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.

Accepting Applications!: Service Award for Undergraduate Students

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

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

Award Winner

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

Scholar Award

Award Winner

 Rachel C Gold – Rachel Christensen



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