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Dr. Dickie Hill receives award from Texas School Health Association

For immediate release
Feb. 2, 2006

Dr. Dickie Hill, professor of exercise science, recived the Martha Licata Award from the Texas School Health Association for extensive service to the organization.

Hill served as president of TSHA, an organization for health teachers, nurses, counselors and health agencies in the school system, for two terms.  The organization is, according to Hill, in the business of improving the health of students in the school setting.

He earned this honor for his dedication and commitment to the organization.  Hill said that TSHA is a valuable organization with dedicated people, making his involvement with with TSHA enjoyable.  Hill recently completed his second of two one-year terms as president of the organization.

The mission of TSHA is to protect and improve the well-being of children and youth in Texas by supporting comprehensive school health programs, and is the only organization in Texas that focuses exclusively on school health issues.  

"Receiving this award was special for me becuase it came from my professional peers," he said.  "Being involved with doing good for children is what teaching is all about." 

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