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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Skylar I. GriffenbergSkylar I. Griffenberg
Professional Excellence Award in Health Sciences - Nutrition Emphasis

I came to Ithaca College from my hometown of Ardsley, New York, with an interest in healthcare. I was unsure of the career within healthcare I wanted to pursue, but had always been interested in healthy eating and living a healthy life. Because of this, I decided to become a Health Science major with a Nutrition Concentration. With a diverse course load, this program has helped me pinpoint the path I want to take. After Ithaca College I hope to become a Hospital Administrator, and pursue my Master’s in Healthcare Administration. 

There are two experiences that I consider the highlights of my career at Ithaca College. The first involved my internship with the Ithaca Regional Office of the Guthrie Clinic, where I learned specifics about healthcare management. At Guthrie, I worked with the Practice Administration department and attended executive meetings at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. The second highlight of my college career was being a member of the Ithaca College football team. During my senior year, the team won the Empire 8 championship and finished 16th in the country. The time I spent with my teammates and coaches has shaped qualities I possess today. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Dean’s List
  • Whalen Symposium – Cooking in College
  • Internship at Guthrie Clinic
  • Physical Therapy Aid at Westchester Sports Physical Therapy
  • Assistant for Athletic Facilities and Operations Management
  • ICAHP Health Policy and Management trip in NYC
  • Varsity Football
  • Academic All-District
  • Second team All-Empire 8
  • New York Omicron Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma

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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