Mitchell receives national award for promoting healthy lifestyles

Beverly F. Mitchell‚ an assistant dean in the Bagwell College of Education‚ has been…

Georgia (Jan 24, 2008) — Mitchell receives national award for promoting healthy lifestyles

Jennifer Hafer


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Mitchell receives national award for promoting healthy lifestyles

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 24‚ 2008) — Beverly F. Mitchell‚ an assistant dean in the Bagwell College of Education‚ has been named an honor award recipient by the American Alliance for Health‚ Physical Education‚ Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD).

AAHPERD‚ based in Reston‚ Va.‚ is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education‚ leisure‚ fitness‚ dance‚ health promotion and education‚ and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Mitchell’s award recognizes her years of dedicated service to health and physical education and to the alliance. Recipients are “persons of personal integrity‚ who exemplify the spirit of devoted service to the professions and who‚ have by their leadership and industry‚ made an outstanding and noteworthy contribution to the advancement of health‚ physical education‚ recreation or dance.”

Mitchell will receive her award in April at the alliance’s national convention in Fort Worth‚ Texas.

Mitchell has served on several AAHPERD committees and is also a past president of the Georgia AAHPERD.

“This award is a real treasure and certainly a testimony to this organization‚” Mitchell said. “that it goes to such lengths to show appreciation to individuals whose talents help advance our profession and the lives of the professionals.”

Mitchell has served in many capacities during her career at Kennesaw State‚ including professor‚ interim department chair and assistant dean of the Bagwell College of Education‚ among others.

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