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11/30/2017

Hamill Honored for Her Leadership with the Association for the Advancement of Health Education

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 Shelley Hamill, a professor of health and physical education, chaired the S.C. Health and Safety Education Standards Review/Writing Committee in updating the health education standards for K-12 public schools.
 Hamill provided leadership to guide the committee process and followed up with staff at the Department of Education to make sure the committee’s recommendations moved through the approval process.

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Shelley Hamill
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – The South Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education recognized Winthrop University Professor Shelley Hamill Nov. 10 with its 2017 Outstanding Contribution to Health Education Award.

Hamill, a professor of health and physical education, chaired the S.C. Health and Safety Education Standards Review/Writing Committee in updating the health education standards for K-12 public schools. The committee’s suggestions were incorporated into a new framework passed by the S.C. Board of Education in August and included three new legislative mandates.

Association members noted during the award presentation at its annual conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that the committee’s work has been integral to health education. Hamill provided leadership to guide the committee process and followed up with staff at the Department of Education to make sure the committee’s recommendations moved through the approval process.

Last year, the S.C. Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance honored Hamill with its highest award at its annual conference in Myrtle Beach.

Hamill joined the Winthrop faculty in 1998 after teaching on the elementary, middle and collegiate levels. At Winthrop, she teaches various courses in health and health education at the graduate and undergraduate level in the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance. Her areas of specialty include pedagogy and human sexuality.

She is passionate about animals and has worked with national animal organizations that train volunteers and mobilize during disasters to rescue and shelter animals.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at longshawj@winthrop.edu and call 803/323-2404.

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