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Former Sheridan Teacher Receives Physical Education Honor

February 9, 2009
Woman and man
University of Wyoming Associate Professor Jayne Jenkins and kinesiology student Zach Preble observe as another pre-service teacher leads children at the Snowy Range Academy in Laramie.

Jayne M. Jenkins, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Kinesiology and Health, will be among 14 researchers inducted as Research Consortium Fellows of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

She won numerous awards while teaching physical education in Sheridan elementary schools from 1977 through 1996.

She will be inducted in April, joining approximately 375 fellows in the consortium, a member group of more than 5,500 research scholars and other members of the AAHPERD who have a strong interest in research.

Fellows are selected based on evidence of scholarship, including research presentations and publications. Attainment of fellow status is one of the most prestigious honors the research consortium can bestow on members, according to President Gilmour Reeve.

"Research Consortium fellows demonstrate an ongoing commitment to research and a high level of achievement in their field," Reeve says.

AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

A faculty member at UW since 1999, Jenkins received her Ph.D. (1999) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her master's degree (1995) from UW and a bachelor's degree (1971) from the University of Minnesota at Mankato.

Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2009

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