PHETE Award Recipients

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Hinman Scholarship

In her memory, Gilda Hinman, a 1954 Madison College graduate established a scholarship for teacher candidates in Physical & Health Education Teacher Education.   This significant scholarship is awarded annually to ambitious and passionate teacher candidates who demonstration the determination and drive to make positive impacts on future students’ lives through teaching health and physical education. 

Awardees:

Year Name
2019 Matt Goodman, Maddie Hurst, Grace Macomber. Jack Pingley, Craig Rampersad
2018 Marie Schneider, Erin Woods, Alex Balderson, Drew Balderson, Carolyn Chapman
2017 Keara Finnerty, Glenna Straus, Jessica Holloran
2016 Chrissy Edmonds, Tori Fantasia, Lyss Formica, Ben Garner, Tyler Settle
2015 Isabel Chang, Samantha Johnson, Laura Shewey, Greg Weisbecker
2014 Chris Chase

Outstanding PHETE Award

This award recognizes the outstanding student in Physical and Health Education Teacher Education.  Students are nominated by the program coordinator and confirmed by the faculty.

Awardees:

Year Name
2019 Jordan Goff
2018 Erin Ruddy
2017 Tyler Settle & Stacey Powdrell
2016 Isabel Chang & Greg Weisbecker
2015 Isabel Chang, Samantha Johnson, Laura Shewey, Greg Weisbecker
2014 Zachary Wilmot
2013 Cory Bridger
2012 Matt Wilson
2011 Allyce Burdette
2010 Kelly Blair
2009 Allison Knighton
2008 Chris Lose
2007 Samantha Winters
2006 Emily Cuenin
2005 Alisabeth Hussey
2004 Danielle Wolfe

The Teachers of Promise

The Teachers of Promise Institute is held annually at James Madison University. Sponsored by the Virginia Milken Educator Network, the James Madison Center, and the Virginia Professional Educators Association, the program offers a quality professional development opportunity for pre-service teachers from all of the Commonwealth’s 37 teacher-accrediting institutions. These participants exhibit a strong commitment to their profession and exemplify the traits necessary for a truly exemplary career in public education.

Awardees:

Year Name
2019 Austin Noel
2015 Chris Chase
2012 Matt Wilson
2011 Matt Cottino, Allyce Burdette & Danielle Hayek
2010 Andrew Camporeale & Amanda Perry
2009 Danielle Sammler
2008 Stevie Gray & Dana Robinson
2007 Samantha Winters

SHAPE America Award/Sinclair Scholarship

This award, presented by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, recognizes an outstanding student from each college or university. The scholarship was donated by Dr. Caroline Sinclair, former head of the Physical Education Department at James Madison University.

Awardees:

Year Name
2019 Jenna McMahan
2018 Clay Harris
2017 Glenna Straus
2016 Benjamin Garner
2015 Samantha Johnson
2014 Emily Hanna
2013 Paige Ganger
2012 Nikki Peros
2011 Lauren Moniuszko
2010 Shannon Dougherty
2009 John Parks
2008 Austin Beazley
2007 John Weeks
2006 Samantha Winters
2005 Ginni Brazaitis
2004 Tim Howley

VAHPERD Outstanding PE Major

This award, presented by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recognizes a teacher candidate who has shown outstanding personal qualities, high ideals, good scholarship, and professional ethics.

Awardees:

Year Name
2019 Wendy Mu
2018 Victoria El’Azar
2017 Marie Schneider
2016 Heather Hanks
2015 Brady Kibler
2014 Laura Shewey
2013 Janna Marshall
2012 Haley Barber
2011 JJ Jarvis
2010 Bryce Williams
2009 Megan Kelly
2008 Lindsey Felton

VAHPERD Outstanding Woman Student Athlete

This award is presented by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to a senior majoring in HPERD and a member of a university sport team.  The recipient shows leadership, character and academic excellence.   

Awardees:

Year Name
2016 Janey Goodman
2014 Isabel Chang

VAHPERD Graduate Scholarship Award

This award, presented by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance recognizes a graduate student who shows outstanding personal qualities, high ideals, good scholarship, and professional ethics.

Awardees:

Year Name
2018 Erin Woods
2016 Lyss Formica

VAHPERD Frances A Mays Scholarship Award

Awardees:

Year Name
2018 Jenna McMahon