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Pittsburgh Pirates fieldtrip

In February, nine CPASS students and sport management faculty attended the Curt Roberts Step Up to the Plate event commemorating the late Curt Roberts, the first African-American drafted by the Pirates.

Frank Coonelly, Pittsburgh Pirates president, served as the keynote speaker. Following Coonelly’s presentation, students and Pirates front office members formed a panel to discuss inclusion in the workplace and career advice.

“The Curt Roberts Step Up to the Plate event was a great opportunity for us to get a behind-the-scenes look of one the most prestigious baseball organizations in the country,” said Evan Banasick, a senior in sport management.

After the event, students networked and WVU representatives met with the panelists and front office staff to learn more about the workplace and specific departmental roles.

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