Celeste Ulrich


Celeste Ulrich

Celeste Ulrich (born 1924) was an educator and leader in the field of physical education.

Education

Celeteste Ulrich was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1924. She received a bachelor's of science from Woman's College, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in 1946, and continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a master's degree in 1947. She earned a PhD from the University of Southern California in 1956.

Career

Ulrich was a professor at Madison College, now James Madison University, from 1947 to 1956. She then returned to Woman's College and began teaching in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. In 1979, Ulrich took a professorship at the University of Oregon, going on to serve as Dean of the College of Human Development and Performance until her retirement.

Contributions

Ulrich worked extensiveley to promote physical education and sport. She was involved in a number of professional associations and served on many committees. She was the Vice President of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), Chairwoman of the Physical Eduation Division, and later served as president of the organization from 1976 to 1977. She also served a term as President of the National Association for Physical Education of College Women (NAPECW). During her term she established the Amy Morris Homans Lecture and the journal "Quest". APPHERD awarded her the Luther Halsey Gulick Award in 1983. Ulrich established an endowment to provide recognition for professional service activities by faculty members of the University of North Carolina Department of Exercise and Sports Science.

External links

* [http://library.uncg.edu/depts/archives/mss/html/Mss249.htm Finding Aid for the National Association for Physical Education of College Women Records] at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
* [http://library.uncg.edu/depts/archives/mss/html/Mss113.htm Finding Aid for the Celeste Ulrich Speeches] at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
* [http://www.aahperd.org/ American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance]


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