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Three K-State kinesiology students awarded scholar status with the American Kinesiology Association (AKA)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The College of Human Ecology is proud to recognize Dylan Bassett, Katelyn Gilmore and Joshua Smith as recipients of American Kinesiology Association Scholar Awards for 2016.  The awards honor a select number of students with distinctive academic and leadership records.

Dylan Bassett, a senior majoring in kinesiology, was also identified as a finalist for the AKA National Undergraduate Scholar Award and earned an honorable mention. He plans to graduate in spring 2016.  Katelyn Gilmore, named AKA Masters Scholar, is a graduate student in the kinesiology program working with Dr. Katie Heinrich.  Joshua Smith was named an AKA Doctoral Scholar and is a doctoral candidate in the kinesiology program with with Dr. Craig Harms.

American Kinesiology Association logoThese students were nominated for the AKA Scholar Awards by kinesiology faculty and have demonstrated an exceptional interest in the field of kinesiology, possess personal qualities that lend themselves to assuming leadership positions and have the potential for making a significant impact on the field. The AKA is compromised of over 140 college and university kinesiology departments and strives to promote the diverse applications and enhance the study of kinesiology.

This article was posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, and is filed under College News, Kinesiology.