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 Recreation Management have chosen
as the recipient of the
2021 Thomas L. Goodale Award for Outstanding Student in Recreation Management – Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Q & A with Thomas L. Goodale Award for Outstanding Student in Recreation Management – Parks and Outdoor Recreation recipient, Emma Werthmann:
What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?
Proud to have managed working full-time and keeping up with full-time school, all while being the president of the Rho Phi Lambda academic fraternity.
What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?
I hope to one day make a difference in the community through providing educational experiences to people in parks and teach future Parks and Recreation students.
What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?
Meeting amazing people who share the same passion for parks as I do. Making lifelong friends.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
Never give up. When things get tough and you think you are not gonna make it, stay strong because no matter what happens anything is possible with motivation and a positive attitude.
Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?
I wanted to thank professors like Susan Johnson and Ivan Levin who brought their passion into the classroom everyday. Above all I want to thank my advisor Dr. Wiggins who has been with me through all the good and bad days. She helped me learn how to find opportunities in everything and has supported all my decisions no matter how tough. So thank you.