Two Students Capture First-Place Awards for Research

Two Eastern Kentucky University students captured first-place awards at the recent Southeastern Recreation Research Conference.

Taylor Newsome, Virgie, a graduate student in Recreation and Park Administration, won in the Graduate Research category for his project entitled “Determining Barriers for Kentuckians Visiting Kentucky State Resort Parks.” His faculty mentor was Dr. Michael Bradley.

Brett Stayton, a senior wildlife management major from Covington, captured first place in the Undergraduate Research category for his project entitled “An Assessment of State and Federal Protected Areas: Current Conditions and Non-Traditional Funding Opportunities.” His faculty mentor was Dr. Ryan Sharp.

Only one or two winners per category are recognized.

The event was held March 22-24 in Asheville, N.C.

Attachments: Stayton Rec Photo & Newsome Award Rec

Published on April 01, 2015

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