Southeast Chapter of American College of Sportsmedicine
ATTENTION SEACSM STUDENT MINORITY MEMBERS: APPLY FOR $500 DOLLAR GRANT
The purpose of the SEACSM Leadership and Diversity Training Program (LDTP) is to encourage SEACSM student members from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences to participate in activities that will lead to increased ACSM service, enhanced pathways to degree completion, and successful mentored experiences. A participant may only participate in the program for one year. These awards are for $500 each.
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group that is underrepresented in the sciences by the NIH: American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Be a citizen, citizen national or permanent resident of the U.S.
Be currently enrolled in a program in sports medicine, exercise science, epidemiology, or a related field.
Be presenting at the SEACSM Meeting for which you are applying.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
Your completed and signed application form will be evaluated for professional appearance. We will be looking for neatness, accuracy, and professional presentation.
Two references must be provided: a) Letter of recommendation and b) Evaluation form must be completed by both references.
A brief description (1000 words maximum) on how this award will help you and your future plans to contribute to ACSM and SEACSM.
A current Curriculum Vitae.
All materials must be emailed to Dr. Mike McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on January 29th, 2018.
New Opportunity for Funding for the 2018 SEACSM Meeting
SEASM was recently awarded a grant from ACSM to support student attendance at the upcoming meeting. Please see below for application instructions:
Application for Supporting under-served student attendance at regional conferences
Instructions: One PDF document containing the following information should be submitted to: email@example.com
The purpose of this program is to support hotel expenses/travel related costs/or food costs for students who would benefit from the educational opportunities of the SEACSM conference, but would otherwise not be able to attend. This program is funded by the American College of Sports Medicine.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
1. A letter of support/intent from a faculty member at an institution within the Southeast region that includes information on how the institution would use this fund to support student attendance at the meeting in February. (500 words or less) 2. Names of students who would commit to attending the conference 3. Signed (by students and supporting faculty) pledge with the following information: a. Students pledge to attend the pre-conference tutorial and pre-conference symposium on Thursday afternoon and become a member of SEACSM. (There will be a sign in sheet) b. Faculty pledges to assist students in arrangement of travel plans, and providing educational guidance throughout the conference.
Application Deadline: February 1st 2018 midnight (EST). Notification to award recipients will take place by February 2nd 2018.
SEACSM Student Page
SEACSM is all about Student networking! Getting involved with the Southeastern chapter of ACSM is a great opportunity for students to speak directly to graduate students and faculty to learn about potential educational or employment opportunities. Both the National and regional Southeastern meetings give students an opportunity to learn about a variety of research applications through personal interaction, and to present their research in a professional setting. Not to mention- it’s fun!
The 2018 Annual meeting is scheduled to be in Chattanooga, TN!! Start planning on getting your presentation ready for this meeting!
We are currently seeking student representatives from Universities throughout the Southeastern region to join our Student Coalition! The purpose of the Student Coalition is to provide a platform for students to communicate and provide information about meetings, potential funding opportunities, and even ride and room sharing for conferences.
Whether you are seeking information about a prospective graduate program or just enjoy meeting others with similar interests, networking with other students is a learning experience you cannot find anywhere else!
My vision is to get a list together of student representatives from the various universities in the Southeastern region to facilitate communication between students so if you are interested please feel free to email me with your name and university.
Another great way to stay up to date with SEACSM activities is to join our Facebook group!
Sam Buckner & Ashlyn Schwartz SEACSM Student Representatives
The Undergraduate Student Bowl
See the August 2017 Newsletter for information on the 2018 SEACSM Student Bowl.
1: Kennesaw State University, University of South Carolina, Meredith College,University of North Carolina,University of North Florida,Florida Southern College,Georgia College,Virginia Commonwealth University,James Madison University,High Point University,Roanoke College, University of Tennessee Chattanooga,Anderson University,The University of Mississippi,Bellarmine University, Western Kentucky University,Winston- Salem University,University of Montevallo,Bob Jones University,Florida Atlantic University,Valdosta State University,Wake Forest University,Virginia Tech,Georgia State University,The University of Alabama,University of Louisiana at Lafayette,Georgia Southwestern University,Samford University,Bridgewater College,Berry College,Mississippi College,East Tennessee State University.
