William H. Hillman Distinguished Service Award

A written statement and vita needs to be provided that documents to what extent the nominee has contributed, through leadership roles, to adapted physical activity or recreation for individuals with disabilities.

Individuals nominated must have an exemplary professional service record as evidenced by the following indices:

  1. Elected or appointed service to NCPEID or other organizations that deal with persons with disabilities including membership on the board of directors, committees, or editorial boards.
  2. Service on editorial boards and/or reviewer of scholarly journals dealing with physical education/recreation for individuals with disabilities
  3. Service as a community volunteer involved with programs and/or athletic events for individuals with disabilities (i.e., Special Olympics, USABA, NWAA, etc.)
  4. Presentations before educational groups, conventions, media presentations, and other meetings held in the interest and promotion of physical education/recreation for individuals with disabilities.

2018 William H. Hillman Award Winner: Hester Henderson

Previous Award Winners (2010-2017)

  • Suzanna Rocco Dillon (2017)
  • Deborah Shapiro (2016)
  • David Martinez (2015)
  • Rebecca Lytle (2015)
  • Robert Weber (2014)
  • Brad Weiner (2013)
  • Cindy Piletic (2012)
  • Barry Lavay (2011)
  • Robert Arnhold (2010)

Previous Award Winners (2000-2009)

  • Garth Tymeson (2009)
  • Margaret Giannini (2008)
  • Christine Stopka (2007)
  • Tim Davis (2006)
  • Teri Jordan (2005)
  • Diane Craft (2004)
  • Gail Webster (2001)

Previous Award Winners (1990-1999)

  • Michael Paciorek (1999)
  • Janet Seaman (1998)
  • Luke Kelly (1997)
  • Jeff McCubbin (1996)
  • Gene Hayes (1995)
  • David Beaver (1995)
  • Joseph Huber (1994)
  • David Auxter (1993)
  • Julian Stein (1992)
  • Janet Wessel (1991)
  • Karen DePauw (1990)

Previous Award Winners (1980-1989)

  • Michael Churton (1989)
  • Hollis Fait, Pothumously (1988)
  • Glenn Roswal (1987)
  • Louis Bowers (1986)
  • John Dunn (1985)
  • Ernest Bundschuh (1984)
  • Grace Reynolds (1983)
  • Leon Johnson (1982)
  • William Hillman (1981)