Author Archives: jtharmon77

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Petrick!

He received funding to support three US Travel Association projects!! Dr. Petrick’s projects will supply the U.S. Travel Association (UST) with comprehensive literature reviews for potential benefits of travel related to: a) family and relationships, b) health and wellness, and c) education.  For each area, the review will include both historical information related to past empirical results, and the identification of potential areas for future research.  The literature review(s) will include: summaries of previous work in the areas examined, information related to the populations studied, compelling facts/outcomes that… Read More →

Congratulations to Vidal Davila, Jr. Class of 1974!

He was awarded the Superintendent of the Year Award for Natural Resources Stewardship by the Regional Director of the Midwest Region. The Midwest Region is made up of 58 parks units in the National Park Service in 11 states.  The Pearsall, Texas native was selected for his accomplishments as Superintendent at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. This included the transfer of bison from the park to Mexico as part of an international conservation project, implementing a elk management plan and protection of the endangered black-footed ferret. … Read More →

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Stronza!

Dr. Stronza is the recipient of the Washington Area Association of Professional Anthropologists 2011 Praxis Award!

Congratulations to Steven Cooksey!

Mr. Steven Cooksey received the highly prestigious “best thesis” award from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

Congratulations to Dr. David Scott!

Dr. David Scott was recipient of the Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt Research Award.  This award is the most prestigious research award in parks and recreation. He was also inaugurated as President of the Academy of Leisure Sciences.

Congratulations to Ryan Tannehill!

He was selected by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as one of 16 recipients of the annual National Scholar Athlete Awards.  Ryan is only the fifth Aggie to receive this award since 1990.  Recipients of this award were selected from an elite nationwide pool of 127 semifinalists.

Congratulations to Angelica Lopez!

She successfully defended her dissertation, “Latinos and the Natural Environment along the United States–Mexico Border.” The purpose of her study was threefold:  (1) to determine public perceptions toward natural resources, the environment, and conservation; (2) to assess general environmental behaviors; and (3) to determine general recreational behaviors among three student population groups along the U.S.­–Mexico border region.

Congratulations to Lauren E. Reichstein!

    She successfully defended her Master’s thesis on recreational sex amongst teenagers as recounted by current college-aged students. Questions were focused on attitudes and feelings about experiences and were formulated based on reminiscence methods as outlined by Wong (1995). Rather than investigating more traditional aspects of teen sexual behavior (i.e. contraception, alcohol and drug use), this study approaches sexual activity in terms of pleasure.

Congratulations to Chris LaChance

Her article titled, Look to Coastal Prairies for Lessons in Plant Resilience was published in the Sunday, October 2nd edition of the Houston Chronicle!

Congratulations to KangJae “Jerry” Lee and David Scott

Whose article titled, Participation in Wildlife Watching: A Multiple Hierarchy Stratification Perspective, was published in the latest edition of Human Dimensions of Wildlife  16:5, 330-344!