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 Sue Sherburne

Sue SherburneAs an Instructor in the Biobehavioral Health Department, I develop and instruct personal development and leadership courses for student-athletes. Additionally, I serve as the Academic Counselor for the Women’s Basketball Team. Offering individual support and assistance as this talented group of young women pursues their education is very rewarding. I also coordinate the Nagle CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. In this capacity I work with student-athletes who have an interest in getting involved in campus and community outreach. Working with students who are sure to be the leaders of our future is the most gratifying part of my position.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, working with the Penn State Dance Team, and instructing aerobics.

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Nagle CHAMPS / Life Skills Program
1998 NCAA Program of Excellence Award Winner

The Nagle CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes' Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills Program has been a model program and a consulting resource for the NCAA since its inception in 1989. The Life Skills Program was developed to better prepare student-athletes for the challenges of life beyond the athletic arena.

The program's overall mission is to provide a systematic personal development program designed to reach each student-athlete based on his or her individual needs.

To successfully achieve our goal, the program continually strives for excellence in all of the following areas: academics, athletics, personal development, career development, and community outreach.

Community Outreach
The Community Outreach Program introduces student-athletes to the benefits of assisting others.

Personal Development
This program assists students in every aspect of their personal development, such as adapting to college life, decision-making skills and social choices, and leadership development.

For the CHAMPS Service Cup form, click here

For additional information about the CHAMPS Service Cup, contact Sue Sherburne at 865-0407.

 Sarah Cowart

Sue SherburneI joined the Penn State family in the fall of 2010. Before coming to Penn State I served as the Life Skills Coordinator and Academic Counselor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. I currently serve as Assistant Coordinator of the Nagle CHAMPS/Life Skills program, academic counselor for the dance and cheer squads, and instruct personal development courses for freshmen athletes. I consider it a great privilege to work with Penn State student-athletes. It is gratifying to work with these men and women as they strive for excellence in their sport, the classroom, and their personal lives.

When I'm not in the office, I love supporting Penn State Athletics, running, biking, and traveling to visit family and friends.













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