The West Virginia University School of Physical Education will honor five alumni at its 15th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Lakeview Scanticon Resort&Conference Center.
Long-time WVU administrator Horace Belmear will be presented the 2002 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Business executive Charles H. Bishop Jr., Broward (Fla.) Community College administrator Donna W. Henderson, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania physical education professor Kathleen Lipkovich and retired WVU track and cross country coach Martin Pushkin will be inducted into the Hall.
“The class of 2002 inductees are nationally recognized, successful and visionary intercollegiate coaches, college administrators and business leaders,”said Dana Brooks, dean.”The School of Physical Education is proud to add the names of this years class of inductees to its growing list of outstanding alumni.”
The public event, which will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception, highlights two days of activities at the school. Other events include a 70th anniversary celebration of the first graduating class, dedication of a Wall of Honor recognizing alumni and friends who have contributed $1,000 or more to the school and a distinguished alumni lecture series.
Horace Belmear worked at WVU from 1971-93 in various positions, including director of foreign student admissions, assistant dean of admissions and records for recruitment and retention, and adviser to black students.
He earned a bachelors degree in social studies from West Virginia State College and a masters degree in physical education from WVU . Honors include induction into the WVU Physical Education and Student Affairs halls of fame, Outstanding Person in History recipient and Distinguished West Virginian. Belmear lives in Morgantown with his wife, Geraldine, also a former WVU administrator. Back to top
Charles Bishop is president of the consulting firm Chicago Change Partners and previously held senior-level positions in Fortune 100 firms such as ADT Security Services, Quaker/Gatorade, NationsBank, Baxter International and Federal Express. He is also author of the book”Making Change Happen One Person at a Time.”
He earned a bachelors degree in physical education and a masters degree in rehabilitation counseling, both from WVU , and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia. He lives in Glencoe, Ill.
Donna Henderson is associate vice president of academic affairs at BrowardCommunity College in Fort Lauderdale and was formerly the schools K-16 liaison and director of special projects, assistant athletic director and chair of the health, physical education, recreation and dance department. Before going to Broward, she was WVU s womens swimming coach and instructor.
She earned both bachelors and masters degrees in physical education from WVU , and resides in Fort Lauderdale.
Kathleen Lipkovich has been a health and physical education professor at EdiboroUniversity since 1980 and is coordinator of the schools sport administration program. She has also served as assistant chair of the health and physical education department, associate athletic director of intercollegiate athletics, director of equal opportunity in sports and varsity basketball coach.
She has a bachelors degree in physical education from Youngstown (Ohio) StateUniversity and a masters degree in physical education and doctorate in higher education administration and physical education from WVU . She also was a postdoctoral fellow at HarvardUniversity. She lives in Cambridge Springs, Pa.
Martin Pushkin was head track and cross country coach at WVU from 1982 until his retirement in 2001. Under his leadership, the track team won two national championships and produced 21 NCAA All-Americans and several Olympic track and field athletes. He also coached the womens cross country team to five NCAA championship meets. He coached track and field at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois before coming to WVU .
He obtained a bachelors degree in physical education, a masters degree in safety education and a doctorate, all from WVU . While a student, he lettered in track and soccer. He resides in Morgantown. Back to top
This years inductees bring to 85 the number of School of Physical Education alumni named to the Hall of Fame since it was established in 1988. The events coincide with Visiting Committee Weekend at WVU .