Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment A
Faculty Senate Minutes
June 11, 2002

DATE: June 4, 2002
TO: Millersville University Faculty Senate
FROM: Wellness and Sport Sciences Department

WHEREAS Jerry J. Swope, Associate Professor in Wellness and Sport Sciences, retired in January of 2002 after 31 1/2 years of teaching, advising, coaching and serving as Assistant to the Athletic Director of Millersville University; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope served the Wellness and Sport Sciences Department, the School of Education, and the University on numerous committees (some which he chaired), along with acting as Faculty Senator, Union Representative and Teacher Education Council Representative; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope served his profession and the University as a wrestling official and also as an advisor to various student groups including: sororities, fraternities, and wrestling belles and undecided/undeclared students; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope acted as a clinician/presenter at numerous county, state, and national wrestling clinics and camps, and also as a guest speaker at numerous high school sport banquets; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope initiated several new course offerings including: Teaching of Health in the Elementary School, Moral and Ethical Issues in Coaching and Personal Self Defense; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope served as Men's Head Wrestling Coach from 1970 - 1983 where his teams were very successful with many of his athletes performing at the state and national levels and with numerous of these athletes receiving All-American status; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope received the Millersville State College Merit Award on April 21, 1975 based on his outstanding wrestling background, performance and successful coaching; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope was recognized by his peers by being named Wrestling Coach of the Year in 1978 when his Millersville team placed 2nd in the NCAA Division III National Championship; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope's high regard by his fellow professionals is exemplified by his induction in the NAIA National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, and the Lock Haven University Athletic Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS Associate Professor Swope utilized his professional training and practical experience as a basis for providing sound guidance and mentorship for his students and athletes many who have gone on into teaching and coaching; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences unanimously and without reservation recommends that Jerry J. Swope be granted the honorary title of Associate Professor of Wellness and Sport Sciences Emeritus.

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