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Joyce Mae Curtis

Joyce Mae CurtisOccupation: Physical Education Educator (Retired)
Born: Cleburne, Texas, August 27, 1937

Education:
PED, Physical Education, Indiana University (1970)
MS, Physical Education, North Texas State University (Now University of North Texas) (1960)
BS, North Texas State University (Now University of North Texas) (1959)

Certifications:
Certification, United States Golf Teachers Federation (1995); Certification, National Bowling Council Education Service Center (1982)

Career:
Retired (2004)
Professor, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX (1959-2004)
Graduate Assistant, Indiana University (1967-1970)

Career Related:
Treasurer, Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, Texas (1971-1979)

Civic:
Volunteer, Hendrick Medical Center; Volunteer, Hope Fund Committee; Volunteer, Vera West Women’s Center (Hendrick Medical Center); Volunteer, Bunco for Breast Cancer Committee

Creative Works:
Author, “Pickle-Ball for Player and Teacher, Third Edition” (1999); Author, “Intermediate Bowling Notebook for Teacher,” Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX (1993); Author, “Manual for Badminton Teachers”, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX (1985); Author, “Manual for Bowling Teachers”, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX (1982); Co-Author, Bowling Section, “Bowling-Fencing Guide,” (1975-1977); Co-Editor, “Physical Education Activities Handbook” (1971); Contributor, Articles, Professional Journals

Achievements:
Successfully leading co-ed badminton team to competitions and tournaments throughout Texas and Oklahoma for the Women’s Recreation Association at Abilene Christian College; Developing basketball and volleyball teams that competed well enough to be invited to various tournaments

Awards:
Recipient, Pathfinder Award, National Association for Girls and Woman in Sports, AAHPERD (2009); Recipient, Pathfinder Award, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (2008); Inductee, ACU Sports Hall of Fame, Abilene Christian University Athletics (2003); Recipient, ACU Volleyball Wildcat Award (1997); Recipient, Faculty Development Award, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX (1991); Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Texas Association on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (1982); Honoree, Outstanding Educator of America (1975); Honoree, Bowler of the Year, Abilene Women’s Bowling Association (1967)

Memberships:
Lifetime Member, Alliance for Health, AccentCare; Member, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Lifetime Member, Abilene Women’s Bowling Association; Lifetime Member, Delta Psi Kappa; Member, Phi Lambda Theta

Religion:
Church of Christ

Family:
Daughter of Robert Joyce Curtis and Maudie Mae Curtis
Niece: DeeAnne
Nephew: Charlie Myers, III

Hobbies:
Traveling; Golfing; Gardening; Playing in her flower beds and yard; Playing 42

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2004-2005, 6th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in American Education – 1996-1997, 5th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2016, 42nd Edition (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2015, 41st Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2014, 40th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2013, 39th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2012, 38th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2010-2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1997-1998, 20th Edition (pub. 1997)

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