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WE ARE PARKS AND RECREATION
National Recreation and
Park Ethnic Minority Society
Marks 50th Anniversary
T
Member Benefit:
Join the NRPA
Education Network
By Kim R. Beason, Ed.D.
T
he NRPA Education Network, or EdNet, is
a forum for discussion, sharing knowledge,
and posing questions unique to the needs and
interests of professionals devoted to the interests and
concerns of park and recreation education. EdNet, like
all NRPA Networks, serves as a conduit and pathway
for park and recreation practitioners, researchers and
educators to interact. While the network does attract
individuals
affiliated
with
universities, all NRPA
members benefit from its purpose: to move our
profession forward. EdNet promotes the research-topractice
continuum, which is a basis for learning in
collegiate classrooms, earning continuing education
units (CEUs) and pursuing in-service training.
Each year, the NRPA Research Sessions (NRS)
present research findings based on the practitionerresearcher-educator
continuum
that
illuminate
evidence-based results that make us better professionals.
I suggest all professionals review the NRS topics
and presentations offered. By attending research sessions
at the NRPA Annual Conference, you can earn
CEUs and discuss the research topics pertinent to you.
EdNet is easy to join. Participate in our discussion
forum, visit our annual conference meetings
and socials, tune in online for our meetings and
more. For more information, visit connect.nrpa.org/
Education.
Kim R. Beason, Ed.D, is NRPA Education Network Chair,
Sport and Recreation Professor, and Director of the Senior
Adult Aquatic Program at the University of Mississippi.
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his year, the National Recreation and Park Ethnic
Minority Society (NRPEMS) celebrates its
50th anniversary. On July 22, NRPA signed an
official proclamation commemorating this significant
milestone (see page 13).
NRPEMS is an organization that brings together minority
members of NRPA who collaborate to productively
represent the park, recreation and related leisure
service interest and rights of minorities, while participating
in the overall effort of the park and recreation
profession to serve the park, recreation and related leisure
service needs and desires of the public.
The organization's objectives are:
* To unite all persons concerned with ethnic minorities
in the park and recreation profession. This includes
those in municipal, state, federal, private, voluntary
and religious institutions; correctional facilities; academic
communities; commercial, tourism and industrial
organizations; and interested individuals
* To serve as an exchange media of information on all
ethnic matters pertaining to park, recreation, leisure
programs and activities
* To maintain high standards of professional ethics
and ensure an accurate reflection of the history and
culture of ethnic minority people in our profession
and organization
* To function in a manner that will expand NRPEMS
influence within local, state and national organizations
Among
NRPEMS's many achievements is its Mentor
Program, a professional development program for
young professionals and first-time Congress attendees.
Many of our nation's most respected executives,
in both the public and private sectors, cite the support,
influence and encouragement of a mentor as a contributing
reason for their success. NRPEMS is dedicated to
preparing minority professionals for the challenges of
senior management positions in the field of parks and
recreation and is firmly committed to fostering mentoring
relationships that will prepare its mentees to be the
next generation of leaders.
For more information about NRPEMS,
visit
nrpems.org.
http://connect.nrpa.org/education http://connect.nrpa.org/education http://www.nrpems.org

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