Achievement Awards

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Alumni Achievement Awards are open! Criteria for awards and the nomination process are outlined below. Awardees will be recognized in the Fall at a special evening event. Nomination deadline is March 21, 2017.


2016 Alumni Achievement Awardees awardees are listed below. Congratulations to all!

  • Distinguished Service: Awarded to a living person (alum or not) whose generous volunteer service to the School of Kinesiology merits special recognition by the Alumni Society Board of Directors. The 2016 awardees are Shelly Kovacs and Pete Kempf.
  • Lifetime Achievement: Given to an individual whose service to Michigan Kinesiology has enhanced and changed Kinesiology over time. The 2016 awardee is Nancy Erickson.
  • Career Achievement: Given to a Kinesiology alumnus who has shown outstanding professional and personal achievement throughout their career in their chosen field and/or public service in any field. The 2016 awardees are Robb Dunn and Andrew Pudduck.
  • Early Career Achievement: Given to a recent Kinesiology alumnus who is excelling in a field related to Kinesiology. The 2016 awardees are Liz Godek and Donte Scott.
  • Dean's Medal: This award is given to a person whose accomplishments merit special recognition. The 2016 recipient is George Wade.

View our Flickr photo album of the Alumni/Student Mixer and Alumni Achievement Awards: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMqojC3

Criteria for Awards and the Nomination Process

Overall Criteria for Awards

  • Nominees must be alums in good standing, as defined by Kinesiology and the Alumni Society Board.
  • Nomination must be based on at least partial activity in, or support of activity, in the Kinesiology field.
  • Nomination must be supported by another Kinesiology alumna/us.
  • Recipients must accept the award in person (unless deceased).
  • If a nominee cannot attend the ceremony, the award will be deferred until the following year.
  • Recipients must have earned a degree.
  • Current Kinesiology faculty members are not eligible.
  • Emeritus professors may be nominated.
  • Current Kinesiology staff are not eligible.
  • Current KAS Board members may be nominated.

The Nomination Process

  • Nominations are invited from board members and non-members who are alumni, and can be submitted via e-mail or letter.
  • Nominees are asked to submit supporting materials (nominee form, resume, short bio) that are reviewed by the Alumni Board Awards Subcommittee, then submitted to the entire Alumni Board for consideration.
  • The Board Chair notifies the award winners and invites them to the awards ceremony, which is the Friday of Homecoming weekend.
  • Award winners receive two tickets for the M-Go Blue Tailgate and the football game, along with two nights of lodging.

Please feel free to contact KAS Board Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs James Harasin (jharasin@gmail.com) or Liz Sibilisky-Enselman (ERSibilskyATC@gmail.com) with questions about these awards, or to submit your nominee.

Nominations must be received by March 21 to be considered for the 2017 awards. Nominations must be accompanied by a brief biography of the nominee and a description of why you think they deserve recognition.

Past Kinesiology Alumni Society Board Award Recipients

2015
David Oxfeld and Michael Stack, Early Career Achievement
AJ Duffy and John Rotche, Career Achievement
Don Eaton and Clare Canham-Eaton, Distinguished Service

2014
Eryn McVerry and Shavannia Williams, Early Career Achievement
Paul Schmidt and Thomas Wilcher, Career Achievement
Jon Urbanchek, Lifetime Achievement
Sheryl Szady, Distinguished Service
Jeannine Galetti, Dean's Medal

2013
Aaron Shea, Early Career Achievement
Roger Zatkoff, Dean's Medal

2012
Robert Haddad, Early Career Achievement
Joan Bickner, Dean's Medal

2011
Geoff Prentice, Early Career Achievement
Albert Green, Career Achievement
Art Weltman, Career Achievement

2010
Shawn Regan, Early Career Achievement
Jonathan Paley, Early Career Achievement
Dr. Robert John Moffatt, Career Achievement
Dr. William McArdle, Lifetime Achievement
Herb Deromedi, Lifetime Achievement

2009
Jessica Berman, Early Career Achievement
R. Richard Ray, Career Achievement
Shirley Howard Cooper, Lifetime Achievement

2008
Justin Schulman, Early Career Achievement
Carolyn Clymer Voorhees, Career Achievement
John Faulkner, Lifetime Achievement

2007
Chris Parker, Early Career Achievement
George Brooks, Career Achievement
Joan Farrell, Lifetime Achievement

2006
Todd Gershwin, Early Career Achievement
Dr. Charlie Kuntzleman, Career Achievement
Dr. Joe Vaughn, Lifetime Achievement

2005
Dick Honig, Career Achievement
Rod Grambeau, Lifetime Achievement

2004
Scott Jeffer, Early Career Achievement
Marvin Gans, Career Achievement
Steve Galetti, Lifetime Achievement
Phyllis Ocker, Lifetime Achievement
Phyllis Weikart, Lifetime Achievement

2003
Mark Hildebrandt, Early Career Achievement
Steve Sarns, Early Career Achievement
Reggie McKenzie, Career Achievement
Joyce Lindeman, Lifetime Achievement

2002
Pam Davis, Early Career Achievement
Ken Burnley, Career Achievement
William Hardy, Career Achievement

2001
Roger Harvey, Early Career Achievement
Carrie Meek, Career Achievement
David Lohrmann, Career Achievement
Pat Materka, Lifetime Achievement Award

2000
Guy Reiff
Yevonne Smith
Tim Uhl

1999
Barbara Roark Passmore
Susan Kandarian
Ruth Harris
Newt Loken
Kenneth Simmons

1998
Don Dufek
Patty Freedson
Andy Kozar
Anthony Mitchell

1997
George Wade
Mary Borst
Carrie Meek
Kathy Clark
Tom Wilcher

1996
Mary Lou Hook Allen
Cece Dumbrigue
Al Renfrew
Jon Urbanchek
Debbie Coyle

1995
Micki King
Dick Kimball
Irv Wisniewski
Larry Nassar

1994
Barbara Forker
Tom Goss
Christine Wells
Kelli Bert

1993
Marie Hartwig
Elmo Morales
Roger Zatkoff
Tim Fagan

1992
Dave Nelson
Don Canham
Griz Zimmerman

Contact Us:

Our office is located in:

Kinesiology Building
1402 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013

Louis Perdue
Major Gifts Officer Senior
Associate Director
perduel@umich.edu

Ph: 734-615-9678
Fax: 734-763-1507