Clifford "Pop" Horton was one of the "founding fathers" of the Illinois State Association and was very helpful in its formation. He also aided members of the committee who were responsible for writing the first history of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, by supplying data and verifying important and obscure facts. Dr. Horton served on many committees including a writing of the constitution in 1932 – 33. Clifford "Pop" Horton served the Association as president in 1950-51. He received the Honorary Life Membership in 1961.
Dr. Horton served as Chair of the Men's Physical Education Department at Illinois State University in 1938 and Director of the Division of Health and Physical Education at ISU in 1953. He retired from ISU in 1961.
This award is a reflection of the true spirit of the individual for whom the award is named through a professional life which indicates dedication, leadership, service and accomplishments. This individual has had twenty-five years of continuous service and leadership in IAHPERD.
Submit Pop Horton nomination form to the IAHPERD Awards Chairperson, Marcia Berke at firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format.
Pop Horton Award Winner 2021