Professor recognized for efforts by SRLA
Health, Exercise and Sport Science Assistant Professor Linda Schoonmaker was recently recognized by the Sports and Recreation Law Association for her outstanding service to the organization when she was presented with the SRLA Honor Award. The award was presented at the annual association conference March 2 in Greensborough, N.C.
“It was a pleasant surprise when I was informed that I had been nominated for the award, especially because the nomination is made and supported by colleagues,” she said. “I firmly believe that professional service is an important part of a faculty member’s responsibilities. When my name was announced at the banquet, it was a surprise even though I knew I had been nominated. There are so many members who also perform service to the Association and who are deserving of the award.”
Schoonmaker, who served as a past president of the association and on several committees over her 22-year membership, was chosen from nearly 175 other members. Faculty from academic institutions across the country as well as practitioners in private and public sport and recreation settings comprise the Association, which addresses legal aspects of sport and recreation within both the public and private sectors.
In May, Schoonmaker will retire to Myrtle Beach after four years at The Citadel.