Columbia University Names Soccer Stadium After Alumnus, Former Lions' Co-Captain and Cable Television Entrepreneur, Rocco B. Commisso
Italian Immigrant uses his passion for soccer and education to help others live the American Dream
MEDIACOM PARK, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An amazing reunion spanning five decades of Columbia University soccer players and coaches took place Saturday, October 12, 2013 to celebrate the naming of the school's soccer venue after one of their own, former Columbia Lions' co-captain and cable television entrepreneur, Rocco B. Commisso.
Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education for Columbia University, welcomed soccer alumni and members of Commisso's 1970 team including co-captain and All American, Len Renery, and former head coach, Jim Rein. During an on-field dedication and reception, Commisso was honored for his long-standing contributions to the Lions' soccer program, both as player and supportive alumnus.
Additionally, family, friends and students from Commisso's high school alma mater, Mount Saint Michael Academy, in the Bronx, NY, attended the event.
Born in Calabria, Italy, Commisso earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Mediacom Communications Corporation, the nation's eighth largest cable television company and leading provider of advanced broadband services to 1.3 million customers in 1,500 small cities and towns across America.
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services, including video, high-speed data and phone, and provides innovative broadband communications solutions through its Mediacom Business division that can be tailored to any size business. Mediacom Communications' advertising sales and productions services are sold under its OnMedia division. More information about Mediacom Communications is available at www.mediacomcc.com.
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