AORE Annual Report 2014 - Page 19

The 2014

BIG 3

Award Recipients

Jim Rennie Leadership Award

Jenn Velie

Jenn has been an outstanding leader, not only in her position at Georgia Southern where she mentored students, led trips and worked overtime, but she has also been an outstanding leader within AORE, working tirelessly for the past four years by serving on the Board of Directors. Jenn has become an invaluable part of AORE, and has grown from a young professional, new to the industry, to an accomplished and highly regarded colleague and ambassador for outdoor recreation.

Bill March Student Achievement Award

Jason Gosch

As the 2014 AORE Student Representative on the Board of Directors, Jason has taken on numerous challenges and become an incredible advocate for student members of the association. Not only has he increased the resource base for students, but he has begun working on building sustainable conference scholarships for students.

David J Webb Program Excellence Award

Florida State University - Outdoor Pursuits

Florida State University's Outdoor Pursuits has diligently worked over recent years to raise the program to a top tier collegiate recreation program. They bring outdoor adventure and inspire environmental stewardship in individuals who may not otherwise be exposed to such a culture.

Seeing the lack of diversity in outdoor programming, OP is making it a priority to market to a wider audience and has even teamed up with "Best Buddies," a national organization, to lead custom trips for people in the Tallahassee area with cognitive and physical disabilities. With the passion, commitment to excellence, and adaptability, Florida State's Outdoor Pursuits stands out as a leader among collegiate recreation programs.

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