Dr. Solmon to receive SHAPE America Research Council Distinguished Service Award

artwork: distinguished service award won b Dr. Melinda Solmon from the Research Council of SHAPE America02/04/15

LSU School of Kinesiology Director Dr. Melinda Solmon will receive the Society of Health and Physical Educators 2015 Research Council Distinguished Service Award.

The recipient of the Distinguished Service Award is a Member or Fellow in the Research Council who has demonstrated significant contributions to Research Council affairs for an extended period of time through extensive service that has significantly impacted the Research Council. This award is not given annually, but is reserved exclusively for a nominee who has truly made significant contributions to the Council.

SHAPE America president Dolly Lambdin said that the health and physical education professions benefit daily from the hard work, dedication and vision of all of individuals like Dr. Solmon.

Dr. Solmon will be honored for her accomplishments on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the 130th Annual Shape America National Convention & Expo in Seattle, Washington.
SHAPE America's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.

About SOK
The LSU School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement.
Visit the School of Kinesiology at lsu.edu/kinesiology

About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.