Department of Kinesiology Service Award for Undergraduate Students
The annual Department of Kinesiology Service Award honors students from each major area within the department: Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Education, and Athletic Training. This award recognizes undergraduate students who have established a distinctive record of service to the community. The awards are intended to recognize and promote service excellence, to further the professional competence and dedication of accomplished students
and to promote kinesiology and its related fields.
Service Award Criteria:
• Senior standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
• Student graduating in the current academic year
• Demonstrates exceptional leadership and service in the field of kinesiology
Nominations are due Monday, February 25, 2019 and must include:
• Completed nomination form
• Resume (not to exceed 2 pages) including GPA and activity related to award criteria
• A 250-300 word narrative describing the nominee’s activities and information
related to award criteria (see below)
• Email digital photo of student (Preferably 400 x 600 pixel JPG)
The service award narrative should include evidence of the following:
• Commitment to service and/or engagement which positively impacts a community
• Integration of service and academic learning through reflection and/or public
• Community-engaged learning or related experiences
• Demonstration of leadership or program support or collaboration
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.
|Gold – Cory Low|
|Silver – Pooja Pal|
|Bronze – Austin Shen|
|Gold – Rachel Christensen
|Silver – Charlette Shy Wiggins-Gurich|
|Bronze – Jacob Manriquez|