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Josh Carroll RCRA Research Award
DR. JOSHUA CARROLL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT
RADFORD UNIVERSITY, WINS RESEARCH AWARD AT
THE RESORT AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION
ASSOCIATION'S NATIONAL CONFERENCE
RCRA’s National Conference Release
For Immediate Release: November 16, 2021
By: Lisa Linden
Dr. Joshua Carroll, Associate Professor, Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Radford University, Radford, Virginia won the Excellence in Research Awards on November 8th at RCRA’s Andy Holdnak Award Gala.
Interested parties can read more about the event and the winners at www.rcra.org
The Excellence in Research Award recognizes the valuable contribution of a selected piece of research that is presented at the RCRA Research Symposium. Recipient must present a piece of research at the RCRA Research Symposium at the National Conference.
Dr. Joshua Carroll presented his own research on “An Investigation of Recreationist Perceptions at Claytor Lake, Virginia”. A fall 2020 survey was administered to capture boater and adjacent landowner perceptions of the recreation experience, identify safety concerns, and help managers to informed decisions. Almost 200 surveys were collected over a month of data collection. Claytor Lake is ideal for pleasure boating, fishing, swimming, and exploration.
The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA) is committed to providing and promoting professional development, creative resources and networking for professionals, students, educators, vendors and all others dedicated to delivering services in the recreation industry.
RCRA is dedicated to serve as a leader in the recreation industry with its primary goal to encourage collaboration and networking among the membership through an annual national conference, regional workshops, newsletters, a resourceful and informative website, and through other creative initiatives.
Interested parties can read more about the association and the winners at www.rcra.org or contact us via e-mail: Awards@RCRA.org.