Senior Joey Paulsonmorgan is working his way towards a degree in elementary education with a minor in human health and performance.
Paulsonmorgan is an active student, participating in intramural activities like knockerball, kickball, and flag football when he isn’t indulging his passion for fishing, hunting, and hiking or volunteering at the Humane Society.
His interest in health and education make it no surprise that he is heavily involved in Peers Advocating Towards Health (PATH). This program is dedicated to helping people live healthier lifestyles, including educating other students about the dangers of tobacco.
With his fellow PATH members at the University of Montana Western, Paulsonmorgan works with student representatives across the state. Recently, he did a presentation on the health effects of e-cigarettes in Kansas City, Missouri.
He believes the new Health and Human Performance Lab has been an incredible addition to the HHP department’s offerings for students. Students no longer have to travel off-campus to conduct health tests and can utilize the department’s state-of-the-art equipment.
As a part of his elementary education major, Paulsonmorgan collaborated with senior Brandon Piazzola on a 30-page literacy study at a local middle school. They will present their findings at the Spring Research Symposium where graduating students are given an opportunity to share their senior projects or internships with faculty, students, and the community.
After graduation, Paulsonmorgan plans to teach in Montana or Alaska while working towards a master’s degree in administration.