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College of Education and Human Development

Harriett Kiser Creed HPHE Scholarship

Eligible Majors

B.S. in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health Education (Community or School), Physical Education, or Recreation


Award Amount


Additional Information

Decisions on the award are made during the Spring semester.  The award funds are disbursed to the student’s account during the following Fall semester.  The student must have full-time status and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA during the Fall semester for the award funds to be disbursed.


Harriett Kiser Creed, who died in November 1990 at the age of 58, loved physical education and had spend her career perfecting her knowledge of this important aspect of learning. A native of Tazewell, Va., Mrs. Creed earned her Bachelor’s Degree in physical education from the University of Chattanooga and her Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee.

Mrs. Creed taught at both high school and college levels, at Hubbard High School in Ohio and the Kalamazoo Public Schools. She joined Western Michigan University’s Department of Human Performance and Health Education in 1967. As an Associate Professor of Physical Education, she took pride developing all of the printed materials for independent study for general physical education students. She also coordinated the undergraduate health, physical education and recreation programs. Her other achievements included coordinating health and physical education student teachers with the Directed Teaching Office. As Director of the Physical Education Learning Lab, she also helped students perfect their abilities and talents. Many have learned from her and put that knowledge to good use in their lives and in their teaching.

Mrs. Creed was married to Donald Creed and had three children: Susan, a 1979 WMU graduate, Nancy, a 1981 WMU graduate and Stephen. She also had five grandchildren.