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Student & Alumni Achievements

Maryland Students Win American Kinesiology Association Scholars Award and Are Nominated for National Award

Three University of Maryland School of Public Health students have received the American Kinesiology Association Scholars award for their distinctive academic and leadership achievements. The students will be considered for the national American Kinesiology Association Scholars award.

Mr. Daniel Callow, senior master’s student, Ms. Elizabeth Bell, graduate student in kinesiology, and doctoral student Mr. Shaun Edmonds were recognized by the department of kinesiology this month.

The American Kinesiology Association awards recognize and promote academic excellence, further professional competence and dedication of academically accomplished students, and promote kinesiology and its related fields.

Mr. Shaun Edmonds recently won the F. Daniel Wagner Graduate Student Physical Activity Instruction Award, which recognizes the best, most enthusiastic graduate student instructor in the physical activity program. Mr. Edmonds, who is advised by Dr. David L. Andrews, successfully defended his dissertation this year.

Ms. Bell works under the mentorship of Dr. Jae Shim and last year received the Edwin & Kathryn Arbogast Award from AOPA (American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association) for her project, “A Mixed-Methods Examination of Limitations to Physical Activity as Reported by Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations.”

Mr. Callow, who will return to the University of Maryland as a PhD student in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program next year, received an honorable mention for his senior thesis at this year’s Public Health Research @ Maryland. He was recently named a Winston Family Honors Writing Award winner. His advisor is Dr. J. Carson Smith.

The association is expected to announce the winners this month. The national award recipients will receive a $250 gift certificate from Human Kinetics and a national certificate of recognition.