Professor Wins Leisure and Recreation Honor Award

May 30, 1997

Dr. Norman "Buddy" Gilchrest, professor of health, human performance and recreation for Baylor University, recently received the Honor Award from the American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR).

The Honor Award represents the highest award given by the AALR. The award recognizes those members of the organization who have made significant contributions to the leisure and recreation field through teaching, research or administration.

Gilchrest has served the AALR for more than 28 years. Also a member of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, he has earned numerous awards on the state and national level.

After teaching and coaching in Tyler and Midway schools districts, Gilchrest joined the Baylor faculty in 1968. He has served as director of the Health Physical Education and Recreation graduate studies program, coordinator of camps and adventure activities and director of Baylor Camp and Upward Bound programs. Winning the award causes Gilchrest great humility, he said.

"I feel that other people are more deserving, but I feel fortunate to gain recognition from my peers," Gilchrest said. "What we all want to do is make a difference and when people say that you have done well, you feel that you have made a significant contribution."

For more information, contact Gilchrest at 755-3505.

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