Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members Kimberly Archer Kato, assistant professor of kinesiology and health science and Michael S. Bobo, professor of kinesiology and health science, will receive awards at the 87th Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention on Dec. 3 in Galveston.

Kato will receive the 2010 University Health Educator of the Year Award and Bobo will receive the 2010 Honor Award.

Kato and Bobo will be recognized for their accomplishments and leadership in the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation and dance, as well as demonstrating leadership, achieving excellence and being an outstanding representative of the teaching profession, said Dr. Diana Everett, executive director of TAHPERD.

Kato received a Bachelor of Science in human environmental sciences and a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri. Kato received her Doctor of Education degree in health education with honors from the University of Kansas in 2005. Kato also received the 2008 Teacher of the Year Award at SFA in the James I. Perkins College of Education.

Bobo received a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry/physics from the University of Texas. He received a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Education from SFA, and Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University.

TAHPERD was founded in 1923 and is the only association in Texas serving education in the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation and dance.