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Since its inception in 1948, graduates of the School of Physical Education have excelled in sport, education, recreation, outdoor education, research, dance and business. In 2015 the School was renamed the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences and while the name has changed the quality of its graduates remain the same.
The Wall of Fame recognises and preserves the outstanding achievements of our graduates, and their subsequent influence on our local, national and global communities. Those inducted onto this Wall have played major roles in their respective fields as performers, researchers, administrators, coaches, teachers and leaders.
Thousands of students have passed through the hallways of this School. To be singled out as one of our best is truly and honour that will serve as an inspiration for generations to come.
- Jan Patricia Bolwell
- Suzanne Ngaire Muirhead
- Anton David Oliver
- David James Paterson
- Kereyn Maree Smith
- Anne Taylor
2006 - Inaugural year
- J.E. Lindsay Carter
- Leigh Helen Gibbs ONZM
- James Gordon Hay
- Graham Henry
- Lorraine Moller MBE
- Farah Rangikoepa Palmer
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Wall of Fame Selection Criteria
The selection criteria of the Wall of Fame Advisory Group are as follows:
Must have graduated from the University of Otago with a diploma or degree awarded through the School of Physical Education
with a degree of Science, Applied Science or Arts in one of the majors awarded through the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
(i) Demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field of endeavour. This may be evidenced with acclaim or success on the world stage, international standing or recognition, or sustained success or recognition nationally.
(ii) Contributed to the advancement of physical education, sport and exercise sciences through high impact and/or sustained achievements in their chosen field. Extensive service and leadership that has enhanced the reputation of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
NOTE: The selection criteria will be reviewed regularly and suggestions for additional or amended criteria will be welcomed by the selection panel.
How to Nominate
The School values Wall of Fame and we look forward to adding to that history in 2023 when the School celebrates its 75th Anniversary. Since 2017 the School has primarily focused on rebuilding and renewing its curriculum, and more recently we have faced constraints imposed by COVID-19. Our last Wall of Fame event was in 2019 when Dr Brigid Inder was inducted.
View Brigid's considerable achievements.
At the beginning of 2023 we aim to open nominations for the next round of inductees and at that point more information will be made available.
Wall of Fame Contacts
For further information, please contact:
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