c 2022 Majors of the Year Public Health and Exercise Science – College of Education

2022 Majors of the Year Public Health and Exercise Science

2022 Majors of the Year Public Health and Exercise Science

Each year, the Division of Health & Exercise Science holds an awards ceremony to recognize our outstanding students in Public Health and Exercise science.

This year, nine of our best students were recognized and celebrated for their academic achievement, professional development, community service, and leadership experience. Below, our 2022 outstanding students share career goals and plans for the future.

Public Health

Abigail Cisneros-Loera

Major: Community Health Education | Minor: Gender Studies

I would absolutely love to work with underserved populations, mothers and their children, or the houseless population.

Outstanding student Abigail is pictured with Public Health Professor Dr. Doris Cancel-Tirado

McKenzie Fisher

Major: Community Health | Minor: Psychology

I plan to pursue a Master of Public Health degree before seeking a career as a program and resource navigator or a health systems advocate.

Community Health Assistant Professor Dr. Dan Dowhower with outstanding student McKenzie.

Hannah McCallister

Major: Community Health | Minor: Human Biology

I plan to obtain my Masters in Public Health at OSU and work with underserved populations or rural communities.

Hannah is pictured working with the WOU + Polk County COVID-19 Project.

Emily Synegal

Major: Community Health | Minor: Early Childhood

In the future I hope to work with children and families in our community who are in need of resources.

Outstanding student Emily is pictured with Public Health Associate Professor Dr. Megan Patton-Lopez.

COVID-19 Project Presentation

McKenzie Fisher & Kailey Knospe presenting WOU + Polk County COVID-19 Project poster at Academic Excellence.
Pricila Tinajero and Esmirna Tencos Mendoza presenting WOU + Polk County COVID-19 Project poster at Academic Excellence

Exercise Science

Tresai McCarver

Major: Exercise Science, Applied | Minor: Entrepreneurship

I would someday like to own my own business.

Exercise Science NTT Assistant Professor Dr. Brandon Claggett with outstanding student Tresai McCarver.

Eli Nafziger

Major: Exercise Science, Fitness & Human Performance | Minor: Business

I want to use exercise science as a foundation to build successful athletic programs through athletic administration at either the high school, college, or professional level.

Exercise Science NTT Assistant Professor Dr. Brandon Claggett with outstanding student Eli Nafziger

Nini Nguyen

Major: Exercise Science, Applied

I want to help people achieve their fitness goals through strength & conditioning.

Exercise Science Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Winney with outstanding student Nini Nguyen.

Alex Stemm

Major: Exercise Science, Fitness & Human Performance

I want to pursue a career in athletic training.

Exercise Science NTT Assistant Professor Dr. Brandon Claggett is pictured with outstanding student Alex Stemm.

Zianna Wolfgramm

Major: Exercise Science, Pre-Clinical

I would like to pursue a nursing career.

Exercise Science Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Winney with outstanding student Zianna Wolfgramm.

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