Colorado State University - Pueblo students, faculty honored by professional association

Colorado State University - Pueblo students, faculty honored by professional association

PUEBLO – Two Colorado State University-Pueblo exercise science students and a CSU-Pueblo instructor were honored by the Central District for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance as part of a nine-state, regional convention held Feb. 2-4 in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (COAHPERD) hosted the regional convention at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs.

Karen Marley a full-time instructor in the Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation Department (EXHPR) at CSU-Pueblo received the prestigious Pathfinder Award from COAHPERD for her service and promotion to girl's and women's sport and physical activity. She also presented two sessions at the conference, Title IX Update for the 21st Century and Field Hockey Made Fun for Any Level. NEED MORE INFO HERE ABOUT HER CAREER MET THE CRITERIA FOR THE PATHFINDER AWARD.

CSU-Pueblo students Jitka McGivney and Lindsey Tapia, both of Pueblo, received scholarships to offset the cost of attending the conference from the "Future Professionals" division of CDA.   

Dr. Christine Rochester, associate professor of EXHPR, and Dr. Steve McClaran, assistant professor, presented The Importance of Skill Development from Childhood through Adult Recreationist.   Hazel Reyes, a graduate students from Colorado Springs who also serves as president of the Physical Educators Club, performed significant volunteer service with the conference along with other club officers. Local attendees at the conference included Pueblo physical education instructors, David Perez, Pueblo School of Arts and Sciences; Tracy Spinnuzzi, Centennial High School, and Bonnie Goehringer, Heaton Middle School.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.