The profiles below of two of our undergraduate students show a sample of the engagement and achievement within our KIN community. If you know an outstanding Alumni that should be featured, please send their name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katelyn Todd Frazier
Katelyn, class of 2015, has been nothing short of a role model for her students in and out of the classroom. Katelyn majored in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PEHTE) and is now a Health and Physical Education teacher to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at North Davidson Middle School, where she also serves as the assistant softball coach and the head Varsity Women’s basketball coach at North Davidson High School. Her work as an Undergraduate student led her to be named the 2014 SHAPE America Major of the Year, 2015 Kinesiology Major of the Year, and the 2015 Betsy Umstead Scholarship Recipient. When asked about her experience with the PEHTE program, Katelyn stated “Throughout my time at UNCG I was able to complete an abundance of field experience which equipped me with the much needed tools for my first teaching job. The program allowed flexible experiences in a variety of teaching sites. I was able to observe and teach in primary and secondary levels as well as Title I schools. I had opportunities to interact with students at a public separate school which gave me a better understanding of adapted physical education. All of my field experiences mixed with my classroom experiences prepared me for my first teaching job.” Katelyn continues to be a great representative for the Department of Kinesiology and the University.
Eddie Lee Butler
Eddie, class of 2017, has been described throughout his time here as a humble, mature, and dedicated student. He is a married, non-traditional student who has four wonderful but challenging children. When asked about his experience through UNCG that helped him in his life, Eddie responded with “I believe that all the courses I took while at UNCG were important in enhancing my desired outcome. Each course in itself was essential in developing a better understanding of the field of Kinesiology. I came to UNCG with one purpose and that was to simply obtain a degree in Kinesiology for the purpose of getting my CSCS. After being introduced to the course work my perspective of what I really wanted to focus on has changed. I still intend to obtain my CSCS but now I have a better grasp on the many opportunities available in the field of Kinesiology. I am also looking to receive a MS in sport and exercise psychology. While at UNCG I started up a partnership, GOOLI LLC. The goal for the company is to help others in the area of human performance through the aspects of physical and mental conditioning as well as providing performance wear. Most recently, we have begun the process of starting a non-profit organization to aid in allowing economically challenged minority youth to experience living abroad, in the hopes that this experience will assist in changing their outlook on life as well as themselves.” He inspires many every day, and we’re thankful he is a representative of UNCG in Kinesiology.