SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel Kinesiology Department recently installed officers and inducted a new member to the newly formed honor society on campus, Theta Alpha.
Theta Alpha is a chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society, a national professional organization for people with careers in physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sport management.
The chapter inducts kinesiology students who meet academic criterion and community service requirements for admission.
Following their induction, members participate in student organized community service projects, including a day of activities and outreach to boys in the Missouri Court System.
“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 faculty advisor to the chapter.
“This benefits 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 chapter:
- Olivia Crews, senior, president
- MaKayla Trentham, junior, vice president
- Kristen Moore, junior, secretary
- Trevor McCormack, junior, treasurer
- Haley Watson, senior, public relations
- Macy Jenkins, junior, historian
One student was inducted as new members into the chapter:
- Allison Lawler, junior, athletic training major
Spring inductions are being planned for eligible students within the department.
For more information about Theta Alpha, contact the Kinesiology Department at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7387
The Kinesiology Department at Evangel offers majors in athletic training, physical education (K-12), sport management, and exercise science with a personal training track and a pre-physical therapy track.
Graduates can be found in a variety of professional settings, including coaching, education, government offices, business and the military. Many students go on the graduate programs in sports medicine and physical therapy.
For more information, visit: http://www.evangel.edu/departments/kinesiology/about-the-department/