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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Marc B. DeeleyMarc B. Deeley
Professional Excellence Award in Health Sciences - Premed Emphasis

I am from Pittsford, New York and my interest in Ithaca College started from my many trips to Ithaca visiting grandparents. I started my college career at SUNY Fredonia where I studied Biology and played on their ice hockey team. I chose to come to Ithaca because their Health Sciences Pre-Med emphasis offered me the opportunity to learn more about the health care field and still get the prerequisites I would need to apply to graduate programs. After graduation I am moving to Boston where I will be attending the New England College of Optometry. 

While attending Ithaca College I had the opportunity to intern at a local CrossFit gym. The head coaches there are IC graduates from the School of Business. What I liked most about this internship was that I was able to develop organizational, speaking, and leadership skills that I will use to develop my health professionalism. I also learned how to analyze movement to not only help athletes perform movements safely, but also improve my own strength training. I am now a full-time coach and love the fact that I can change people’s lives through fitness. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Dean’s List
  • Perialas Semifinalist for Persuasive Oratory
  • CrossFit Coach
  • “Buddy Workout” volunteer at Ithaca City Health Club
  • Tutor for Academic Enrichment Services
  • Strong Memorial Hospital internship in Radiology
  • Volunteer at Camp Good Days and Special Times
  • Presidential Scholarship, New England College of Optometry 

The Professional Excellence Award is given to students who embody the long tradition of knowledge and achievement within the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education.

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