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Jan Meyer Cockrell

Jan Meyer Cockrell, American recreational therapist, educator. Certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Board directors Wabash Valley Senior Classics, Terre Haute, 1988—1991, 1993—1995, member advisory board, 1991—1993, 1996—1998; Member of Area Activity Professionals (chairperson since 1989), Central Indiana Directors Leisure Services since 1988, Indiana Park and Recreation Association.

Background

  • Cockrell, Jan Meyer was born on November 12, 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Indiana State University, 1975. Master of Arts in Recreation Education Administration, University Iowa, 1977.

    Career

    • Assistant director Girls Club, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1973-1974, executive director, 1974-1975. Youth director Young Women’s Christian Association, 1977-1979. Activity director Vermillion Convalescent Center, Clinton, 1979-1980, administrative assistant, 1980-1981.

      Director leisure services Westminster Village, Terre Haute, since 1981. Instructor Indiana Vocational Technology College, Terre Haute, 1988—2000, Indiana State University, since 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Certified therapeutic recreation specialist.

    Politics

    The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.

    Religion

    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, the power of evil in the world is broken.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

    Membership

    Board directors Wabash Valley Senior Classics, Terre Haute, 1988—1991, 1993—1995, member advisory board, 1991—1993, 1996—1998. Member of Area Activity Professionals (chairperson since 1989), Central Indiana Directors Leisure Services since 1988, Indiana Park and Recreation Association.

    Connections

    • Daughter of Brud Richard and Betty Louise (Stine) Meyer, Barbara Ann Hamilton (Stepmother).
    • father: Brud Richard Meyer
    • mother: Betty Louise (Stine) Meyer
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    Born November 12, 1953
    (age 64)
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