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Recreation Professional of the Year Award  

The Recreation Professional of the Year Award honors distinguished professionals in the field of leisure and recreation.

  • Serves as a positive role model epitomizing the values and desired outcomes of recreation;
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for the recreation profession and a personal role in it;
  • Shows interest in, and sensitivity to, the needs of students, clients, and fellow professionals;
  • Utilizes various methodologies and implements creative, innovative, safe, and effective courses and recreation programs based on:
    • the developmental, social, and psychological needs of participants; and
    • the needs, purposes, philosophies, and resources of the sponsoring institution;
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth;
  • Evidences professional commitment through membership and involvement in appropriate professional organizations;
  • Is currently a member of SHAPE America.

Deadline for Nominations: September 15   

Send name and address of nominee to Karen Dowd at