Recognition / Awards

OAHPERD recognizes outstanding members by accepting nominations from our membership and selecting an individual who embodies the unique criteria of the specific award category.

Specific nomination criteria for all awards are published in the OAHPERD Journal, OAHPERD Newsletter and Membership Directory. Members are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals.

AWARD COMMITTEE CHAIRS - 2017

call for nominations now open!

OAHPERD Awards and Honors Descriptions and Criteria

OAHPERD Teacher of the Year Application (Adapted, K-12 Health, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Physical Education - Due by July 1, 2017)

OAHPERD Scholarship Opportunities: scholarships are awarded at the Convention Awards and Honors Reception each year. Application links below.

 Valerie Colvin Graduate Scholarship Application

Helen Corrubia & Emma W. Plunkett Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Karen J. Dowd Leadership Scholarship Application

 

2016 Awards

Student Awards: 

Helen Corrubia Scholarship Recipient

True Tu Yang, University of Central Oklahoma

Emma Plunkett Scholarship Recipient

Callie Morgan, University of Central Oklahoma

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipients

Tonya Ellis, Cameron University

Katy Davis, Univeristy of Central Oklahoma

Professional Awards:

Elementary Physical Educator

Susan Lalman, Morrison Schools

Secondary Physical Educator

Nicole Gayler, Moore Schools

Adapted Physical Educator

Amy Andrews, Oakdale Schools

Health Educator K-12 Schools

Linda Luther, Oklahoma City Schools

Health Educator-University

Margaret Dobbs, Northeastern State University

Virginia Peters Higher Education Professional

Stephanie Canada, University of Central Oklahoma

Betty Abercrombie Scholar Award

Susan Willis, Rogers State University

Honor Award

Trey Cone, University of Central Oklahoma


 

2015 AWARDS

Student Awards:

Valerie Colvin Scholarship Recipient

Jamie Clark, OSU
 

Helen Corrubia Scholarship Recipient

Madison Allen , OSU
 

Emma Plunkett Scholarship Recipient

 J’Lynn Wiewel,  Univ. of  Central OK
 

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipient            

Callie Morgan, Univ. of Central OK


Elementary Physical Educator             

Diana Irick, Union Public Schools

 

Health Educator-School (K-12)

 Erin Frizzell, Putnam City Schools

 

Recreation Professional                

Kevin Fink, Oklahoma State University

 

Virginia Peters Higher Education Professional of the Year

Debbie Traywick, University of Central Oklahoma

 

Betty Abercrombie Scholar Award            

J. Sunshine Cowan, University of Central Oklahoma

 

OAHPERD Research Fellow            

Tim Baghurst, Oklahoma State University


Honor Award                        

Dana Chambers, Schools for Healthy Lifestyles

 Glenna Mears, Oklahoma City Public Schools

 

OAHPERD President’s Award          

 Stephanie Canada-Phillips, 2014 OAHPERD President

 

Presidential Citations                

Stephanie Canada-Phillips, University of Central Oklahoma     

                                          

2014 Awards

Student Awards:

Helen Corrubia Scholarship Recipient
Hannah Kostelecky , UCO

Emma Plunkett Scholarship Recipient
Tori Mandrell, UCO

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipient
Danica Atchley, Cameron Univ.

Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
Suzanne Cyrus, Jenks Schools

Health Educator-Higher Education
Tia Bennett, Northeastern State University

Recreation Professional
Jerel Cowan, University of Central Oklahoma

Virginia Peters Higher Education Professional of the Year
Tim Baghurst, Oklahoma State University

Betty Abercrombie Scholar Award
Tyler Tapps, Northwest Missouri State University

OAHPERD Research Fellow
Tyler Tapps, Northwest Missouri State University

Honor Award
Karen Allen Renfro, OK State School for the Blind
Jason Hasty, Putnam City Schools

Presidential Citations
Robert Christenson, Oklahoma State University
Nicki Keele, OAHPERD Necrologist
 



2012 Awards


Elementary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year"
Kelly Worthy, Stillwater Public Schools

Virginia Peters Higher Education "Professional of the Year"
Vicki Hudson, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Helen Corrubia Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Heather Bivins, Cameron University

Emma Plunkett Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Courtney Donley, University of Central Oklahoma

Karen J. Dowd Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Elizabeth Armstrong, Oklahoma State University


2011 Awards


Elementary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year"
Donna Hatfield, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Health "Professional of the Year"
Lindsay Teiso, Mid-Dell Public Schools

Virginia Peters Higher Education "Professional of the Year"
Trey Cone, University of Central Oklahoma

OAHPERD Honor Award
Chad Kinder, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Helen Corrubia Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Kathy Beth Palmer, Oklahoma Baptist University

Emma Plunkett Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Courtney Jean Donley, University of Central Oklahoma

Karen J. Dowd Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Kayla Jean Davis, Oklahoma State University


