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Phyllis S. Weikart
Regents Proceedings 72

Phyllis S. Weikart, associate professor of kinesiology, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 1994, after a most productive career spanning 28 years.

Professor Weikart earned her B.S. degree in 1952 from Beaver College and her M.A degree in 1957 from the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty in 1966 as an instructor and was promoted to assistant professor in 1972 and associate professor in 1986.

Active as both a player and administrator in women's field hockey, Professor Weikart served for five years as president of the U.S. Field Hockey Association. In 1979, she was inducted into the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. She taught a variety of sports skill classes in physical education and for many years directed the U-M's Adult Lifestyle Program, a series of non-credit activity classes, which annually enroll some 6,000 participants.

Professor Weikart developed an expertise in rhythmic movement and folk dance that has won her international recognition. She has published five books and produced or directed 14 albums, audiotapes, and videotapes. Teachers from across the country have become certified in her "Education through Movement: Building the Foundation" program. She is also the creator of "Fitness Over Fifty," an exercise program for older people offered without charge at two locations in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area. Professor Weikart continues to be in demand as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences throughout the nation.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator for her contributions as a teacher, administrator, curriculum developer, workshop leader, choreographer, and author by naming Phyllis S. Weikart associate professor emeritus of kinesiology.