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Distinguished Service, Scholar, and Administrator Awards

Please send Distinguished Service, Scholar, and Administrator Award nominations and inquires to Andrew Shim at . The deadline for Distinguished Award nominations is September 15, 2018.

  • Distinguished Administrator Award
    • The Distinguished Administrator Award is bestowed on a person who through application of administrative/managerial skills has made significant contributions to the profession and/ or related fields, both within and beyond the higher education community, and has been a contributing member of NAKHE continuously for at least five years. Qualified nominees shall have achieved at least one of the following criteria with distinction:
      1. Successful experience as an administrator within a program of kinesiology or physical education in higher education, in at least one of the following categories:
        1. Dean or Assistant/Associate Dean of a school or college in which kinesiology or physical education is a unit
        2. Chairperson of a kinesiology or physical education department in a college or university
      2. Advancement of the goals and ideals of the profession through the application of managerial skills within other groups/organizations. 
        1. Executive director/president/program leader for a kinesiology or physical education discipline-related organization/conference
        2. Director of a regional /national/international physical education project/activity
        3. Dissemination (publication, presentation, teaching) of scholarly/academic innovations concerning physical education administration that have impacted physical education nationally
        4. Leadership in kinesiology or physical education as a member of a governing body
        5. Record of influence outside the profession of higher education that has served physical education as a discipline beyond the institution
  • Distinguished Service Award
    • The Distinguished Service Award is awarded to a person who: 
      1. Has been a member of NAKHE continuously for at least ten years.
      2. Has given outstanding service to NAKHE as evidenced by achievement in at least five of the following categories:
        1. Officer of the corporation
        2. Member of the Board of Directors
        3. Chair of a committee
        4. Member of committee(s) for at least two years
        5. Attendee at annual conference(s)
        6. Speaker at annual conference(s)
        7. Invited lecturer: Amy Morris Homans, Dudley Allen Sargent, or Delphine Hanna
        8. Workshop leader
        9. Contributor to NAKHE publications
  • Distinguished Scholar Award
    • The Distinguished Scholar Award is  awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to kinesiology and physical education in higher education through scholarly pursuits within a multi-disciplinary perspective and has been a contributing member of NAKHE continuously for at least five years. Nominees will be judged on their contributions by showing distinction in at least one area with contributions in two or more other areas.
      1. Author of a book(s)
      2. Author of articles in professional or lay periodicals
      3. Editor of book(s) or monographs
      4. Researcher who develops, executes and reports significant research 
      5. Lecturer at professional meetings
      6. Other scholarly areas not listed above
  • List of Past Distinguished Award Recipients

Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award

Please send Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar inquires to Andrew Shim at . The deadline for Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Open Paper submissions is September 15, 2018.

  • The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) invites new professionals, employed for a period of 5 or less years and is currently at an institution of higher education, to participate in a special program at the 2019 conference in Savannah, Georgia on January 9-12, 2019. The 2019 NAKHE conference marks the 19th year in which the Executive Board of NAKHE has approved an Open Paper Competition to encourage the development of innovative ideas and discussions from our newest members of the profession.
  • The winner of the Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Open Paper Competition will present the paper at a special session at the 2019 conference. In addition to this unique presentation opportunity, the Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar receives a monetary prize and is given a free membership in NAKHE for the upcoming year. The 2019 Homan’s Lecturer will serve as the respondent to the 2020 Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar.
  • Call for Papers: A call for papers is made each spring by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education.  The NAKHE Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award provides an opportunity for the newest members of the higher education profession to present professional papers focusing specifically on interdisciplinary issues facing kinesiology, physical education or general higher education environments.
  • Topics: Original, unpublished research reports, position papers, philosophical statements, or a summary of the present state of an issue may serve as the basis for scholarly papers.
  • Selection Criteria:
    1. Candidates must be full-time faculty members in their first five years of employment at a college or university setting.
    2. Submissions may not have been previously published or presented.
    3. Selection of papers is made on the basis of scholarly content, organization, and pertinence to Kinesiology, Physical Education or Higher Education from an interdisciplinary perspective.  The body of the paper may not exceed fifteen (15) typed pages, doubled spaced.
  • Selection of the Winning Paper: The winner will be selected by a blind review process using the following criteria: (a) a strong connection to the review of current literature in the field, (b) writing style, (c) originality of idea/concept/style of presentation, (d) practical application potential, and (e) the potential contribution to the field.
  • Awards:
    1. The author who receives the NAKHE Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award is expected to attend and present his or her paper at the 2018 NAKHE conference.
    2. A $250.00 award will be presented to the selected author.
  • Method of Submission: Send two electronic copies (with author information on only one of the copies) of the paper as attachments to Andrew Shim at .
  • List of Past Young Scholar Award Recipients

