Graduate Student One of 10 Nationally to Win Outdoor Recreation Scholarship

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An Eastern Kentucky University graduate student is one of only 10 students nationally to receive a scholarship to attend the National Outdoor Recreation Conference.

Jamie Woolery, Irvine, who is seeking a master’s degree in Recreation and Park Administration after earning her bachelor’s degree at EKU, has received $763 to cover travel and registration costs as well as a year of membership.

“Jamie has been one of the best graduate students I have had the honor of working with,” said Dr. Michael Bradley, assistant professor of recreation and park administration “She is intelligent and dedicated. I know that, whatever projects and assignments Jamie tackles, what she turns in will be her best.”

A 2008 graduate of Estill County High School, Woolery said professors in EKU’s Department of Recreation and Park Administration “never cease to push me and the other people in our program to do the best, be the best, and excel. They push us to enter things that we wouldn’t normally do. I would have never even known about this scholarship had it not been for Dr. Bradley. Honestly, they help create the people and professionals we are.”

The application process for the scholarship included questions related to how Woolery viewed her future related to outdoor recreation and how the conference scholarship would further her goals.

Woolery, who is set to graduate this May, said her career plans are to “create community recreation in communities that might not otherwise have it and to land a career that will help me connect and understand the needs of the community in which I am working, to further help their community grow and develop.”

For more information about EKU’s graduate program in Recreation and Park Administration, visit

Published on March 03, 2015

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