Dr. Meredith Sims, a UK College of Education alumnus who was advised during her doctoral work by Dr. Heather Erwin in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, was recently recognized for her promotion of arts integration. Sims is an assistant professor of dance and coordinator of the dance education program at Coker College. She received the Ray Doughty Arts Integration Award at the Palmetto State Arts Education Arts Integration Conference in Charleston, SC. The award honors those who embody the true spirit of arts integration through the successful utilization of community partnerships and resources. It is used to create a greater awareness of arts integration programs in South Carolina.