Southern District Awards

Donna L. Dunaway Medal

This is the district's highest award and honors individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions and given meritorious service to the Southern District over a significant period of time.  More...

Honor Award

Recognizes meritorious contributions to the fields of physical education, health education, recreation, sport, and/or dance or to the profession through such allied fields as science and education.  More... 

Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award

Recognizes a young professional who is less than 40 years of age.  More...

W. Clyde Partin Service Award

Recognizes a non-member or an organization that has made a significant contribution to the Southern District.  More...

Southern District Scholar Award

Promotes and stimulates scholarly activity among professionals representing the various disciplines within the field; recognizes senior level scholars who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the profession; and designates the Southern District Scholar for the ensuing year.  More...

Ethnic Minority Award

Honors persons who have made meaningful contributions in support of ethnic minorities in Southern District.  More...

Sport Professional of the Year Award

Honors outstanding leaders in the professional domain of Sport. A sport professional is defined as one who conducts sport-related programming or an administrator in the educational, private, or public sport-related domains of the division. The nominees should come from those working in sport-related areas (athletic directors, coaches, athletic trainers, sport management professionals, etc).  More...

Recreation Professional of the Year Award

Honors outstanding leaders in the field of leisure and recreation.  More...

Future Professional Award

Honors the outstanding future professional member of Southern District majoring in health, physical education, recreation, dance and/or professionally related field who has displayed leadership, scholarship and service during his/her undergraduate professional preparation.  More...

Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) Coordinator Award

Honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Jump Rope for Heart program.  More...

Hoops for Heart (HFH) Coordinator Award

Honors individuals who have made significant contributions Hoops for Heart program. More...

College/University Dance Educator of the Year Award

Honors a college/university professional that has a full-time appointment and has primary responsibility in the field of dance, which may include teaching and/or administration.  More...

College/University Health Education Professional of the Year Award

Honors a college/university professional in health education employed within the southern district states.  More...