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Shelby Sager received the International Ticketing Associations 2024 Professional Development Grant.

McKnight Center's Sager awarded INTIX 2024 Professional Development Grant

Friday, January 19, 2024

Media Contact: Jessica Novak | Director of Marketing, McKnight Center for the Performing Arts | 405-744-6849 |

The McKnight Center of the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University has announced Shelby Sager as the recipient of the International Ticketing Association's 2024 Professional Development Grant. Sager serves as the box office supervisor for The McKnight Center.

Sager will receive the maximum amount of funding available, which covers all expenses associated with attending the INTIX conference in Las Vegas at the end of January.

The INTIX 2024 Professional Development Grant was established to support nonprofit organizations who might not have the budget to provide continuing education to their employees as well as increase the knowledge and performance of ticketing professionals. This grant acknowledges Sager’s commitment to furthering her education for the benefit of The McKnight Center’s ticketing community.

An Edmond, Oklahoma, native, Sager graduated from Oklahoma State University’s Greenwood School of Music with a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry.

“I am thrilled to be attending the International Ticketing Associations 45th annual conference later this month,” Sager said. “This conference will host more than 84 sessions in just four short days and I cannot wait to continue to expand my knowledge on everything related to ticketing and customer service. I am confident what knowledge I gain will directly and positively impact the ticketing processes at The McKnight Center.”

Sager participates in the training, scheduling and management of part-time box office staff to service all ticketed events. She is responsible for ensuring staff are knowledgeable about McKnight Center events and skilled in selling tickets — all while providing superior customer service.

“I am delighted that Shelby has been awarded this grant,” said Jessica Novak, the center’s director of marketing. “She began working at The McKnight Center while still a student and has now completed a master’s in marketing while working full time as our talented box office supervisor. Shelby consistently demonstrates her passion for the work that she does, and this award is a testament to her dedication to sharing the arts with our community.”

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University is a world-class performing arts center that opened in 2019. The center is committed to providing exceptional cultural experiences and arts education to the Stillwater community and beyond.

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