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D.K. Stanley Day 2023: Celebrating the College of Health & Human Performance

The 36th Annual D.K. Stanley Day Celebrated the First Dean and the College's Commitment to Enhancing the Quality of Life

D.K. Stanley Day 2023: Celebrating the College of Health & Human Performance

Chynna Clayton, BSR ’10, BA ’10, shares her story at D.K. Stanley Day in the Florida Gym on February 24, 2023. Photo by Tanya Consaul.

February 28, 2023

The 2023 D.K. Stanley Day Committee and the College of Health & Human Performance welcomed the university and greater community to a special lecture, lunch and poster symposium in celebration of our first dean and the college's commitment to enhancing the quality of life.

The day began with the lecture, “Having a ‘ready for anything’ mindset: My path to the White House,” from UF Alumna Chynna Clayton, BSR ’10, BA ’10, CEO and founder of Matriarch Made Development and former director of travel and event operations for Michelle Obama.

Clayton's inspiring lecture covered her journey to the University of Florida, experience working in various capacities for the White House and lessons learned along the way.

“Something important that I want you to understand is being ambitious and wanting to succeed encourages others to do the same," said Clayton. "Don’t ever dim your light for anyone.”

A community lunch and student poster symposium followed the lecture.

Student Poster Symposium - Winning Posters

  • Applied Physiology & Kinesiology: Theresa Hauge. The Brain In-Game: Exploring the Electrocortical Dynamics of Video Game Play Using Pong as a Digital Analog of Table Tennis. (Rachael Seidler, Ph.D.)
  • Health Education & Behavior: Shamar Almog. Rates and Effects of Recent Substance Use Among Regular Substance Users on Amazon MTurk. (Meredith Berry, Ph.D.)
  • IDEA Graduate Award: Kelsey Garrison. Transgender Bias and Legislation in Sport. (George Cunningham, Ph.D.)
  • IDEA Undergraduate Award: Leah Barnes. Patient-Level Factors Associated with Antihypertensive Prescription Patterns in a Student-Run Free Clinic: A Pooled Cross-Sectional Study. (Oliver Nguyen)
  • Sport Management: Lydia Yun. Effects of a Company's CSR Motives on Consumers’ Perceived CSR Authenticity and Behavioral Intentions: Moderating Role of Martyrdom Effect. (Yong Jae Ko, Ph.D.)
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management: Jiwoo Jung. Is There a Relationship Between Peer-to-Peer Accommodation and Community Gentrification? A Multiscale Geographically Weighted Regression Approach. (Jinwon Kim, Ph.D.)
  • Undergraduate: Fapianey Alexandre. Metabolism and Memory: Exogenous Ketone Supplementation to Mitigate Age-Related Cognitive Decline. (Sara Burke, Ph.D.)

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