Hall of Honor

Torchbearers The KHE Hall of Honor recognizes the achievements and contributions of KHE faculty, former students, and friends to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas and to the professional fields related to physical activity and health. Induction into the Hall of Honor--the highest honor bestowed by the KHE Department--will be based on a demonstration in one or more specific areas of leadership, professional involvement, service, and academic research.

Hall of Honor Criteria

A person may be inducted into the HOH via the designation of any of the criteria shown below. Induction into the Hall of Honor may only occur once, and the inductee may not have held an appointment nor have been a student in the department for the previous three years.

  • Distinguished Faculty: Achieved national prominence (during professional career); contributed significant and long time service to KHE or state/national professional organization. Must have been a KHE faculty member at least five years.
  • Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna: Former graduate student who has achieved prominence and made significant contribution to the field of physical activity and/or health (broadly defined) at the state, national, or world level.
  • Community/State/National Contributor: Contributed substantial and significant support to the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin and/or the profession of kinesiology and/or health.


2016 Inductees

To read more about each honoree, click on their image below.


Ellie Noack


Deborah Rohm Young


Click here to view Past Inductees




To nominate an individual for the Hall of Honor, the nomination form must be submitted/postmarked by the deadline each year. The announcement of winners will be made by January 1 each year, with formal induction to occur during the annual Alderson Lecture in late March/early April.

Click here to download the Nomination Form.

Deadline is Friday, October 2nd.

Last updated on March 18, 2016