Gilbert L. Hermance Award
The Hermance Award
is presented annually to graduating seniors in the Kinesiology Department who have
exhibited exemplary qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and
service during their undergraduate experience.
This award is in
honor of Dr. Gilbert Hermance who was a faculty member and Chair from the
1930’s to the 1970’s, and made numerous valuable contributions to our
department. The award, made possible by gifts from Mr. Hermance’s friends and
colleagues following his retirement, was first presented in 1972.
There is one award
per program (Health Sciences and Sports Medicine), and the selection of the
recipients is made by the current faculty members in the Kinesiology
The award is
presented during the Kinesiology graduation reception with the winners
receiving a plaque. Further, the winners’
names are displayed in our office hallway along with past winners of this
Distinction in Research and Creative
This award recognizes research
accomplishment of exceptional quality of in Kinesiology, health, sports medicine, or related field as judged by a committee of faculty. Graduating Kinesiology majors who meet
department and university requirements are eligible to apply for this
In order to qualify for the award,
please submit the following:
- Declaration of intention to apply
for this distinction.
- Summary statement of the research achievement with project title.
- Documentation of research
achievement in the form of published papers, theses, pre-publication
manuscripts, or electronic files of presentations (PowerPoint or poster)
- A supporting letter from the
students’ advisor should detail the student’s research accomplishments and
Required application materials must
be submitted April 15th of the spring semester before graduation.
all application materials to Jennifer Zinn-Winkler, Kinesiology Department Administrator,
in person or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information from the Office of Academic Advising, click here.