On November 9, 2018, KIN professors emeriti—Dick Swanson, Jo Safrit, and Kate Barrett—presented during our “Historical Perspectives on Kinesiology: UNCG and Beyond” colloquium to over 100 of our current students and faculty. This colloquium, which focuses on the personal experiences of these pioneers in our field, is a tradition for the department and was moderated by Diane Gill this year. This was a standing-room-only event, as students and faculty filled up the seats. Our three distinguished guests had quite an impact on our students, who were often laughing and smiling through most of the event. Second-year Applied Neuromechanics doctoral student, Mackenzie Pierson, shared her experience: “Listening to leaders in our field, especially such strong women, discuss obstacles and passions was inspiring. Recognizing the role that UNCG played within their journey of success made me more thankful for the opportunity to continue my education here at UNCG.”
Thanks to all who made this event happen—from our venerable speakers to our extraordinary students.