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Anne Seeley Scholarship

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce the availability of the Anne Seeley Scholarship, which will enable a person outside the field of public health to attend the annual Physical Activity and Public Health Practitioners' Course on Community Interventions. The course will be held September 15-21, 2011 at The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The scholarship will cover costs of attending the course: registration (which includes meals and lodging) and travel to and from the course location. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Anne Seeley, who passed away after a difficult battle with cancer. Anne was the first Director of Education for CPRS. Anne was a true pioneer in the area of active living through her efforts coordinating Active Community Environments projects for the California Center for Physical Activity within the California Department of Health Services. She was relentless in her efforts to increase public health's involvement in national and state transportation, land use, trail building, and park and recreation priorities. Under Anne's vision and leadership, California Walks, the Healthy Transportation Network, California Safe Routes to School, and California Walk to School Headquarters were established and continue to flourish today. Her simple dream was to get more people, more active, more often.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must work in transportation, land use planning, parks and recreation, or other non-public health fields. The scholarship selection process is integrated into the course application process - only formal applicants for the course will be considered for the scholarship.

2011 Anne Seeley scholarship recipients:

  • Chris Danley – Transportation Planner, Vitruvian Planning
  • Barbara McCahan – Director, Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities, Plymouth State University