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PRCR Director Appointed to Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions

Post Date:01/08/2020 10:55 AM

Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Director Dr. Sonya Shaw has been appointed to the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions. The council accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation and leisure studies offered at accredited institutions in the United States and its territories, as well as in Canada and Mexico. 

The council is made up of 10 members. Each member serves a three-year term. Members include five educators from accredited institutions, three practitioners, one college/university administrator and one public representative. Dr. Shaw will serve as a practitioner to the council.         

Dr. Shaw has been with the Town of Garner since 2008. She also serves as adjunct professor at North Carolina State University’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Program and North Carolina Central University’s Kinesiology and Recreation Administration Program, bringing a combined understanding and unique appreciation of the academic preparation necessary for successful practitioners in the workforce.

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve our next generation of parks and recreation leaders by working with the council responsible for establishing academic standards and review processes that guide curriculum development for our future leaders," Dr. Shaw said.

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