School of Education and Health Faculty and Student Accomplishments: May 2013

View the accomplishments of the School of Education and Health faculty during the last few months of the spring semester.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Br. Augustine Nicoletti, FSC, D.Min, Ed.D, associate professor of education and chair of the department, will assume the role of principal at St. Vincent Strambi School in Jamaica, West Indies. The school is a new ministry and community, as recently announced by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of Eastern North America (DENA). Brother James Wallace, FSC, vice president for mission, will also join Nicoletti in the new ministry.
Lisa Toscano ’79, Ed.D, associate professor of physical education and human performance, Lauren Bednarz ’13, an exercise science major, Christine Scott ’13, a physical education teaching major, and Brianne Carroll ’12, a doctoral student at Hunter College, presented “Zumba Your Way to Safe Exercise” at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Conference, April 23-27. In addition, Shawn Ladda, Ed.D., professor and chair of the physical education and human performance department, discussed “Influencing Legislation at the National and State Legislatures” and “Fostering a Global Voice for Women and Sport” at the conference. Ladda also was honored with the National Association for Girls and Women (NAGWS) Presidential Award during the national conference.
Last month as part of NAGWS, Ladda helped to present Brittney Griner, center on Baylor University’s women’s basketball team, as the recipient of The State Farm® Wade Trophy. Griner received the award during the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Awards Show. The event was part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women’s Final Four®.