Park City, UT – Today, USA Nordic announced an enhanced partnership with Paul Smith’s College – designating the college as the Official Higher Education Partner of USA Nordic.
Situated on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, Paul Smith’s College is located within the beautiful Adirondack Park in upstate New York. Paul Smith’s is a thriving college, broadly recognized for outstanding experiential education and an adventurous spirit. The College prides itself on delivering the hands-on education that they are known for, with plenty of forest, lakes and streams around the school to provide an amazing collegiate experience. The College is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year, with the first Paul Smith’s class matriculating in 1946. In that time, the College has grown from a two-year college to a four-year college, offering 20+ bachelor’s degrees and an all new master’s degree program.
“We’re excited to fully integrate both organizations,” said USA Nordic Director Bill Demong. “We’re now taking the athletic successes into the classroom; providing organizational hands-on experience for all students.”
Some of the notable enhancements of this partnership include internship opportunities for graduates and undergraduates as well as opportunities for students to shadow and participate with several USA Nordic events. In addition, Paul Smith’s College will be named an Associate Partner of both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Cup Series, the highest level of competition in the United States for the sport of Nordic Skiing, enhancing the College’s exposure to future students, future student athletes and alumni.
“The partnership between USA Nordic and Paul Smith’s College shows that both parties remain committed to providing an opportunity for elite athletes to pursue education and training at the same time,” said Paul Smith’s College Dean of Students Courtney Bringley. “Our model is innovative and comprehensive in consideration of both an individual’s athletic and academic pursuits. I look forward to welcoming more USA Nordic athletes to the Paul Smith’s community.”
About USA Nordic
USA Nordic is the national leadership organization for Nordic combined ski jumping in the United States, providing support and guidance to the nations’ clubs and coaches while overseeing the national elite teams. More information on USA Nordic can be found at usanordic.org or its social media channels @usanordic.
About Paul Smith’s College
At Paul Smith’s College, it’s about the experience. As the only four-year institution of higher education located in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, Paul Smith’s provides real-world, hands-on learning in fields such as business and hospitality, culinary management, forestry, environmental sciences and natural resources. We are able to draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. Our community of resourceful, enterprising, supportive and adventurous individuals collectively provide experiential education, student support in the classroom and beyond, and meaningful opportunities for our alumni. We pride ourselves on research and advocacy on issues that improve our planet and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Learn more at paulsmiths.edu.