From left, are Nick Long and Dr. James Mattern, LHU sport studies assistant professor, at Super Bowl LV. The two 2014 LHU graduates volunteered at the big game as part of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee.

On Sunday, Feb. 7, the two best teams in the NFL last season competed against each other for the title of Super Bowl champion. While millions of people watched around the world, Lock Haven University had two of their own there volunteering at the game.

Each semester the Sport Studies Department at Lock Haven University works with agencies, organizations and school districts both locally and regionally to place students for field experience opportunities.

For students considering a career in athletics, as a coach, manager, agent or director in a high school, college or minor or major league sports, Lock Haven University and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) recently have completed an agreement that allows students who have earned an associate degree in sport management from LCCC to transfer seamlessly to LHU's bachelor's degree in sport administration.

Patrick Barner, of Beach Creek, and sport administration major at Lock Haven University, will work for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League this summer as part of a 12-week internship.

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