Family Studies major Kyler Knapp is one of three Central Michigan University students who has been awarded the President's Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments. A native of Lake Odessa, Michigan, Kyler has been a significant contributor to projects that have resulted in national conference presentations for the disciplines' primary organizations along with a manuscript submission.
He has also been actively engaged in multiple responsibilities across several scholarly projects during his time at CMU.
Beyond his involvement in scholarship, Kyler has demonstrated significant involvement in service and leadership at the university (i.e., RSOs, Academic Senate student representative, mentoring first year Honors students, an EHS Student Ambassador), with communities in Michigan (i.e., Lunch Buddies, Community Mental Health, College 101, and Youth Ranch tutor), a national level (Alternative Spring Break), and internationally (an internship in Beijing, China, working with adolescents and adults with disabilities). Kyler will graduate in May of 2017 and will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State in the Fall of 2017.