AHS E-News
Winter 2012
Posted: December 10, 2012

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In This Issue

Governor Quinn

Governor Quinn Announces $4 Million for Veterans Center

At a December 6 press conference in the Khan Annex of Huff Hall, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said the state will contribute $4 million in capital funding toward the building of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. Read about Governor Quinn's visit.

AHS Honors Alumni of KCH, DRES

Rutter and Tozer

Dr. Bryce Rutter, who completed his Ph.D. in Kinesiology in 1987, has received the 2012 College of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. The 2012 Harold Scharper Award, given by Delta Sigma Omicron and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services, went to humanitarian and professional speaker Tiana Tozer. She completed her master’s degree in International Relations in 1993. Read about the awards.

AHS Receives New Professorship

The College of Applied Health Sciences has benefited from the generosity of two U of I alumni, Saul Morse and Anne Morgan, who have endowed the Saul J. Morse and Anne B Morgan Professorship in Applied Health Sciences. Read about the professorship.

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Kinesiology Freshman Named Paralympian of the Year

Raymond Martin, a first-year student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, was named Paralympic SportsMan of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee. Read about Raymond.

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AHS Reaches Out to Doctoral Students

The College of Applied Health Sciences held its second annual Ph.D. Information Day on November 3. Prospective students were able to learn more about Ph.D. programs in Speech and Hearing Science, Community Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, Sport and Tourism. Read more about the Ph.D. Information Day.

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Wounded Warriors Project Golf Outing a Success

Tom Mammoser, a 1977 graduate of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism and Executive Director of the Dundee Township Park District in Illinois, recently coordinated a golf outing in honor of the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that serves military service members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after September 11, 2001, and their families. The event also promoted awareness of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education planned for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. About 40 golfers from the Wounded Warrior Project, Dundee Park District, and University of Illinois participated in the event, which took place at the Randall Oaks Golf Course on Thursday, September 27. Troy Collier and Krista Kimme of the College of Applied Health Sciences Office of Advancement made a presentation about the vision and funding needs of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education during the dinner that followed the day of golfing. Our thanks to Tom Mammoser for his outstanding support of two great causes.

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DRES Receives Accessibility Award

The Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) and Timothy J. Nugent Hall have been awarded the 2012 Barrier-Free America Award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Read about the award.

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University of Illinois Observes Deaf Awareness Week

A variety of activities marked the Urbana-Champaign campus’ observation of the International Week of the Deaf during the last week of September. Read about the Deaf Awareness Week.

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We’re Calling to Say “Thank You!”

When you make a donation to the College of Applied Health Sciences, you impact the lives of our students significantly. They are very grateful for your support, and what better way to let you know of their appreciation than with a personal call?

At the beginning of every month, members of our AHS Student Council gather in the Dean’s Office to enjoy healthy snacks and make phone calls to say thank you. Each student calls between 15 and 20 donors. Sometimes they must leave messages, but at other times they are able to enjoy lengthy conversations with alumni who have not been back to campus in more than 25 years. Many of our donors have expressed shock and pleasant surprise to hear that students are calling merely to thank them for their generosity and not to solicit additional donations. Our students greatly enjoy the experience. Many state that they want to donate so that they can receive a call, too!

So if you make a donation in the future, don’t be afraid to take that call from AHS. It will likely be one of our students just calling to say, “Thanks!”

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