Professor Connie Updike earned her B.S.
from Manchester College in Physical Education, Health, and Recreation,
M.S. in Secondary Education with a Physical Education, Health and
Recreation endorsement from Indiana University and has completed post
graduate work in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University.
Professor Updike has taught and coached in both the public school and
college levels and has been a community recreation director, camp
counselor, intramural director, scout leader, community agency volunteer
, and has taught community recreation classes. In 2007, she was named
the Recreation Professional/Leisure Educator of the Year by the Indiana
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
(IAHPERD). She also received the Recreation/Leisure Professional Award
for the Midwest District from American Alliance for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) in 2008.
In 2013, she retired from the university as an associate professor of recreation management.