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NAKHE Conference & Awards Information

posted on Jul 25, 2019

The 2020 NAKHE Annual Conference will be held January 8-11 at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa of Indian Wells, California. This year's theme is "Leading Beyond the Campus: Driving Change as Experts". This year’s focus is on how we can succeed as entrepreneurs, as leaders of change, and how we can build the brand of our person, program, and profession. Possible topics include innovation within and external to kinesiology programs, how individuals can build their expertise and brand external to the academic institution, and new approaches to promoting kinesiology and those within the discipline.


NAKHE invites nominations of individuals for the following awards:

  • Distinguished Administrator Award
  • Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award

These prestigious awards are given each year at the NAKHE conference to honor and celebrate individuals that have dedicated their professional lives to the disciplines of Kinesiology, Physical Education and Higher Education. To nominate an individual for an award, send an e-mail to Vanessa Fiaud at, providing the nominee’s full name, contact information, and identified award (administrator, scholar, service, teaching, or young scholar) for which the individual is nominated. Inquiries should also be directed to Vanessa Fiaud at The criteria for these awards are posted on the NAKHE website at

The deadline for these nominations is September 15, 2019.