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Smith named Recreation Professional of the Year by SHAPE America

The award honors distinguished professionals in the field of leisure and recreation who are considered to be a positive role model epitomizing the values and desired outcomes of recreation and demonstrates enthusiasm for the profession.  

Carol Smith, associate professor of health and human performance, has received the Recreational Professional of the Year award for the Southern District of SHAPE America. 

The award honors distinguished professionals in the field of leisure and recreation who are considered to be a positive role model epitomizing the values and desired outcomes of recreation and demonstrates enthusiasm for the profession.

Smith has been active in SHAPE America, formerly AAHPERD and now the Society of Health and Physical Educators, for almost 30 years. She has taught at Elon University for 18 years in the Department of Health & Human Performance and has been actively involved in the profession as evidenced by her many publications, presentations, and committee work.

Smith's nominators focused on her knowledge, leadership and enthusiasm related to Outdoor Adventure Education and Recreation as being exemplary. They noted the development of a minor in Adventure Based Education along with implementing adventure education with study abroad programs. They commended her passion about her efforts and stated she is truly a leader and avid supporter of Recreation. One reference wrote “All totaled, Carol Smith is one of the most outstanding recreation professionals currently a member of the Southern District of SHAPE America”.

Debbie Perry,
Staff
2/14/2017 3:30 PM