The American Kinesiology Association (AKA) recently recognized four School of Kinesiology students for their academics and leadership.
Mélanie Beaulieu and Alexandra (Sasha) Voloshina were named AKA Doctoral Scholar and AKA Writing Scholar, respectively. Both doctoral students are expected to defend their dissertations in August.
Jessica Ford, MVS ’14 and Katherine (Katie) Poggensee, MVS ’14, were named 2014 American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate Scholar Award winners. Before graduating last month, Jessica assisted Dr. Deanna Gates in her Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory, while Katie spent time in both Dr. Ferris’s Human Neuromechanics Laboratory and Dr. Jeff Horowitz’s Substrate Metabolism Laboratory. These young women are from Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago, IL, respectively.
All AKA awards honor a select number of students, nominated by faculty mentors, who:
Last year Katie Zurales, MVS '13 was selected as an AKA National Undergraduate Scholar, while Jessica Deneweth, PhD '13 was recognized as an AKA National Graduate Scholar.
The AKA, an organization of over 130 Kinesiology departments housed in colleges and universities nationwide, promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and works to advance its many applications. The School of Kinesiology is a charter member of the AKA.
Congratulations, Mélanie, Sasha, Jessica and Katie, for your outstanding achievements while studying at U-M Kinesiology!