Outstanding Student in Health and Exercise Science Recipient of Colorado State’s Student Leadership Award

A graduate student in Colorado State University’s health and exercise science program will receive the Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award from the university’s Alumni Association for her exemplary academic career and service to the Fort Collins community.

Amy Steig, who was commencement speaker for the College of Applied Human Sciences in December, will be honored at the university’s Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 26.

Steig is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also is a McNair Scholar of the Sciences and recipient of Colorado State’s Association Scholarship in honor of Amy Hickey, in addition to the highly competitive Outstanding Senior award from the College of Applied Human Sciences.

"Amy has had an outstanding academic career, always striving for excellence," said Nancy Hartley, dean of the college. Steig also has provided leadership in philanthropic projects including a book drive and holiday party for needy children and families in the Fort Collins community, Hartley said.

Steig volunteered for the Heart Disease Prevention Program in the Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory on campus and was active in college councils, Student Alumni Connection and the Study Abroad program in Australia.

"In the time I have grown to know Amy, she exemplifies the spirit of the department, the college and the university with her outstanding volunteer service, the recognition awards she has received, her dedication, work ethic, leadership and enthusiasm," said Gay Israel, chairman of the Department of Health and Exercise Science.