Kraus Groundbreaking at Homecoming

Kraus groundbreaking at Homecoming

Kinesiology alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends took part in Homecoming festivities in a tent beside the School's future home, the Kraus Building. A groundbreaking ceremony signaled the beginning of renovations to the building, and performing the "digging" were:

  • Dean Lori Ploutz-Snyder;
  • Provost Martin Philbert;
  • U-M Vice President for Development Jerry May;
  • Philanthropist and 2014 Dean's Awardee Jeannine Galetti;
  • Donor and 2017 Early Career Awardee Nick Shaw (SM '11); and
  • Kinesiology Student Government (KSG) president Evie Chodock.

The Alumni Awards for 2018 were then given out by Kinesiology Alumni Society (KAS) Board president Heidi Haite. 

This year's awardees are:

  • Dan Gaiman (Early Career Achievement)
  • Erin Prober-Charlupski (Early Career Achievement);
  • Danny Koblin (Career Achievement); 
  • Brian Movalson (Career Achievement); and
  • Noel Cimmino (Distinguished Service).

Learn more about the awardees and the Kinesiology Alumni Association at:

  • Videos & photo album of event: (Note: a higher resolution video of the groundbreaking has now replaced earlier, fuzzier versions) 
  • Brief article in The University Record about the groundbreaking: