Heather Callahan-Williams recieves national Children’s Miracle Network leadership award

UNG senior Heather Callahan-Williams is one of 20 honorees selected nationally for the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award. Callahan-Williams, who is pursuing a kinesiology degree with an exercise science concentration, was chosen from thousands of graduating seniors from 300 colleges across the United States and Canada who participated in Miracle Network Dance Marathon.

The Kennesaw, Georgia, native was executive director for UNG’s first Dance Marathon in 2017-18, when Miracle UNG shattered its goal of $20,000 by raising more than $42,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). That led to UNG earning the Best New Dance Marathon award at the Miracle Network Dance Marathon Leadership Conference in 2018.

Callahan, who is also pursuing a Spanish minor, personally raised more than $1,800 for CHOA during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. UNG’s Dance Marathon has donated more than $95,000 to CHOA in that time span.