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Hall of Fame

The Sport & Exercise Studies Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2006 with the inaugural class of inductees for the SES Alumni Hall of Fame.

The first year class consisted of 10 individuals who the committee felt represented the history of the program. Each subsequent year there will be no more than five inductees selected.

The committee felt that the inaugural class needed to reflect the history of the SES program. Each honoree was selected for their unique professional and personal story that has made the tapestry that is Columbus State Sport & Exercise Studies.

We congratulate each of the honorees and their families on their amazing professional and personal achievements! Please find below a current listing of the members of the Sport & Exercise Studies Alumni Hall of Fame


2006 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Ms. Kristen M. Barth, M.Ed. (2001) Proctor, Vermont
Physical Education Teacher, Proctor Elementary School

Mr. Peter B. Cook, A.A.S. (1996) Dublin, Ohio
Owner, KEJ Pharma

Ms. Wendy Fraley, A.A.S. (1996) Powell, Ohio
Director of Tennis & Spa, New Albany Country Club
      *2013 Outstanding Alumnus

Ms. Velma Garnes, B.S. (1997) Gahanna, Ohio
Owner/Trainer, Studio Temple Fitness

Mr. Dale A. Gresson, M.B.A. (1997) Columbus, Ohio
Assistant Professor Sport Studies, Urbana University

Mr. M. Christopher Hill, M.Ed. (2001) Columbus. Ohio
Physical Education Teacher, Upper Arlington City Schools

Mr. Daniel Kambel, B.S. (1996) Plattesville, Wisconsin
Sport Information Director, University of Wisconsin-Plattesville

Dr. Susan Kasley, J.D. (1994) Ludington, Michigan
Judge, Mason County Michigan

         *2016 Outstanding Alumnus

Dr. Curt C. Laird, Ph.D. (1995) Rock Hill, South Carolina
Coordinator & Associate Professor of Sport Management Program, Winthrop University

Ms. Catherine L. Padgett, M.SM. (1998) Fort Knox, Kentucky
Financial Analyst, U.S. Army


2007 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Ms. Connie Coughenhour, M.S (2000) Columbus, Ohio
Retired, City of Columbus Recreation and Parks

Ms. Penny Oyer, A.A.S., LMT. (2000) New Albany, Ohio
Paralegal & Analyst, Residential Finance Corporation

Mr. Jeff Sheppard, B.S. (1995) Columbus, Ohio
Associate Director of Student Activities & Athletics, Columbus City Schools


2008 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Dr. David W. Litt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Columbus State Sport & Exercise Studies (Awarded Posthumously)

Ms. Mary E. Bass, B.S. (2001) Columbus, Ohio
Exercise Physiologist, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Mr. Kornell D. Battle, A.A.S. (1994) Syracuse, New York
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Syracuse University

Ms. Johnna E. Kay, M.S. (2002) Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Teaching Assistant, Columbus State Sport & Exercise Studies


2009 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Ms. Crystal R. Sims-Carrera, M.S. (2000)
Center Director, City of Columbus Recreation & Parks

Mr. Calvin E. Green, B.S. (1998) Lancaster, Ohio
Regional Director, Upward Bound

Dr. Mark P. Purcell, Ph.D. (1998) Columbus, Ohio
Financial Analyst, Chase


2010 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Mr. George W. Coleman III, M.S. (1999) Atlanta, Georgia
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Kristy Graham-Kamer, B.S. (1996) Portsmouth, Ohio
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Shawnee State University

Mr. Kenneth A. Pitts, B.S. (2004) Columbus, Ohio
Instructor, Columbus State Sport & Exercise Studies


2011 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Ms. Mandi A. Cecil, B.S. M.S. (1997) Columbus, Ohio
Coordinator, Columbus State Sport & Exercise Studies Human Performance Center

Mr. Jeff Gerardo, B.S. (1997) Bonita Springs, Florida
Proprietor, Fit Forever Training Center

Dr. Brian P. Hoffman, D.M.D. (1995) Sarasota, Florida
Proprietor & Dentist, Advanced Dental Health

Ms. Lara Kahn, B.S. (1998) Columbus, Ohio
Exercise Physiologist, McConnell Heart Health Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital

Mr. Raychad J. Vannatta, B.S. (2002) Hilliard, Ohio
Captain & Aircraft Pilot, U.S. Army (Ohio National Guard)


 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Ms. Miriam Baldwin-Burton, M.S. Fort Myers, Florida
Healthcare Professional

Ms. Aubrey R. Bush-Miller, B.S. (2000) Raleigh, North Carolina
Fitness Specialist and Life Coach, Angels with Wings

Mr. Timothy M. Davis, M.S. (2003) Pickerington, Ohio
Coordinator of Off Campus Services, Columbus State Community College

Mr. Kory J. Hartman, M.Ed. (2008) Lima, Ohio
Head Baseball Coach, Northwestern Ohio Univesity

Mr. Gregory A. Smith, MBA, Pataskala, Ohio
Financial Manager, Department of Defense


2013 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Mr. Michael A. Fleming, M. Ed. (2000) Westerville, Ohio
Special Education Teacher, Basketball Coach, Columbus City Schools

Ms. Luanne M. Kornegay, A. A. S. (2001) Columbus, Ohio
Recreation Manager, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department

Ms. Kelly Vanhorn, M. Ed. (2000)
Administrative Assistant/ Project Manager/ Training Developer, United States Tennis Association

Mr. Andy Zastudil, B. S. (1997), Westerville, Ohio
Territory Manager, Moog Medical Devices


2014 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Mr. Jason Hill, A.A.S. (2007) Austin, TX
Director of Stadium Operations, Fanatics Retail Group

Mr. Terrence Lawrence, M.S. (2005) Columbus, OH
Compliance Coordinator, Columbus State Community College Intercollegiate Athletics

Mr. Jeffrey M. Lenczowski, M. Ed. (1998) Marysville, OH
Physical Education Teacher, Marysville Schools

Ms. Angela Miller-Barton, B.S. (2003) Columbus, OH
Owner, Evolve Wellness

Mr. Oleatha Waugh, A.A.S. (2001) Columbus, OH
Gang Violence Intervention and Mediation Professional


2015 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Ms. Amy Kanuth-Shawley, RN (2007) Delaware, OH
Owner, Meridian Wellness LLC.

Mr. Mitchell D. Potterf IV, BS (1995) Westerville, OH
Owner, Fit Club

Ms. Dawn E. Skedell, MBA (2006) Marysville, OH
Recreation & Wellness Specialist, Department of College Recreation & Wellness - Columbus State Community College

2016 Alumni Hall of Fame Recipients

Mr. Chad M. Bornhorst, M.A. (2000) Russia, OH
Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Mrs. Mary Bova-Ervin, A.A.S. (2003) Grandview,OH
Grandview Recreation and Parks

Mrs. Mary Jane Wellnitz-Timmons, B.A. (2009) Columbus, OH
Director of Wellness & Lifestyles, Arc Industries

Mr. Derrick A. Wright, Esq. (2001) Phoenix, AZ
Lawyer of Civil and Business Litigation