School of Kinesiology Alumna, Bryan, Recipient of 2014 Presidential Award from Southern District of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance


LSU School of Kinesiology alumna Dr. Charity Bryan received the Southern District American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Presidential Award Saturday, February 22, 2014 at AAHPERD’s Southern District Convention in Lexington, Kentucky

The Presidential Award is given by the current Southern District AAHPERD President to recognize meritorious service and contribution to the President during the past year. 

“As an alumna of the LSU School of Kinesiology, receiving the Presidential Award from Southern District AAHPERD is a tremendous honor,” Bryan said. “Being selected to receive this award by my friend, and colleague, President Sandra Sims, is extremely meaningful to me.  I am proud to be part of such an incredible professional organization.”

In addition to the award, Bryan, now Director of LSU Online, also became Past-President of the General Division.

The General Division provides leadership and coordination to the groups developing programs and fostering educational activities within its Councils.  The Councils contained within the General Division are: Adult Development & Aging Council; History Council; International Relations Council; Junior and Community College Council; Professional Preparation Council; Research Council; Future Professional Council; and Ethnic Minority Council.  The Division also plans and organizes the program for the Future Professional Leadership Conferences. 

Bryan was the Vice President of the General Division from February 2013-February 2014. She is now serving as Past-President of the General Division after being named President-Elect in 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Education Pedagogy from the School of Kinesiology in 2006.

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