at the Eastern District Conference (EDA) of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).  While attending the EDA Conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (February 21st-23rd) he had an opportunity to attend OFP sessions with Outstanding Future Professionals from 13 other states.  He and these other OFPs from the Northeast, were each recognized at a special event on Saturday, February 23rd.

Wells will also be recognized by NASPE at the AAHPERD National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, at a special event to be held on Thursday, April 25th.