Joanna Davenport Graduate Student Poster Award

Please send Joanna Davenport Graduate Student Poster Award inquires to Andrew Shim at . The deadline for Joanna Davenport Graduate Student Poster Proposals is September 15, 2018.

  • The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) would like to invite graduate students to submit poster presentations for the 2019 conference in Savannah, Georgia on January 9-12, 2019. The conference overall will provide graduate students with a wide array of sessions to attend that will have greater meaning as they prepare to enter higher education employment. Again this year there will be a special opportunity for graduate students to participate in the conference. All graduate students will be offered the opportunity to participate in a committee-reviewed graduate student poster presentation session. The poster presentations will be available for viewing at the conference. A Review Committee will select one graduate student poster to receive the Joanna Davenport Poster Presentation Prize, and the presenter will be awarded a monetary prize and a free membership in NAKHE for the coming year. The Joanna Davenport Poster Presentation Prize will be awarded at a special reception following the Delphine Hanna Lecture.
  • In addition to this session, we hope there will be time for graduate students to meet together in a less formal setting to discuss their common concerns. Our hope is to establish a connection between similar graduate programs and establish a mechanism for communication between students with similar or supportive research directions. The structure and philosophical direction of NAKHE offers a positive interdisciplinary theme that encourages sharing within and across specialty areas, and welcomes new ideas and insights from differing perspectives. There will be numerous social opportunities for graduate students to interact with NAKHE members.
  • Call for Posters: The NAKHE Joanna Davenport Graduate Student Poster Session provides an opportunity for entry-level members of the higher education profession to present posters focusing on all issues in kinesiology.
  • Topics: Original, unpublished research (current or recently completed) poster presentations and reports.
  • Selection Criteria:
    1. Candidates must be current graduate students, or have completed their graduate degree during the term prior to the conference.
    2. Selection of posters for inclusion in the poster session will be made on submitted proposals, and is made on the basis of scholarly content, organization, and pertinence to the field of physical education.
    3. Once a proposal has been selected for inclusion in the poster session, the poster should be organized within the constraints of a 2’ X 4’ area.
    4. Poster presenters will have one (1) hour prior to viewing to set their posters in the appropriate room.
    5. The posters will be displayed for at least 3 hours prior to the Delphine Hanna Reception. During this time, a committee will review the posters and select one poster to receive the award.
    6. All poster presenters must be present with their posters in the viewing area during the reception. The Joanna Davenport Poster Presentation Award will be presented during the reception.
  • Awards:
    1. A maximum of twelve (12) poster proposals will be selected for presentation at the annual conference.
    2. One $250.00 award will be presented during the Delphine Hanna Reception to the selected poster presenter.
    3. The selected presenter will also receive one-year free membership in NAKHE (including subscriptions to Quest and The International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education ).
  • Format: Send an electronic copy of the MS Word Proposal Form with a 250 word APA formatted abstract describing the focus of your presentation for the selection committee. Submit the completed Proposal Form via email attachment to Andrew Shim at .
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • List of Past Student Poster Award Recipients

NAKHE Fellows

Requests for information should be sent to Steve Estes at .