Past Winning Teams
2018 SEACSM Team James Madison University: Emilee Blosser, Chelsea Robinson, Justin Kidd
2017 SEACSM Team Georgia State University:Mary-Catherine Driskell, Adria Wofford, Devrick Thomas
2016 SEACSM Team Florida Atlantic University:Bryan Rodriquez, Alexandra Rodriquez, and Gabriel Pena
2015 SEACSM Team University of Tennessee/Chattanooga: Christine Hagemeyer, Megan Ware, and Brianna Mullins
2014 SEACSM Team. Rebecca Dale - South Carolina State University, Katherine L. Hsieh - University of Georgia, Kaitlyn G. Washburn - Gardner-Webb University
2013- East Carolina University. Team Members: Jacob Ridings, Beth Ackerman, and Jonathan Powell.
2012 - Kennesaw University. Team Members: Kristine Wood, Erin Gainey, and Karletta McCoy and their Advisor Coach Dr. Tiffany Esmat.
2011 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Team Members: Matt Dantism, Jordan Walker, and Roberto Medina.
2010 - James Madison University. Team Members: Christine Nicewonger, Katelyn Guerriere and Michael Bronez .
2009 (First SEACSM Student Bowl Team Members: Ken Leonard, Marshall Naimo, Jared Zatkowsky.
Student Research Awards given out each year at the regional meeting for Doctoral level students, Master's level students, and Undergraduate students. Applicants for the Student Research Award must be enrolled in or have graduated from an institution in the Southeast region. Applicants for the SEACSM Student Research Award must be the principal author on an abstract that has been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting.
The award for the first place winner is a plaque and a check sponsored by the SEACSM and ACSM. There are additional plaques and checks awarded based upon the quality of the submitted projects. Students are encouraged to submit their research projects for review for these awards. Thanks to all for their generous donations that have made these awards possible!
The SEACSM Student Research Award Winner (Plaque and check):
2018 Award Winners were:
1st PhD – Paul Roberson -Auburn University, SEACSM Rep in the 2018 ACSM Presidential Cup 2nd PhD – Natalie Eichner -University of Virginia 3rd PhD - Lauren Veraceke -University of North Carolina Greensboro
1st Master's – Cassie Williamson -Kennesaw State University 2nd Master's – Taylor Dinyer - University of Kentucky 3rd Master's - Jonathon Petrocelli - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
1st Undergraduate – Gabrielle Gilmer - Auburn University 2nd Undergraduate – Ryan Swiezy - University of North Carolina Wilmington 3rd Undergraduate – Caitlin Corle - University of North Carolina at Asheville 2017 Award Winners were:
1st PhD –T.Bradley Willingham-University of Georgia & SEACSM Rep in the 2017 ACSM Presidential Cup 2nd PhD –Joshua R. Huot-University of North Carolina-Charlotte 3rd PhD - E.Blake Crabb-Virginia Commonwealth University
1st Master's – Natalie Eichner-University of Virginia 2nd Master's – Christopher Curran-East Carolina University 3rd Master's - Ashlyn Schwartz-University of Tennessee
1st Undergraduate – Christine L. Seltman- University of North Alabama 2nd Undergraduate – Meghan Patton - High Point University 3rd Undergraduate – Caroline Elizabeth Melson- Elon University
2016 Award Winners were:
1st PhD – Melissa L. Erickson, University of Georgia & SEACSM Rep in the 2016 ACSM Presidential Cup 2nd PhD – Hayden W. Hyatt- Auburn University 3rd PhD - Brad Willingham-University of Georgia
1st Master's – Ashton Celec- Appalachian State University 2nd Master's – Grace Jefferson-university of Kentucky 3rd Master's - Noelle A. Knight- East Carolina University
1st Undergraduate – Caroline E. Hubbard- Auburn University 2nd Undergraduate – Jamie K. Schnuck- High Point University 3rd Undergraduate – Thomas Elvidge- University of Tennessee/Knoxville
2015 Award Winners were:
1st PhD – Justin Hardee, University of South Carolina 2nd PhD – Brooks Mobley, Auburn University 3rd PhD - Melissa Erickson, University of Georgia
