Distinguished Alumni Awards

W. W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award
Dale W. Evans - 2013

Dr. Dale W. Evans just celebrated 50 years of teaching with students ranging from elementary school through doctoral candidates. Over 10,000 university students have been enrolled in courses at California State University Long Beach and the University of Houston. His early passion for public health and education was influenced by several teachers in Chicago and his extensive involvement with the YMCA. He received both his Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees at George William College. He continued his education at Indiana University and received a Doctorate of Health and Safety.

One of the treasured experiences of his career occurred while he was a Professor at the University of Houston. While there he became involved in international health education programs as a consultant for the United Sates Department of Defense Dependents’ Schools. He conducted over 25 staff development programs in health and drug use prevention for teachers and administrators in various countries including Japan and Panama, as well as several countries in Europe. Additionally, he has held leadership roles with the American Cancer Society for over 40 years and he has been a major force in promoting school health in California and Texas. For over 15 years, Dr. Evans was the faculty advisor of Eta Sigma Gamma. He is most proud of the outstanding accomplishments of his former students as teachers, administrators, health care professionals, and advocates for the health of children and youth.