Fornwalt named to CSC 30 Under 30

Published on December 5, 2023

Adam Fornwalt

NORTH EAST, Md: Adam Fornwalt, the assistant director of athletics & sports information at his alma mater, Cecil College, has been named to the College Sports Communicators 30 Under 30 Class of 2023. The honor recognizes emerging athletics communications professionals at all levels of college sports in strategic, creative, and digital spaces.

“I am honored to be selected for the College Sports Communicators 30 Under 30 award. This achievement is a testament to all the hard work that my staff have put in over the last six years. My career has been shaped by the guidance of mentors like Todd Wetmore, Brian Howard, and Mark Winkel. Their patience, wisdom, and belief in me have fueled my growth in this field. Special thanks to Bill Smith, David Spiegel, Hillary Fisher, and Rebecca Volk for being great colleagues and friends,” said Fornwalt.

Fornwalt has served in various roles during his professional career, both in sports information and on-air in the broadcasting world. While serving as Liberty’s athletic communications assistant, he hosted the campus radio station. He won four Associated Press of the Virginias awards for his work across three different sports talk shows.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the CSC 30 Under 30,” said Cecil Athletic Director Ed Durham. “For Adam to be recognized by his peers shows his commitment and dedication to his profession. Getting his start at Harford and further advancing himself at Cecil shows his progress, and he continues developing new ideas. All this while taking on more and more responsibility. Adam has been a great asset to our department here at Cecil.”

Fornwalt has made his mark at the NJCAA level throughout his career with the Seahawks and his past role at Harford Community College (Md.). In his four years at Harford, he was the primary media contact, handling sports information and game operations duties for all 13 programs. Under his leadership, the department was named 2YSIDA Sports Information Department of the Month in November 2021.

During his time at Cecil, Fornwalt has taken on more responsibility with the nine NJCAA-sponsored programs. He also has added academic support to his many roles as an administrator.

“I would like to thank Cecil College President Dr. Mary Bolt, Dr. Kim Joyce, and Ed Durham for their leadership and belief in me. I am proud to call Cecil College my home,” Fornwalt added.

He has been featured as part of a CSC Member spotlight from back in January, where Fornwalt said his favorite memories included seeing the Harford Community College baseball team make the JUCO World Series as well as seeing the women’s lacrosse team win the NJCAA National Championship.

A 2018 graduate of Liberty University in Sport Management and a 2015 graduate of Cecil College with an associate degree in visual communication, Fornwalt has shown off his versatility in his past and current roles. He also has a certificate in Sports Broadcasting from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland.

“The CSC 30 Under 30 class of 2023 is an outstanding representation of the tremendous young and diverse, strategic and creative talent we have in our organization at all levels of college sports,” 2023-24 CSC President John Paquette said. “The 30 Under 30 is among the most popular member recognition programs CSC offers because it is special recognition by your peers. We are grateful to the Young Professionals Committee for its hard work organizing the program. Congratulations to all of our deserving winners.”