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Director of Diving Industry Program Inducted Into Women Divers Hall of Fame

March 2006

Congratulations to Sharon Kegeles for her selection into the 2006 Women Divers Hall of Fame. She was inducted on March 26 in New Jersey. She joins a select group of only 143 women in the world who have been selected for this prestigious recognition based on their significant contributions "to the exploration, greater understanding, safety, and enjoyment of the underwater world." This elite group includes the most notable women leaders and innovators in the diving community. They come from a "wide variety of fields of specialization, including: the Arts, Sciences, Sports, Exploration, Archeology, Media, Safety, Education, Service, Business, Environment, and Conservation."

A diving industry specialist and entrepreneur, Kegeles has served as educational and risk management consultant to several community organizations and diving businesses in the retail sector. She has developed niche markets in the diving business world and has fostered leadership programs integrating education, safety, and lifetime environmental interaction for divers of all physical ability levels. Kegeles currently acts as the director of Undergraduate Programs and the coordinator of the Sport Management – Diving Industry Program (the only program of its kind in the world) in the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree from Barry University's distinctive program and her M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Barry's Graduate School of Education. She is currently working on her PhD in Educational Leadership.

Women Divers Hall of Fame: www.wdhof.org

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