FLORENCE, S.C. – James Ron Faulkenberry, professor of health education at Francis Marion University, has received the 2002 SCAHPERD Honor Award for his meritorious service and contributions to the profession by the South Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
The Honor Award is the highest award given by SCAHPERD. Recipients represent the best role models for the students, clients and professionals of the alliance.
A native of Kershaw, Faulkenberry earned the B.S. degree in health and physical education (1969), the M.A.T. degree in health education (1973), and the doctoral degree in health education (1979) from the University of South Carolina. In the early 1970s, he worked as a teacher, coach and health educator. In 1974, he joined the FMU faculty and now holds the title of professor of health education and coordinator of the health program.
Faulkenberry works to advance health and physical education both in his role as a professor and by developing and improving health instruction and curriculums. Through presentations across the state and nation, he has increased awareness of health-related issues. He has contributed to the literature in the field of health, physical education, recreation and dance through numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of South Carolina Medical Association, the Journal of School Health, and the South Carolina Journal of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and Dance.
Professionally, he has been a member of SCAHPERD since 1968 and is also a member of AAHPERD, SCAAHE, ASHA, PSTA and is a certified health education specialist. He presently holds the title of member-at-large for SCAAHE. Faulkenberry serves on the local board of directors for the American Cancer Society. He chairs the Governor’s Primary Prevention Task Force, is a member of the advisory group of the Coastal Plains Business Group on Health, and is a member of the National School Health Instruction and Curriculum Council. He is also a consultant and test-item writer and reviewer for ETS in Atlanta.
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