Might 4, 2020
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
|Leah Suzanne Akins|
VALDOSTA — Leah Suzanne Akins of Nashville, Georgia, is the recipient of the Spring 2020 President’s Award for Educational Excellence for the School of Nursing and Well being Sciences at Valdosta State College.
The President’s Award for Educational Excellence is offered to the graduating pupil with the best grade level common in every of VSU’s six schools — Harley Langdale Jr. School of Enterprise Administration, School of Nursing and Well being Sciences, School of the Arts, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar School of Training and Human Providers, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Science and Arithmetic.
Akins might be acknowledged throughout VSU’s digital 229th Graduation at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Might 9, at valdosta.edu/graduation. She is going to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Train Physiology.
“It’s really an honor to be named the highest graduate of my faculty, and in doing so, I’m proud to characterize VSU’s Train Physiology Program,” she mentioned.
As a pupil at VSU, Akins was a member of the Train Physiology Membership and a pupil intern on the campus-based Middle for Train Medication and Rehabilitation. She volunteered on the college’s annual Advantages and Wellness Honest and with Particular Olympics, the place she helped present well being providers and schooling to athletes with mental and/or bodily disabilities.
Akins’s dedication to tutorial and repair excellence resulted in her incomes repeated spots on the Dean’s Listing, in addition to the 2019 Blazer Creed Award of Civility and a free examination voucher to pursue American School of Sports activities Medication Licensed Train Physiologist credentials. She was additionally a Zell Miller Scholar.
Akins plans to proceed her schooling in Might on the College of St. Augustine for Well being Sciences, the place she’s going to pursue a Physician of Bodily Remedy. Her dream is to ascertain a follow close to her hometown and assist rural Georgia residents optimize their high quality of life via prescribed train, hands-on care, and affected person schooling. She is the daughter of Brion and Susan Akins.
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