Riley Prugh, a junior undergraduate student in the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education program, was recognized as the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Future Professional Award.

This award is given by the PA chapter of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE PA), an organization for health and physical education professionals. The Outstanding Future Professional Award recognizes student achievements in academics, professional service and potential, and contributions to the university and community.

Prugh is very active in her major, the university, and her local community. She is also IUP’s liaison for a state-wide SHAPE PA Future Professional Advisory Council. Prugh received her award at the state SHAPE PA Convention this past December.

IUP’s Health and Physical Education Teacher Education students and alumni have a strong history of winning state-level professional awards. IUP students have won a state award in four out of the past five years. This demonstrates IUP’s commitment to the health and physical education discipline and to student professional preparation.