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2019 Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Management Awards

  • J. Joy James - Outstanding Alumnus Award (Academic)
  • J. Adam Beeco - Outstanding Alumnus Award (Practitioner)
  • Dr. William Terry - Distinguished Service Award
  • Danielle Baker, Julia Bragg, Rachel Broome, Caitlin Cannon, Kristen Carter, Rhett Casey, Sarah Daniels, Rachel Janson, Jordan Mayberry, Whitney Moore, Madeline Nance, Alexandria Temple, Paige Timberlake, Hannah Voyles, Hannah Wells, Kaylin Woods, and Colleen Fralinger - Academic Excellence Recognition
  • Aysia Cooper, Natalie Googer, Ryan Piller, and Hannah Snyder - Academic Achievement Awards (Junior)
  • Caleb Scruggs and Michelle Wagner - Academic Achievement Awards (Senior)
  • Lauren Fleming, Madeline Nance, Samantha Stevenson and Hannah Wells - Departmental Honors Graduates Recognition
  • Hannah Wells - Award for Excellence in Recreational Therapy
  • Rhett Casey and Caleb Scruggs - Parks and Conservation Area Management Founders & Leaders Award
  • Riley Purvis - Award for Excellence in Community Recreation, Sport and Camp Management
  • James Cyran - Award for Excellence in Professional Golf Management
  • Danielle Baker - Award for Excellence in Travel and Tourism
  • Hannah Snider - Stevenson-Smith-Lovett Awards
  • Kaylin Woods - Dr. Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Scholarship
  • Hayley Campbell - Greg Schoper Leadership Award
  • Lauren Fleming - Bert and Johnnie Brantley Outstanding Student Award
  • Caleb Scruggs - Lawrence R. Allen Engaged Future Professionals Award
  • Alexandra Sandoval - Marsha A. Ward ’79 Fellowship for Play
  • Lisa Kay Olsen, Rio James, Em Adams, Jess Fefer, and E'Lisha Fogle - Graduate Student Awards of Excellence
  • Alexis Jennings - Dr. Brett Wright Online Graduate Student Award
  • Lauren Stephens - Francis A. McGuire Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Laney Edwards - Markvan Bellamy Brooks Endowed Scholarship

CBSHS, CAFLS, CECAS, Business faculty named new School of Health Research faculty scholars

The Clemson University School of Health Research has 10 newly appointed faculty scholars from across four colleges in the University. 
Faculty scholars serve as leaders in health research, teaching and service, and together are growing the Clemson University’s research focus on health innovation.  The new faculty scholars research interests’ span from cancer care to gluten intolerance to virtual reality for pain management and the impact of wellness programs.

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Clemson students, faculty developing adaptive sports, promoting inclusive recreation in Thailand

ThailandFaculty and students from Clemson University will partner with the Institute for Physical Education in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to implement the Adaptive Sports for Social Change project. This project will provide content knowledge on adaptive sports to more than 40 physical education students in Thailand, as well as firsthand experience implementing these sports with individuals with disabilities.

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Clemson moves up in the ranks of bicycle-friendly universities

BikeShareThe League of American Bicyclists has moved Clemson University to silver status on its lists of Bicycle Friendly Universities. Silver status universities welcome cyclists, encourage cycling culture and provide opportunities for travel via cycling, according to the league.

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Clemson establishes parks lab to examine social, human issues in parks, protected areas

Parks Solutions LabClemson faculty have established the Park Solutions Lab on campus to study the social aspects and human dimensions of issues related to parks and protected areas. The lab will allow faculty to benefit from a physical space that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of capturing data related to visitor use and human-environment interactions. Learn more about how the department’s increased research productivity in this area made a physical lab space a natural next step.

