BC Recognizes Seniors with 2015 Health and Human Sciences Awards

May 12, 2015

Bridgewater College seniors were presented awards from the department of health and human sciences.

Major of the Year awards were presented in the following fields of study— Daniel Disney in health and exercise science, Kyle Harris in health and physical education, Amber Tyree in family and consumer sciences and Joseph Wood received the award in athletic training.

The Major of the Year awards are based on academic skills, career-related experiences and being a strong, positive role model. Each recipient was presented a plaque and monetary gift.

Disney is the son of Deborah Roach of Appomattox, Va., and the late Daniel Disney. Harris is the son of Rhonda and Randy Harris of Weyers Cave, Va. Tyree is the daughter of Michael and Julie Tyree of Troutville, Va. Wood is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wood of Staunton, Va.

Kelsie L. Floyd received the Excellence in Academics award presented to the student who embraces learning, demonstrates academic excellence and engages in the learning process in the classroom and beyond. Floyd, a health and exercise science major, is the daughter of Gary R. and Crystal L. Floyd of Lyndhurst, Va.

Katie Snead, a health and exercise science and Spanish double major with a minor in nutrition and wellness, was presented the Excellence in Leadership and Service award for demonstrating excellence in leadership, character and service. She is the daughter of Christine Snead and James Snead, both of Crew, Va.

Floyd and Snead each received a plaque and monetary award.

Wood also received the Most Valuable Athletic Training Student award. The award, presented at the Athletic Training program picnic on May 8, is voted on by peers and based on the characteristics of leadership, integrity, dedication, dependability and personality. He received a plaque for his award.

Melanie Kramer, a junior family and consumer sciences major, received the Rugby H. St.John Endowed Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences. The award, valued at $1,930, is presented to a student seeking a degree in family and consumer sciences with preference given to those seeking certification in secondary education. The award is based on scholarship, leadership and character. Kramer is the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Kramer of Lovettsville, Va.

Snead and Wood will pursue doctorate degrees in physical therapy from Mary Baldwin College’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. Disney will complete a professional internship in the Strength and Conditioning Department at Stanford University. Harris will teach physical education at Westwood Hills Elementary School in Waynesboro, Va.