Howard wins Troy award
Published 8:19 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Dr. Candice H. Howard, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotions at Troy University, is the 2005-2006 recipient of the Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, the University's most prestigious honor for faculty members.
Dr. Howard, a Troy resident, received the award during the University's annual Honors Convocation held Monday night in the Claudia Crosby Theater.
The Ingalls Award is given annually to the teacher on the Troy Campus who has “most diligently, effectively and cheerfully conducted his or her classes during the current academic year.” Students nominate faculty members for the award, and a committee of students and faculty advisers selects the recipient.
Dr. Howard earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Troy and her doctorate in Motor Development with an emphasis in Special Education from Auburn University.
Dr. Howard also previously served as director of community health education for the Southeast Alabama Area Health Education Center, Inc. in Troy, where she designed, planned and implemented programs to educate students and communities on healthy habits and disease prevention. She has served as a laboratory technician for Rehab Associates in Montgomery and wellness center assistant for Alabama River Pulp, Inc. in Perdue Hill, Ala.
In October, Dr. Howard led a group of eight Kinesiology and Health Promotion students from Troy to Waveland, Miss. where they delivered and distributed supplies donated to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Her students also have developed a Spring Festival for area pre-school and kindergarten programs.
In 2001-2003, Dr. Howard was honored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System for Outstanding Financial Support through grant funding she obtained for Youth Career Summits. She also was successful in procuring grants for educational programs during her stint with the Southeast Alabama Area Health Education Center.
Dr. Howard has had articles published in numerous journals including Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Journal of Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance and the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. She also has made presentations for the International Society of Infant Studies, the National Association of Sport Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity and the Motor Development Research Consortium.
In addition, Dr. Howard was named Ms. Greek by Order of Omega. Order of Omega recognizes a male and female faculty member each year who has contributed to and supported members of the Greek system “Sororities and Fraternities.” Dr. Howard received her honor April 20 at a dinner.
Dr. Howard chaired the University's 2006 Helen Keller Lecture committee and is a member of VOICES for Alabama's Children, the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
Howard said receiving the Ingalls Award is tremendously rewarding because it is a student driven honor.