Dixie Thompson, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, received the 2017 Henry J. Montoye Scholar Award from the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM). Thompson is the former Department Head for Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, and she holds the rank of Professor in Exercise Physiology. She received the award on February 18, 2017 at the SEACSM annual meeting in Greenville, SC. At this event, Thompson delivered the Montoye Scholar Lecture, which she titled The Evolution of a Career: Lessons Learned. In her lecture, she reflected on how lessons she learned as a scientist helped prepare her for the role as an academic administrator.
The Montoye Scholar Award is named for Henry J. Montoye, an exercise scientist who had a significant impact on the development of exercise science as a scientific discipline. During the 1970s, Montoye was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was one of the founding members of SEACSM. This award is given out annually to recognize a member of SEACSM whose career has yielded significant contributions to the body of knowledge in exercise science and sports medicine.
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