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Evangel University Kinesiology Department holds induction ceremony for new honor society

EUkinesiologyThe Evangel Kinesiology Department has inducted a new honor society on campus, Theta Alpha, during an installation ceremony on Oct. 10, 2014. It is a chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society, a national professional fraternity for persons pursuing careers in physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sports management.


“Installing this chapter allows us to officially recognize high-achieving students, providing a professional fraternity in which they can network and serve others through various projects,” said Donovan Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology and the faculty advisor to the fraternity on campus.


“This benefits current and future students as they may use this honor to prepare for graduate school, job applications and service requirements,” Nelson said.


Several current EU students were installed as officers of the new chapter:


  • Aimee Sudek, president, senior exercise science major
  • Kelsey Kapella, vice president, senior athletic training major
  • Olivia Cashman, secretary, junior exercise science major
  • Haley Watson, treasurer, junior exercise science major
  • Danielle Herrick, public relations, senior exercise science major


Several members of the kinesiology department faculty were inducted as well:


  • Dr. Keith Hardy, department chair
  • Sarah Walters, sports medicine director
  • Dr. Kevin King, assistant professor
  • Donovan Nelson, assistant professor
  • Charlie Getty, assistant professor


Jeff Vessely, the executive director of the national honor society, was present for the installation ceremony on Evangel’s campus.


For more information, contact the kinesiology department at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7387.

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