November 27, 2014  

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Southern Miss Recreational Sports Announces Student Staff Award Winners

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Each year, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports honors outstanding student staff members and graduating seniors at the Student Staff Appreciation and Awards night. Southern Miss Rec Sports held the 2013 awards night at the end of the spring semester at the Southern Miss Payne Center.

The awards night gave professional staff members the opportunity to say thank you to the students for their hard work. During the banquet, awards and scholarships are given to outstanding student staff members.

2012-2013 Student Staff Award Winners

·           Kristy Clevelandof Theodore, Alabama, a senior majoring in English Education, was awarded the Peter E. Durkee Award recognizing the most outstanding Recreational Sports student staff member and the Mike “Coach” Giles Aquatics Employee of the Year

·           Eryka Wallaceof Biloxi, Mississippi, a senior majoring in Public Relations, was awarded the Bruce and Virginia Wilgus “Making a Difference” recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for dedication in helping to make a difference and the Student Affairs Student Service Scholarship recognizing a Recreational Sports leader in service on and off campus

·           Mark Schimmel of Decatur, Illinois, a senior in Sport Management was awarded the Bruce and Virginia Wilgus “Making a Difference” recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for dedication in helping to make a difference and the Keith’s Superstores Scholarship recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for dedication to volunteerism

·           Kaela Perissuttiof Slidell, Louisiana, a senior majoring in Dietetic Studies was awarded the Comcast Golf Classic Scholarship Award recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for their essay “What Southern Miss Means to Me”

·           Calvin TaylorofTerry, Mississippi, a senior majoring in Sports Management was awarded the Keith’s Superstores Scholarship recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for dedication to volunteerism

·           John McClainof Grenada, Mississippi, a senior majoring in Forensic Anthropology was awarded the Keith’s Superstores Scholarship recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for dedication to volunteerism

·           Dannan Dueittof Citronelle, Alabama, sophomore majoring in Nursing, was awarded the Keith’s Superstores Scholarship recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for dedication to volunteerism

·           Kendall Farleyof Rockford, Michigan, a junior in Communications was awarded the Micky & Neely Harrington Scholarship recognizing a Recreational Sports student staff member for dedication to community service and the Tricia Linton Sales & Welcome Center Employee of the Year

·           Kewin Nielsenof Denmark, a sophomore majoring in Exercise Science, was awarded the James A. Townley Award recognizing the most outstanding Intramural Sports Official of the Year

·           Joanna Rochelleof Mandeville, Louisiana, a junior majoring in Human Performance – Kinesiology was awarded the Steve “Big Daddy” Rey Intramural Sports Supervisor Employee of the Year

·           Carlos Stallworth ofMoss Point, MS, a senior majoring in Public Relations, was awarded the Evelyn Kwan Green Marketing Employee of the Year

·           Gerald West of Jackson, Mississippi, a junior majoring in Criminal Justice was awarded the Outstanding Facility Supervisor of the year

·           Tegi Jenkinsof Jackson, Mississippi, a junior in Social Work, was awarded the Outstanding Office Assistant of the year

·           Jasmine Steele of Meridan, Mississippi, a junior majoring in Forensic Science was awarded the Outstanding Fitness Attendant of the year

·           Elizabeth Calamari of Slidell, Louisiana, a sophomore majoring in Education, was awarded the Outstanding Equipment Issue Attendant of the year

·           Stephanie Stokes of Hawaii, a junior majoring in Biological Science, was awarded the Outstanding Group Exercise Instructor of the year

·           Natalie Kuchmanof Vicksburg, Mississippi, a senior majoring in Exercise Science, was awarded the Outstanding Personal Trainer of the year