College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

Dr. Linda Adams, Dean
Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

2006 Hall of Fame Inductees

Carol B. Clay
Jane B. Fontaine
William Mackrides
Charles Schmidt
Dale Ulrich

Carol B. Clay, B.S. '68, M.Ed., '72

  • Athlete, coach, Founder of AIAW small college swimming championship & Women's State Conference Swimming Championships; hosted both events in their first year
  • Master's degree, West Chester University, 1972
  • Captain, WCU's Women's Swim Team, 1966-68
  • Undefeated in dual meet competition all four years; held various national records in four different events; named All-American four successive years
  • Inducted into WCU Women's Sports Hall of Fame, 1995
  • Inducted into the Clarion University Hall of Fame, 1990
  • Coached Clarion women to two small College National Titles and five State Conference championships; Coached Men's Swimming Team in two State Conference Championships & two NCAA third and fourth place finishes
  • Won eight national masters swimming titles; held eight national masters records
  • Ranked number one in Florida women's 55 singles and doubles tennis, 2004-2005; Ranked nationally in top ten for past fifteen years
  • Represented USA and won the Maureen Connelly Cup held in Perth, Australia, 2001
  • Awarded "key to the city" by the mayor of Clarion in 1978 for coaching achievements and community service
  • Volunteer for: Children's Home, Muscular Dystrophy, Kids in Distress, Leukemia Foundation, Paws in the Park, Humane Society and Boys & Girls Club of Broward

Jane B. Fontaine, B.S. '74

  • Athlete, basketball coach, and financial services executive
  • Women's Assistant Basketball Coach,University of Maryland, 1975-77
  • Master's degree University of Maryland 1977
  • Women's Basketball Coach, Mercer University 1977-1980
  • Kodak nominated for Kodak National Coach of the Year 1980
  • First American female to play pro basketball in Belgium
  • Entered financial services industry in 1980; received CLU designation in 1984; ChFC designation in 1987, received CFP designation in 1989; and CASL designation in 2006 from the American College
  • Master's degree in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning in 1992
  • Life and Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table annually since 1986
  • AXA-Equitable Hall of Fame 1991
  • AXA-Equitable Regional Honor Agent 2003
  • Member WCU Athletic Hall of Fame in field hockey, softball, and basketball 2005
  • Boards in Ocala, FL: United Way; Endowment Chair, Central Florida Community College Foundation; Munroe Regional Foundation; Senior Services of Marion County; Hospice of Marion County

William Mackrides, B.S. '51

  • World War II veteran, U.S. Marine Corps; Professional football player, educator, counselor, and coach
  • Co-owner, Indian Springs Day Camp
  • Head football coach and high school counselor, Springfield High School-twenty six years
  • Assistant football coach, Villanova University
  • M.S. degree in administration and counseling, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. in psychotherapy, University of New Mexico
  • Led nation in football passing for two NCAA passing records, 1946
  • Philadelphia Eagles second round draft pick, member of World Championship Team, 1948-49; member Division Championship team, 1947-49; President, Alumni group
  • Member, New York Giants team
  • Member, Canadian team, Hamilton Tiger Cats, 1st Team All Stars
  • Member, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Inducted into West Philadelphia High School Hall of Fame, Delaware County Hall of Fame, University of Nevada Hall of Fame, and Pennsylvania Hall of Fame
  • President, Delaware County Counselors Association
  • Member, WCU Alumni Board
  • Member, Board of Philadelphia Eagles Fly for Leukemia Organization

Charles Schmidt, B.S. '72, M.Ed., '76

  • Teacher, Undergraduate and Graduate Instructor, Employee Wellness Coordinator
  • Member, WCU Football Team, 1972-1974
  • Lead Teacher, Health and Physical Education, Neshaminy School District
  • National Leader to develop bicycling education and credentialing curriculum
  • Leader, coordinator, initiator of over $500,000 of grants/partnerships to support health and physical education
  • Received national NASPE STARS Outstanding Program Award
  • Distinguished leadership physical education award, NASPE, 2002
  • Professional Honor Award, PSAHPERD. 2003
  • Educator of the Year, 1994, Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission
  • Best Overall Employee Wellness Program, 1989, American Heart Association

Dale Ulrich, B.S.,'72, M.Ed.,'77

  • University Professor, Fellow , American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Member of WCU baseball and wrestling teams
  • Ph.D. in Human Performance and Special Populations, Michigan State University
  • Asst. Prof of Physical Education, Southern Illinois University, 1981-1985
  • Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Indiana University, 1985-1988
  • Professor of Movement Science and Physical Education and Director of Center for Motor Behavior and Pediatric Disabilities, University of Michigan, 1999 to present
  • Developed quantitative assessment tool known as Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD)
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity; President, North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity; Consultant, U.S. Department of Defense Military Schools on elementary physical education curriculum revisions, 2001; Editorial Board, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, since 1984
  • Recipient, Gambrinus Fellowship by the University of Dortmund's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Visiting Scholar, California State University, San Bernadino, 2003
  • 2003 AAHPERD Research Consortium Scholar Lecturer
  • Recipient, G. Lawrence Rarick Research Award from the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities, 1993
  • Receieved a Charles J. Epstein research award from the National Down Syndrome Society, 2005
  • Awarded an International Fellowship from the European Union to be a lecturer in adapted physical activity at the Norwegian University of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway, winter of 2006