1st Master's – Jordan Lee, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill 2nd Master's – Aaron Slusher, Florida Atlantic University 3rd Master's - Erica Schleicher, Florida State University
1st Undergraduate – Arun Maharaj, Florida Atlantic University 2nd Undergraduate – Katherine L. Hsieh - University of Georgia 3rd Undergraduate – Kara Soler-Sala, Elon University
2014 Award Winners were:
1st PhD – Graham R. McGinnis - Auburn University Poster Here 2nd PhD – Michael J. Landram Appalachian State University Poster Here 3rd PhD - Courtney M. Monroe - University of Tennessee/Knoxville Poster Here
1st Master's – W. Michael Southern - University of Georgia Poster Here 2nd Master's – Joseph G. Rosenberg - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Poster Here 3rd Master's - Tyler R. Hall - East Carolina University Poster Here
1st Undergraduate – Rebecca Dale - South Carolina State University Poster Here 2nd Undergraduate – Katherine L. Hsieh - University of Georgia Poster Here 3rd Undergraduate – Kaitlyn G. Washburn - Gardner-Webb University Poster Here
2013 Award Winners were: 1st PhD – Melissa Puppa -University of South Carolina 2nd PhD – Melissa L. Erickson – University of Georgia 3rd PhD - Terence E. Ryan – University of Georgia
1st Master's – W. M. Southern -University of Georgia 2nd Master's – Andrew G. Thompson - Old Dominion University 3rd Master's - R.L. Ingram -Georgia Southern University
1st Undergraduate – Kojo Thompson - Appalachian State University 2nd Undergraduate – Thomas F. Mahar -EAst Carolina University 3rd Undergraduate – Lexi Bauer & Chase Inman- Samford University
2012 Award Winners were: 1st PhD – Kathleen Gavin – University of East Carolina 2nd PhD –Diana Delgado-Diaz – University of South Carolina
1st Master's – Brittany Collins – University of South Carolina 2nd Master's – Stacy Scott – University of Tennessee-Knoxville 3rd Master's - Kara Hamilton – University of Alabama-Birmingham
1st Undergraduate – Timothy Brady – Wake Forest University 2nd Undergraduate – Jeremy Towns – Samford University 3rd Undergraduate –Mark Sundman – Elon University
2011 Award Winners were:
1st PhD – Benjamin GordonBradley Gordon-University of South Carolina 2nd PhD – Terence Ryan-University of Georgia
1st Master's – Graham McGinnis-Auburn University 2nd Master's – Nicole Chevis- University of North Carolina/Charlotte
1st Undergraduate – Derrick Thomas & Kara Hardin-Samford University 2nd Undergraduate – Rachel Perron-Elon University
Clinical Case Study Winner: Catherin Rainbow
2010 Award Winners were:
1st PhD – Robert Bowen-University of North Carolina/Charlotte 2nd PhD – Jenifer Steiner-University of South Carolina 3rd PhD – Brian Tyo-University of Tennessee/Knoxville
1st M-UG – Emily Main-Elon University 2nd M-UG – Christine Nicewonger-James Madison University 3rd M-UG – Michael Query-Appalachian State University
2009 Award Winners were:
Daniel Credeur-1st Place Doctorial-LSU
Damon Swift-2nd Place Doctorial-University of Virginia
Derek Kingsley-3rd Place Doctorial-Florida State University
Ashley Williams-1st Place MS/UG-Appalachian State University
Tyrone Ceaser-2nd Place MS/UG-University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Lindsey E. Schreiber- 3rd Place MS/UG-Appalachian State University
2008 Award Winners were: Mary Beth Brown 1st Place Doctorial-Georgia Institute of Technology Benjamen Corona - 2nd Place Doctorial-Georgia State University Amanda Willig - 3rd Place Doctorial-Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham
Jacqueline Del Giorno - 1st Place MS/UG -Elon University Matthew Jepson - 2nd Place MS/UG-University of South Carolina Thomas Peterson - 3rd Place MS/UG-Appalachian State University
2007 Award Winners were: Dawn Hayes 1st Place Doctorial-University of Georgia Patrick McKeon - 2nd Place Doctorial-Univeristy of Virginia Eric Jones - 3rd Place Doctorial-University of Alabama
Sean Courtney - 1st Place MS/UG -University of North Carolina/Charlotte Matt Hudson - 2nd Place MS/UG-Appalchian State University Allison Gruber - 3rd Place MS/UG-East Carolina University