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 Kinesiology have selected Hadley Graham as their Outstanding Student in Kinesiology. Congratulations, Hadley!
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Kinesiology, Hadley Graham
What academic accomplishment are most proud of?
The academic accomplishment I’m most proud of is making the dean’s list every semester while I’ve been at Mason.
What organizations/affiliations have you been involved with while at Mason?
During my time at Mason, I’ve been involved with the GMU Kinesiology Club as the communication director and events coordinator. This past year I’ve worked with the Office of Student Involvement as a program assistant on the GMU Well Being Team.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation I will be attending physical therapy school at Shenandoah University.
What is your favorite memory in CEHD or your favorite part of being a CEHD student?
My favorite part of being a CEHD student is being involved with the Mason Kinesiology Club. Not only does it allow me to explore my field of study even further, but most importantly it connect me with other students, professionals, and gives me opportunities to participate in events and experiences that enhance my time at Mason.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students (especially those that are not graduating yet)?
My advice for fellow CEHD students: It’s never too late to get involved and/or reach out to others for support. There are so many opportunities to grow academically and professionally at Mason, so take advantage of them and never stop exploring, learning and bettering yourself for the benefit of helping others.