UNCG EdD alumni Dr. DeAnne Brooks was recently honored as the recipient of the 2017 HHS Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes exceptional achievements and significant contributions to the recipient’s profession, community/society or university.
DeAnne is currently an assistant professor at Salem College, where she has developed as a leader in the areas of academia, scholarship, and service. DeAnne was thrilled when she heard that she was chosen for the Emerging Leader Award. She was honored, and she felt this gave her the opportunity to think about how UNCG has played a role in her success. She is thankful for the support of her two doctoral advisors, to Kathy Jamieson and Bill Karper, who she credits with helping her find her professional path. She also had kind words of appreciation for her brilliant, energetic, and ambitious UNCG classmates. She felt very lucky to be part of the UNCG kinesiology department where she completed her doctoral studies in 2010.
DeAnne noted that EdD at UNCG was the perfect degree. As a former youth and collegiate athlete, she pursued her master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology and felt a doctoral degree that allowed her to focus on sociocultural aspects of sport and physical activity was an ideal fit. She discovered her passion of teaching when she taught her first class as a doctoral student at UNCG. She has continued to teach in higher education while also coaching youth, high school and collegiate athletes for over 20 years.
DeAnne stated that she is a huge supporter of the EdD in KIN at UNCG and she thinks the program is thriving! She wished the best for all current and future students.
Congratulations DeAnne on your receiving the award. We look forward to hearing more about your work!
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