Julie Drake Honored with the President’s Outstanding Service Award
Julie Drake, Operations Director in the Fitness Institute of Texas, has been selected to receive a University of Texas at Austin 2013 President’s Outstanding Staff Award. Julie, along with 29 other UT staff members, will receive her award, which includes a $1,500 honorarium from President Powers at the 52nd Annual President’s Staff Awards ceremony on April 23. A Health Promotion graduate of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Julie has excelled working for FIT since January of 2009. During this time she has been instrumental in the growth of GET FIT, FIT’s exercise and weight loss program, from 25 participants each semester to almost 200 participants per semester. In addition, Julie oversees all the day-to-day operations of FIT, including supervising staff, conducting fitness consults and evaluation, and leading FIT’s health and wellness program at the Texas Medical Association. Julie is being recognized for her positive effect on campus, her commitment to excellence, and her consistent, high-level performance.