COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College has hired Tucker Labare as the athletic communications intern, effective today. He replaces Natalie Elvidge '11, who held the position since August and resigned to pursue a position at the Community College of Vermont.
Labare gained a vast amount of experience in athletic communications as an undergraduate at Lyndon State College and continued cultivating those skills as an intern with the University of Vermont in 2010. At Vermont, he was heavily involved with writing and social media for the institution's men's ice hockey team.
"I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with competitive collegiate athletic teams, as sports have played an enormous part in my life for as long as I can remember," said Labare. "I attended Lyndon State and went after my master's degree to ensure that I could have a career revolving around sports, and this position is the perfect starting point. Growing up in the area, and watching Saint Mike's play as a youngster, enhances this experience tenfold, and I am fortunate enough to be involved with a great program."
As a member of the event management staff at Lyndon State, Labare acquired skills in statistical software and writing while also performing such tasks as field maintenance and game day operations duties. Following graduation, Labare was the head sports editor for the Vermont-based Northeast Sports Network. In that position, he composed columns and recaps regarding local high school and college athletes and served as a photographer.
A 2009 graduate of Lyndon State, where the Dean's List student earned a degree in sports management, Labare recently completed his master's degree in sport management from Southern New Hampshire University. He posted a 3.98 grade-point average as a graduate student and is a member of the Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, a business administration honor society. A native of nearby Underhill, Vt., Labare played club ice hockey at Lyndon State.