The EDA Honor Award is the highest award the Eastern District bestows upon a member. It exudes professionalism, dedication, character, and service. To achieve this level of distinction is a testimony to one's career and involvement.
AAHPERD Membership: The nominee shall have been a member of AAHPERD for a minimum of ten years including the year he/she is considered for the award. Former AAHPERD members who have retired from the profession are exempt from this requirement.
Education: A Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree are preferred or substantial evidence of continued professional development in the fields of health, physical education, recreation or dance.
Character: Ethical behavior consistent with the accepted ideals of the profession.
Service: Contributions have been made primarily through professional associations at the state, district, or national levels with evidence of leadership in a least five (5) of the following categories:
President or Vice President of a District Association.
President or Officer of an AAHPERD National Association or Council
Member of AAHPERD Board of Governors.
President or Officer of a State Association.
Chair or member of at least three committees or program sections at state, district or national levels.
President, Officer or Chair of Organization in the Profession
Community or Professional Service Relating to the Profession
Committee Membership or Leadership of Note at Place of Employment
Presentations, workshops or addresses before educational and/or civic groups in health, physical education, recreation, or dance given in person, via radio, television, or the internet.
Evidence of published research or professional articles or book chapters in health, physical education, recreation or dance.
Author or co-author of one or more professional books.
Other Professional Honors Received
Outstanding original contribution or unusual service to the profession which has affected its philosophy or practices, not included in the above categories.
Application form, support letters and a photo are submitted electronically by October 15 to Dr. Theresa Purcell Cone, EDA Honor Awards Chair. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
States or individuals may nominate candidates and submit to:
Theresa Purcell Cone Department of Health and Exercise Science Rowan University Glassboro, NJ 08028 856-256-4764 (voice) 856-256-5613 (fax)