LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Two Lock Haven University students have received awards from the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Seniors Stephanie Kudrick and Ashton Smith won awards for Health and Physical Education at the 87th annual PSAHPERD convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., on November 22, 2008.
Kudrick, a Health and Physical education major from Coudersport, Pa., received the Violet Baumgardner Award for her academic achievements, professional service, and potential. She was awarded $1200.
Smith is a Health and Physical education major from Hughesville, Pa. She was awarded the alternate position for the Outstanding Future Professional and has an opportunity to represent Pennsylvania at the Eastern District Convention of the Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Lancaster, Pa. in February 2009.
Kudrick and Smith were supported by Paul Ballat and Michelle M. Eaton, faculty advisers to the LHU Health and Physical Education Majors Club. Commenting on the students’ success, Eaton noted, “It is highly unusual for one institution to have winners in both awards in the same year.”