by Tracy Timson
Bob Macartney’s office is nestled on the second floor of Cabrini’s mansion. It is an office where a lot of work is done, the College Relations office. Macartney is a 1995 graduate from Cabrini in 1995 and he began working here as a media relations coordinator shortly after that in September of 1996. So, in actuality, Macartney has been either a student or employee of the college since 1991 with only a brief absence when he left for about eight months in 1998 and worked as a sports writer for Sports Network. Shortly after his leave Macartney was asked to come back for the sports information position.
As an English/communications major, Macartney was also sports editor for the Loquitur for one year while a student, and he participated in the volleyball club. Macartney has a big job here. “I am responsible for maintaining statistical information for all college athletic teams,” he said. He is also responsible for reporting to the PAC (Pennsylvania Athletic Conference) and the NCAA and for all media relations involving the college athletic teams. Not only for his job but to also show his school spirit, Macartney is generally at all home games for the fall, winter, and spring and some away games.
According to Macartney he has always liked sports, so his favorite thing about the job is going to the games. Of course, he tends to like basketball more due to the games being indoors. “Our spring sports start before the weather is warm,” said Macartney, “but I get used to it.” He also states, “It’s nice to see the players grow into better players over their four years here.”
His advice to other Cabrini Cavalier’s is, “Get involved in as many things as you can. There are a lot of things out there to try, take advantage of what Cabrini has to offer.” This advice is not only coming from a Cabrini employee, but a fellow Cabrini graduate.