HIGH POINT, North Carolina, June 25, 2021 – High Point University faculty and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.
Professor HPU received an award from the American Physical Therapy Association
Dr. Alicia Emerson, assistant professor of physiotherapy who helps run the Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic at High Point University, received the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Societal Impact Award.
This national award recognizes leaders within the APTA member community who demonstrate commitment and dedication to resolving issues related to societal well-being. The award also recognizes individuals who exemplify the compassionate nature of the physiotherapy profession by demonstrating a distinguished commitment to philanthropic initiatives, raising awareness of major societal issues, and demonstrating how physiotherapy can be applied to address these. problems.
Emerson was nominated for this award based on her work as Director of Clinical Practice leading the HPU Pro Bono Physiotherapy Clinic, her research, as well as her teaching and learning. mentoring students in this area. The clinic has provided more than $ 1.3 million in care to the High Point community since it opened in 2018.
“This is tremendous recognition for Dr. Emerson, the Pro Bono Clinic, the Department of Physiotherapy, the Congdon School of Health Sciences and High Point University,” said Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, President and Associate Professor of Physiotherapy.
HPU students and professors featured in an international publication
Six HPU 2021 graduates and one faculty member have been shortlisted to feature in Creative Quarterly 64, an international publication that showcases the best work in graphic design, illustration, photography, and fine art.
The winners were Nina Rizzo for graphic design and Will Hoffman for photography. Gabrielle Bryce, Adem Hasanaj, Katherine Minchala and Sydney Stallings were finalists for graphic design. Carrie A. Dyer, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, was also recognized as a winner in the Professional Design category.
“We couldn’t be happier to see students achieve such international honors,” said Dyer. “We are proud to be among the top ranked graphic design schools. All of the students have worked extremely hard to polish their portfolios this past semester. We are so proud of our graphic design students.
Creative Quarterly 64 will be available this fall online at https://cqjournal.com/winners/64.
Professor HPU received a national grant
Dr. Laurie Zack, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, recently received the National Mathematical Association of America grant from Preparation for Industrial Careers (PIC) Math. The grant provides faculty with resources for a one-semester, credited course focused on industrial problem solving. Zack, who will receive a stipend of $ 4,000, will form a team of three to five students and work with them to develop their problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills.
“Dr. Zack is an exceptional professor, and the fact that she has received this national external grant is the culmination of her commitment to providing excellent opportunities for our students,” said Dandrielle Lewis, Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. . “The MAA PIC Math Grant is ideal for its research program, our department and the opportunities and exposure it will provide to our students and faculty.”
Over the summer, Zack attends a training workshop that will provide him with career and internship information to share with students, advice on developing business and industry relationships and partnerships, exposure to math problems. and statistics that arise in industry, training on how to develop skills in students that are valued by employers, and preparation for the PIC Math research and review course.
PIC Math prepares mathematical science students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. An important component of the PIC math course involves students working in groups on a one-semester undergraduate research problem in business, industry, or government that will enhance students’ abilities in problem-solving, thinking skills. critical, independent thinking and communication.
“These traits and skills will also improve the trainability, emotional intelligence, motivation, temperament and technical skills of our students,” Lewis said. “The course will educate undergraduates about non-academic career options and prepare students for industrial careers.”
HPU graduate student receives 2021 ALD national scholarship
Kelley Gosling received the Dr. Herman “Butch” Hill Graduate Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta for $ 2,000. Gosling graduated in Exercise Science in 2020 and is pursuing his Master of Science in Athletic Coaching at HPU. She was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2018.
“I fell in love with this profession because athletic coaches have diverse skills and can work in a wide variety of settings,” said Gosling, of Edison, NJ “I appreciate that every day is different and the athletic training values the treatment of the whole patient My goal as a future clinician is simple: to provide the best possible health care to my patients.
The graduate scholarship is for the 2021-22 academic year. Each scholarship is named after an important person for Alpha Lambda Delta. Dr. Herman ‘Butch’ Hill is the Director of the Cutler Scholars Program and the Ombudsman for Ohio University. He has advised the Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter at Ohio University since 1992. A national honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta’s mission is “to encourage higher academic achievement, promote intelligent living and a healthy life. high level of learning, and to help students recognize and develop meaningful goals for their unique roles in society.
“Kelley is a phenomenal representative of High Point University and Alpha Lambda Delta for her academic achievements and career aspirations,” said Bradley Taylor, senior director of alumni engagement and chapter co-advisor at HPU. “She quickly became involved as a Section Officer with Alpha Lambda Delta and has continued to support and uphold the high ideals of the company both in her undergraduate studies and now at the graduate level. Kelley will continue to make positive changes in our world as a future athletic trainer. “
HPU graduate wins history award
Anne Baldwin, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in May 2021, won the 2021 Midgette Award from the North Carolina Association of Historians (NCAH). This award is given to the best student paper presented at the NCAH annual conference, which Baldwin presented in March. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is judged by a panel of three historians. Her article, “Fashion and Symbolism in Portraiture of Queen Elizabeth I,” analyzed how Queen Elizabeth I used fashion in portraits to change her public image as her reign progressed.
“Anne has used many of the liberal arts skills she cultivated during her four years at HPU majoring in history, particularly in the area of research,” said Amanda Allen, professor of history. “She used a range of primary sources, including art, fashion, and law, to construct and support her thesis throughout. The Department of History is exceedingly proud of her article and the recognition she has gained in the field through her unique approach to the history of fashion and culture.