| |
A A A

Specialty Awards

Wayne Osness Honor Award

 

Dr.  Wayne Osness was appointed to the faculty of the University of Kansas in 1966. In addition to teaching, he directed the Graduate Program and the Exercise Physiology Laboratory in the Department until 1973 when he was appointed Chair of the Department. He Chaired the Department for 35 years and retired in 2002. He published 113 scholarly papers, 4 books and gave over 200 invited presentations.

Dr. Osness was very active professionally at the State, District, National, and International levels. He was president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and held leadership positions in other organizations including The United States Olympic Committee. He received numerous awards including the Luther Halsy Gulick Medal for his contribution to the profession.

Nomination Criteria:

  • A member of KAHPERD for more than 10 years
  • A member of SHAPE America
  • Demonstrates leadership in the profession
  • Has made a significant contribution to the profession (article/book publication, presentations, ….)
  • Demonstrates service given to the profession (teaching, administrative, committee contributions, …)

Nomination forms must be submitted by the Third Saturday of April.
 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation/support from a district official, an administrator, colleague, and/or parent.
  • Personal essay/profile summarizing professional history, contribution to the profession, accomplishments (personal and professional), service to the community and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to this email address: kahperdaward@gmail.com by the Third Saturday of June.  If this link does not work,  email to the address listed above.

 

 

 

Vicki Worrell Service Award

 

Dr. Vicki J. Worrell enjoys the challenge of guiding undergraduate and graduate students to become the best teachers they can be by emphasizing the need for implementing quality BEST teaching practices.

She has made 400+ presentations at international, national, regional, state and local conventions and workshops. She has a passion for fundamental motor patterns, fitness activities, advocacy and creating practical, authentic assessments.  

Dr. Worrell has co-authored nine books and has published numerous articles in various professional journals.

Her professional involvement includes having served as President of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD, now named SHAPE America), President of the Central District Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and President of the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  Dr. Worrell continues to serve on various professional committees.  She served as the Executive Director of KAHPERD for 24 years.

The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Worrell was selected as the 1993 National Elementary Physical Educator of the Year. She was inducted as a 2012 Fellow of the North. The National Association of Sport and Physical Education awarded her with the Joy of Effort Award. She also has received Honor Award recognitions from AAHPERD, CDAAHPERD and KAHPERD.   

Nomination Criteria:

  • A member of KAHPERD for more than 5 years
  • A member of SHAPE America
  • Has exemplified the spirit of devoted service and contributions to one or more of the following areas within the professional realms of health, physical education, recreation, and dance: the KAHPERD organization, program/committee work, promoting healthy, active lifestyles and/or representing the profession

Nomination forms must be submitted by the Third Saturday of April.
 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation/support from a district official, an administrator, colleague, and/or parent.
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing professional history, contribution to the profession (article/book publications, presentations,…) accomplishments (personal and professional), service to the profession (KAHPERD leadership/contributions, promoting healthy/active lifestyles, representing the profession through committee work/programming, ….) and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to this email address: kahperdaward@gmail.com by the Third Saturday in June.  If this link does not work,  email to the address listed above.

 

Kathy Ermler Technology Award

Dr. Kathy Ermler has had a major impact on health and physical education in Kansas as well as nationally. Kathy helped establish KAHPERD’s webpage and served as KAHPERD’s first webmaster. She was also part of the team at Emporia State University that established the first master's degree program in HPER in the United States to be offered completely online.             Kathy served as Chair of the NASPE Public Relations Committee from 2007-2010. During this time, the NASPE Teacher Toolbox was established. The Teacher Toolbox created the activity calendar which is still popular today. Kathy also served as KAHPERD President, Journal Editor, Electronic Editor and Awards Chair.

Nomination Criteria:

  • A member of KAHPERD for more than 5 years
  • Demonstrates innovative programming while utilizing technology within the classroom
  • Award winners will be encouraged to present at the following year’s KAHPERD conference and submit an article for the KAHPERD journal/newsletter.

Nomination forms must be submitted by the Third Saturday of April.
 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Two letters of support/recommendation from a district official, an administrator, colleague, parent, and/or student
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing  professional history, leadership, service to the profession (KAHPERD, programming, committee work, ….), contribution to the profession (book/article publications, training workshops, presentations, …), innovative programming utilizing technology, accomplishments (personal and professional), and/or other important information as it pertains to the award, a source of reference as it applies to the use of technology within the classroom – highlighting the criteria for the award nomination (powerpoint, web page, written materials, ….)
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to this email address: kahperdaward@gmail.com by the Third Satruday in June.  If this link does not work,  email to the address listed above.

 

7125 SW 17th St. | Topeka, KS 66615  | 417 483-3273