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AAHPERD is proud to have honored the following individuals during the AAHPERD National Convention & Expo in Charlotte, NC. for their contributions to the field.
Luther Halsey Gulick Medal
The Gulick Medal is considered the highest honor the American Alliance presents in recognition of long and distinguished service to one or more of the professions represented. Recipients, exemplify the best in service, research, teaching and/or administration and contributions inspire youth to live vigorously, courageously, and freely as citizens in a free society.
Recipient: William F. Stier, The College at Brockport: State University of New York
The Honor Award recognizes meritorious contributions on the part of members of the Alliance in the two membership categories "college and university" and "non-college and university." Recipients are persons of personal integrity who exemplify the spirit of devoted service to the professions and who have, by their leadership and industry, made an outstanding and noteworthy contribution to the advancement of health, physical education, recreation, or dance.
Recipients: Cheryl A. Coker, Plymouth State University
Catherine D. Ennis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
E. Newton Jackson, Jr., University of North Florida
Colleen C. Corsi, New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Clayton Ellis, Aurora Central High School, CO
Mabel Lee Award
The Mabel Lee Award provides the means through which the Alliance recognizes its younger members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and/or professional leadership.
Recipients:Aaron W. Clopton, University of KansasTao Zhang , University of North Texas
R. Tait McKenzie Award
The R. Tait McKenzie Award provides the means through which the Alliance recognizes significant contributions of its members made outside the framework of the Alliance, but which reflect prestige, honor, and dignity on the Alliance.
Recipients:Joseph H. Huber, Bridgewater State University
Sharon L. Shields, Vanderbilt University
William G. Anderson Award
The William G. Anderson Award recognizes persons who are not members of the Alliance but who, through their work in allied or auxiliary fields, have contributed significantly to the general purposes of the Alliance and its former associations.
E.B. Henderson Award
The E.B. Henderson Award recognizes minority AAHPERD members who, through numerous years of proven dedication to scholarship, mentorship, and service to ethnic minorities, have increased involvement of ethnic minorities and/or underserved populations within their profession, AAHPERD, or society.
Recipients: Dwan M. Bridges, California State University
Rose Haggerty, Houston School District
Social Justice & Diversity Young Professional Award
This award is given to a minority member of AAHPERD who is 40 years old or younger and who has demonstrated superior promise in the areas of service, teaching, scholarship and commitment to the goals of the Alliance, focusing specifically on under-represented and/or underserved populations and promotion of social justice and diversity.
Recipient: Brian Culp, Indiana University, Purdue University