Alumni | Public Health and Recreation Professions | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services


Alumni are the treasured resources of a University.  This amazing community of former students has developed through what is now known as the Public Health & Recreation Professions.


  • Ph.D. (2000) Health Education—Dr. Dixie Dennis has been named Interim Dean of the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences at Austin Peay State University. (added 2/13/08)
  • M.S. (1985) Health Education—Alan J. Sofalvi, PhD, FASHA was recipient of the American School Health Association 2006 National Distinguished Service Award. (added 11/14/06)
  • Ph.D. (1966) Health Education--Dr. Peter C. Doran (the third Ph.D. graduate of our program) recently received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Maine at Farmington. (added 6/13/06)
  • Ph.D. (1991) Health Education—Dr. Willie Hey, who is currently a Professor of Health Education within the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, was recently recognized as the Health Education Professional of the Year for Colleges/Universities by the American association of Health Education (AAHE). Dr. Hey received the Award in April at the AAHPERD National Conference in Salt Lake City. This national award is presented annually to recognize an individual who have made substantial contributions as a practitioner to professional practice of Health Education at the College/University level. (added 6/6/06)