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The Friends Select Speaker Series is a regularly scheduled, virtual series that provides opportunities to hear from and engage with the many interesting, talented, and accomplished members of our community. Topics include entertainment, sports, health and wellness, business, social justice, and more. If you are interested in being one of our speakers or would like to recommend a person or topic for the Speaker Series, please contact Julia Greenberger, director of alumni relations (juliag@friends-select.org). The Speaker Series is open to anyone in the Friends Select community.

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COVID-19's Impact on Professional Sports: A Panel Discussion

Tue, February 23, 2021
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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Hear from Friends Select alumni Andrea Kremer '76 and Michael Harris '88 about how COVID-19 has affected the world of professional sports.

Andrea Kremer graduated from Friends Select in 1976 and attended the University of Pennsylvania. She is a multi-Emmy Award-winning American television sports journalist. She currently calls Thursday Night Football games for Amazon Prime Video making sports history, along with Hannah Storm, by becoming the first all-women booth. Andrea is also chief correspondent for the NFL Network and previously led the network's coverage and in-depth reporting on health and safety. Her other current roles include correspondent for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Until the 2011 season, she worked as a sideline reporter for NBC on the network's coverage of Sunday Night Football.

Andrea was named the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, presented annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, recognizing longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football. Andrea also received the Friends Select School Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.

Read Andrea's full bio here.

Michael Harris graduated from Friends Select in 1988 and went on to earn a BA in political science from the University of Michigan and a MBA in both finance and marketing from Drexel University.

Michael is the vice president of marketing and new media for the Philadelphia Phillies. In this role, he focuses on the organization’s brand and consumer marketing through traditional strategies and evolving media. His department oversees marketing content, social and digital media, advertising, branding campaigns, and the implementation of various fan engagement technologies.

Michael currently serves on the board of PHL Sports, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; Phillies Charities, Inc., the organization’s charitable foundation; and is board president of the Sports Complex Special Services District, which coordinates efforts between elected officials, venue operators, and the surrounding community.

Past Events

Friends Select Trivia Night

Join us for a fun evening of virtual trivia! Alumni of all ages welcome. We'll have questions about Friends Select and Philadelphia. Lots of fun prizes! Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 29, at 8:00 p.m. EST.