RTTR News

Outstanding 2017-18 Students

WSU Awards Ceremony - (from left to right) Emily Lindstrom, Dr. Roger Riley, & Kayla Conrad

Congratulations to Emily Lindstrom and Kayla Conrad on their achievement!

On Thursday, May 3rd, WSU held an awards ceremony to recognize the outstanding students from five colleges: Business, Liberal Arts, Education, Science and Engineering, Nursing and Health Sciences Colleges. This year, a student was honored from each of the “Recreation and Tourism” and “Therapeutic Recreation” majors. Emily Lindstrom was named Outstanding Recreation and Tourism Student; Kayla Conrad received the Outstanding Therapeutic Recreation Student award. Students were selected by the RTTR faculty based on their superior academic achievement, character, and significant contributions to the community.”

2017 Scholarship Recipients

(Academic Year: 2017-2018)

We are proud of our students, congratulations scholarship recipients!

  • Tara Stenson for being awarded the “Kibby Memorial Scholarship” - Dolphin Research Center in Florida
  • Abigail Glaysher, Alex Schultz, & Seth Shanley for being awarded the "2017 The Minnesota Recreation & Parks Foundation Student Scholarship"
  • Alyssa Kuhl for being awarded the "2017 Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association Student Scholarship"
  • Brooke Schneider, Blayr Thompson, & Kyra Anderson for being awarded the "2017 Southern Minnesota Recreation & Park Association Student Scholarship"

Faculty Publications & Presentations 

(Academic Year: 2017-2018)

Dye, C., Willoughby, D., Aybar-Damali, B., Grady, C., Oran, R., & Knudson, A. (2018). Improving chronic disease self-management by older home health patients through community health coaching. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4), 660-683.