HSHP Annual Awards 2014

HSHP Annual Awards 2014

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance honored students for their outstanding academic and professional achievement this year during a ceremony and reception held May 14. To learn more about this year's award winners, click on their pictures below. 

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Kody O. CrawfordKody O. Crawford
Dean's award in Recreation and Leisure Studies

Growing up in a town called Weymouth on the south shore of Massachusetts, I had one thing I looked forward to all year long – summer camp. It played a key role in my development. Although It took me a long time to realize that I could shape my career around this passion I always knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life providing these same types of impactful, educational, and recreational experiences to youth. So when I found out that a degree like recreation management existed at Ithaca College I immediately took advantage of the opportunity.

I grew tremendously during my time at Ithaca College. Many different aspects of the college experience played a role in shaping who I am. However one particularly unique experience I would have gotten nowhere else but Ithaca was the Wilderness Immersion Semester Program. I spent nearly an entire semester outside mostly in the backcountry of Colorado, California, and Utah taking classes that blended traditional academic rigor with outdoor adventure technical skills in a group setting that facilitated personal reflection and growth. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights

  • Phi Kappa Phi and Ro Phi Lambda Honor Societies
  • Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership
  • ALANA Exceptional Academic Achievement, Superior Gold Senior Award
  • John B. Harcourt Scholar
  • President, “Ground Up Crew” (IC Breakers)
  • Founder and President, “Ithaca College Native American Advocacy and Alliance”
  • Diversity Peer Educator
  • Student Leadership Consultant
  • Study Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ithaca Wilderness Immersion Semester

The Dean’s Award is given to the graduating seniors in each HSHP Department who have attained the highest academic achievement over the past four years. These students are the academic leaders and scholars of their departments.

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