Program Award Winner: Victoria Fauntroy

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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.

This year, faculty in the Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion program have selected Victoria Fauntroy as their Outstanding Graduate Student in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion. Congratulations, Victoria!


Q & A with Outstanding Graduate Student in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion, Victoria Fauntroy:

What academic accomplishment are most proud of?  

Winning the Best Poster competition at the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) Annual Conference.  

What organizations/affiliations have you been involved with while at Mason?  

While at Mason, I have been involved with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), and Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA). 

What are your plans after graduation?  

After graduation, my plan is to work as a Certified Athletic Trainer in a clinical or research position.  

What is your favorite memory in CEHD or your favorite part of being a CEHD student?  

My favorite memory in CEHD is taking graduation pictures with two of my close friends.  

What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students (especially those that are not graduating yet)?   

My advice for fellow CEHD students is to 1) know and always remember your “why” and 2) have a hobby outside of school that brings you joy and helps you grow.