CHADRON – Four Chadron State College Health, Physical Education, and Recreation majors have been nominated by faculty for Major of the Year Awards during the 2020 Nebraska Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Conference. The conference, previously scheduled for early November, has transitioned to an online format.
Students nominated in their respective majors were Health Education, Haley Urbatsch of Gillette, Wyo., Physical Education, George Johnson of Rapid City, S.D., Recreation, Sports Management, and Tourism, MaKayla Davidson of Alliance, Neb., and Exercise Science, Biomechanics, and Kinesiology, Chandler Hageman of Chadron.
Professor Dr. Dawn Brammer said Urbatsch is forward thinking and devoted to her field of study.
"Haley is a driven, future professional that wants to continue growing in her profession. Haley is always organized and looks for the best activities to support health content. Her lessons prove to be engaging, adaptable, and organized. She is well prepared for classes, always volunteers, and is a role model for all,” Brammer said.
Brammer also said Johnson is a dedicated student.
“George is an outstanding student and advisee. He goes above and beyond his peers in preparation for classes, presentations, and volunteer work,” Brammer said. “He is active in the public schools locally and in his hometown. His involvement in the schools and commitment to a double major in Mathematics and HPER exemplifies his ability to balance his time, efforts, and adaptability. This is evident in his readiness to meet the needs of his students in all aspects.”
Professor and Department Chair Dr. Scott Ritzen commended Davidson on her nomination.
“Makayla is one of the top students in the Sport and Recreation Management program in only a short time being on the CSC campus. She produces outstanding academic work and is very active on campus. She has a very clear vision for her future and will certainly achieve great success. Her academic work shows a clear application to future,” Ritzen said.
Ritzen also said Hageman has a strong work ethic and promising future.
“Chandler is an exceptional student and well-respected by both faculty and her peers. She has been able to balance athletics and academics. Chandler applies her acquired knowledge to the various aspects of her life. She will be an outstanding working professional after graduation,” Ritzen said.
—Olivia Bryant, College Relations