Kansas State University


Department of Kinesiology

Scholarship spotlight: Larry Noble

Noble and Jennings
Larry Noble with 2017 scholarship recipient, Carson Jennings.

The Larry Noble Fitness Promotion Scholarship was established in 2005 and has been awarded yearly to a junior or senior interested in a career in health promotion. In establishing this scholarship, Larry Noble, professor emeritus of kinesiology, sought to provide an opportunity for kinesiology students and to inspire others to create scholarship opportunities.

Noble served as a member of the kinesiology faculty from 1972 to his retirement in 2006. During his tenure as department head, 1986-1995, he helped lead the transition from a physical education department to the kinesiology department that exists today. In 2018, his scholarship will transition to the Larry Noble Scholarship for juniors or seniors planning to pursue graduate study in kinesiology or a health-related profession. This change reflects the large number of pre-health students who major in kinesiology. Noble has been a regular attendee of the Department of Kinesiology’s scholarship and awards banquet and always enjoys meeting and conversing with his scholarship recipients and their parents. He likes to stay in touch and has even developed relationships where he’s taken a few recipients fishing!

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship or learning more about the process, please contact Dana Hunter, development officer for the College of Human Ecology, at danah@found.ksu.edu or 785-532-7291, or Craig Harms, department head for kinesiology, at caharms@ksu.edu or 785-532-0706.