Hello to all Kansas State University Kinesiology alumni, students, faculty, and staff. My name is David Brandenburg, Kinesiology graduate 2004. It has been a pleasure to serve on the Kinesiology Advisory Board since inception in spring 2017 and as board president for this academic year.
The KAB has been actively working to assist and advise the Kinesiology department in an effort to improve student experience, promote programs, mentorship, and serves as a bridge between alumni and the department in what I believe is an exciting time for everyone connected to the program. Just in the past year, there have been tremendous achievements with faculty awards, student accomplishments, growth of the department, alumni participation, mentorship opportunities, and I see a bright future ahead for the department.
Specifically, the KAB expanded upon our initial objective of promoting the Kinesiology mentorship program. I’m happy to report all members of the board are serving in mentorship roles. The board would like to thank all current mentors who are giving up time, talents, and resources so that students may have opportunities to learn outside the classroom setting.
The board has moved towards our second objective of promoting growth within the department. We recently met with an outstanding group of current students, recent graduates, and incoming freshman for a highly valuable discussion with our main goal to improve upon the student experience at KSU.
The KAB would like to commend Dr. Craig Harms in being awarded the Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head! It’s an amazing accomplishment and Craig is very deserving of this award. He has been instrumental in the development and leadership of this board. It’s been an honor to work alongside such a devoted and focused individual. His commitment to the growth and well-being of the Kinesiology Department has been contagious.
The board looks forward to continued service towards the department, alumni, students, faculty, and staff. If you’d like to get involved, please contact the KAB through the website at https://www.k-state.edu/kines/alumni/index.html.
David Brandenburg, DPT