  • Nominations for NAKHE Fellow are welcomed each year. All NAKHE members are eligible to nominate their NAKHE colleagues for this prestigious designation.
  • A NAKHE Fellow is one of the acknowledged leaders in the field of kinesiology who has the added distinction of providing outstanding service to NAKHE through a variety of contributions.
  • Each year Fellows are selected using the criteria below. Selections for new Fellows are made by a committee composed of current NAKHE Fellows. All nominations recommended by the NAKHE Fellows Committee are approved by the NAKHE Board of Directors.
  • Criteria:
    1. Significant contributions to NAKHE, including but not limited to sustained and active membership of 10 years or more, leadership on NAKHE committees, editing NAKHE publications, holding senior NAKHE leadership positions (secretary, vice president, president, or other posts), or other significant contributions;
    2. Significant contributions to the field, including but not limited to scholarly productivity, leadership in the field of kinesiology or one’s home institution, or other contributions listed in the nomination and award process;
    3. Earned academic rank of Associate or Full Professor;
    4. Completed submission of all required material for committee review (NAKHE Fellow application, current abbreviated CV)
  • Fellows nominations and supporting materials are to be sent to:
    Steve Estes, Fellow #12
    Email:
    Phone: 615.898.2906
  • Deadline: Nomination form and accompanying must be received by June 1 of the year prior to that in which consideration is requested (June 1, 2018 for the Class of 2019). Late nomination forms and/or those without the required materials will not be reviewed.
  • Submission Instructions How To Submit: The nominating member should submit ALL materials electronically by e-mail to Steve Estes at . If an e-mail confirmation of receipt is not received within three business days, please call Steve Estes at: 615.898.2906.
  • Submission Checklist: Materials should be sent as e-mail attachments as follows:
    1. Completed NAKHE Fellows Nomination Form;
    2. Candidate abbreviated curriculum vita - should not exceed 5 pages and provide the most significant contributions in the noted areas;
    3. Additional letters of support from NAKHE colleagues are welcomed but not required
  • Contributions to NAKHE: The nominating NAKHE member is asked to discuss significant contributions to NAKHE, including but not limited to leadership on NAKHE committees, editing and reviewing NAKHE publications, holding senior NAKHE leadership positions (secretary, vice president, president, web master, or other posts in NAKHE), or other significant contributions to the organization.
  • Contributions to the Field of Kinesiology:The nominating NAKHE member is asked to discuss the significant contributions to the field of kinesiology, including but not limited to: scholarly productivity, leadership in the field of kinesiology or one’s home institution, leadership in professional societies other than NAKHE, and other significant contributions not listed above.
  • Download the NAKHE Fellows Criteria and Nomination Form
    • NAKHE Fellows
      • Hally Beth Poindexter (1)
      • John Massengale (2)
      • Ron Feingold (3)
      • Karen DePauw (4)
      • Joy DeSensi (5)
      • Mel Finkenberg (6)
      • Leah Fiorentino (7)
      • Mike Metzler (8)
    • Class of 2016
      • Judith Bischoff (9)
      • Marilyn Buck (10)
      • Charles Corbin (11)
      • Steven Estes (12)
      • Donald Hellison (13)
      • Samuel Hodge (14)
      • Jimmy Ishee (15)
      • Jaclyn Lund (16)
      • Camille O'Bryant (17)
      • Dean Pease (18)
    • Class of 2017
      • John Charles (19)
      • David Clarke (20)
      • Doris Corbett (21)
      • Jody Davenport (22)
      • Scott Kretchmar (23)
      • Dick Swanson (24)
    • Class of 2018
      • Betty Block (25)
      • B. Ann Boyce (26)
      • John Dunn (27)
      • Richard Oates (28)
      • George Sage (29)
      • Alison Wrynn (30)