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CPASS pays tribute to two long-standing employees

Carol Straight, left, and Robin McKinney, right, are retiring from CPASS.

Two well-established and highly respected professionals within the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will retire from their respective positions as of June 30, 2020. Carol Straight and Robin McKinney share the common threads of loyalty, reliability and commitment, as noted by their colleagues. Between the two, they represent more than 65 years of service with CPASS.   

“With the retirements of Robin McKinney and Carol Straight, CPASS is losing two long-term employees who have served the college extremely well for nearly 70 years total. Their positive influence and efforts have certainly helped CPASS continually evolve into a better college over the years. They have helped to create and maintain a great culture for students, staff and faculty. We are thankful to them for all they have done for the College and we will miss them greatly. We wish them happiness in the next phases of their lives,” said Jack Watson, dean and professor, CPASS.  

WVU faculty member honored by leading international sport psychology organization

Damien Clement is shown in Stewart Hall.

Damien Clement, acting dean, Honors College, and associate professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology/Athletic Training, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, has received Fellow status in the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. AASP will announce Clement’s appointment to Fellow status during the 2020 AASP Annual Conference this October in Orlando, Florida.

“Damien Clement’s election to Fellow is a well-earned recognition of his contributions to AASP and to the field of sport psychology. As an AASP Fellow, Clement will vote on matters involving ethical principles, along with the group’s leaders who are committed to the support and stewardship of AASP,” said Sam Zizzi, Dr. Pat Fehl Endowed Professor and associate dean for research, CPASS.