Concord Professor Wins Top Honor in Health Association

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 24 2002

Concord Professor Wins Top Honor in Health Association

Athens, W.Va. - Dr. Eloise Elliott was recently named the recipient of the 2001-2002 Ray O. Duncan Award.

This is the highest honor that the West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (WVAPHERD) gives based on distinguished professional service to the field.

Dr. Elliott’s selection for this award was based on her numerous accomplishments and exemplary service to the field of physical education. Some of her professional activities include: senior editor of PE Central—a world-renowned web site for physical educators that currently averages 1.5 million hits per month; articles in books and on the Internet; designer of Healthy Hearts—a web-based instructional module for children; numerous presentations at national, regional and state level events; member of various state and regional committees; member of WV Instructional Goals and Outcomes—a design team; past president of the WVAPHERD, and past president of the WV Association for Elementary Physical Education.

"Dr. Elliott is a role model not only for her students but for her colleagues as well," stated Dr. Carolyn Crislip-Tacy, president of WVAHPERD. "She is a respected leader, mentor, and scholar. We believe Dr. Elliott to be quite deserving of our top honor. Our thanks go out to Concord College for supporting her efforts to improve the quality of physical education in our state."

Concord President Jerry Beasley: "Dr. Elliott is truly an inspiration to all of us here at the College. It gives me great pleasure to learn that Dr. Elliott is the recipient of this prestigious award. She is most deserving of this special recognition."

Dr. Elliott is from Charmco, W.Va., and holds a B.S. from Concord College and a M.A. from Salem College. She currently resides in Princeton, W.Va.