Eunhye Kwon (M.Ed. ’09, Ph.D. ’14 Kines) presented her dissertation at the International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity in June 2015 in Netanya, Israel. The title of her dissertation and her presentation was “Implementing an E-learning Supplement in Physical Education Teacher Education Programs.”
Amanda Weller (B.S.Ed. ’04 Health & PE) is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Wardell Orthopaedics in Suffolk, Va. She specializes in sports medicine having completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh.
Amanda Weller's Curry Memory
MAJ Timothy Mitroka (M.Ed. ’13 Kines) put his kinesiology and fitness skills to the test when he competed on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. “This was back in May and definitely was a challenge. But I did find myself applying a lot of what I learned at U.Va. to be as efficient as possible through each obstacle. I did pretty well for a rookie; made the top 30 on the first obstacle course run, and then came in 17th place overall after the second, and more grueling, course run at the Pittsburgh venue for the show. My daughters egged me on to apply last year, and I couldn’t believe I got a call back to be a competitor. I actually got a little air time on TV from my first run.” bleacherreport.com/articles/2510409-american-ninja-warrior-2015-results-recap-from-june-29-episode
Melissa DeMott Branch (M.T. ’08 Foreign Lang Ed) and Jeremy Edwards Branch (Col ’07) welcomed Henry Emerson Branch into this world on March 15, 2015. He joins big brother, Jeremiah Edwards. The family resides in Richmond, Va.
Ana Morais (B.S.Ed. ’15 Kines) will be at U.Va. one more year to finish her masters in Exercise Physiology.
Ana Morais's Curry Memory
“Some of the best memories I have had at the Curry School took place while organizing and attending EdCouncil events. I specially enjoyed the Fall Curry Picnics because they are great events to see everyone after being gone for the summer.”
Max Prokopy (M.Ed. ’08 Kines) happily returned to U.Va. to operate The U.Va .SPEED Clinic, which uses 3-D technology and force analysis to help athletes avoid injury and improve performance. http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/physical-medicine-rehabilitation/the-speed-clinic/the-speed-clinic.html
Max Prokopy's Curry Memory
“Being able to intern at the lab with Jay Dicharry was a terrific experience, one I could not have had without the program at Curry School.”
Lynn Housner (B.S. ’74 Health & PE) retired 2013 due to an unexpected illness and disability. “I am now Associate Dean and Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University. During my career I was fortunate to receive the following honors: (more…)
Lynn Housner's Curry Memory
“Taking teaching methods classes with Linda Bunker”
Sarah Skinner (B.S. Ed. ’14, M.Ed. ’15 Kines) will be starting a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at l’Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in Lyon, France, in September.
Sarah Skinner's Curry Memory
“Spending time in Mem Gym with other Exercise Physiology students.”
Valerie Herzog (M.Ed. ’96 Health & PE) was recently appointed to serve as the director of the Office of Graduate Studies at Weber State University. She has also begun her first term as a commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). weber.edu/valerieherzog
Valerie Herzog's Curry Memory
“Testing new surgical tools on cadaver hands in the conference room!”
Megan Burgess (B.S.Ed. ’06 Sports Med) is a physical therapist and manager at a hospital-based therapy provider and a teaching assistant with the Washington University in St. Louis program in physical therapy. She is a mentor and instructor for the SSM-SLU orthopedic physical therapy resident program and an instructor for network-wide continuing education on topics such as running screening and evaluation, non-clinician anatomy, hip/pelvis regional application, shoulder evaluation treatment with occupational therapy focus. Her areas of interest include lumbar/hip/pelvis and women’s health.
Megan Burgess's Curry Memory
“Mid-lecture jokes of Patrick McKeon and his passion for the subjects he taught.”
Jeff Kloetzel (B.S.Ed. ’87 Health & PE) just released his second CD of original music, called “Long Time Coming.” After decades in the corporate world in Honolulu, Jeff now works in the music business and wine industry in southern Oregon. www.jeffkloetzel.blogspot.com
Craig Denegar (M.Ed. ’79, Ph.D. ’89 Health & PE) Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries
by Craig R. Dengar, Ethan Saliba, and Susan Saliba
(Human Kinetics, 4th ed.),
Coming in fall 2015.