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24 January 2006
HPER Alumni Awards Ceremony Sat., Jan. 28

The Jacksonville State University Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department has recognized Linda Galloway of Powder Springs, Ga., as the Outstanding Female Alumna of 2006-07 and E.C. "Baldy" Wilson of Glencoe as the Outstanding Male Alumnus of 2006-07.

The HPER alumni awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 28, at 7:15 p.m. at Pete Mathews Coliseum prior to the men's basketball game (Gamecocks vs. Tennessee-Martin at 7:30 p.m.).

Linda Galloway
Outstanding HPER Female Alumna of 2006-07

Galloway graduated from JSU in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in physical Education and received her master's in physical education in 1983. Galloway is presently teaching health and physical education at Tapp Middle School in Powder Springs, Ga.

Among her numerous honors are the Southern District Honor Award, GAHPERD Honor Award, Georgia Intramural Director of the Year, PACE Award, NASPE, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Honor Teacher, Tapp Middle School Teacher of the Year, AAHPERD Outstanding Hoops for Heart Award, American Red Cross School Sponsor of the Year, and Georgia Middle School Physical Educator of the Year.

Her related professional experience includes serving as president of the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; vice president of Southern District American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; and as coordinator of Georgia Hoops for Heart.

Galloway is married to Joe Galloway and they have one son, Joseph, who is married and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

E. C. “Baldy” Wilson
Outstanding HPER Male Alumna of 2006-07

E. C. “Baldy” Wilson graduated from JSU in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education and received his master's in 1971. While attending JSU, he was a three-year letterman in football and a one-year letterman in basketball. Recently he was inducted into JSU's Gamecock Hall of Fame.

During his career, Wilson coached the Glencoe High School football and basketball teams. Glencoe High honored Wilson in 2004 by naming its football stadium the Wilson/Darnell Stadium. From 1976-1984, Wilson served as the Etowah County superintendent of education.

Wilson is a member of the JSU alumni board of directors, president of the County Coaches Association, president of the Etowah Retired Teachers Association, serves on the Selective Service Board, and has been a board member of Gamecock Club for 20 years. He presently serves on the board of the J Club at JSU.

Among his many awards are: State All Star Coach, County Coach of the Year, JSU Alumni of the Year, inducted into Patriot’s Hall of Honor, and the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Wilson is a life member of the JSU Alumni Association. He has been married to his wife Mattie for more than 50 years. They have a daughter, Annette Little, and two sons, Dale Wilson and Nathan Wilson, and three grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

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