The Carroll County Sun Sports Profile of the Week

The Carroll County Sun Sports Profile of the Week

January 20, 1991

Name: Richard A. Clower

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for:

Being awarded a Presidential Citation from the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; has been secretary/treasurer, historian and membership chair for MAHPERD, along with being a regular contributor to several physical education journals

Age: 61

Residence; hometown: Westminster; Cumberland, AlleganyCounty

Occupation: Faculty member at Western Maryland College since 1956; currently head of Physical Education Department

Education: Bachelor of Arts, WMC, 1950; master of science degree from Springfield College; doctorate of education degree from West Virginia University

Family: Wife: Katherine, deceased; daughters: Judith and Joanne of Florida

Activities/hobbies: Former WMC athletic director and coach for basketball and track teams; former coach for Green Terrors lacrosse team 1969-1973; served U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in many roles, including president 1978-1980; member American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference (president 1980-1981);member Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa honorary societies; enjoys white water canoeing

Accomplishments: Received WMC Distinguished Teaching Award, 1965; honored by Red Cross for teaching canoeing course and other volunteer service

Recipient's comments: "I thought it was very nice. I've worked for MAHPERD for a longtime and the fact that we hosted the convention, which I managed, made it doubly nice."

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