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
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
Who will be joining our inductees?
You are encouraged to nominate colleagues that you believe fit the criteria for consideration for the Wall of Fame, please download a nomination form and complete as much information as possible. We will research the rest.
- Download a nomination form in Adobe PDF Format (PDF)
- Download a nomination form in Microsoft Word Format (WORD)
Return nomination form to:
Wall of Fame Selection Committee
School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
University of Otago
NEW ZEALAND 9001
For further information please contact: