2015 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Award winners!

MWACSM is proud to present the following opportunities to recognize student and professional achievement throughout the region.


2015 Student Award Winners

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar: Clare Heisey (Kent State University)
  • Outstanding Graduate Scholar: Zachary Zenko (Iowa State University)
  • Undergraduate Research Award: Samuel Pitcairn
  • Graduate Research Award: Sara Harper (Kent State University)
  • DuPont Nutrition and Health ACSM Travel Award: Jennifer Erichsen (Ball State University)
  • ACSM President’s Cup Award: Sarah Harper (Kent State University)

2015 Student Presentation Award Winners

Poster Presentation Awards:

  • Doctoral – Ron Garner (Purdue University)
  • Master’s – Katie Bus (Iowa State University)
  • Bachelor’s – Jordan Oddis (Ohio University)
Oral Presentation Awards:

  • Doctoral – Brandon Dykstra (Ball State University)
  • Master’s – Noah Neuenfeldt (Western Michigan University)
  • Bachelor’s – Melissa Jones (Saginaw Valley State University)

2015 Professional Awards Recipients

  • Founder’s Award: Jeff Lemmer, PhD
  • Professional Achievement Award: Kenneth Ecker, PhD

Past Founder’s Award Winners

2014 – Craig E. Broeder
2013 – Karin Pfeiffer
2012 – Brenda Reeves
2011 – David Lamb
2010 – Jim Pivarnik
2009 – Helaine Alessio
2008 – Elaine Betts
2007 – Lynn Darby
2006 – Barry Franklin
2005 – Tony Mahon
2004 – Jeff Betts
2003 – Lynn Millar
2002 – Jeff Edwards
2001 – Darlene Sedlock
2000 – Ann Snyder
1999 – Wayne Sinning
1998 – Richard Parr
1997 – Leonard Kaminsky
1996 – Merle Foss, Henry Montoye, Fazlola Nickhah
1995 – Richard Bowers
1994 – Tim Kirby

2015 MWACSM ActiveU Competition Winners

  • Winner: Saginaw Valley State University
  • Runner Up: Michigan State University