Two ACU professors recognized for ability to serve and inspire

Posted July 01, 2010

When it comes to Christian service and leadership, Dr. Lorraine Wilson knows what it takes to stand out. Wilson joined professors from around the globe in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the annual Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies conference, June 10-12. There, the ACU professor of exercise science was recognized for her outstanding Christian service with the Presidential Award.

"The other awards were all announced and I was last," Wilson says. "I was not expecting my name at all. It was very much a surprise."

Each year, the president of CSKLS awards the Presidential Award to an individual who displays exceptional service. This was not a difficult decision for Dr. Dickie Hill, former president of CSKLS and professor of health education at ACU.

"She's a great volunteer who always says 'I'm willing to help'," Hill says. "That's the kind of person the organization needs."

The award was given to Wilson based on her outstanding Christian service and leadership within the organization. Wilson's work includes maintaining web information for CSKLS, assisting the conference committee and observing research studies.

Hill was also honored at the conference as he stepped down from his role as CSKLS president after a one-year term and nine years on the board. During his time leading the organization, he worked on a project called "My Personal Health Program," where students were asked to take a vow for healthy living.

Hill says he is proud of his accomplishments and learned many things as a part of the diverse group of professors.

"This particular group consists of professors from various denominations," Hill says. "It's great to get to be with people and see how people are sharing the word at their universities."

CSKLS is a society that uses health, physical education, recreation, dance, sport and movement sciences in order to support and encourage Christian values, according to their website. The organization encourages members to influence and renew secular culture by integrating their faith with their disciplines in their research, publications, public presentations and professional interactions.

To learn more about CSLKS, visit their website.


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