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State group honors Jewett

State group honors Jewett

Janice Jewett, HHPR, is a recipient of the 2010 Vicki Worrell Service Award, which is given by the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Jewett received the award at the KAHPERD convention Oct. 21-22 in Wichita.

The Vicki Worrell Service Award is given to persons who show "outstanding leadership and/or teaching in innovative programs with children, youth, special groups, community service and/or innovative projects."

Jewett said she is like many of her colleagues who are heavily involved in community and professional service.

"As a professor, I believe it's very important for students to practice what they're learning in a community setting," Jewett said. "As a result, we often provide dance demonstrations or go to a local school to teach dance. The recreation students provide numerous programs throughout the academic year in which they're responsible for providing and developing a theme and then implementing a program."

Jewett holds a bachelor of business administration degree and a master of science degree in physical education, both from PSU, and a doctorate in educational studies and leadership from the University of Nebraska. Prior to joining the faculty in HHPR, she spent six years in the parks and recreation profession, the last four as director of Parks and Recreation for the city of  Pittsburg.