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Health and Physical Education Student Earns National Award

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) is honoring Valdosta State University health and physical education student Lauren Griner for the Major of the Year award. This national award recognizes undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation, and dance professions and will be presented to Ms. Griner on Thursday April 7th during the organizations’ national convention and exposition. Ms. Griner has volunteered at the Haven by providing physical fitness opportunities to adults and children, at Special Olympic events with the Valdosta Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority Therapeutics Division, and during Lowndes County’s Deaf Field Day. Ms. Griner will graduate in Spring 2016 with a B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education and plans to continue with her education at Valdosta State University in the M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education program and serve as a Graduate Assistant in the department. Congratulations Lauren Griner for your outstanding work and community service!

An article about Ms. Griner’s recognition was published by the Valdosta Daily Times on April 3rd and the article can be found at http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/education/education-briefs/article_d5f9d219-f833-594e-b1bb-89de1a97b3b2.html.

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COEHS Student Recognized as Online Student Ambassador

The Center for eLearning at Valdosta State University (VSU) has established a new recognition called “Online Student Ambassadors” which are exceptional online students recognized by faculty or advisors for their exceptional work. The first Online Student Ambassador is Mr. Craig Cothern, recommended by Dr. Vesta Whisler from the Department of Adult and Career Education.

Craig attended VSU throughout some of his undergraduate but later transferred to Georgia Tech. As VSU’s faculty held a special place in his heart, he decided to return to VSU as a distance learner. Being a father of four, full time worker, and Board member of several wrestling boards, Craig found it best to pursue an online degree. Craig has been very pleased with the Office Administration and Technology program in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services due to the flexibility in scheduling along with the support of his advisors and professors.

Faculty nominations are now open for the next round of Online Student Ambassadors. Please contact Kathy Sundin in the Center for eLearning for more information (kjsundin@valdosta.edu).

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Are you looking for a useful Elective Class this spring semester?

ACED 4810Contemporary Skills for the Workplace

Students looking for a useful upper division elective class should consider enrolling this term in ACED 4810 – Contemporary Skills for the Workplace.  The course is designed to explore the workplace competencies and dispositions that employers are looking for in their future employees in any profession. ACED 4810 meets on Thursdays from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

Please contact Dr. Martinez at rlmartinez@valdosta.edu for more information.


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