Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jane Hooker (BSEd '68, MEd '69)
Dr. Hooker has devoted most of her career to the University as a teacher, mentor and coach. She continues her commitment to the U of M as an adjunct faculty member teaching Physical Education Teacher Education. At her time at the University, Dr. Hooker has taught 38 different courses, authored four books and was the head coach of the women's volleyball team. Among her multitidinous honors, Dr. Hooker was chosen as a member of the University of Memphis Center for Research on Women's "100 Years-100 Women Who Made a Difference." She has also received countless awards from national and state associations for Physical Education. She was inducted into the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) Hall of Fame earlier this year. In 2000, she received the Conference USA and University of Memphis Women's Athletics Award for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to Girls and Women in Sport.
Dr. Hooker knows how important it is to give back to her alma mater. She is a Life Member of the Alumni Association and active on several U of M and Alumni Association boards including the CEHHS Alumni Chapter, where she serves as vice president, and the University of Memphis Association of Retirees, where she is currently serving as secretary. In addition, she is a member of the President's Society and the Columns Society and founder of the Tennessee College Women's Sports Federation.
Look for Dr. Hooker's "Membership Matters" spotlight in the upcoming University of Memphis magazine.