Student athletes learn to work together on and off the court — in class, during academic
team projects, during on-campus employment, on the road, and socializing over coffee.
Class: Junior Major: Health and Physical Education Hometown: Pelham, NY Points of Interest: Captain of women’s volleyball
team (middle hitter); writing tutor; secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee; president of the Health and Physical
Education/Sport and Leisure Management Club; volunteer for Windham Middle School’s 4H LIFT after-school program.
Career Goal: Physical education teacher/trainer
Teaching About Life
My favorite class is Introduction to PE Curriculum Materials with Professor Michael Gerich. He
taught us how to develop lesson and unit plans. Most importantly, he taught us that we had to
prove we had the skills and knowledge to be a physical educator. We had to prove every single skill
for every single sport. It showed me what my strengths and weaknesses were.
I helped coordinate the Special Olympics at Windham Middle School with Professor Charles Wynn.
We worked together very closely so that Eastern student-athletes who wanted to volunteer would
shoot hoops with the Special Olympians. I loved it and immediately came back to campus and
looked up classes in adaptive physical education as another possible route. I want to give every kid
an opportunity that they might not get anywhere else. I want to take on that role-model position.
I want to be the structure that they don’t have in their lives.
Giving Is Receiving
I love reaching and setting my own goals,
and I love helping other people develop
The Dean’s Cup contest
and reach their own goals. That’s why I
includes a fiercely
tutor on campus. I like the ‘let’s work on
this together’ aspect. And then when some-
one gets it, I love the look of achievement
on their face. It says, ‘I can do this!’
Residential students participate in the Dean’s Cup”
event, an annual competition with activities and
events that stretch over a nine-month period.
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