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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Rory C. FawcettRory C. Fawcett
Professional Excellence Award in Athletic Training

Growing up in Chester, New Hampshire, the outdoor life, particularly athletics, always called to me. In high school, I played soccer, lacrosse, and ran track. It was here that I was first introduced to the athletic training profession. I soon found myself spending time before and after practice in the athletic training room. My high school athletic trainers inspired me to follow in their footsteps and emulate the same dedication and compassion in caring for injured athletes. Ithaca College and the athletic training professors further fueled my passion as I cultivated my skills. After graduation, I will go on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Ithaca College. 

As I look back over the past four years, no experience stands out to me more than my summer spent at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Each day in lab was an unforgettable experience. Working on the cadavers gave me an appreciation and sense of awe for the human body that will never wane. Holding a human heart in my hands was a breathtaking experience that instilled in me the tenderness of life. This experience summons me to treat my patients in every respect: heart, body, and soul. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Dean’s List
  • Oracle Honor Society
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • District 2 EATA Quiz Bowl
  • Hartmann-Conco Sports Medicine EATA Scholarship
  • Poster Presentation at Whalen Symposium 2014
  • Red Cross Blood Donor Award
  • President of Ithaca College’s American Red Cross Club
  • Tompkins County American Red Cross Board of Advisors 

The Professional Excellence Award is given to students in each major within the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences who, through their studies, curricular, and extracurricular activities, embody the professional and educational aspirations implicit in the major.

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