The Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) honored Dr. Tony Kirk, Freed-Hardeman University professor emeritus in the Department of Biological, Physical and Human Sciences, at its 2017 convention in Murfreesboro. The association presented him with the Life Fellow Award.
Kirk, who retired from FHU in 2015, now lives in Columbia, Tennessee. He had been a member of the FHU faculty since 1976. He was a member of the TAHPERD Board from 1988 until 2017, serving on many committees and in many offices including vice president and president of the organization.
He was also active in SHAPEAmerica - American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for more than 30 years.
Kirk earned degrees from Freed-Hardeman, A. A.; Harding College, B.A.; Middle Tennessee State University, M.Ed.; and Texas A&M, Ph.D.
The Life Fellow Award is presented to a retired teacher or administrator who has been an active member of TAHPERD for at least 20 years and continuously rendered meritorious service in health, physical education, recreation or dance. The recipient must also have served the organization as president or previously been awarded an honor by the organization.
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