Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Student Branch Awards the Cream of the Crop

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Student Branch Awards the Cream of the Crop

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These students received high marks in the inaugural year of the Student Branch awards, with the committee choosing two deserving candidates, as well as one student organization. Heather Hogle from Central Michigan University was named the Outstanding Graduate Student, Kimberly Hinckley from Florida State University, was named Outstanding Undergraduate Student, and Penn State University was named Outstanding Student Club of the Year.

Hogle first learned about NRPA during her masters program in Recreation Management and Community Leadership at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Currently Hogle is a student in the education department at Central Michigan University, pursuing her specialist degree in Educational Administration and Community Leadership. "NRPA has contributed immeasurably to my growth in the field of parks and recreation and has been an enduring source of" information and support along my journey to success," Hogle said.

Hinckley graduated in May from Florida State University with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Service Administration. While serving Florida State University (FSU) Recreation Professionals Student Organization as president, Hinckley was able to motivate and give recreation students an idea of how they can benefit from being in professional organizations such as NRPA. …

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