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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Kristi L. RaymondKristi L. Raymond
Academic Excellence Award

Growing up with a family member with a disability sparked my interest in working with the population. When I was introduced to therapeutic recreation, I liked that the field offered many different opportunities of working in dynamic settings with various populations, including individuals with disabilities. 

I believe the benefits of recreation and leisure are an essential part of human life. I’m grateful that as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist I will assist in providing individuals with these benefits. I plan to move south and work in a community or outpatient setting with individuals with disabilities. 

My fieldwork at Ithaca Youth Bureau led to the most rewarding summer job I have ever experienced. I worked as an Inclusion Specialist at Cass Park Day Camp assisting children with disabilities to have a successful summer camp experience. My experience at Cass Park further solidified that I had chosen the correct field of study. 

Academics have been a challenge for me. While attending Ithaca College I had countless struggles and I owe many thanks to my advisor Linda Heyne, professors, fieldwork supervisors, family, and friends for helping me through my four years at IC. I would not be here today without their help and encouragement. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Completed field work at multiple locations in the Ithaca community including Longview assisted living community, Cayuga Medical Center, and the Ithaca Youth Bureau. 
  • Worked at the Center for Life Skills, a community based outpatient clinic for individuals who have experienced stroke. Responsibilities included leading intergenerational programs, working with an interdisciplinary team, and facilitating group programs and 1:1 sessions. 
  • Completed a 15-week internship at Brookline Recreation in Massachusetts 
  • Dean’s list 
  • Lauren S. Hill & Adrian M. Newens scholarship in Health Professions scholarship 

The Academic Excellence Award is awarded to a student who has a minimum grade point average of 3.3, has been involved in campus and community activities beyond required fieldwork and has demonstrated a positive classroom contribution.

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