Dunn receives Eugene Christmas College Student Award from Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association


McKinley “Cruise” Dunn, senior and Hammond, La. native, received the Eugene Christmas College Student Academic Award from the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association (LATA) on June 2, 2017 at the LATA Luncheon in New Orleans, La.

Dunn is studying Athletic Training in the LSU School of Kinesiology. He is also an ambassador for the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. After graduation, he plans on becoming a board certified athletic trainer and will attend physical therapy school to become dual certified. He aspires to work in a professional sports medicine setting.

Dunn choose LSU and this major because he has deep family roots at this university and grew up watching LSU athletics. “This inspired me to pursue the major of athletic training and become part of something I have loved since my childhood,” he said.

The LATA is a not-for-profit organization of health care professionals dedicated to the safety in sports completion and the profession of athletic training.

About SOK

The LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK) 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. SOK offers a BS, MS, Online MS, PhD, and two certificate options. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. SOK is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

Visit the School of Kinesiology at lsu.edu/chse/kinesiology

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse