Kinesiology department to host annual ACSM alumni reception

May 17, 2016

The Department of Kinesiology will host its annual alumni reception during the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Boston, MA. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:00-9:00 pm in the Amherst Room of the UMass Club located at 1 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

This year the department will honor longtime faculty member Joseph Hamill, who is retiring after 30 years at UMass Amherst. Professor Hamill was Chair of the department for 11 years and Associate Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences for 6 years. He has been an invited speaker in many countries around the world, and during his academic career Hamill has mentored more than 25 doctoral students. He has authored or co-authored over 170 research papers, over 120 research proceedings, several book chapters and 3 books. Hamill is a member of numerous organizations including the American, Canadian, and International Societies of Biomechanics and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a Fellow of ACSM, the Research Consortium, the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and the National Academy of Kinesiology.

The department invities all alumni to join them and to reconnect with department faculty, students, and fellow alumni. RSVP to Allison Ahearn at aahearn@schoolph.umass.edu appreciated but not required.