Outstanding Seniors

The Department of Kinesiology honors its outstanding seniors each year.

Outstanding Senior Awards are presented at the end of each academic year to selected graduating seniors from each Kinesiology Department degree program. Recipients are recommended by faculty and selected based on demonstrated academic excellence, undergraduate research participation, and active involvement in the college and/or university community.

Seniors 2023

Griffen Cinotti

Griffen Cinotti, Sport Management

“Griffen completed his internship at Howard Community College as an Athletic Operations Intern, assisting in game operations, facility management, and equipment management for the athletic department at HCC. He attended the Maryland Sports Business Conference, where he was able to listen to professionals in the industry speak about their experiences and industry trends.

Griffen noted: "Every faculty member assisted in ensuring my success within the program, as they were always available to meet with me, offering advice on assignments and my future. Many courses in the program are geared towards helping students find their path within the broad industry, which is something I really appreciated and has helped me get to this point." 

Griffen also cited one of his most notable experiences during his time at TU as studying abroad in London as part of the 'Global Leadership in London' program, led by TU Sport Management faculty. For Griffen, this was "a great experience that offered me many new experiences and opportunities for both professional and personal development. I was able to see not only a different culture and part of the world, but a different take on sport. This trip confirmed my passion to work in the industry and gave me the chance to see opportunities available throughout the world." We wish Griffen good luck and look forward to his many future accomplishments! 

Dr. Bustad


Gregory Chartier

Gregory Chartier, Exercise Science

"Gregory Chartier was selected Outstanding Senior for the Exercise Science program not only for his achievement in the classroom but also his accomplishments in the research laboratory. Greg began getting involved in research through an independent study with Dr. Nick Knuth and Dr. Rian Landers-Ramos during his junior year and continued this involvement throughout his senior year. The summer before his senior year he applied and was awarded a Towson University Undergraduate Research Grant that lead to a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) conference later that fall.

Greg was nominated for the MARC-ACSM Matthew Kerner Undergraduate Student Investigator Award for his project titled “Comparison of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Measured Muscle Metabolism with Predicted Whole-Body Metabolism”. Also that fall, Greg was awarded with a Towson University Undergraduate Research Impact Award for his research efforts. Greg’s crowning achievement was being selected as the CHP December Commencement Undergraduate Speaker. Greg is planning to apply to Physician Assistant graduate programs upon graduation.

— Dr. Knuth

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston, Physical Eduaction Teacher Education

"Andrew (Drew) has an excellent understanding of physical education content and theoretical application. He demonstrated planning, organization, instruction, and assessment proficiency during his elementary and secondary internships.

Drew established rapport and respect with students by supporting their input and ideas. He provided a positive, encouraging social environment, active engagement in learning, and motivation. Drew also carefully evaluated and adjusted learning tasks to meet students’ needs. We look forward to having Drew join the physical education teaching profession, as we know he will continue to impact students positively."

— Dr. Blackshear