KIN Staff Curt Sennewald Recognized for Long-time Service

We take time to thank Curt Sennewald for his 25 years of service to the Department.Curt S Bio Pic
He has been a tremendous asset since he came to the Department of Human Performance, and continues to be an invaluable member of the team as we are now the Department of Kinesiology.
Curt does a great deal behind the scenes to support our students, classes, faculty and staff.
We cannot begin to express how much he is appreciated and emphasize how much he does that many are not aware of.
Thank you so much Curt for all that you do, and bringing your smile and positive attitude to the Department every day.
We are a better department having you as part of our team.
51st Annual Spartan Service Celebration, honoring staff for their campus service (Thursday, March 7) from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom.
All employees are invited to attend the recognition program followed by a celebratory reception.

Dr. Emily Wughalter Named as 42nd Fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

repost from CHHS Blog: http://blogs.sjsu.edu/chhs/2019/02/08/dr-emily-wughalter-named-as-42nd-fellow-of-the-national-association-for-kinesiology-in-higher-education/
Congratulations to Dr. Emily Wughalter, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, on being named the 42nd Fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). Emily’s ongoing commitment to NAKHE leadership, scholarship, and the training of young professionals makes her an outstanding choice for this recognition.

The Fellows designation is given to professionals in the field of Kinesiology who have made significant contributions to NAKHE for ten years or more. Emily’s leadership in the association has been exceptional, and for this leadership she is being recognized. Leadership in NAKHE is not the only criteria for Fellow status. Emily’s scholarly productivity has added to the body of knowledge in Kinesiology in a meaningful way, one of the most important criteria for Fellowship. “Your leadership and scholarly contributions have extended beyond the field of Kinesiology to your home institution, community, and beyond – contributions that bring distinction to university professors in Kinesiology,” says Steven Estes, Fellow #12, NAKHE.

In addition, Emily has been invited to deliver the Rachel Bryant Lecture at the Society of Health and Physical Educators, (SHAPE America) National Convention in Tampa, Florida in April. “This is a tremendous honor to be invited to deliver a lecture in Rachel Bryant’s name and to be recognized by national colleagues in Kinesiology,” says Emily Wughalter. Rachel Bryant was the Executive Director of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport for 21 years when she led an organization that inspired tremendous change and created sporting opportunities for girls and women. This lecture in her name is to honor an individual who continues her legacy by leading, developing, participating, and organizing programs for sporting girls and women.

2017-2018 Kinesiology Student Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners of the Kinesiology Scholar and Service Awards. We received very strong applications for both awards, and are pleased to announce the following winners:

For the Scholar Awards our Gold Medal winner was Rachel Christensen, the Silver Medal winner was Charlette Wiggins-Gurich, and the Bronze Medal was awarded to Jacob Manriquez.

For the Service Awards our Gold Medal winner was Cory Low, the Silver Medal winner was Pooja Pal, and the Bronze Medal was awarded to Austin Shen.

In addition to this award Rachel Christensen was a local winner of the American Kinesiology Association winner, and won Honorable Mention for the National Undergraduate Scholar Award! This is the first time that a San José State University student has been recognized at this level.

We want to express my heartfelt congratulations to all our students who are graduating. I hope that you have the opportunity to recognize our Scholar and Service Award winners. They have all made considerable contributions to the field of Kinesiology, demonstrated commitment to their studies, and shown dedication to working in the community.

Service Award
2017-2018

Award Winner

Cory Low Gold – Cory Low
 Pooja Pal Silver – Pooja Pal
 Austin Shen Bronze – Austin Shen

Scholar Award
2017-2018

Award Winner

 Rachel C Gold – Rachel Christensen

 

 

 Charlette S Silver – Charlette Shy Wiggins-Gurich
Jacob M Bronze – Jacob Manriquez