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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David P. SearlesDavid P. Searles
Professional Excellence Award - Sport Management

I came across Ithaca College on an online search for Sport Management programs while a junior in high school and honestly had not heard of the school while growing up in suburban Topsfield, Massachusetts. Upon further research, I soon found out that Sport Management was a strong program, and that Ithaca College was a great school. However, I was only scratching the surface with that preliminary research, and once I stepped out of the car in the visitor lot that April morning and looked around, I knew that IC was the school for me. The testimonials I heard from students convinced me even more that IC was a perfect fit based on the tremendous extracurricular experiences they had completed. 

People have told me that I will miss out on many memories with an early graduation, but I reassure them that while there are plenty of memories I will cherish from IC, the people I have met and the countless connections are most valuable and special as I look back. The projects I was fortunate enough to be a part of and the people I met helped to shape my IC years and the person I want to be. 

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights 

  • Completed B.S. in three years 
  • Operations Assistant with Cornell Athletics 
  • Corporate Sales Intern with Watkins Glen International 
  • Race Director for Ithaca Glows 3/5K 
  • Sales Intern, North Shore Navigators 
  • Race Director, 4-H Color Splash Run 
  • President, Sport Event & Networking Club (SENC) 
  • Dean’s List 
  • Big Brother with the BBBS program of Ithaca 

The Professional Excellence Award is given to students demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for contributions to the Sport Management and Media Department, the profession and in recognition of the demonstrated potential to achieve success as a professional in the sport industry.

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