IFAPA has launched the IFAPA Fellows Program to recognize and promote outstanding accomplishments in scholarship and service by IFAPA members. Fellow status is presented to IFAPA members who have made significant and sustained contributions to scholarship (research and creative activity) and related service in the field of adapted physical activity. Fellows are current IFAPA members who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in adapted physical activity through professional involvement and meet at least three of the following criteria.
• Service in the public or private sector within a community or educational setting.
• Significant contributions to the professional literature and/or creative works.
• Sustained involvement in leadership activities.
• Other evidence of leadership including service to the community at large.
2010 Inductees. The inaugural class of IFAPA Fellows will consist of four outstanding professionals.
Karen DePauw, USA
Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Germany
Greg Reid, Canada
Claudine Sherrill, USA
IFAPA Fellow Nomination Process. A call for 2011 nominations will be published in the IFAPA Newsletter and on the IFAPA website by September 1 biennually. Prospective IFAPA Fellows must be nominated by a current IFAPA member.
IFAPA Fellow Selection Process. A 4-member IFAPA Fellows Selection Committee will be appointed by the IFAPA President, consisting of a chair and 3 members representing IFAPA regions. Committee members will be current IFAPA members who have achieved Fellow status. The Committee will review and evaluate nominations and make a recommendation for Fellow selection to the IFAPA President biennually. There will be no limit to the number of Fellows that may be recognized, allowing the committee to recommend Fellow status without restrictions.
IFAPA Fellow Recognition. Each Fellow will receive a certificate acknowledging induction into the IFAPA Fellows program along with recognition in the IFAPA Newsletter and on the IFAPA website. There will be a recognition ceremony at the 2011 ISAPA Conference for all new Fellows.
2011 Nominations: To nominate a colleague for 2011 IFAPA Fellow recognition, you can access the nomination form online on the IFAPA website (www.ifapa.biz) or request a nomination application from Glenn Roswal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must be submitted electronically using the IFAPA Fellow nomination form and are due no later than December 1.