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 have chosen
as a recipient of the
2021 John R. Linn Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Athlete
Q & A with John R. Linn Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Athlete recipient, Maggie Morgan:
What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my successes as a student athlete. I have maintained a 3.5 GPA in my 5 years as a student, and have had many successes on the GMU Track and Field and Cross Country teams. I received Dean’s List recognition along with A10 all-academic and all-conference recognition.
What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?
After graduation, I will be pursuing a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification. My dream is to work in an adventure or outdoor therapy setting with individuals who have varying abilities. I also dream of finding a job where I can incorporate my love for American Sign Language. I ultimately aim to begin new Therapeutic Recreation programs in organizations that do not already have them and to spread the importance of TR to people who do not know what it means.
What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?
Some of my fondest memories were in the Leadership and Outdoor Education course I took in my 3rd year. During this course, we experienced different types of outdoor activities. My favorite trip was rock climbing at Great Falls. This was an activity I otherwise would not have had the chance to do, had I not taken this class.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
Learn more about the different people around you and find ways to help everyone stay connected with the world. Work hard, be creative, and take care of yourself.
Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?
I am very thankful for the support I have received from my advisors, Dr. Wiggins and Stormi Woltz; my coaches Andrew Gerard and Tony Mihalic; my parents; and my greatest friends Hunter, Ally, Maggie, Carina, and Louisa.