Researchers use Clemson football memories to tackle dementia

Researchers from Clemson University are using football to battle the persistent damage brought on by dementia. Faculty and graduate student researchers are studying the effectiveness of a reminiscence therapy program that uses memories associated with Clemson football to address many of the debilitating effects of dementia. Read more

PRTM Faculty Receive Clemson Caribbean Inititative Grant

The Clemson Caribbean Initiative (CCI) has awarded five interdisciplinary seed grants totaling $50,000 to teams of Clemson faculty to help advance their research and scholarship, teaching and service in the Caribbean region. Lauren Duffy, Will Culler, Lori Dickes, and Gwynn Powell collaborated with other Clemson Faculty to receive one of five Caribbean Initiative interdisciplinary seed grants. They will conduct a project that includes the development of research collaborations and technical exchanges related to sustainable agriculture, tourism, and sustainability policy in Cuba. Read more

Clemson promotes diversity in sport through golf camp for African American women

Clemson’s PGA golf management program promoted academic and sports diversity through a golf camp designed for African American women. The camp ran from June 26 thru June 30th and hosted nine high school students from across the country interested in higher education academics and sports. Read more>>>

PRTM Folks Receive University, College and Department Awards

Congratulations to the following individuals who received Awards at the Spring Awards Celebrations. Their hard work on behalf of the department contributes to our strong reputation on campus. The recognition they received as a result of their awards reflects well on the work done by all our students, staff and faculty.

Clemson University Awards

    • Marieke Van Puymbroeck, 2017-2020 Dr. Wallace R. Roy Distinguished Professor in Health Innovation Research

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    • Karleisha Coleman Kakraba (graduate) – 2018 Award for Teaching Innovation
    • Lauren N. Duffy (faculty) – 2018 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
    • E’Lisha Fogle (graduate) – 2018 Award for Teaching Innovation
    • Barry A. Garst (faculty) – 2018 Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
    • Richard A. Lucas (faculty) – 2018 Award for Excellence in Innovation
    • Stacey Marcus (PRTM Masters ‘10) – 2018 Outstanding Student Service Award
    • Adam R. Savedra (faculty) – 2018 Award for Excellence in Innovation
    • Lauren Stephens (graduate) – 2018 Award for Teaching Innovation

Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Management Awards

    • Dr. Brian J. Hill - Outstanding Alumnus Award (Academic)
    • Lawanda Curry - Outstanding Alumnus Award (Practitioner)
    • Dr. Robert F. Baldwin - Distinguished Service Award
    • Dr. Kenneth L. Robinson - Distinguished Service Award
    • Jason C. Chavis, Lauren H. Cherney, Ashlyn E. Cox, Katie M. Craft, Brittany C. Dickerson, Megan L. Latimer, Sarah C. McKenzie, Adriana L. Mendoza, Miranda P. Mims, Allison Hannah Simpson, and Abigail K. Wiles - Academic Excellence Recognition
    • Rachel Broome, Caleb J. Scruggs, and Michelle Wagner - Academic Achievement Awards (Junior)
    • Hailey D. Hunter, and Bailey O. Parker - Academic Achievement Awards (Senior)
    • Hailey D. Hunter, Allison Hannah Simpson, Adriana L. Mendoza, Catalina V. Carr, and Elizabeth D. Johnson - Departmental Honors Graduates Recognition
    • Lauren H. Cherney - Award for Excellence in Recreational Therapy
    • Jason C. Chavis - Parks and Conservation Area Management Founders & Leaders Award
    • Megan L. Latimer - Award for Excellence in Community Recreation, Sport and Camp Management
    • Kevin A. Maynard - Award for Excellence in Professional Golf Management
    • Hailey D. Hunter - Award for Excellence in Travel and Tourism
    • Colleen Fralinger - Stevenson-Smith-Lovett Awards
    • Abigail K. Wiles - Dr. Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Scholarship
    • Allison Hannah Simpson - Greg Schoper Leadership Award
    • Lauren H.  Cherney and Hailey D. Hunter - Bert and Johnnie Brantley Outstanding Student Award
    • Adriana L. Mendoza - Lawrence R. Allen Engaged Future Professionals Award
    • Alexandra Sandoval - Marsha A. Ward ’79 Fellowship for Play
    • Brandon S. Harris, Kathleen Krafte Holland, Elizabeth A. Murphy, Geoffrey K. Riungu, and Garrett A. Stone - Graduate Student Awards of Excellence
    • Katherine Ann Jordan - Francis A. McGuire Graduate Student Teaching Award

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