Dr. Asahel (Ash) Hayes (Kinesiology, ’49) was named a winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award by The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS). Dr. Hayes, former executive director of the PCPFS, has worked vigorously to advocate physical activity and the importance of an active lifestyle during his six-decade career. The award is presented to individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement and encouragement of physical education. Dr. Hayes is a role model for a healthy lifestyle, and continues to promote physical activity in his work as a Physical Education, Physical Fitness and Sports Consultant. In addition, Dr. Hayes was recognized in 2007 with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the SDSU Alumni Association.
Doug Harvey is a 1950′s Alum and worked in 4,673 regular-season big league games and was a crew chief in 18 of his 31 seasons (1962-92) as a National League umpire. Harvey worked nine National League Championship Series (1970, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991), six All-Star Games (1963, 1964, 1971, 1977, 1982, 1992) and five World Series (1968, 1974, 1981, 1984, 1988), and was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame.
Anne Rosser was a very active professional throughout her physical education teaching career in San Diego, much of which was at Madison High School. During that time she was a leader in the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, as well as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and she has continued this work during her retirement. She has also been an active SDSU alum, especially lending support to the College of Arts and Letters programs in China. She was also instrumental in helping us make contact with many of the 1950s Kinesiology alums (at the time, of course, the major was titled Physical Education). Anne was the 2009 recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award at the San Diego County High School Coaching Legends 11th Annual Induction Banquet.