Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion have chosen
2021 Outstanding Graduate Student in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion
Q & A with Outstanding Graduate Student in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion, Elizabeth Washington:
What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my experiences with the ACHIEVES Project working as an Athletic Trainer and engaging in pediatric sports medicine research. I am grateful to have worked with several additional Athletic Trainers on this project who made positive impacts on my life.
What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?
My future goals, plans, and dreams are to continue education, research, and service. I strive to enjoy my sports medicine career and thrive in opportunities that change my goals for the better.
What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?
My favorite memory in CEHD was gaining lifelong companionships with my faculty, mentors, and peers.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
My advice to fellow CEHD students is to believe in yourself, your thoughts, and know you are capable of amazing things when you question the world around you. Surround yourself with positive people who challenge you to be better and enjoy the lightness of life!
Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all my faculty, mentors, and pals for your kindness, empathy, and support. Shout-out to those who were with me thick and thin during the late nights commuting to class, scheduling zoom happy hours/pet playdates/virtual exercise sessions, and working during this unforgettable pandemic.