The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a global leader in esports education and engagement, named SU Esports Program Director Joey Gawrysiak, Ph.D., as Program Director of the Year at its convention in July. SU Esports Coach and Assistant Program Director Zach Harrington was named a finalist for Rocket League Coach of the Year, and MBA student Zander Merle-Smith was named a finalist for Caster of the Year.
This is a tremendous honor to be recognized for this award by all of our peer institutions in the space. We strive to offer the best program possible for our students and to help others build successful, student-centered programs. This award means a lot and could have gone to any number of tremendous directors at so many great programs. It really shows that we are a premier program and truly take esports beyond gaming.”
According to information on its website, “NACE is the largest member association of college and university sponsored esports programs that promotes the education and development of students through intercollegiate esports.”