School of Kinesiology faculty and students receive top honors at Southern District SHAPE Conference


LSU College of Human Sciences & Education faculty and students received top honors at the 2015 Southern District SHAPE Conference in Atlanta, GA February 18-21, 2015.

CHSE Dean Damon Andrew received the Southern District SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) Scholar Award. The Southern District Scholar Award promotes and stimulates scholarly activity among professionals representing the various disciplines within the field; recognizes senior level scholars who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the profession; and designates the Southern District Scholar for the ensuing year.

Senior kinesiology major Ricky Richard represented LSU as the Future Professionals Representative to the SHAPE Southern District Board. The Future Professionals representative develops and improves programs for Future Professionals and provides leadership for the activities of Future Professionals at the Convention and during the Future Professionals Leadership Development Conference.

Dr. Charity Bryan, Associate Dean for Distance Learning and Professional Education and School of Kinesiology Associate Professor, was elected President-Elect of Southern District SHAPE and will serve a 3-year term.

School of Kinesiology Assistant Professor Dr. Dee Jacobsen completed her 3-year term as Vice President of the Sport and Leisure Division on the SHAPE Southern District Board at the convention.

The mission of Southern District is to support and promote the aims of SHAPE America and assist in strengthening the state affiliates of the 13 states which comprise this District: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Southern District serves as an advocate for quality programs that encourage healthy, physically active lifestyles.

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.

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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.

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