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Kelly Wilson named Fellow of American School Health Association

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
September 20, 2011

Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson, an associate professor of health education at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been named a Fellow of the American School Health Association. She will be recognized at the association’s 85th annual school health conference in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12.

A member of the organization for 10 years, Wilson currently serves on the board of directors as chair of state/regional constituent organizations. She also chairs the association’s future leaders academy. Previously, she was a member of the advocacy committee and provided leadership in the sexuality and reproductive health council and the health educator’s section.

“The mentorship she provides in her leadership role-models for others how to provide dedicated service to the organization,” said Denise Seabert, associate professor in the department of physiology and health science at Ball State University, who nominated Wilson for advancement to Fellow.

Wilson has held several national leadership positions including positions on the national boards of Eta Sigma Gamma and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. She is a past president of the Texas School Health Association and holds her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Throughout her career working with youth and adolescents in the public schools, Wilson has been an advocate for school and adolescent health issues. She has authored peer-reviewed articles, numerous state organization articles, and she has offered more than 60 presentations at conferences nationwide and has been invited to present at several professional development workshops.

In 2009, Wilson was awarded the Martha Licata Service Award by the Texas School Health Association. The American Association for Health Education recognized Wilson with the Horizon Award in 2008. In 2007 she was presented the Texas A&M University’s division of health education Alumnus of the Year Award.

Over the last five years she has been recognized with presidential citations awarded by the department of health and human performance and the College of Education at Texas State.

Advancement to fellowship status is granted to American School Health Association members who have maintained regular membership for 10 or more consecutive years and have shown substantive and consistent leadership and service on the association’s committees, councils, sections or boards. Candidates for fellowship also must demonstrate leadership and service in the field of school health through national, state and district organizations.

For more information, contact Stephen Conley of the American School Health Association at (301) 652-8072 or via email at sconley@ashaweb.org.