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Kinesiology Department

2012 TAHPERD Awards Dinner

Two of the Kinesiology Department faculty were recognized and presented with awards at the TAHPERD Awards Dinner on Friday, November 30 in Galveston during the annual TAHPERD Conference.  Dr. Jimmy Disch, current Associate Professor, received the 2012 Scholar Award.  Dr. Hally Beth Poindexter, Professor Emerita, received the 2012 Pathfinder Award. 


One of TAHPERD’s highest honors is the recognition of Texas’s outstanding scholar in health, physical education, recreation, and/or dance.  The individual acknowledged as TAHPERD Scholar is one who is clearly exceptional and well recognized in Texas and nationally for his/her scholarly work.  The creation of new knowledge in these disciplines is essential for the growth and expansion of the profession. 

The TAHPERD Pathfinder Award was established to provide state recognition to women who have demonstrated continuous dedication to the advocacy, recruitment, and enhancement of girls and woman in sport and sport leadership in Texas.  The presentation for the TAHPERD Pathfinder Award will qualify a TAHPERD member for consideration for the NAGWS National Pathfinder Award.

Congrats to Dr. Disch and to Dr. Poindexter for receiving these prestigious awards!