Susan (Nun) Nunnelly Speaks to Club


20160712SusanNunnellyOn July 12, Susan (Nun) Nunnelly, Director Emerita, Campus Recreation, Auburn University, pictured with Club President Keith Ryland, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about management of athletic events on campus.  Starting as womens basketball coach in 1973, Nunnelly has had a long career in event management at Auburn. Because of the size of the crowds, football games are the most challenging to manage. In the early days, a half dozen people managed the games. Now, nearly a hundred are needed. The biggest change followed 9/11, when security considerations became much more important. Crowd surveillance is a major technique for anticipating problems, and expansion of security staff for dealing with them has been necessary. Expansion of concession stands also demands attention, as does ease of movement inside the stadium, Finally, providing greater and better services to the fans (ATMs, property checking, stadium seats, parking) is important.