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Alumnus honored by national organization for physical education

A College of Education alumnus will be among professionals honored during this year's Society of Health and Physical Education conference.

Brian Culp (B.S.Ed. '99, Ph.D. '05), a professor in the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services at Kennesaw State University, will receive the E.B. Henderson Award at the 2018 SHAPE National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. The award ceremony takes place March 22 at the Omni Hotel to honor professional excellence.

The E.B. Henderson Award recognizes minority SHAPE America members who, through their dedication to scholarship, mentorship and service, have increased involvement within their profession among underserved communities. The award honors Edwin Bancroft Henderson, a noted author, teacher, coach and administrator in the areas of physical education and athletics. In addition to his groundbreaking scholarly work, "The Negro in Sports," Henderson is also recognized as the "grandfather of black basketball" after introducing the sport to African-Americans in 1904 in Washington, D.C.

Culp has been a member of the faculty at Kennesaw since 2015, after teaching at Armstrong Atlantic State University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. As a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship in 2014, he also served as visiting research chair at Concordia University.

Related links: Department of Kinesiology