Campus says farewell to long-time SID Parsons

By Drew Chaltry

Sports Editor

ParsonsAt halftime of the final MVNU men’s basketball game this season, the university bade farewell to long-time Sports Information Director Dave Parsons.

Parsons began working in the MVNU Athletic Office in 1990 when he attended the university, then MVNC, as a freshman.

He moved into a part-time position in the Sports Information Office when he graduated four years later. In 1998, Parsons was hired on as the full-time SID. He served in that position until February.

Dave Parsons was the first full-time SID at MVNU and more or less built the postition from the ground up, leaving rather large shoes for his successor to fill.

Parsons has accepted a field marketing position with Donatos Pizza, where he is expected to heavily use his talent for social networking. He is happy to be moving on, though he will always treasure his time here at MVNU.

“It has been an incredible journey over the years, covering many exciting events and more importantly interacting with some of the finest people around,” Parsons said.

“MVNU has definitely shaped who I am today, and I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that I have had here.”

Although he has professed repeatedly that he doesn’t want us to miss him too much, Parsons will undoubtedly be missed. MVNU has lost a great person and professional in Dave Parsons. This campus is better off for the years he has worked here.