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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Members Elected to the Board of Directors for the American Association for Health Education
RESTON, VA –Four health education professionals have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). Kimberly Coleman of North Carolina Central University, Reginald Fennell of Miami University and Ping Johnson of Kennesaw State University. Also, Jennifer Walters of Indiana University has been elected the student member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Kimberly Coleman has a Bachelors degree from Spelman College, a Masters from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Health education, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at North Carolina Central University. Dr. Coleman has been a program planner and chair on the caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community. Dr. Coleman served as a Vice President for Eta Sigma Gamma, national health education honorary, Alpha Alpha chapter. Dr. Coleman served as a governing board member for 3 years for the Society of the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (APHA).
Dr. Reginald Fennell received his Bachelors Degree from North Carolina State University and his Doctorate from Ohio State University. Currently Dr. Fennell is a Professor for the department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Fennell is also a part time firefighter and paramedic. Since 1985 he has been a member of AAHPERD/AAHE. He served as chair and on the editorial board for the American Journal of Health Education. Dr. Fennell was awarded the AAHPERD Mabel Lee award.
Dr. Ping Johnson received her bachelor's degree from Bengbu Medical College. She then received her Masters from Western Illinois University, and her Doctorate in Health Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Johnson is currently an Associate Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science in Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. Dr. Johnson coordinated the Graduate Program for the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Science at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Johnson was a visiting scholar for the Department of Biokinetics and Sport Science at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Jennifer Walters received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and will be receiving her Master's in Public Health in social, behavioral, and community health from Indiana University. She is currently a student at Indiana University. She was an intern for the Iowa Department of Public Health: Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion. Jennifer was also a Graduate Assistant for undergraduate community health course at Indiana University. Ms. Walters was a recipient of the AAHE Outstanding Undergraduate Health Education Major of the Year Award.
AAHE is one of five national associations within the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). The American Association for Health Education advances the profession by serving health educators and other professionals in all settings who strive to promote the health of all people. To learn more about AAHE go to www.aahperd.org/aahe
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