Robert J. Romano is pleased to announce that his Teaching Assistant at Texas A&M University, Veronica Oviedo, has been selected to participate in the USOC FLAME Program.  For the full story please read the following:

Three Trinity juniors will expand their horizons this summer at a United States Olympic Committee program known as F.L.A.M.E. (Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere).

 Brianna Tammaro, Veronica Oviedo, and Phillip Hiner-Leamon will be part of a select group of 30 participants who will live at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs from July 16-19. But the students, who minor in sport management at Trinity, won’t just sit back and enjoy the majestic view of Pike’s Peak.

 They will be engaged in leadership seminars, financial literacy workshops, field trips, sports demonstrations, and motivational presentations conducted by athletes and USOC staff members.

 “The intent of the program is to introduce participants to the Olympic Movement, and to consider the USOC as a potential career opportunity,” says Tim Henderson, the USOC F.L.A.M.E sponsor.

 As many as 200 hopefuls apply each year. Applicants must be minority students who have excelled in academics, athletics, and community involvement.

 Tammaro (San Antonio/Clark High School), is a member of the Tiger women’s soccer team, and a communication major. “My dream job would be to work in public relations for a professional sports team or organization, such as ESPN,” Tammaro says.

 Hiner-Leamon (Dallas/Greenhill School) is a Trinity football player who majors in business administration. “I hope this program will further develop me as a leader, student-athlete, and a business professional,” Hiner-Leamon says.

 Oviedo (San Antonio/Highlands High School) is a Tiger cheerleader and a business administration major, with concentrations in marketing and finance. “After earning my degree, my ideal goal is to work in the professional world of sports, especially in the marketing department of the San Antonio Spurs,” says Oviedo.

The USOC Web site states: “F.L.A.M.E. is designed to inspire minority college students to cultivate their desire to succeed and rise above the ordinary.”

These three outstanding Trinity representatives are definitely on the rise.

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