2010 Awards


Elementary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year"
Jason Hasty, Putnam City Public Schools

Middle School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year"
Karen Bridges, Mustang Public Schools

Secondary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year"
Linda Lemley, Tulsa Public Schools

Health "Professional of the Year"
Dana Chambers, Newcastle Public Schools

Betty Abercrombie Scholar Award
Robert S. Christenson, Oklahoma State University

OAHPERD Honor Award
Freeta Jones Porter, University of Central Oklahoma
Stephanie Canada, Shawnee Public Schools

Valerie Colvin Graduate Student Scholarship
Tana Turney, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Helen Corrubia Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Misty Barker, Oklahoma State University

Emma Plunkett Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Zachery Rowell, Oklahoma State University

Karen J. Dowd Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Tamara Berry, University of Central Oklahoma

Presidential Citation
Joe Hornbeak, Langston University
Deborah Chisler, Moore Public Schools


2009 Awards

Elementary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year"
Dana Chambers, Newcastle Public Schools

Secondary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year"
Melissa Walden, Claremore Public Schools

Health "Professional of the Year"
Shae Foutch, Northeastern State University

Recreation "Profession of the Year"
Amanda Jones, Northeastern State University

Betty Abercrombie Scholar Award
Kathy Hixon, Northeastern State University

Virginia Peters Higher Education "Professional of the Year"
Vicki Hatton, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Valerie Colvin Graduate Student Scholarship
Drewry Hughes, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Emma W. Plunkett Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Zachary Rowell, Oklahoma State University

Karen J. Dowd Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Cristina Yarbrough, University of Central Oklahoma


2008 Awards
 

Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Lu Edwards

Honor Award Recipients
Vanessa Anton
Ken Rose

Betty Abercrombie Scholar Award
Stefanie Latham

Virginia Peters Higher Education Award
reeta Jones


2007 Awards
 

Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Susan McLemore

Secondary School Teacher of the Year
Karen Allen

Health Educators of the Year
Sunshine Cowan
Brad Cox

Recreation Professional of the Year
Ryan Haggard

Honor Award Recipients
Linda McElroy
Gary Pinkston

Scholars
anessa Anton


2006 Awards
 

Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Crystal Greer

Secondary School Teacher of the Year
Karen Allen

Recreation Professional of the Year
Dan Beard

Adapted Physcial Education Teacher of the Year
Max Dobson

Honor Award Recipients
Nancy Osborn
Susan Payne

Emma W. Plunkett Scholarship Recipient
Brandi Root, University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipient
Kellie McCauley, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

Helen Corrubia Scholarship
Rachel Pittman, Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK

Valerie Colvin Graduate Scholarship
andi Edens, University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK


2005 Awards
 

Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Marilyn Cavallo, Ator Elementary School Owasso Public Schools Owasso , OK

Recreation Professional of the Year
Chad Kinder, Southwestern State University Weatherford, OK

Emma W. Plunkett Scholarship Recipient
Brandi Root, University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipient
Kellie McCauley, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

Helen Corrubia Scholarship
Rachel Pittman, Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK

Valerie Colvin Graduate Scholarship
andi Edens, University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK


2004 Awards
 

Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Teresa A . Ratzlaff, Cherkokee Elementary School Catoosa Public Schools Catoosa , OK
Southern District AAHPERD Secondary Teacher of the Year

OAHPERD High School Teacher of the Year
Linda Lemley, Tulsa Public Schools Tulsa, OK

Recreation Professional of the Year
Chad Kinder, Southwestern State University Weatherford, OK

Emma W. Plunkett Scholarship Recipient
Jenny Rennie, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipient
Kacha Smith, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

Helen Corrubia Scholarship
Lindsey Nichols, University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK

Valerie Colvin Graduate Scholarship
Chad Kinder, Southwestern State University Weatherford, OK


2003 Awards
 

Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Lowell G. Ratzlaff, Union Public Schools Broken Arrow, OK

Middle School Teacher of the Year
Shelly Bart, Sapulpa Public Schools Sapulpa, OK

Emma W. Plunkett Scholarship Recipient

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipient

Helen Corrubia Scholarship

Valerie Colvin Graduate Scholarship


2002 Awards
 

Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Lisa Johnson, Chickasha, OK

Honor Award Recipients
Dr. Norris Russell, Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, OK
Mr. Dennis Cyr, Stillwater Public Schools Stillwater, OK
Mr. Lowell Ratzlaff, Andersen Elementary School Broken Arrow, OK, Union Public Schools

Emma W. Plunkett Scholarship Recipient
Reba Perry, University of Central Oklahoma

Karen J. Dowd Scholarship Recipient
Julie Cyr, University of Central Oklahoma

Helen Corrubia Scholarship
Amy Overall , University of Central Oklahoma

Valerie Colvin Graduate Scholarship
Becky Wilber, Oklahoma State University