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Fitness alliance honors Y. wellness official

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PROVO — William J. Vincent, director of the general education wellness program at Brigham Young University, has been honored by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

The award honors alliance members' dedication to the field. Recipients have made noteworthy contributions to the advancement of health, physical education, recreation or dance.

Vincent earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles. After beginning his career teaching at a junior high school, he joined the faculty of California State University at Northridge as a professor and gymnastics coach, where he taught for 39 years.

Vincent now serves as director of the BYU General Education Program.

The alliance is a national organization designed to provide members with resources, support and programs to further the health and well-being of the American public, particularly at universities and colleges.