Barbara Capsouras, director of Alumni Relations at County College of Morris (CCM), has been selected as one of 25 high-level volunteers to help the Super Bowl Host Company with the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.
Thousands of volunteers have signed up to join the effort, but through a recruitment and interview process Capsouras, a resident of Randolph, was chosen to join the elite team of 25 volunteers who will be handling high-priority tasks. She will work as a hospitality guide for vendors and sponsors as they prepare special events for the week leading up to Super Bowl 2014.
Capsouras registered to volunteer and sent her resume to the Super Bowl Host Committee for a Hospitality Ambassador position, not realizing that she would be selected for the special team of volunteers.
“When I registered online, the site advertised that 15,000 volunteers would be recruited,” said Capsouras. “I didn’t realize how small the high-priority team I was selected for was until I began training.”
After passing an in-person interview with the Super Bowl Host Committee, she attended a training session at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Volunteers were given a full tour of the facility, guided by one of the architects responsible for the design of the new structure.
“Everything – the training, walking around the stadium field, hosting vendors as they scout event locations – has been very exciting,” said Capsouras. “I look forward to being able to help even more as the Super Bowl approaches.”
The Super Bowl Host Company is recruiting people from New Jersey and New York to help support Super Bowl XL VIII, which will be held February 2, 2014. This Super Bowl will mark a number of “firsts.” It will be the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather region, as well as the first to be hosted by two teams: the New York Jets and the New York Giants. For more information on the Super Bowl Host Committee and volunteer opportunities, visit https://2014nynjgeneral.theregistrationsystem.com/en/1340
Capsouras has been working as director of Alumni Relations at CCM for 23 years, organizing activities and communications for the college’s community of more than 40,000 alumni. She is an alumna herself, having earned her A.A. in business administration at CCM before completing her bachelor’s degree at Thomas Edison State College and her master’s in administrative science from Farleigh Dickinson University.