JAY B. NASH OUTSTANDING MAJOR AWARD

The Jay B. Nash Outstanding Major Award

is given to two undergraduate students for outstanding performance relevant to their preparation for the profession in the areas of health education, physical education, exercise science, recreation, or dance education. The award will provide a $1,000.00 scholarship for successful completion of graduate-level coursework, two years complimentary NYS AHPERD membership and conference registration fees following their commencement, three tickets to the Jay B. Nash Awards dinner (the recipient and up to two parents/guardians), two-day meal stipend and mileage reimbursement. These recipients will be encouraged to join SHAPE America and represent NYS AHPERD as our Outstanding Future Professionals and participate in future professional activities.

JB Nash

Awards Criteria

Applicants for the Jay B. Nash Outstanding Major Award must first be selected as their college / university Departmental Major of the Year. At that point, they have the opportunity to fill out the Jay B. Nash Outstanding Major Award application. Students submit their completed applications to either their department chair or major's club advisor, who must email the candidates' applications to the NYS AHPERD at awards@nysahperd.org no later than midnight, April 15th."

Award Recipients

The 2021 Jay B. Nash Award Recipients are  Charrise Everett, The College at Brockport, and Megan McKie, Canisius College.

Award Recipient History

The Jay B. Nash Outstanding Major Award was established in 1996. Previous award recipients are listed below.

2021 Award Recipients
Everett, Charrise

2021 Recipient | Charrise Everett, SUNY Brockport

McKie, Megan 2021

2021 Recipient | Megan McKie, Canisius College

2020 Award Recipients
Picillo, A 2020

2020 Recipient | Alyssa Picillo, SUNY Cortland

Albone, C 2020

2020 Recipient | Coby Albone, The College at Brockport

Previous Award Recipients

2019
Allison Schepis, SUNY Cortland
Jennifer Sladewski, The College at Brockport

2018
Madeline Horowitz, Ithaca College
Kate Manson, Adelphi University

2017
Ceire Corcoran, Adelphi University
Alexis Kane, SUNY Cortland

2016
Madison Hornung, The College at Brockport
Nick Faulds, The College at Brockport

2015
Marissa Sell, Roberts Wesleyan
Robert Corter, SUNY Cortland

2014
Abigail "Abby" Stewart, SUNY Cortland
Brandon Wagner, Roberts Wesleyan

2013
Kathleen C. Dwyer, Adelphi University
David Michael, Roberts Wesleyan

2012
Christina Cobucci, Adelphi University
Sheldon Sucre, Adelphi University

2011
Karyn Schutzer, SUNY Cortland
Bryan Coopersmith, C.W. Post University

2010
Melissa Fromm, SUNY Cortland
Leonard Bruno, Adelphi University

2009
Mary Waterman, The College at Brockport
Adam Holtzer, Adelphi University

2008
Nicole Corcoran, SUNY Cortland
Michael Cocquyt, The College at Brockport

2007
Joseph Aquilina, SUNY Brockport
Dely Francisco, Adelphi University

2006
Jennifer Heim, SUNY Brockport
Brian Rath, Adelphi University

2005
Amy Bielunis, SUNY Brockport
Brook Cleveland, Adelphi University

2004
Christine Romano, Adelphi University
Steven Unger, Adelphi University

2003
Naomi Lerner, Adelphi University
Matthew Siesto, C.W.Post University

2002
Gina Pucci. SUNY Brockport
Nick D'Ambrose, SUNY Cortland

2001
Mariusz Borkowski, Adelphi University
Casey Kornahrens, Adelphi University

2000
Krista Newell, Houghton College
Sal Piscitelli, Adelphi University

1999
Kaylie Howard, Hofstra University
Andrew Solomon, SUNY Brockport

1998
Krista Graham, SUNY Cortland
Craig Stueber, SUNY Cortland

1997
Lauren Schaefer, Adelphi University
Patrick Wade, SUNY Brockport

1996
Marie Cesario, Adelphi University
Kevin Mercier, Ithaca College