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Leisure Graduate Student Wins National Scholarship

Monday, March 17, 2014
Hailey Doss, right, OSU leisure studies master's student, accepts the Freeman Tilden Scholarship from scholarship chair Heather Runyan during the National Association of Interpretation Region VI Conference.

Hailey Doss, an Oklahoma State University master’s student in leisure studies, received a national award from the Freeman Tilden Scholarship program of the National Association of Interpretation (NAI). Doss, a native of Rocky Mount, Va., was one of three recipients in Region VI (South Central) to be recognized at the regional conference in February.

The National Association for Interpretation is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies, and theme parks.

The Freeman Tilden Scholarship program’s goal is to recognize students who have demonstrated academic and professional success and have the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the field of interpretation.

The OSU College of Education offers an undergraduate degree in Recreation Management Therapeutic Recreation, a master's in leisure studies, and a Ph.D. In Health, Leisure and Human Performance. Learn more at