WMU News

Michigan physical education group honors WMU professor

Nov. 26, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recently honored Dr. Marianne Frauenknecht with the organization's Professor of the Year award.

"Her exceptional record of curriculum development and her proactive role in providing high quality innovate service-learning opportunities for her students has been nothing less than remarkable," MAHPERD officials said in honoring Frauenknecht, an associate professor in WMU's Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. "She continues to demonstrate her genuine passion and enthusiasm for learning and a philosophy that teaching must be, in her own words, 'real or relevant, robust and reflective.'"

Frauenknecht, whose work on developing and evaluating problem-solving skills among adolescents has been recognized nationally and internationally, also earned the American Association for Health Education's Presidential Citation earlier this year.

Media contact: Gail Towns, 269 387-8400, gail.towns@wmich.edu

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