Marion B. Pollock received her doctoral degree in 1964 from UCLA and then joined the Health Sciences Department at California State University at Long Beach, retiring in 1981 as Professor emeritus of Health Sciences.
Pollock was considered by many as one of the nation’s leading school health educators authoring texts used in universities nationally and many professional journal articles regarding profesional preparation of health teacher and health education curriculum. Pollock, a heath education consultant to the World Health Organization, traveled to Geneva and Argentina on WHO health education projects. She served in numerous leadership roles within the American Public Health Association, the Association for the Advancement of Heatlh Education, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, a professional organization.
Pollock, instrumental in founding the California Association of School Health Educators and supporting its activities since its inception in 1971, was honored as their Outstanding Health Educator of the Decade for February 1995.
Electronic Application process for the 2020 award is due by December 1, 2020