Jerry Mayhew, professor emeritus of exercise science, received the Impact Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Awarded since 1997, it is given to an individual whose career has greatly contributed to the advancement of the national or international strength and conditioning or fitness industries. For more than four decades, Mayhew served the students and faculty of Truman. In 1986, he became a member of the NSCA, and he has served as senior editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research since 2006. He has also served as an NSCA Missouri State Advisory Board member. Mayhew has had 178 presentations at the NSCA National Conference since 1987. Additionally, he has published 246 articles, 41 of which are in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Christa Reisinger, softball, was named to both the NFCA and Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) First-Team All-America teams to go with her first-ever selection as the D2CCA Ron Lenz Player of the Year, given to the country’s best position player.

Alyssa Tipler, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, has been selected for the American Chemical Society Scholars Program. The program offers professional mentorship, ACS membership, networking and a financial scholarship to those who are accepted. Students must be from an underrepresented group, be enrolled in a chemistry-related degree program and plan to pursue a chemistry-related position after graduation. Tipler is believed to be the first recipient of this scholarship from Truman.

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