Who is Donna Phillips?

Donna Phillips came to Western Illinois University in Fall 1967 as an instructor in Physical Education. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1973, associate professor in 1979 and professor in 1987. In 1985, when the men's and women's Physical Education departments combined, Phillips became the undergraduate program coordinator. She served as department chair from July 1, 1993 until her retirement March 31, 2004, following 37 years of service. She has been credited with starting Western's fitness education program (now the Exercise Science Program).

Where Does the Money Go?

Funds collected for the Donna Phillips Run/Dog Walk will be used to support the scholarship in Donna’s name and for student travel to professional conferences or activities of the student organizations within the Department of Kinesiology. With your contribution, students can advance their academic experiences through these opportunities.

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