honored for international physical education
and sports programs
KINGSTON, R.I. -- June 22, 1999 -- The American Alliance for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance has awarded University of Rhode
Island Professor J. Richard Polidoro the R. Tait McKenzie Award.
Polidoro, of North Kingstown, is a professor of physical education and
exercise science at URI. While at the University, he has developed and implemented
programs of physical education and sports on the international level and
has traveled extensively throughout the world, promoting activities for
students and faculty and organizing international seminars and conferences.
He has organized and supervised many student and faculty study tours, exchanges,
and internships. His work in numerous countries has led to close working
relationships among colleges and universities, ministries of sport, and
Closer to home, Polidoro has been active in the community and has worked
with the Shriners, the National Cerebral Palsy Olympic Games, the American
Hearth Association, and the Ocean State Games.
He has been an active member of the Alliance for 30 years and has served
in a variety of leadership positions in the state, district, and national
The R. Tait McKenzie Awards are bestowed annually by the Alliance in
recognition of distinguished service by members that takes place outside
the framework of the Alliance but which reflects prestige, honor, and dignity
on the Alliance.
For More Information: Richard Polidoro, 401-874-2412
Dave Lavallee, 401-874-2116