: As a part of UNLV’s Homecoming festivities, the UNLV Alumni Affiliation will have a good time graduates and campus neighborhood leaders at its annual reception and awards ceremony Nov. 14. The week’s actions may also embrace the annual competition, parade, and the Ninth Island Showdown as UNLV soccer takes on Hawaii.
Anne Lindsay’s dedication to enhancing public well being and wellness stretches again greater than three many years. After receiving her first bachelor’s diploma in ergonomics and bodily training from the College of California-Santa Barbara in 1982, the UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences Alumna of the 12 months made the trek to the desert and enrolled at UNLV, the place in 1988 she earned her grasp’s diploma in train physiology. Whereas pursuing that diploma, Lindsay grew to become a analysis assistant and later a UNLV adjunct college member, positions she held from 1986 to 1994.
On the identical time, Lindsay launched a profession with the singular mission of selling a wholesome life-style in each youngsters and adults. Along with working for a number of YMCA areas in Southern California for 11 years, together with serving as senior bodily director, Lindsay was the well being promotion director on the Nevada Nationwide Safety Website from 1990 to 1997. From there, she began HealthWorks, her personal well being and wellness enterprise. Her shoppers included each the Florence McClure Girls’s Correctional Middle and Decisions Group, working of their drug-court program.
Lindsay operated HealthWorks till 2006, at which level she re-entered the world of academia as an affiliate professor of public well being & train physiology on the southern campus of UNR’s Nevada Cooperative Extension. She continues in that position right this moment, conducting analysis and selling health-and-wellness packages centered on two particular areas: childhood weight problems, notably well being, vitamin, and bodily literacy in preschool youngsters; and gender-responsive training for girls and ladies in correctional settings that suffer from consuming pathologies, body-image points, weight problems, substance-use issues, and habit. At present, she’s concerned with WestCare Girls and Kids, the Nevada Division of Corrections, and Judges Specialty Courts such because the Youth Offender Courtroom, and Girls in Want Courtroom, amongst different establishments.
A number of years into her work with Nevada Cooperative Extension, Lindsay returned to UNLV and earned her 2015 doctorate in public well being. Through the years she’s obtained quite a few awards for her work and has served on a number of nationwide committees associated to preschool well being and grownup energy-balance points, together with the Nevada State Early Childhood Weight problems Activity Power, the Nevada State Dietary Advisory Group, the Nationwide Extension Opioid Disaster Response Crew, and the Nationwide Institute of Meals & Agriculture.
Moreover being a dogged public well being advocate, Lindsay performs acoustic and electrical guitar and sings for ChickBand, an all-female Christian rock band that performs and ministers to numerous teams in Las Vegas, nationally, and overseas. She additionally has collaborated with such artists as Frankie Scinta and Nany Seibert to put in writing and file music and dance media to advertise bodily activating and well being in younger youngsters.
A proud twin graduate of UNLV, Lindsay continues to help the college by working to lift cash for the Dr. Larry Golding Endowment Fund, which supplies new tools annually for the college’s train physiology lab.
How did your time at UNLV positively affect your profession and the individual you might be right this moment?
Las Vegas was a comparatively small neighborhood once I arrived from California, and what impressed me then — and continues to impress me right this moment — have been the robust ties between training and neighborhood outreach. The alternatives UNLV offered me via advancing analysis in a neighborhood setting actually paved the subsequent couple many years of my life. Considered one of my professors, Dr. Larry Golding, was notably instrumental in my development, as he not solely provided me quite a few alternatives to collaborate and conduct analysis on native community- and nationally primarily based tasks, however he additionally launched the primary translational journal within the discipline of sports activities medication and train — in different phrases, bridging the hole between science and observe. I even served as one of many first editorial reviewers. Collectively, these experiences would eternally change how I seen the position of science and teachers.
What does it imply to be a Insurgent, and the way would you outline “Insurgent Delight”?
To me, Insurgent Delight is synonymous with changemaker. In spite of everything, levels are simply paper in a body; the true worth lies within the affect they depart behind. In my present place, I’ve usually been known as “the breeder,” which I settle for as a time period of endearment, as a result of to actually take delight in a single’s diploma means utilizing that diploma to positively have an effect on the better good of the neighborhood via your actions. So UNLV instilled that delight in me, and I’m enthusiastic about paying it ahead, about offering alternatives for native college students to translate and totally combine their educational expertise — that’s, turning e-book information into real-life transformation.
What’s your message to present and future Rebels?
On the coronary heart of “Insurgent Delight” is collaboration, cooperation, and constructing alliances. Change doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and we don’t clear up issues by taking sides and yelling louder. We have to hear to one another and give you artistic options. Alternative and success come from studying from the previous, recognizing strengths, figuring out gaps, and interesting stakeholders and profitable companions in what you convey to the desk for the nice of the entire neighborhood.
As a UNLV graduate and a present UNR college, I’m enthusiastic about collaboration and teamwork. I imagine no individual, group, or establishment is at its finest when it stands alone. Collaboration adjustments lives, and I hope to see present and future Rebels attain with their advocates and throughout the aisle to their adversaries and work in tandem to creatively clear up the issues of their generations.
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