School of Kinesiology student Eric Marin was named the Presidential Award honoree for the College of Education at the 2022 President’s Award ceremony. Marin will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.
Marin is from Birmingham, Alabama, and has been named to the Dean’s List from fall 2018 through fall 2021. In addition, he has also been an honor roll annual award winner from the College of Education. He is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is a certified inclusive fitness trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Marin is heavily involved in campus organizations, including serving as assistant director of operations for UPC’s Tiger Nights, and is a member of the Auburn Running Club. In addition, he is a research assistant for the Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab where he exercises with individuals who have intellectual disabilities using soccer, Zumba, and an arts and craft intervention. He also gave of his time through the alternative student break Salvation Army trip where he helped bag Christmas gifts for 2,000 children of local families. He was also a volunteer trainer for the Alabama Head Injury Foundation’s Bright Ideas Camp, and guided patients with traumatic brain injuries through an exercise program. Upon graduation, Marin will attend medical school, and hopes to open his own practice and live a life serving others.
For more information on the awards, visit ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2022/04/130916-2022-presidents-award-winners.php.