WBAY-TV Morning Anchor Tammy Elliott to Emcee Sport and Society Conference

May 19-21

From St. Norbert College, May 2, 2014
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

WBAY-TV 2 morning news anchor Tammy Elliott will emcee the academic conference "A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America." This national conference will be hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, May 19-21, 2014, and will focus on women in sports.

Tammy Elliott has been honored with two of broadcasting's most prestigious awards, the international Peabody Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award. Her reports have earned recognition from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Milwaukee Press Club and Associated Press. In 2008, Tammy received national recognition from the International Association of Fire Fighters for an investigation into the death of Green Bay firefighter Arnie Wolff.

Elliott has followed the Packers to the Super Bowl, co-hosted with Regis Philbin for a day, spent a week in Rome with New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (then Milwaukee Archbishop), and returned to report live from Vatican City the week following the death of Pope John Paul II. She has interviewed former First Lady Laura Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Brett Favre, Katie Couric and Peter Jennings.

The conference is the third of its kind put on by St. Norbert and the Packers; the first was held in 2010. This partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education brings together academics and business professionals from around the country.

The Packers have held their summer training camp at St. Norbert College for 56 years, the longest such relationship between a pro football team and a college in the NFL. For more on the connections between St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, go to http://www.snc.edu/communications/specialreports/packerconnection.html.

The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit "Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women's Baseball" and screenings of sports-related films.

For more information on the conference, go to http://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety, or contact Karen Cleereman, conference administrative coordinator, at sportandsociety@snc.edu or 920-403-3777.

The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching and the International Sports Professionals Association are sponsors of the 2014 Sport and Society conference.