Page 22 - William Woods University - Winter 2012-13

Exercise science
program reaccredited
By Brooke Thibodaux ’13
Three seems to be a magic number for
William Woods University’s exercise science
program. A very large banner stands in the
Center of Human Performance hallway to
display the academic program’s
recognized status.
The program achieved recognized
status through the National Strength and
Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education
Recognition Program. This is WWU’s third
three-year recognition.
Anthony Lungstrum
chair of the
sciences, mathematics, and human
performance division, said
in a nutshell it feels really good
to receive the honor.
It helps show the level of
a program we have. As far as
receiving national recognition
for any academic program, it
says a lot about that academic
program,” he said.
William Woods University is
the only school in Missouri to have received
this accreditation. Lungstrum explained that
the recognition program is optional and not
a requirement.
It is, however, a benefit that students can
boast freely about.
Lungstrum said, “The recognized status
provides our students with a degree that is
designed to meet the objectives of the strength
and conditioning association and is geared
toward that certification test.”
Students are aware of the honor. They are
encouraged to include the information on their
resumes to make it known to their potential
employers, “and say ʽhey, our program did
have this recognition,’” Lungstrum said.
He added, “Any time you have an
academic program that has gone through some
formalized recognition or accreditation
process, it helps to take that program and
put it a step above those that did not.”
Abbey Stock
earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in exercise science from
William Woods University in 2010. She
received her certification through the
American College of Sports Medicine,
which can only be attained with a
college degree.
Employers recognize this as an elite
status when applying for jobs, as well as it
has an impact on pay rates,” she said.
With her degree, Stock plans to continue
working in the wellness industry as a personal
trainer and nutritionist and hopes to one day
advance to a management position.
Abbey Stock works with Zach McDearmon. Both
graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in
exercise science from WWU.
Alumna elected
DG vice president
By Mary Ann Beahon
Cori Gilbert Wallace
a graduate of William
Woods University, was elected to serve as
vice president of communications for the
International Council of Delta Gamma
Fraternity. She will serve for a term of two
years, with potential for continued service.
Wallace graduated from WWU in 1999
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English
communication and media. For a year after
graduation, she served as a collegiate
development consultant for Delta Gamma.
She then studied rhetoric and political
communications at the University of Kansas.
Involved in the marketing industry since
Wallace has assisted non-profit and
cause-based organizations in creating strategic
event and development initiatives that helped
to extend their brands. She has served as
director of marketing and communications
for Sigma Sigma Sigma National Sorority
since 2010.
The Council of Delta Gamma comprises
eight Delta Gamma members who dedicate
countless hours to the fraternity each year.
Cori Wallace visits with Judy Schmuck at the Alpha
Chi Omega convention. Wallace was representing
Delta Gamma.
Employers recognize
this as an ’elite’ status
when applying for jobs,
as well as it has an
impact on pay rates..