UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies Alumna Honored for Academic Excellence

The University of Central Oklahoma Jackson College of Graduate Studies has awarded the 2015 E.C. Hall Graduate Scholar Award to Karen Colwell. The award is given each year to the graduate student with the highest academic record. From left, Kirk Webster, Ed.D., assistant dean of the Jackson College of Graduate Studies, Colwell and Richard Bernard, Ph.D., dean of the Jackson College of Graduate Studies.

Dec. 17, 2015

Media Contact: Lorene Roberson, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Education and Professional Studies, 405-974-5408, lroberson1@uco.edu

UCO JACKSON COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES ALUMNA HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The University of Central Oklahoma Jackson College of Graduate Studies has awarded the 2015 E.C. Hall Graduate Scholar Award to Central alumna Karen Colwell. The award is given annually to the graduate student with the highest academic record.

“Ms. Colwell represents the best in the term ‘student-athlete.’ With a UCO degree and an internship at Stanford, she models the way for both scholars and competitors,” said Richard Bernard, Ph.D., dean of the Jackson College of Graduate Studies.

Colwell completed her master’s degree in wellness management-exercise science at Central with a 4.0 GPA in May 2015. She is a 2004 graduate of Stonington High School in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

While at Central, she completed a strength and conditioning internship at Stanford University in the Stanford Athletics Sports Performance Program.

Colwell was a two-time NCAA All-American rower. She trained with the U.S. Rowing National Team, winning a silver medal at the World Rowing Federation Senior World Rowing Championships.

Colwell is now coaching manager and head coach at CrossFit 405 in Oklahoma City.

For more information about the Jackson College of Graduate Studies, visit www.uco.edu/graduate.

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Cutline 1: University of Central Oklahoma alumna Karen Colwell, pictured, recently received the UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies’ 2015 E.C. Hall Graduate Scholar Award. The award is given annually to the graduate student with the highest academic record.

Cutline 2: The University of Central Oklahoma Jackson College of Graduate Studies has awarded the 2015 E.C. Hall Graduate Scholar Award to Karen Colwell. The award is given each year to the graduate student with the highest academic record. From left, Kirk Webster, Ed.D., assistant dean of the Jackson College of Graduate Studies, Colwell and Richard Bernard, Ph.D., dean of the Jackson College of Graduate Studies.