The 2015-16 academic year closed with several Exercise Science and Athletic Training majors from HPU’s Department of Kinesiology receiving major recognition.
Callie Adams, senior Exercise & Sport Science major (Personal Training) from Bangs, TX, graduated Magna Cum Laude this spring 2016. She was recognized as the Outstanding Exercise and Sport Science Graduate, Who’s Who Honoree, an American Kinesiology Association Scholar Award recipient, Gamma Beta Phi member, Jacket Ambassador, and University Singer; she maintained President or Dean’s List recognition every semester of her attendance. Immediate plans include professional work in Abilene where she can combine exercise and nutrition practices, eventually pursuing a graduate degree in Nutrition.
Kristin Haman, senior Athletic Training major from San Angelo, TX, graduated Summa Cum Laude and received two departmental recognitions: Highest GPA among Graduating Seniors and Outstanding Athletic Training Major; she accepted a Graduate Assistantship to continue Athletic Training study at Texas State University to obtain a Post-Professional degree in Athletic Training after this spring’s graduation. As part of her GA she will be assigned to the university’s track and field team. Ms. Haman was also recognized as a Who’s Who honoree.
Xavier McFalls, senior Exercise & Sport Science major (Personal Training) from Amarillo, TX, was recognized as a Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Outstanding Student of the Year. His summer plans include serving in Alaska prior to attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, Mr. McFalls was recognized as Who’s Who, American Southwest Conference Academic All-Conference 2014, 2015 and 2016, and received the Dr. Nat Tracy Servant Leadership Award this year.
Michael Snow, senior Exercise and Sport Science (Physical Education) from Waxahachie, TX, was recognized as a Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Outstanding Student of the Year. Mr. Snow is currently going through the application and testing process to become a firefighter and paramedic for Dallas Fire and Rescue.
Six department majors were among the recently recognized 32 Howard Payne University students named to the 2016 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” In addition to Adams, Haman, and McFalls, those honored included Tammy Arreola, Kinesiology major from Brownwood, TX; Ruth Davis, Athletic Training major from Cibolo, TX; and William Rumfield, Kinesiology major from Brownwood, TX.
Callie Molloy, junior Kinesiology major from Memphis, TX, was recognized by the Athletic Department as the Women’s Outstanding Scholar Athlete.
Pictured above, L to R: Dr. P. Graham Hatcher, Chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology, Xavier McFalls, Callie Adams, Kristin Haman, Callie Molloy and Michael Snow.