Several of the KRSS department’s doctoral students participated in the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium held on March 4, 2016 at the Frieson Black Cultural Center. Sport Management doctoral students Lizzy Taylor, Allison Smith, and Jessica Siegele won the “Poster Presentation Award” as well as the “Viewer’s Choice Award” for their research poster titled: Breaking the Glass in Intercollegiate Athletics: How Women Reach the Top. Socio-Cultural Studies doctoral student Alicia Johnson won the “Oral Presentation Award” for her presentation titled Tales from the “Pearl of Africa”. Experiences of conducting dissertation research in Uganda. Other KRSS graduate students who were selected for poster presentations at this year’s colloquium include Kevin Valenzuela, Jonathan Evans, Emily Post, and Gregory Grieco.
The Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Board hosts this event each year and selects the award winners. The colloquium provides graduate students with an opportunity to present their research in a conference setting. Students receive feedback from faculty and other graduate students in attendance and have an opportunity to practice their presentation skills. The KRSS department is proud to say that our graduate students have received all of the awards at the colloquium two years in a row!