KNES Undergrads Named Merrill Presidential Scholars
The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors the University of Maryland's most successful seniors and their designated University faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship. The Office of Undergraduate Studies describes the award as one that allows for the legacy of academic excellence, teaching, and mentoring to continue as scholarships are awarded in the K-12 teacher’s name to a new first year student from that teacher’s high school or school district. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program builds a community of scholars, faculty members, and K-12 teachers who recognize and celebrate the importance of teaching and mentoring the next generation.
Students are nominated by their undergraduate major and are selected by the academic college/school. Across campus, 19 students were selected for this award. Congratulations to Kinesiology undergraduates Alexis Jones and Danielle Livingstone for receiving this award. Alexis is a member of the KNES Honors program, volunteer for the Children's Developmental Clinic, FIRE participant, and Undergrad Learning Assistant for BSCI170. Danielle is also a member of the KNES honors program, interned with sports medicine for football in Fall 2019, and works as a Community Service Supervisor with ResLife. Additionally, congratulations to Dr. Sarah Kuzmiak-Glancy for being honored as a faculty mentor. A list of all awardees can be viewed at www.ugst.umd.edu/merrill/scholarsmpsp.html.