Kellie Gerbers, assistant director for outdoor recreation in the recreational sports department, received the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education’s Jim Rennie Leadership Award Nov. 11 at the AORE Annual Conference awards banquet. This award is AORE’s highest honor for association members.
Gerbers served on the AORE board of directors this year in addition to her work at UGA.
She is a longtime presenter and active member of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association, the American College Personnel Association and the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education.
The Jim Rennie Leadership Award commemorates contributions to AORE which are “far beyond the ordinary,” and which “have had a significant and lasting impact on the Association and its mission.” The award also recognizes “professional work or leadership of unusual significance in the field of outdoor recreation and education.”