The Phillips-Baber Share the Wealth ScholarshipÂ began in 2007. It is awarded to a Health andÂ Physical Education Major from Valdosta StateÂ University who is a current junior moving intoÂ their senior block; or a senior who will attend theÂ VSU HPE Master’s program. Students must haveÂ at least a 2.75, be involved with community service,Â display a high level of professionalism, haveÂ several volunteer experiences, and represent theirÂ major in a positive manner. They must also submitÂ their teaching philosophy along with threeÂ recommendations from their mentors, formerÂ teachers, or professors. This prestigious $500.00Â scholarship along with a plaque is presented eachÂ year during the opening ceremonies of STW toÂ the well-deserving winner in front of their peersÂ and other health and physical education professionals.
News from the James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services
The primary purpose of the Share The Wealth conference was to address pertinent theories and provide practical experiences concerning physical education specialists, coordinators and administrators; preschool and day care center personnel; special education teachers; recreation directors and therapists; and professional preparation personnel in physical education, recreation, early childhood education, middle grades education or special education programs.
Students and faculty members not only attended the conference, they represented Valdosta State University College of Education with three amazing presentations:
- Grant, M. & VSU Students (2013). Balanced Kids? “Crazy” Ideas for Educational Gymnastics. Share the Wealth in Elementary, Middle, and High School Physical Education Conference. Jekyll Island, Georgia. (January 26, 2013).
- Hagood, S., Sanderson, S., & VSU students (2013). STEP to Success – Inclusion & Cooperative Activities for All. Share the Wealth in Elementary, Middle, and High School Physical Education Conference. Jekyll Island, Georgia. (January 25, 2013).
- Satterfield, H. & Hagood, S. (2013). Catch and Throw On the Go. Share the Wealth in Elementary, Middle, and High School Physical Education Conference. Jekyll Island, Georgia. (January 26, 2013).